1706 - He was born in Glassaugh, Banffshire, Scotland to a wealthy family.
1742 - He purchased a major's commission to enter the army.
1746 - He was promoted as Colonel.
1756 - He was promoted as Major-General.
1757 - He commanded a brigade at Louisbourg.
1758 - He became Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in North America after the
departure of John Campbell in March.
- He was a genius at organization, but vacillated in his leadership to the point
where his troops called him Mrs. Nanny Cromby.
- He managed the remarkable feat of assembling 15,000 troops
1759 - His return to England, he sat as a member of parliament, and supported the coercive
policy toward the American colonies.
1781 - He died on the 23rd of April.
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