Colonelcy sentence example
He was given the colonelcy of the 10th (Lancashire Fusiliers), but was too late to take part in the battle of Culloden.
In 1747-1748 he was again with the duke of Cumberland in the Low Countries, and in 1749 was transferred to the cavalry, receiving the colonelcy of the 7th (3rd) Irish Horse (Carabineers).
In 1757 he was made lieutenant-general of the ordnance, and transferred to a fourth colonelcy.
In the following year he was promoted to a colonelcy.
In 1770 Granby, worn out by political and financial trouble, resigned all his offices, except the colonelcy of the Blues.Advertisement
In 1636 he entered parliament as member for Stafford, and during the Civil War held a colonelcy in the parliamentary army.
In 1753 he was given the colonelcy of the 14th foot, and in 1754 he became a major-general.
He commanded his regiment at the battles of Talavera and Busaco, and in 1810 received a colonelcy and the appointment of A.D.C. to the king.
He won his colonelcy by his ability and valour at the battles of Alibunar and Lagerdorf in 1848.
Mr Roosevelt declined the colonelcy of the regiment, preferring to take the post of lieutenant-colonel under his intimate friend Dr Leonard Wood, who, while a surgeon in the United States army, had served in action with gallantry and skill against the Indians.Advertisement
In 1768 the king, who had had a quarrel with Amherst, made amends by giving him another colonelcy; in 1770 he was made governor of Guernsey; and two years later, though not yet a full general, he was made lieutenant-general of the ordnance and acting commander-in-chief of the forces.