British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Lumley, William

By: Ron McGuigan

 

Lumley, William (28 August 1769 - 15 December 1850)

7th son of the 4th Earl of Scarborough. Brother of  Captain Thomas Lumley RN.

Cornet  10th Light Dragoons 1787,  Lieutenant 10th Light Dragoons 1790, Captain 10th Light Dragoons 1793, Major in Lieutenant Colonel Ward's Regiment of Foot*  1794, Half-pay 1795, Lieutenant Colonel 22nd Light Dragoons+ 1796 [antedated to 1795], Half-pay 1802-1803, Brevet Colonel 1802, Half-pay 1805, Brigadier General on the Staff 1805-1809,  Major General 1809, Lieutenant General 1814, General 1837.

* disbanded 1795. + disbanded 1802.

Early Service: Aide de Camp Ireland 1794-1795, Ireland 1798 and wounded, Egypt 1801-1802, Home Staff 1804-1805, Cape of Good Hope 1806, South America 1806-1807, Malta 1808, Sicily 1808-1809, Home Staff 1810.

Peninsular War: Commanded brigade 2nd Division September 1810-May 1811 and June-October 1811. Commanded cavalry with detached corps in Estremadura May-June 1811.

Other Service: Governor and Commander-in-Chief Bermuda 1819-1825.

KCB 1815.  GCB 1831.

Colonel of the 3rd Reserve [later Garrison] Battalion 1803-1805, Royal West India Rangers 1812-1819, 6th Dragoons 1827-1840, 1st Dragoon Guards 1840-1850.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: December 2007

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