Archibald Cameron (British Army officer)
Sir Archibald Cameron
|Born||28 August 1870|
|Died||18 June 1944(aged 73)|
|Years of service||1890–1937|
|Commands held||4th Division|
|Battles/wars||Second Boer War|
First World War
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire|
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Educated at Haileybury College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Arichibald Cameron was commissioned into the Black Watch as a second lieutenant on 1 March 1890, promoted to lieutenant on 3 August 1892, and to captain on 6 October 1899. He was appointed adjutant in the 2nd battalion in April 1900, and with the battalion took part in the Second Boer War between 1899 and 1902, during which he received a brevet promotion as major on 29 November 1900 (gazetted in the April 1901 South Africa Honours list). Following the end of this war he left Point Natal for British India on the SS Ionian in October 1902 with other officers and men of his battalion, which after arrival in Bombay was stationed in Sialkot in Umballa in Punjab. He returned to South Africa to become Military Secretary to the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope from 1904 to 1907.
In 1925 he was appointed Director of Staff Duties at the War Office moving on to be General Officer Commanding 4th Division in 1927, a post he held until 1931. He was appointed General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Scottish Command in 1933 and in 1936 also became Governor of Edinburgh Castle; he retired in 1937.
- Archives catalogue for Sir Archibald Rice Cameron Collection, The Black Watch Castle & Museum, Perth, Scotland.
| General Officer Commanding the British Army in Northern Ireland
Sir Felix Ready
| General Officer Commanding the 4th Division
Sir Percy Radcliffe
| GOC-in-C Scottish Command
Sir Charles Grant