Thomas Napier (British Army officer)
|Sir Thomas Napier|
|Died||5 July 1863|
|Commands held||Commander-in-Chief, Scotland|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Napier was commissioned into the 52nd Regiment of Foot on 3 July 1805. He took part in the Battle of Copenhagen in August 1807, at the Battle of Corunna in January 1809 and at the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro in May 1811 during the Napoleonic Wars. He also took part in the Battle of the Nive in December 1813 where he was wounded. He went on to be assistant adjutant-general in Belfast and then served as Commander-in-Chief, Scotland and also as Governor of Edinburgh Castle from 1852 to 1854. From 1854 to 1857 he was Colonel of the 16th (Bedfordshire) Regiment and from 1857 to his death Colonel of the 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot. He was promoted full general on 20 September 1861.
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| Commander-in-Chief, Scotland|
The Viscount Melville
| Governor of Edinburgh Castle|
Sir James Macdonell
| Colonel of the 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot|
Hon. Charles Grey
William Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford
| Colonel of the 16th (Bedfordshire) Regiment|