As a soldier in the British Army, he is among the first troops sent to control the riots in Boston.
Matthew Kilroy was sent to Boston in 1768, and caused constant trouble. Robbery and street fights were only the beginning; he finally said that he would take any chance to kill a Bostonian. He finally had his chance on March 5th of 1770, when he was responsible for up to two deaths. Although history very rarely consists of “good” and “bad,” it seems clear that he was the latter type.