British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
By: Ron McGuigan
Cooke, George (1768 - 3 February 1837)
Older brother of Major General Sir Henry Frederick
Ensign 1st Foot Guards 1784, Lieutenant & Captain
1st Foot Guards 1792, Captain-Lieutenant & Lieutenant Colonel 1st
Foot Guards 1798, Captain & Lieutenant Colonel 1st Foot Guards
1799, Brevet Colonel 1808, Major General 1811, Lieutenant General 1821.
Early service: Flanders 1794-1795, Helder 1799 and
wounded, Assistant Adjutant-General Home Staff 1803-1805, in Sicily
1806-1807, on Walcheren 1809.
Peninsular War: Commanded Cadiz 1811-1813.
Other service: Commanded a Guards Brigade and then
a division in The Netherlands 1813-1815. Commanded 1st Division Flanders
and wounded at Waterloo 1815. On Home Staff 1815-1819. Lieutenant Governor
KCB 1815. Colonel of 77th Foot 1815-1834,
40th Foot 1834-1837.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: May 2006
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