British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Dilkes, William Thomas

By: Ron McGuigan

 

Dilkes, William Thomas  (17** - 27 December 1842)

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 Quebec 1829-1842.

Placed on the Napoleon Series: November 2007

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