Robert O'Callaghan

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Sir Robert O'Callaghan
Born October 1777
Died 9 June 1840 (1840-06-10) (aged 62)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Rank Lieutenant-General
Commands held Scotland
Madras Army
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

Lieutenant-General Sir Robert William O'Callaghan GCB (October 1777 – 9 June 1840) was a British Army officer and politician.


Born the son of Cornelius O'Callaghan, 1st Baron Lismore, O'Callaghan was commissioned into the 128th Regiment of Foot in 1794.[1] He served in the Peninsular War and temporarily commanded a brigade within the 2nd Division between January and July 1813 and permanently commanded a brigade of the 2nd Division between February and April 1814.[1] He went on to command the 13th Brigade in France in 1815, the 3rd Brigade between 1815 and 1817 and the 7th Brigade in 1818.[1] He served with the Army of Occupation in France and then became Commander-in-Chief, Scotland in 1825 and Commander-in-Chief of the Madras Army in 1831 before retiring in 1836.[1]

He sat in the Irish House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Bandonbridge from 1798 to 1800.[1]

He was also Colonel of the 97th Regiment of Foot and then of the 39th Regiment of Foot.[1] He died unmarried in London.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Robert O'Callaghan Napoleonic Series
  2. ^ DNB
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
William Ponsonby
Member of Parliament for Bandonbridge
1798 – 1801
With: Broderick Chinnery
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Bradford
Commander-in-Chief, Scotland
Succeeded by
The Hon. Patrick Stuart
Preceded by
Sir George Walker
C-in-C, Madras Army
Succeeded by
Sir Peregrine Maitland
Preceded by
Sir George Airey
Colonel of 39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Sir Frederick Philipse Robinson
Preceded by
Sir James Frederick Lyon
Colonel of the 97th (The Earl of Ulster's) Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge