See also:British artillerist, entered the Royal Military Academy in 1793, passing out as second
See also:lieutenant in the Royal
See also:Artillery in the following
See also:year . As a subaltern he saw service in
See also:Minorca in 1798 and at Malta in 'Soo . As a captain he took
See also:part in the unfortunate
See also:Montevideo Expedition of 1806–07, and in 18o9 he accompanied_Howorth to the
See also:Peninsular War as
See also:brigade-major of the artillery . He soon obtained a command in the Portuguese artillery, and as a lieutenant-colonel of the Portuguese service took part in the various battles of 1810–1I . At the two sieges of Budazoz,
See also:Ciudad Rodrigo, the Salamanca forts and
See also:Burgos, he was entrusted by Wellington (who had the highest opinion of him) with most of the detailed artillery
See also:work, and at Salamanca
See also:battle he commanded the reserve artillery . In the end he became
See also:commander of the whole of the artillery of the allied army, and though still only a substantive captain in the British service he had under his orders some 8000 men . At
See also:Vitoria, the Pyrenees battles and Toulouse he directed the movements of the artillery engaged, and at the end of the war received handsome presents from the
See also:officers who had served under him, many of whom were his seniors in the army
See also:list . He was at the disastrous affair of New
See also:Orleans, but returned to
See also:Europe in
See also:time for the
See also:campaign . He was
See also:present at Quatre
See also:Bras and Waterloo on the artillery
See also:staff of Wellington's army, and subsequently commanded the British battering
See also:train at the sieges of the French fortresses
See also:left behind the advancing
See also:allies . For the
See also:rest of his
See also:life he was on home service, principally as a staff officer of artillery . He died, a major-general and G.C.B., in_184o . A.memorial was erected at
See also:Woolwich in 1847 .
Dickson was one of the earliest
See also:fellows of the Royal
See also:Geographical Society . His diaries kept in the Peninsula were the
See also:main source of information used in
See also:History of the Royal Artillery .
JOHN DICKINSON (1732–1808)
SIR JAMES ROBERT DICKSON (1832–1901)
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