British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
O'Callaghan, Robert William

By: Ron McGuigan

O'Callaghan, Robert William  (October 1777 - 9 June 1840)

2nd son of 1st Baron Lismore. Sometimes as William O’Callaghan.

Ensign 128th Foot* 1794, Lieutenant 30th Light Dragoons+ 1794, Captain 30th Light Dragoons+  1795, Captain 22nd Light Dragoons^ 1796, Half-pay 1802, Captain 18th Light Dragoons 1802, Major 40th Foot 1803, Lieutenant-Colonel 39th Foot 1803, Brevet Colonel 1812, Major General 1814, Lieutenant General 1830.

* disbanded 1796. + disbanded 1795. ^ disbanded 1802.

Early Service: Aide de Camp to Lord Lieutenants Ireland 1794-1798. Malta 1805, Sicily 1805-1811 and at Maida 1806.

Peninsular War: With regiment 1811. Temporarily commanded brigade 2nd Division January-July 1813 and permanently commanded a brigade 2nd Division February-April 1814. Wounded Garris February 1814.

Other Service: Commanded 13th Brigade France 1815. Commanded 3rd Brigade 1815-1817 and 7th Brigade 1818  Army of Occupation France. Commanded Scotland 1825-1830. Commanded Madras Presidency, India 1831-1836.

Irish MP 1797-1800. KCB 1815. GCB 1838. Colonel of the 97th Foot 1829-1833, 39th Foot 1833-1840.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: December 2007; updated July 2012

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