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Robert Ross
Commander British Forces
East Coast US

Robert Ross (b1776) joined the 25th Regiment of Foot as an ensign in 1789 and served with distinction with the 20th (East Devonshire) Regiment throughout the Napoleonic Wars in Egypt, Italy, Portugal, Spain and France. He earned four gold battle medals for his illustrious role in four battles against the French — Maida (in Italy), Corunna, Vittoria and the Pyrenees (all in Spain). These four honours earned him the Army Gold Cross. He was promoted Major General at the Battle of Vittoria.

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