Scottish Military Figures

Scottish Military Figures

David Leslie / Military

A lieutenant-general in the Army of the Covenant; later fought for Charles II.

Henry Shrapnel / Military

Devised a more efficient shell for the battlefield by making it fragment, coining the word shrapnel.

James Paris Lee / Military

Arms inventor whose designs paved the way for the automatic rifle which fought on many frontiers.

John Graham of Claverhouse / Military

Jacobite who defeated the English at Killicrankie.

John Paul Jones / Military

A pirate who went on to found the American Navy.

Lord George Murray / Military

The best Jacobite general who fought for Charles Edward Stewart.

Sir Alexander Leslie, 1st Earl of Leven / Military

Commanded the Scottish Army on the side of Parliament against Charles I.

Sir Andrew Noble / Military

A founder of the science of ballistics.

Sir Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde / Military

Commander in chief of the British forces in India during the Indian Mutiny of 1857.

Sir David Stirling / Military

Founder and leader of the British Special Air Service (SAS) regiment during World War II.

Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton / Military

Commander in chief in the unsuccessful campaign against Turkey in the Gallipoli Peninsula.

Captain Robert Campbell / Military

The wretched, and unlucky soldier in command of the Glen Coe Massacre.

12 matches in the Military sector