42nd Royal Highland Regiment (Black Watch) Commanding Officers


Sir Robert Munro of Foulis
Nov 1739 - May 1745
John Munro
17 July 1746 - 24 May 1749
John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll
24 May 1749 - May 1756
Francis Grant
17 Dec 1755
Gordon Graham
9 July 1762
Thomas Graeme
12 Dec 1770
Thomas Stirling
7 Sep 1771
Norman MacLeod of MacLeod
21 Mar 1780 - 18 April 1786 (2nd Btn)
Charles Graham
28 Apr 1782
Major Dalrymple
1794
James Stewart
wounded at Aboukir, commanded at Alexandria 1801
Lieutenant-Colonel Dickson
up to Sep 1804
James Stirling
1804 commanded at Corunna 16 Jan 1809
Lord Blantyre 1804 - 1812 (2nd Btn)
commanded at Fuentes d'Onoro
Sir Robert Macara
c1813 killed at Quatre Bras 16 June 1815
Major John Campbell
16 June 1815
Robert Henry Dick
c1816 - 25 Nov 1828
Hon Sir Charles Gordon
25 Nov 1828 died 1835
William Middleton
23 Oct 1835 - 1839
George Johnstone
1839 - 1843
Duncan Alexander Cameron CB
1843 - 1855
Thomas Tulloch
1855 commanded at Balaklava and Sebastopol
Hon Robert Rollo
1855 commanded at Kertch and Sebastopol
Alexander Cameron CB
1855. Died at Bareilly 9 Aug 1858
George Edward Thorold
1857 - March 1858
Frederick Green Wilkinson
March 1858 - 1861
Edward Ramsden Priestley
1861. Died 25th March 1868
Sir John Chetham McLeod KCB
March 1868 - Sep 1877
Duncan Macpherson CB
Sep 1877 - Jan 1883


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by Stephen Luscombe