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Henry Wynyard

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Died  3 April 1838
Rank  General
Years of service  1778–1816

Service/branch  British Army
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Name  Henry Wynyard
Henry Wynyard
Commands held  Commander-in-Chief, Scotland

General Henry Wynyard (8 June 1761 – 3 April 1838) was a British Army officer who became Commander-in-Chief, Scotland.

Military career

Wynyard was commissioned as an ensign in the First Regiment of Footguards on 6 June 1778. He took part in the expedition to Holland in February 1793 and saw action at Arnhem in November 1794 during the French Revolutionary Wars. Promoted to brevet colonel he landed in command of a battalion of grenadiers at the Helder in August 1799 and was wounded at Battle of Bergen in September 1799 during the Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland. Promoted to major-general in April 1802, he was given command of a brigade of guards in Southern District in May 1803. He took part in an expedition to Sicily in September 1806 and returned to Southern District in January 1808. Promoted to lieutenant-general in April 1808 he transferred to the staff in Ireland in June 1808 and then became Commander-in-Chief, Scotland in July 1812. He retired from his post in April 1816 and was promoted to full general on 12 August 1819.

Wynyard was also colonel of the 64th Regiment of Foot from 1808 to 1816 and of the 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot from 1816 to his death.

References

Henry Wynyard Wikipedia


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