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Dixon Vallance

Extracts from the Hamilton Advertiser

Dated July 1 to July 22,1922.

A Private Soldier of the Cameron Highlanders.

FOUGHT AT QUATRE BRAS AND WATERLOO.


The author of the following article was Pte. Dixon Vallance of the 79th Regiment (Cameron Highlanders) who fought with his regiment, which was attached to General Picton's Division, at the Battles of Quatre Bras ad Waterloo. Vallance was born at Greenshields, in the Parish of Liberton, Lanarkshire, on 25" September, 1792. He learned the trade of Cartwright, but gave up this occupation for a military vocation, enlisting in the Cameron Highlanders in the summer of 1813, serving in France with his gallant regiment previous to the fighting at the battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo. Private Dixon Vallance was attached to No.6 Company, which suffered severely at the Quatre Bras and Waterloo, losing nearly fifty per cent of its numbers in these battles. In the records of the regiment Pte. Vallance's trade is given as that of "carpenter" and in the roll call of that regiment after Waterloo, he is returned as "severely wounded". He died in his own house, Chapel Street, Carluke, on Sunday, the 29th October, 1876, at the age of 85. He was buried in Carluke Churchyard where a monument is erected to his memory.

 
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