British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Oswald, John

By: Ron McGuigan

Oswald, John (2 October 1771 - 8 June 1840)

2nd Lieutenant 23rd Foot 1788, Lieutenant 7th Foot 1789, Captain Independent Company 1791, Half-pay 1791, Captain 35th Foot 1791, Major 35th Foot 1795, Lieutenant-Colonel 35th Foot 1797, Brevet Colonel 1805, Brigadier General on the Staff 1809-1811, Major General 1811, Lieutenant General 1819, General 1837.

Early Service: Gibraltar 1791, West Indies 1794-1795, Helder 1799 and wounded, Minorca and Malta 1799-1802, Malta 1803, Sicily  1805-1809 and brigade at Maida 1806, Egypt 1807, Sicily 1807-1809, Ionian Islands 1809-1811. On Home Staff 1811-1812.

Peninsular War: Temporarily commanded 5th Division October-December 1812 and April-August 1813. Wounded at assault of San Sebastian August 1813.

KCB 1815. GCB 1824. GCMG 1837.

Colonel of the  1st Greek Light Infantry 1811-1816, 3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade 1818-1819, 35th Foot 1819-1840.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: December 2007

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