Hildebrand Oakes

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Sir Hildebrand Oakes
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Sir Hildebrand Oakes
Born 19 January 1754
Exeter, Devon
Died 9 September 1822
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1767–1822
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Malta garrison
Battles/wars American War of Independence
Egyptian Campaign
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

Lieutenant-General Sir Hildebrand Oakes, 1st Baronet GCB (19 January 1754 – 9 September 1822) was a British Army officer.

Military career[edit]

Oakes was commissioned into the 33rd Regiment of Foot in 1767 and served in the American War of Independence under Lord Cornwallis.[1] He became deputy quartermaster-general in Corsica in May 1794, quartermaster-general in the Mediterranean in June 1794 and quartermaster-general in Portugal in December 1796.[1] He served in the Egyptian Campaign in 1800 as second-in-command under Sir John Moore.[1] He went on to be brigadier-general at Malta in October 1802, lieutenant-governor and commandant at Portsmouth in November 1804 and a commissioner of military inquiry in June 1805.[1] After that he became quartermaster-general in the Mediterranean in July 1806, commander of the Malta garrison in March 1808 and Civil Commissioner of Malta in May 1810.[1] He was appointed Lieutenant-General of the Ordnance in January 1814 and died in office in that post.[1]

Oakes was also colonel of the 52nd Regiment of Foot.[2]


Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Alexander Ball
Civil Commissioner of Malta
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Maitland
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir John Moore
Colonel of the 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Sir George Walker
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Trigge
Lieutenant-General of the Ordnance
Succeeded by
The Lord Beresford
Baronetage of Great Britain
New creation Baronet
(of Hereford)
Succeeded by
Henry Oakes