He was probably a son of Arthur Whitmore, of York, England. He served in the War of the Austrian Succession, and was made lieutenant-colonel of the 36th Regiment of Foot in 1747. He was promoted in July 1757, colonel of the 22nd Regiment of Foot, and next year was made brigadier general. He was at the Siege of Louisburg in 1758, and, after the surrender of the town, was left there as military governor.
On a voyage to Boston in December 1761, the ship put into Plymouth harbor to seek shelter from contrary winds, and Whitmore, going on deck at midnight, accidentally fell overboard and was drowned. His body was taken up next morning near the "Gurnet", and carried to Boston in the same vessel. He was buried on 16 December in the King's Chapel.
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- "Edward Whitmore". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2005.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1889). "Whitmore, Edward". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton This work in turn cites:
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