British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Grant, Colquhoun

By: Ron McGuigan

 

Grant, Colquhoun (1763? - 20 December 1835)

Ensign 36th Foot 1793, Lieutenant 36th Foot 1795, Lieutenant 25th Light Dragoons* 1797,   Captain 9th Light Dragoons 1800, Major 28th Light Dragoons+ 1801, Lieutenant-Colonel 72nd Foot 1802, Lieutenant-Colonel 15th Light Dragoons 1808, Brevet Colonel 1811, Major General 1814, Lieutenant General 1830.

* renamed 22nd Light Dragoons.  + disbanded 1802.

Early Service: India 1793-1800 and at Seringapatam 1799. Cape of Good Hope 1806 and wounded.

Portugal & Spain : Portugal and Spain 1808-1809 and Corunna 1809. Wounded Sahagun December 1808.

Peninsular War: Served with his regiment 1813. Commanded cavalry brigade April-July 1813 and September-November 1813. Wounded Morales June 1813.

Other Service: Commanded 5th Cavalry Brigade Flanders and France and at Waterloo 1815. Commanded 3rd Cavalry Brigade Army of Occupation France 1815-1818. Irish Staff 1820-1826.

Aide De Camp to the Prince Regent 1811.

MP 1831 - 1833. KCB 1815.  GCB 1831. KCH 1816. GCH 1831.

Colonel of the 12th Lancers 1825-1827, 15th Hussars 1827-1835. 

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: November 2007

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