Brent Spencer (1760 - 1828):
Brent Spencer was born in Trumery, County Antrim, and in 1778 joined the 15th Regiment of Foot. For twenty years he served in the West Indies and later at Aboukir and Alexandria. He became a major general in 1805 and commanded a division in the Peninsular War. Wellington is supposed to have said of him: 'There never was a braver man'. In 1809 he was knighted and became Mayor of York.
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