Monument voor kolonel John Cameron die vocht in de Slag bij Waterloo.

Tekst op het monument:
Sacred to the Memory
of
COLONEL JOHN CAMERON
Eldest son of Ewen Cameron of Fassfern, Baronet
Whose mortal remains,
Transports from the field of glory where he died,
Rest here with those of his forefathers.
During twenty years of active military service,
With a spirit which knew no fear and shunned no danger,
He accompanied or led
In marches, in sieges, in battles,
The gallant 92nd Regiment of Scottish Highlanders,
Always to honour, and almost always to Victory,
And at length,
In the 42nd year of his age,
Upon the
memorable 16th day of June A.D. 1815,
Was slain in command of that corps,
While actively contributing to achieve the decisive Victory
of
WATERLOO,
Which gave peace to Europe.
Thus closing his military career
With the long eventful struggle, in which
His services had been so distinguished,
He died Lamented
By the unrivalled GENERAL,
To whose long train of success and of victory
He had so often contributed
By the COUNTRY
From which he had repeatedly
received marks
Of the highest consideration
and
By his SOVEREIGN
Who graced his surviving family
with those marks of honour
Which could not follow, to this place,
Him whose merit
They were designed to commemorate.
READER,
Call not his fate untimely,
who, thus honoured and lamented,
Closed a Life of Fame by a Death of Glory

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