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Colonel William Marshall, 1780 - 1870. Soldier

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Colonel William Marshall, 1780 - 1870. Soldier 1806

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  • Scottish Art
Born near Fochabers, Morayshire, William Marshall had a long and distinguished record as a soldier, reaching the rank of lieutenant-colonel in 1838. He served with the 79th Regiment of Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, seeing action in many conflicts including the battle of Alexandria, at Copenhagen in 1807, and the Peninsular War from 1810-14. In the Waterloo campaign he was severely wounded at ‘Quatre Bras’ and had his right arm amputated. He was awarded a pension of £100 per annum and served for three years with the army of occupation.


  • Acc. No. PG 2585
  • Medium Watercolour on ivory
  • Size Height: 7.60 cm
  • Credit Bequeathed by James Batley to the National Library of Scotland; transferred 1983