British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Robinson, Frederick Philipse
By: Ron McGuigan
Robinson, Frederick Philipse (1763- 1
4th son of Colonel
Beverley Robinson. Brother to Lieutenant Colonel Beverley Robinson (Jr),
Lieutenant Colonel Morris Robinson, Lieutenant John Robinson and Commissary-General
Sir William Robinson.
Ensign Loyal American
Regiment, 1777, Ensign 17th Foot 1778, Lieutenant 60th Foot 1779, Lieutenant
38th Foot 1780, Captain-Lieutenant 38th Foot 1794, Captain 38th Foot
1794, Major 127th Foot* 1794 Major 32nd Foot 1795, Major 134th Foot* 1796,
Half-pay 1796, Major 86th Foot 1807, Major 28th Foot 1807, Major 18th Foot
1807, Half-pay 1807, Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 1800, Brevet Colonel 1810,
Brigadier General on the Staff 1812, Major General 1813, Lieutenant General
1825, General 1841.
* disbanded 1796.
Early Service: North
America 1777-1781 and prisoner of war 1779-1780. West Indies 1793-1795,
Inspecting Field Officer of Recruiting 1796, 1806-1812.
Commanded brigade 5th Division March-December 1813, January-February 1814 and
March?-April 1814. Temporarily commanded 5th Division April 1814. Wounded at
assault of San Sebastian August 1813 and the Nive December 1813.
Other Service: Commanded
brigade War of 1812 British North America 1814-1815. On staff British North
America 1815-1816. Commanded in West Indies 1816-1821 and as Governor of Tobago
KCB 1815. GCB 1838.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: January 2008; updated November 2012
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