Memorial, Louisbourg, Canada
Hon. Charles Cochrane, former commander of the British Legion
infantry, was beheaded by a cannonball at Yorktown. His widow
Katherine, who had lost her father John Pitcairn (q.v.) at the start
of the war, and her infant children betwixt times, was then in New
York. Charles' grave-site seems to have been lost, so he has been
commemorated on a stone erected to his cousin, Lord Dundonald, at
Louisbourg. It was unveiled on August 11, 1932. Coincidentally, John
Pitcairn, a Marine Captain on HMS Lancaster, also seems to
have fought at Louisbourg.
Near here lies
7th Earl of Dundonald;
Captain Grenadier Company,
Forbes Regiment ,
Killed in his 29th year,
9th July, 1758.
Also in memory of his cousin,
(Thanks to Nowell
Major Charles Cochrane,
Killed in the American War,
18th October, 1781,
In his 33rd year.
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