British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Bock, George Baron

By: Ron McGuigan


Bock, George Baron (Eberhard Otto Georg von Bock, 1755 - 21 January 1814)

Styled George Baron  Bock only while in British Service.

Entered Hanoverian Army 1774, 2nd Lieutenant 1779, Captain 1783, Major 1794, Lieutenant Colonel Life Guard Regiment 1799.  Joined British Service in 1st Dragoons King's German Legion, temporary rank of Brevet Colonel 1804, Brigadier General on the Staff 1810, permanent rank in British Army 1812, Major General 1810. 

Early service: Hanover 1805, on staff Ireland 1810-1811.

Peninsular War: Commanded a cavalry brigade KGL January - July 1812, October - December 1812 and June 1813 - January 1814. Temporarily commanded the 1st Cavalry Division and superintended all the cavalry July - October 1812 and December 1812 - April 1813 and then all the cavalry April 1813 - June 1813. Drowned on passage to England .

Colonel Commandant and Colonel of the 1st Dragoon Regiment [later renamed 1st Light Dragoons] of the King's German Legion 1804-1814.


Placed on the Napoleon Series: October 2007


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