Research Subjects: Biographies

Cavalry Officers of the Netherlands: (Serving from 1813 to 1815)

Caïmo to Cruquembourg de Vichte

By Geert van Uythoven

Caïmo, Hyacinthe Ferdinand François de

Born: 1795
In Service: 1813 (French army)
Honourable Discharge: 8 June 1825
2nd Lieutenant: 2 September 1815
1st Lieutenant: 17 June 1818
Died: 15 June 1847
Regiment in the Waterloo Campaign: 5th Light Dragoons

* Former French service: élève at Saint-Germain; sous-Lieutenant of the 4me Cuirassiers; 1813-1814; Netherlands army; Transferred to the army of the Dutch East-Indies 31 October 1816

Calkoen, Abraham Baron

Born: 1780
In Service: 1801
2nd Lieutenant: 28 June 1805
1st Lieutenant: 23 September 1806
Cavalry-Captain: 14 June 1808
Major: 15 June 1815
Lieutenant-Colonel: 2 September 1815
Colonel: 17 August 1823
Died: 2 October 1830

Campen, Abraham Theodorus van

Born: 1786
In Service: 1807
2nd Lieutenant: 24 August 1809
1st Lieutenant: 14 February 1811
Cavalry-Captain: 17 September 1814
Major: 20 December 1826
Lieutenant-Colonel: 16 April 1830
Colonel: 22 October 1836
Died: 24 March 1842
Regiment in the Waterloo Campaign: 3rd Carabiniers
MWO: 4th Class Knight 18 July 1815; 3rd Class Knight 31 August 1831
Orde Ned. Leeuw: Knight 29 July 1831

Carpentier, J.V.

Born: 1796
In Service: 1815
2nd Lieutenant: 25 January 1815
1st Lieutenant: 15 May 1821
Cavalry-Captain: 8 May 1827
Died: 30 May 1827

* Transferred to the army of the Dutch East-Indies 19 August 1823

Chastel de la Howarderie , Pierre Dominique Count du

Born: Liège (Be), 07-04-1776
In Service: 1795 (Austrian army)
Honourable Discharge:
2nd Lieutenant: 7 May 1797
1st Lieutenant: 29 May 1800
Cavalry-Captain: 1 December 1807
Major: 7 September 1814 (Netherlands service)
Lieutenant-Colonel: 1 January 1822
Colonel: 20 December 1826
Died: The Hague (NL), 17 July 1839
Regiment in the Waterloo Campaign: 2nd Carabiniers
Orde Ned. Leeuw: Knight 26 February 1824

* Austrian service: entered the Régiment Dragoons ‘Latour’ as a volunteer. Left Austrian service as a captain in 1814: entered Netherlands service: Major in the Regiment in the Waterloo Campaign: 2nd Carabiniers: Adjutant to King William I of Orange in 1820: Lt-col in the 3de Kurassiers in 1826: Iron cross for the wars of 1812-1813: l’Ordre du Lion de Belgique.

Chastel de la Howarderie , Adolphe Andronic Albéric Count du

Born: Tournay (Be), 1798
In Service: 1815 (Netherlands army)
Honourable Discharge: 16 March 1825
2nd Lieutenant: 15 February 1815
1st Lieutenant: 15 may 1821
Died: Chateau de Wez, 13 February 1845
Orde Ned. Leeuw: chevalier ???

Chastel de la Howarderie , Albert Ernest Henri Marie Joseph Count du

Born: Tournai (Be), 31-12-1788
In Service: 1809 (French army)
Honourable Discharge: 1820
2nd Lieutenant: 12 June 1810
1st Lieutenant: 22 May 1813
Cavalry-Captain: 11 December 1814
Major: 26 March 1815
Died: 27 Aril 1864
Regiment in the Waterloo Campaign: 2nd Carabiniers, wounded at Quatre Bras (16 June 1815)
Orde Ned. Leeuw: commander ????

* Entered French service in 1809 as a sous-Lieutenant; Captain with the 2me Chasseurs à Cheval; Adjutant-Major; Légion d’Honneur; Campaigns of 1811, 1812 (Russia, wounded at Dombrowna), 1813 and 1814; Left French service 1814; entered Netherlands army: captain Regiment in the Waterloo Campaign: 2nd Carabiniers, Major 2de Regiment Kurassiers, ADC to the Prince of Orange in 1815; Marshal of the palace, ADC to King William II of Orange; Grand-croix de l’Ordre de la couronne de Chêne..

