1786 – He was born on the 2nd of October.
– General in the British Army and a marshal in the Portuguese army.
1801 – He served with distinction in Egypt.
1806 – He participated in the capture of Cape Colony from the Dutch.
– He captured Buenos Aires, but held it only briefly before it was retaken by Jacques de Liniers.
1807 – Beresford occupied Madeira and for a time was governor of the island.
1808 – He Joined with Arthur Wellesley in Portugal , he successfully reorganized the Portuguese army and was prominent throughout the Peninsular War.
1828 – He was master general of ordnance in Wellington’s cabinet.
1854 – William Carr Beresford died on the 8th of January.