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Campbell, William

Campbell, William
Scotsman Employed in Sikh Cavalry (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.

Source: TheSikhEncyclopedia.Com

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