British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Dilkes, William Thomas
By: Ron McGuigan
Dilkes, William Thomas (17** - 27 December
Son of Major Thomas Dilkes.
Royal Military Academy Woolwich 1779-1782 and Ensign 49th Foot 1779, Lieutenant
103rd Foot* 1782, Ensign 3rd Foot Guards 1783, Lieutenant & Captain
3rd Foot Guards 1792, Captain-Lieutenant & Lieutenant-Colonel 3rd
Foot Guards 1797, Captain
& Lieutenant-Colonel 3rd Foot Guards 1798, Brevet Colonel
1805, Brigadier General on the Staff 1810-1811, Major General 1811,
Lieutenant General 1819, General 1837.
* disbanded 1783.
Early Service: Aide de Camp Gibraltar 1788-1789, Flanders 1793-1795,
Ireland 1798-1799, Helder 1799. On Home Staff 1808-1810.
Peninsular War: On staff Cadiz February 1810 - 1811 and brigade at
Barossa March 1811. Declined service with Peninsular Army 1811 due
to family commitments.
Other Service: On Home Staff 1811. Lieutenant Governor of
Placed on the Napoleon Series: November 2007
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