The birthplace of Colonel James Gardiner (1688-1745), at Carriden, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland. A Scottish soldier who fought in the British Army, including during the 1745 Jacobite rising. At the Battle of Prestonpans he was mortally wounded by the Highlanders after his dragoons had fled the field and he was attempting to rally some footsoldiers. He received a mortal blow whilst wounded on the ground and was stripped to the waist as his possessions were looted by the Highlanders. After the battle Gardiner was carried from the field by a servant to nearby Tranent where he soon died.
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Location: Carriden, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland