William Crosbie (British Army officer)

Major-General William Crosbie (c.1740 - 16 June 1798) was a British Army officer.

William Crosbie
Bornc.1740
Died16 June 1798
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
RankMajor-General
Battles/warsAmerican Revolutionary War

Military careerEdit

Crosbie was commissioned as an ensign in the 38th Regiment of Foot in 1757.[1] He was promoted to lieutenant in 1759 and captain in 1769.[1] After serving at the evacuation of Boston in March 1776 during the American Revolutionary War, he was promoted to major in 1778.[2] Promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1781, he became commanding officer of the 22nd Regiment of Foot on promotion.[1] He raised the 89th Regiment of Foot in December 1793[3] and was promoted to major-general in 1794.[1]

Crosbie also served as colonel of the 89th Regiment of Foot from 1793 to 1795[3] and as colonel of the 22nd Regiment of Foot from 1795 to his death in 1798.[4] He was also Member of Parliament for Newark from 1790 to 1796.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "William Crosbie". History of Parliament. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  2. ^ Thorne, R. G. (1986). House of Commons, 1790-1820. 3. London. p. 540.
  3. ^ a b "89th (The Princess Victoria's) Regiment of Foot". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 22 February 2006. Retrieved 9 August 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "The Cheshire Regiment". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 31 December 2006. Retrieved 11 July 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
Military offices
Preceded by
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Colonel of the 89th (The Princess Victoria's) Regiment of Foot
1793–1795
Succeeded by
Andrew Gordon
Preceded by
David Dundas
Colonel of the 22nd (the Cheshire) Regiment of Foot
1795–1798
Succeeded by
John Simcoe
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Constantine Phipps
John Manners-Sutton
Member of Parliament for Newark
17901796
With: John Manners-Sutton
Succeeded by
Thomas Manners-Sutton
Mark Wood