Archibald Rice Cameron

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Sir Archibald Cameron
Born 28 August 1870
Died 18 June 1944 (1944-06-19) (aged 73)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1890–1937
Rank General
Commands held 4th Division
Scottish Command
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

General Sir Archibald Rice Cameron of Locheil GBE KCB CMG (28 August 1870 – 18 June 1944) was a British Army General during the 1930s.

Military career[edit]

Educated at Haileybury College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst,[1] Arichibald Cameron was commissioned into the Black Watch in 1890 and saw service in the Second Boer War between 1899 and 1902.[2] He was Military Secretary to the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope from 1904 to 1907.[2]

He served in the First World War and was wounded in action in 1917.[2] In 1922 he became General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland District.[3]

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.[2] He was appoined General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Scottish Command in 1933 and in 1936 also became Governor of Edinburgh Castle; he retired in 1937.[2]


Archibald Cameron never married.[1]


Military offices
Preceded by
New Post
General Officer Commanding the British Army in Northern Ireland
Succeeded by
Sir Felix Ready
Preceded by
Percy Radcliffe
General Officer Commanding the 4th Division
Succeeded by
Charles Bonham-Carter
Preceded by
Sir Percy Radcliffe
GOC-in-C Scottish Command
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Grant