British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Pack, Denis

By: Ron McGuigan

Pack, Denis (7 October 1775 - 24 July 1823)

Cornet 14th Light Dragoons 1791, Lieutenant 14th Light Dragoons 1795, Captain 5th Dragoon Guards 1796, Major 4th Dragoon Guards 1798, Lieutenant-Colonel 71st Foot 1800, Brevet Colonel 1810, Major General 1813.

Served in Portuguese Service 1810-1813. Promoted Brigadier General 1810.  

Early Service: Ireland 1792-1794, Flanders 1794, Quiberon 1795, Ireland 1798,  1800-1805, Cape of Good Hope 1805-1806 and wounded, South America 1806-1807 and wounded. Prisoner of war there 1806 and escaped 1807.  

Portugal & Spain: Portugal and at Vimeiro 1808. Portugal and Spain 1808-1809 and Corunna 1809.

Peninsular War: Commanded brigades of Portuguese Army 1810-1813. Commanded brigade 6th Division July 1813 and October 1813-April 1814. Temporarily commanded 6th Division July 1813. Wounded Sorauren July 1813 and Toulouse April 1814.

Other Service: On Walcheren 1809. Declined command of a force with rank of Major General on Atlantic Coast of United States of America 1813. Commanded 9th Brigade Flanders and France and at Waterloo 1815. Commanded 4th Brigade Army of Occupation France 1815-1818. On Home Staff 1819-1823.

Aide de Camp to the King 1810.  KCB 1815.

Colonel of the York Chasseurs 1816-1819,  84th Foot 1822-1823.

 

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

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