British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Cooke
, George

By: Ron McGuigan

Cooke, George (1768 -  3 February 1837)

Older brother of Major General Sir  Henry Frederick Cooke.

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 Portsmouth 1819-1821.

KCB 1815. Colonel of 77th Foot 1815-1834, 40th Foot 1834-1837.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: May 2006

 

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