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DALLING, Sir John, British soldier, died in 1798. He served under Loudoun as major of infantry in 1757, was engaged at Louisburg in 1758, and commanded a body of light infantry under General Wolfe at Quebec in 1759. He was made lieutenant colonel of the 43d foot in 1760, and commanded the regiment at the siege of Havana in August 1762. In 1767 he was appointed lieutenant governor, and a few years later governor, of Jamaica. He was promoted major general in 1777, conducted an expedition against the Spanish colonies in 1780, became lieutenant general in 1782, and was made a baronet in 1783.
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