David Dundas

David Dundas, was a nephew of L.Col. David Watson and a cousin of Robert Dundas of Arniston.   David was born in 1735. Although, only 17years old., Watson arranged for his secondment to the mapping project in 1752.  He was made assistant quartermaster and took charge of the eastern part of the Lowlands Survey which was completed by 1755. He was then commissioned and there followed a very distinguished army career culminating in Quartermaster-General in 1797 and Commander-in-Chief in 1809. A great advocate of officer training, he wrote the first manuals on the subject. He was lifelong friend to William Roy as well as a military colleague. 

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