British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Robinson, Frederick Philipse

By: Ron McGuigan

Robinson, Frederick Philipse (1763- 1 January 1852)

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.

Peninsular War: 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 1816-1819.

KCB 1815. GCB 1838.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: January 2008; updated November 2012

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