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Lieutenant Colonel John Cameron, 92nd Highlanders

Lieutenant Colonel John Cameron was born in 1771, the grandson of John Cameron of Fassifern who in 1745 had tried to persuade his brother, 'the Gentle Lochiel', not to support Prince Charlie and the Jacobite Rising. In 1794, when the Marquis of Huntly raised the 100th (later 92nd) Regiment, or Gordon Highlanders, young John Cameron was granted a Captain's commission and raised a company from the Gordon estates in Lochaber. By 1815 he was the Lieutenant Colonel commanding the 92nd. He was mortally wounded at Quatre Bras on the first day of the three day Waterloo campaign. His memorial can be seen beside the present church and near to the old graveyard at Kilmallie, near Corpach, Fort William.

The illustration appeared in 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans, and Highland Regiments' by John S Keltie, published in 1877.

(This information was kindly supplied by the Regimental Museum of The Highlanders, Fort George).

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Lieutenant Colonel John Cameron, 92nd Highlanders

1870s

Colonel John Cameron of Fassifern; Camerons; Highland regiments; 92nd Gordon Highlanders; armies; uniforms; battles; Quatre Bras; Waterloo; captains

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Lieutenant Colonel John Cameron was born in 1771, the grandson of John Cameron of Fassifern who in 1745 had tried to persuade his brother, 'the Gentle Lochiel', not to support Prince Charlie and the Jacobite Rising. In 1794, when the Marquis of Huntly raised the 100th (later 92nd) Regiment, or Gordon Highlanders, young John Cameron was granted a Captain's commission and raised a company from the Gordon estates in Lochaber. By 1815 he was the Lieutenant Colonel commanding the 92nd. He was mortally wounded at Quatre Bras on the first day of the three day Waterloo campaign. His memorial can be seen beside the present church and near to the old graveyard at Kilmallie, near Corpach, Fort William.<br /> <br /> The illustration appeared in 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans, and Highland Regiments' by John S Keltie, published in 1877.<br /> <br /> (This information was kindly supplied by the Regimental Museum of The Highlanders, Fort George).