Entered the Army and obtained a captaincy, in the 42nd or 1st Battalion of Royal Highlanders, 1756. Appointed aide de camp to Major General Amerherst, 1759, with whom he made campaignsin Canada of that and the following year. Appointed Major of the 78th or 2nd Highland Battalion 1760 and in September following, employed by General Amherst in communicating to the Marquis de Vaudreuil the conditions preparatory to the surrender of Montreal, and in obtaining his signature to them. The 78th Regiment having been disbanded in 1763, retired on half pay. Again entered active service 1770 as lieutenant-colonel of the 22 Regiment, then serving in America under the command of Liutenant General Gage, killed in the battle of Bunker Hill June 17th 1775.
Tiré de Burpee, Lawrence J., Encyclopedia of Canadian History, Makers of Canada Series, vol 12, 1927.