79th Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
of the Formation and Services of the 79th Cameron Highlanders
A transcript of an original hand written document.
1793 - 1853
The Clan Cameron, Raising
of the Regiment, Flanders, West Indies, Holland, -Ferrol and Cadiz,
Egypt, Ireland, A 2nd battalion, Proposed abolition of the kilt,
Denmark, Sweden, Portugal, Corunna, Spain, The Peninsular War, Busaco,
Foz d’Arouce, Fuentes d'Onor, Death of Colonel Philip Cameron, Lord
Wellington’s opinion of the 79th, Salamanca, Siege of Burgos,
Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse, Home, Quatre Bras,
Waterloo, France, Home, Chichester, Portsmouth, Jersey, Ireland,
Canada, New Colours, Scotland, England, Gibraltar, "Bailie Nicol
Jarvie", Canada, Scotland, Chobham, Portsmouth.
1853 - 1873
War with Russia, New Colours, the 79th parts with some of its best men
to the 93rd, ordered to the Crimea, the Highland Brigade, The Alma,
Sebastopol, Balaklava, Valley of Death, Kertch, Yenikali, Sir Colin
Campbell, Dr Mackenzie, Home, Madras, Allahabad, Lucknow,
Boodaoon, End of the Indian Mutiny, Meeanmeer, Peshawur, Rawul Pindee,
Earl of Mayo, Jubbulpoor, the 93rd Highlanders, Nagpoor, Kamptee,
Bombay, Home, Isle of Wight, the Queen’s attentions and honours,
Colonel Hodgson, Colonel Miller, Ashantee, Coomassie.
Aldershot, Edinburgh, Fort George, Glasgow, Sir John Douglas becomes
Colonel, Gibraltar, Proposal to link the Regiment with the Black Watch
made and abandoned, Depôt fixed at Inverness, Orders for Egypt,
Alexandria, Ramleh, Ismailia, The Desert March, Tel-el-Kebir, Zagazig,
Cairo, Sir Archibald Alison’s Farewell Order, Presentation of Medals
by General Graham, Expedition up the Nile, Korosko, Wady Haifa, Kosheh
and Mograkeh, Giniss, Honours from the Khedive, Return to England.
Historical Records of the
79th Cameron Highlanders
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