During that time, he rose from and Ensign in 1759 to Colonel in 1794. He was twice a prisoner of war, and for a time was the Acting Governor of British Wes Florida.
A second landing was made, and after a six-week siege the island's main citadel at Le Palais was stormed, consolidating British control of the island. A French relief effort from the nearby mainland was unable to succeed because of British control of the sea. The British occupied the island for two years before returning it in 1763 following the Treaty of Paris.
Surrender by the Spanish 14th August 1762. The British had 2764 killed, wounded, captured or deserted but within another month another 4700 died of 'sickness'.
|Surrender of the Spanish|
1793 Commanded RMA company at Plymouth
|Battle of Martinique|