General Lord Robert MANNERS
Colonel of the 36th Regiment of Foot (became 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment in 1881)
Appointed Colonel on 13th March 1751 to 10th September 1765
Lord Robert Manners, son of John, 2nd Duke of Rutland, choosing a military life, purchased an ensigncy in the Coldstream guards, on the 26th of July 1735; was appointed Lieutenant in May 1740, and Captain and Lieut.-Colonel in the First Foot Guards on the 22nd of April 1742. In December 1747, he was promoted to the rank of Colonel and appointed Aide-de-camp to King George II.; on the 13th of March 1751 his Lordship was appointed by His Majesty to the colonelcy of the 36th Regiment of Foot. The rank of Major-General was conferred upon Lord Robert Manners on the 7th of February 1757, and his Lordship was advanced to the rank of Lieutenant-General on the 7th of April 1759; in 1765 he was removed to the 3rd Dragoon Guards, and was promoted to the rank of General on the 25th of May 1772.
He died on the 31st of May 1782.