David Dundas came from a genteel but impoverished Scottish family in Edinburgh. He served in many campaigns and reached the heights as Commander in Chief of the Forces in 1809. He was an advocate of officer training but disliked the trend towards light infantry. He was a great admirer of Frederick the Great and earned the nick-name Old Pivot for his preference for Prussian style drill. In later life he was very much the 'Old Man' with his stoop and skeletal appearance, causing the young officers to regard him as a figure of fun.
1735 Born in Scotland
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