|Died||8 May 1763 (aged 76 or 77)|
|Allegiance||Kingdom of Great Britain|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Culloden|
He became a leading military theoretician and military writer: among his books, was A Treatise of Military Discipline: In Which is laid down and Explained the Duties of Officer and Soldier which was published in 1727 and "considered the bible of the British Army". A first edition was owned by George Washington who encouraged his officers in the Continental Army to "study Bland and other treatises."
Present at Battle of Dettingen in 1743, he had his horse shot out from him. He was commander of a cavalry brigade in the Low Countries between 1744 and 1745. Following the Jacobite Rising of 1745 he was commander of the cavalry at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.
On 27 June 1737 he was promoted to the colonelcy of the 36th Regiment of Foot, from which he was removed, in 1741, to the 13th Regiment of Dragoons, and two years afterwards to the 3rd (King's Own) Regiment of Dragoons. In July 1752 he was removed to the 1st Dragoon Guards, the colonelcy of which he retained until his decease in 1763.
In 1755 he married Elizabeth Dalrymple: there were no children.
- Ward, Harry. George Washington's Enforcers: Policing the Continental Army. Carbondale, Il: Southern Illinois University Press, 2006. Print.
- Culloden Moor 1746, Osprey Books
|Quartermaster-General to the Forces
|Governor of Gibraltar
Sir Philip Honywood
|Colonel of 1st (The King's) Dragoon Guards