Lt.-Col. Hon. John Maitland

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About Lt.-Col. Hon. John Maitland

Lieutenant-Colonel John Maitland (1732 – 25 October 1779) was a British military officer who was the tenth son of Charles Maitland, 6th Earl of Lauderdale and Lady Elizabeth Ogilvie. He served as an officer of the Royal Marines before transferring as Lieutenant Colonel to the 71st Regiment of Foot, Fraser's Highlanders in 1778. He had lost a hand while fighting in the East Indies.

During the American Revolutionary War, Maitland commanded the 2nd Light Infantry Battalion at the Battle of Brandywine, commanded the British redoubt at the Battle of Stono Ferry, and helped lift the Siege of Savannah. He died of a fever shortly after the siege was lifted.

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