Chastel de la Howarderie , Camille Count du

Born: Tournay (Be), 24-11-1791, brother of Albert Ernest Henri Marie Joseph
In Service: 1810 (French army)
Cavalry-Captain: 15 July 1814
Died: 30 June 1815 of wounds sustained at Waterloo
Regiment in the Waterloo Campaign: 8th Hussars; wounded at Waterloo
MWO: 4th Class Knight 11 August 1815 [as far as I know the only officer receiving an MWO posthumously for the Waterloo Campaign. As this was usually not possible, it was probably not known that he had already Died of his wounds].

* Former French service: sous-Lieutenant with the hussars (Garde Nationale?); Left French service 1814; captain in the Regiment Hussards Belges, later Regiment in the Waterloo Campaign: 8th Hussars.

Chastele(e)r de Moulbaix, Albert(us) François Marquis de

Born: Wurzbourg (Bavaria ), 16-12-1794
In Service: 1809
Honourable Discharge: 25 April 1820
2nd Lieutenant: 12 December 1811
1st Lieutenant: 12 December 1813
Cavalry-Captain: 1 February 1814
Major: 13 November 1815
Major-General: 5 October 1830 (Belgian army)
Died: Brussels (Be), 16 July 1836
Regiment in the Waterloo Campaign: 8th Hussars; wounded
MWO: 4th Class Knight 18 July 1815 (for Waterloo)

* Former French service: élève on the école militaire: page: sous-Lieutenant, Lieutenant, captain in the 6me Cuirassiers; Chevalier Légion d’Honneur 1813; Officier Légion d’Honneur 1832; Commandeur Légion d’Honneur 1835; Netherlands service 1814.
Chevallier, P.F.H.

Born: 1795
In Service: 1814
Honourable Discharge: 26 March 1823
2nd Lieutenant: 2 September 1815
1st Lieutenant: December 1821
Died: 11 November 1825
MWO: 4th Class Knight 11 August 1815

* Transferred to the army of the Dutch East-Indies 2 August 1820

Chin, E.J.N. Sourdeau Baron de

Born: 1785
In Service: 1805
Pensioned: 17 May 1824
2nd Lieutenant: 26 August 1815
1st Lieutenant: 16 August 1822
Died: 19 November 1856

Chomel, F.W.

Born: 1786
In Service: 1807
Pensioned: 4 January 1844
2nd Lieutenant: 18 August 1809
1st Lieutenant: 28 June 1810
Cavalry-Captain: 23 December 1816
Major: 10 April 1837
Lieutenant-Colonel: 17 November 1840
Colonel: 4 January 1844
Died: 12 September 1851
MWO: 4th Class Knight 31 August 1831
Orde Ned. Leeuw: Knight 28 November 1840

* Transferred to Koninklijke Marechaussee 21 July 1828

Chorn dit Mathis, H.

Born: 1780
In Service: 1807
Pensioned: 16 April 1830
2nd Lieutenant: 2 March 1811
1st Lieutenant: 23 October 1813
Cavalry-Captain: 2 September 1815
Died: 2 July 1834

Clement de Clety de Witterzee, J.A.M. Ridder

Born: Brussels (Be), 05-12-1794
In Service: 1814
Honourable Discharge: 17 June 1825
2nd Lieutenant: 1 March 1814
1st Lieutenant: 18 August 1820
Died: 2 September 1875
Regiment in the Waterloo Campaign: 5th Light Dragoons

Cock van Oyen, L.A.

Born: 1769
In Service: 1785
2nd Lieutenant: 1 August 1786
1st Lieutenant: 15 October 1793
Cavalry-Captain: 15 September 1794
Major: 27 December 1813
Lieutenant-Colonel: 1 May 1814
Died: 26 July 1849

Coenegracht, C.A.N.E.

Born: 1789
In Service: 1810
2nd Lieutenant: 21 January 1810
1st Lieutenant: 5 May 1815
Died: 13 February 1821

Coenegracht, Lambertus Paulus

Born: Maastricht

(NL), 13-09-1769
In Service: 1790 (Dutch army)
2nd Lieutenant: 14 July 1792
1st Lieutenant: 10 July 1795 (Batavian Republic)
Cavalry-Captain: 9 July 1804
Major: 29 August 1809 (Kingdom of Holland)
Lieutenant-Colonel: 18 October 1806 (Kingdom of Holland) / 2 April 1815 (Netherlands army)
Killed: 18 June 1815 (battle of Waterloo)

Coets van Baggen, J.C.

