Field Marshal Sir Samuel Hulse Bt GCH

Samuel Hulse was born on 27 Mar 1746, the son of Sir Edward Hulse, 2nd Baronet, and Hannah Vanderplank.  He was educated at Eton and commissioned into the 1st Foot Guards in 1761. He served with them for many years and reached the rank of lieutenant-colonel in 1794.  He commanded the 1st Guards Brigade at the Battle of Willems in May 1794. The portrait of the aged field marshal was painted in the 1830s by William John Newton.

1746  Born on 27 Mar
1761  Commissioned into 1st Foot Guards, 17 Dec
1776  Captain in 1st Guards, 12 Mar
1780  Gordon Riots
1782  Colonel in the army, 26 Nov
1787  Treasurer of the Prince of Wales, Jan
1789  Second Major in the 1st Guards, 14 Mar
1792  First Major in 1st Guards, 11 Aug
1793  Battle of Famars, May. Command of 1st Battalion 1st Guards
1793  Siege of Dunkirk, Aug
1794  Lieutenant-Colonel in 1st Guards, 3 May
1794  Battle of Willems, May
1795  Command of troops in Brighton area
1795  Colonel of 56th (West Essex) Regiment, 7 Mar (until 23 Jan 1797)
1797  Colonel of 19th (1st Yorkshire) Regiment, 24 Jan (until 24 Jun 1810)
1798  Lieutenant-General, 9 Jan
1799  Holland campaign
1803  Promoted to General, 25 Sep. GOC Southeast District
1806  Lieutenant-Governor of Royal Hospital, Chelsea
1810  Colonel of 62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment, 25 Jun (until his death)
1812  Master of the Household to PoW, Aug
1820  Knight of the Royal Guelphic Order
1820  Governor of Royal Hospital, Feb
1821  Knighted
1827  Privy Council, May
1830  Field Marshal, 22 July
1837  Died at Royal Hospital, Chelsea on 1 Jan

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by Stephen Luscombe