He earned distinction in British victories at the battles of Louisburg and Quebec in the Seven Years War (French and Indian War in the USA).Following the passage of the Quebec Act in 1774, he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Detroit, where he led the King's 8th Regiment.A local colloquialism, it refers to the northern end of the city which abuts Pembroke March. See White's Island on your left in the harbor, also cruise ships or other vessels passing by.Pond Hill is the highest point of swampy, low-lying ground near Back O' Town. Also superb as a place to watch the annual illuminated boat parade, every December just before Christmas.David's and the-then US Navy Operating Base in Southampton Parish.
In Bermuda and Dominica, the largest of the British Caribbean territories, he was very much a diplomat.
In Dominica, most of the inhabitants there regarded him as the savior from the French who several times tried uprisings.
With his former military prowess, he led the British forces and local militia and aborted the attempts.
It is not well known, even by locals, that the city motto "Hamilton Sparsa Collegit" - as shown on the commemorative coin above -is not directly about the city but about how Governor "Hamilton had brought together the scattered." Later, he was Governor of the much bigger (more than ten times the size) but less populated Caribbean island of Dominica in the Leeward Islands (not to be confused with the Spanish-speaking Dominican Republic).
There, he got married, at the age of 61, to a young English girl, Elizabeth Lee, on March 19, 1795, only four months after his arrival.