Born: 1796
In Service: 1814
Pensioned: 31 December 1852
2nd Lieutenant: 19 February 1819
1st Lieutenant: 20 October 1825
Cavalry-Captain: 5 October 1831
Major: 12 April 1847
Lieutenant-Colonel: 31 December 1852
Colonel: 12 May 1874
Died: 27 August 1887
MWO: 4th Class Knight 18 July 1815/11 August 1815
Orde Ned. Leeuw: Knight 10 May 1849

Coeverden, C.D. van

Born: 1791
In Service: 1813
2nd Lieutenant: 17 April 1814
1st Lieutenant: 17 February 1815
Cavalry-Captain: 3 September 1823
Died: 19 January 1834

Collaert, Jean Marie Antoine Philippe Baron de

Born: Blehen (Liège, Be), 13 June 1761
In Service: 1778 (Austrian army)
2nd Lieutenant: -
1st Lieutenant: March 1778
Cavalry-Captain: 1778
Major: 1787 (Dutch Army)
Lieutenant-Colonel: 8 July 1795 (Batavian army)
Colonel: 18 July 1803
Major-General: 7 March 1806 / 26 March 1815 (Netherlands army)
Lieutenant-General: 21 April 1815
Died of wound: Brussels (Be), 17 June 1816
Commander Netherlands Cavalry Division
MWO: Commander 8 July 1815

* Former French service: général de brigade 2 january 1811.

Colnet, Jean Baptiste Baron de

Born: Liège (Be), 13-05-1769
In Service: 1786
Honourable Discharge: 24 February 1817
2nd Lieutenant: 1 March 1786
1st Lieutenant: 18 April 1795
Cavalry-Captain: 11 November 1814
Died: 13 August 1849
Regiment in the Waterloo Campaign: 5th Light Dragoons

* Former Austrian service: cavalry.

Colthoff, W.A.

Born: 1789
In Service: 1807
2nd Lieutenant: 14 October 1815
1st Lieutenant: 10 January 1816
Cavalry-Captain: 18 February 1819
Major: 22 October 1836
Died: 27 March 1838
MWO: 4th Class Knight 16 November 1830

Conjaerts, W.

Born: 1778
In Service: 1792
Pensioned: 3 April 1836
2nd Lieutenant: 15 May 1821
1st Lieutenant: 16 April 1830
Died: 28 October 1837
MWO: 4th Class Knight 16 November 1830

Corron, Louis du

Born: Ath (Be), 8 May 1794
In Service: 1815 (cadet)
Honourable Discharge: 4 November 1830 (Netherlands army)
Pensioned: 19 June 1857 (Belgian army)
2nd Lieutenant: 8 September 1819
1st Lieutenant: 16 April 1830
2nd captain: 5 November 1830 (Belgian army)
Cavalry-Captain: June 1831
Major: 21 October 1831
Lieutenant-Colonel: 21 July 1842
Colonel: 21 July 1845
Major-General: 9 April 1850
Died: Ath (Be), 2 December 1866
Regiment in the Waterloo Campaign: 5th Light Dragoons

* In Netherlands service 1814.

Courtin, Nicolas

Born: Brussels (Be), 25-03-1788
In Service: 22 October 1806 (French army)
Honourable Discharge: 5 November 1830 (Netherlands army)
2nd Lieutenant: 19 February 1819
1st Lieutenant: 28 December 1826
Died: Schaerbeek (Be), 2 October 1863
Regiment in the Waterloo Campaign: 5th Light Dragoons
MWO: 4th Class Knight 18 July 1815 (for Waterloo)

* Former French service: trooper with the 27me Chasseurs à Cheval: transferred to the Chasseurs à Cheval de la vieille garde impériale 1808; Chevalier Légion d’Honneur 5 November 1846; Médaille de St.-Hélène; in Netherlands service 1814.

Cranendoncq, P.

Born: 1764
In Service: 1795
Pensioned: 19 February 1819
2nd Lieutenant: 2 January 1798
1st Lieutenant: 25 November 1813
Died: 23 February 1820

Craner, H.

