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COMMEMORATING 200 YEARS SINCE THE DEATH OF

SIR JOHN MOORE AT CORUNNA

 

At the western end of the village, looking towards the hills of Shorncliffe Camp, stands a statue of Lieut. General Sir John Moore, who was killed at Corunna in 1809.

 

As Commandant at Shorncliffe in 1803-5 he was largely responsible for the training of the new light infantry then beginning to replace cavalry. . . his mother and sister lived for time at York Cottage in Castle Road.

 

One of the most controversial figures in English history, John Moore, was born in Glasgow on the 13 November 1761, the son of a doctor descended from the Muires of Rowallen and on his mothers's side from the Earls of Kinnoull.