WILLIAM CAMPBELL

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WILLIAM CAMPBELL (d. 1866), a Scotsman, who came to LAHORE in September 1828 and was employed in the SIKH cavalry and given command of a regiment of 1200 horse. He soon gained the favour of Maharaja RANJIT SINGH, but was dismissed from the service in August 1829 on a charge of misbehaviour towards a woman, and sent across the River Sutlej under an escort. Later, he served the Afghan rulers. He died in Kabul in 1866.

References

1. Grey, C., European Adventurers of Northern India, 1785-1849 [Reprint]. PATIALA, 1970