1862 – Born on the 3rd of January in Paddington, England.
1880 – He was educated at Royal Military College.
1884 – He was sent to military expeditions to Sudan.
1889 – He was promoted to the position of Captain.
1896 – He became the secretary to the Colonial Defence Committee.
1899 – He was appointed acting governor of Sierra Leone.
1903 – He was appointed as Governor of Hong Kong.
1907 – He was credited with the establishment of a Central Urban Planning and Reconstruction Policy.
1909 – He was raised to a higher rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
1911 – He became the Chairman of the Board of Ireland Revenue.
1916 – He was appointed as secretary to the Ministry of Pension.
1920 – He was appointed Governor of Queensland.
1922 – He actively promoted British migration to Queensland.
1939 – He died on the 18th of April in England.