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British General William Howe
William Howe Born: August 10, 1729; England
Died: July 12, 1814; Plymouth, England

Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in America: 1775-1778

Battles: Bunker Hill



1729
August 10 - William Howe is born in England.

1746
September 18 - William Howe becomes a Cornet in Cumberland's Light Dragoons.

1750
January 2 - William Howe joins the 20th Foot.
June 1 - William Howe is promoted to Captain of the 20th Foot.

1756
January 4 - William Howe becomes a Major in the 60th Regiment.

1758
- William Howe begins serving in Parliament.
July - William Howe serves under Maj. General Jeffery Amherst in operations against Louisburg.

1759
September 13 - William Howe serves under Maj. General James Wolfe on the Plains of Abraham.
December 17 - William Howe is promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.

1760
- William Howe winters in Quebec in defense of the city.
- William Howe serves under Maj. General Jeffery Amherst during the capture of Montreal.

1761
- William Howe commands a brigade at the Siege of Belle Isle.

1762
- William Howe serves as Adjutant General of the army that captures Havana, Cuba.

1764
- William Howe becomes Colonel of the 46th Foot.

1768
- William Howe becomes Governor of the Isle of Wight.

1772
- William Howe is promoted to Major General.

1774
- William Howe assumes command of training of Light Infantry companies.








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