I know very little about military matters, consequently am having great trouble understanding this man's career - help!
My information says that in 1806, John Cameron enrolled in Erracht's 79th regiment with the rank of Ensign. In 1807 he was promoted Lieutenant. From there, somehow he appeared in the 4th Garrison Battalion which went to Jersey in 1810. A son, Ewen, was born there; our family records show that another son, Donald Charles, was born there in 1813, but I've been told that the battalion left Jersey in 1812 and we cannot find a baptism for Donald there.
He seems to have returned to Lochaber after the Battle of Waterloo, but I have no idea where he was in the meantime.
If anyone can give me any information, or tell me where to look, I'd be most grateful. I live in Australia, so cannot just pop along to the National Archives, sadly!!