British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
By: Ron McGuigan
Cameron, Alan (c.1750 - 9 March 1828)
Styled as 9th Cameron of Erracht. Older brother of Captain Donald
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
* 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.
on the Napoleon Series: July 2008
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