1st Life Guards

Viscount Combermere

Lord Combermere was a very able cavalry commmander in charge of Wellington's cavalry in the Peninsula from 1810 onwards. He was Sir Stapleton Cotton in those days and had served in the Light Cavalry, gaining experience in the Nederlands, the Cape and India. He gained distinction at the battle of Salamanca in 1812 and the Siege of Bhurtpore in 1826. He held the post of Colonel of the 1st Life Guards (Gold Stick) for 36 years from Sept 1829 - Feb 1865.

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