Born: 1793
In Service: 1812
Pensioned: 16 May 1842
2nd Lieutenant: 28 December 1826
1st Lieutenant: 19 March 1831
Cavalry-Captain: 22 October 1836
Died: 5 February 1853

Criquillon, Maximilien Joseph de

Born: Mons (Be), 24-01-1786
In Service: 1806
Pensioned: 16 November 1830 (Netherlands army) / 7 September 1848 (Belgian army)
2nd Lieutenant: 13 July 1807
1st Lieutenant: 25 March 1812
Cavalry-Captain: 17 July 1813
Major: 2 September 1815
Lieutenant-Colonel: 20 December 1826
Died: 13 August 1854
Regiment in the Waterloo Campaign: 2nd Carabiniers

* French service: trooper, sous-Lieutenant, Lieutenant, and captain of the Garde Impériale; Chevalier Légion d’Honneur 1812.

Crispiels, Jean Georges

Born: Gent (Be), 17-05-1777
In Service: 1793/1802? (French army)
Pensioned: 5 November 1830 (Netherlands army) / 18 July 1842 (Belgian army)
2nd Lieutenant: 17 July 1807
1st Lieutenant: 27 July 1809
Cavalry-Captain: 13 February 1817
Major: 5 November 1830 (Belgian army)
Lieutenant-Colonel: 29 March 1839
Died: 28 September 1845
Regiment in the Waterloo Campaign: 8th Hussars

* Former French service: dragoon, sous-officier, sous-Lieutenant, Lieutenant, and captain of the 15me Dragons; -1815; Officier Légion d’Honneur.

Crooy, Adolphe Léonard Guillaume

Born: Tongeren (Be), 31-07-1790
In Service: 1808 (French army)
Honourable Discharge: 1830 (Netherlands army)
Pensioned: 23 February 1838 (Belgian army)
2nd Lieutenant: 24 July 1813
1st Lieutenant: 12 March 1814
Cavalry-Captain: 16 August 1817
Major: 10 October 1830 (Belgian army)
Lieutenant-Colonel: 19 April 1832
Colonel (honorary): 21 September 1845
Died: Tongeren (Be), 11 February 1850
Regiment in the Waterloo Campaign: 5th Light Dragoons
MWO: 4th Class Knight 18 July 1815 (for Waterloo)

* Former French service: hussar of the 1er Hussars; sous-Lieutenant, Lieutenant, 11me Hussards -1815; Chevalier Légion d’Honneur 1812: Netherlands service 1815.

Crooy, Louis Adolphe Jacques

Born: Tongres (Be), 07-07-1784
In Service: 1800
Pensioned: 12 October 1830 (placed on half-pay, Netherlands army) / on non-activity (own request) December 1830 & Pensioned 19 July 1835 (Belgian army)
2nd Lieutenant: 20 April 1804
1st Lieutenant: 28 February 1807
Cavalry-Captain: 17 August 1809
Major: 19 July 1816
Lieutenant-Colonel: 20 December 1826
Colonel: 16 April 1830 / Nov. 1830 (Belgian army)
Died: 20 September 1842
Regiment in the Waterloo Campaign: 5th Light Dragoons
MWO: 4th Class Knight 18 July 1815 (for Waterloo)

* Former French service: captain of the 11me Hussards 1809-1812; Chevalier Légion d’Honneur; In Netherlands service 1815.

Croy, Ferdinand Victor Pierre Prince de

Born: 1791
In Service: 1814
Honourable Discharge: 28 June 1833
Colonel: 1 March 1814
Major-General: 1 January 1824

Cruquembourg de Vichte, Henri Joseph Philippe Ghislain de Fourneau Count de

Born: Brussels (Be), 1785
Pensioned: 22 April 1849
Major: 26 March 1815
Lieutenant-Colonel: 1 January 1822
Colonel: 20 December 1826 (with General Staff)
Major-General: 13 February 1834
Lieutenant-General: 13 March 1843
Died: Brussels (Be), 13 February 1861
MWO: 4th Class Knight 8 July 1815
Orde Ned. Leeuw: Knight 2 August 1818; Grand Cross 10 April 1849

*Student at the Military School in Vienna; Returned to Belgium in 1805; entered Spanish service, admitted to the Garde du Corps of King Charles IV; Lieutenant-Colonel of cavalry; ADC of General Palafox; ADC of Wellington; present in the battles of Nera-Orthez, Chiclana, and Toulouse; Obtained four commemorative medals, knight of the Military Order of St. Ferdinand, and Knight in the British Order of Bath; Entered Netherlands service in 1815; ADC to the Prince of Orange; Present at the battle of Waterloo 18 June 1815; As Lieutenant-General ADC to King William II of Orange; returned to Belgium when Pensioned in 1849; Ordre de la Couronne de Chêne; Lion d’or de Nassau.

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