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
William Cochrane,
7th Earl of Dundonald;
Captain Grenadier Company,
Forbes Regiment ,
Killed in his 29th year,
9th July, 1758.

Also in memory of his cousin,
Major Charles Cochrane,
Killed in the American War,
18th October, 1781,
In his 33rd year.

(Thanks to Nowell Cochrane)

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