British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Cameron, Alan

By: Ron McGuigan

 

Cameron, Alan (c.1750 - 9 March 1828)

Styled as 9th Cameron of Erracht. Older brother of Captain Donald Cameron.

Early service not confirmed: Lieutenant Queen’s Royal Regiment of Rangers* 1775.   Major 79th Foot 1793, Lieutenant Colonel 79th Foot 1794 , Temporary Colonel 1797, Brevet Colonel 1805, Brigadier General on the Staff 1808-1810, Major General 1810, Lieutenant General 1819. 

* local Virginia Provincial Corps disbanded c.1775/1776.

Early service: North America 1775-1779 and prisoner of war 1775-1779, Flanders 1794-1795, West Indies 1795-1797, Helder 1799 and wounded, Mediterranean 1800, Egypt 1801-1802 and wounded, Copenhagen 1807, a brigade Sweden 1808.

Portugal & Spain: Commandant of Lisbon 1808 and then commanded a brigade Portugal 1808-1809.

Peninsular War: Commanded a brigade April - June 1809, brigade 1st Division June 1809 - March 1810 and September - November 1810. Invalided home due to ill health 1810.

KCB 1815. Major Commandant, Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant and Colonel of 79th Foot 1794-1828.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2008

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