Colonel Sir Robert N. NICKLE

Commanded the 36th Regiment of Foot (1st Battalion) from June 1830 to June 1830.
(became 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment in 1881)


Sir Robert N. Nickle entered the army as Ensign in the 5th battalion 60th Foot, his commission bearing date 22nd of January 1801. On 19th of May of same year he exchanged to the 15th Foot, and on 6th of January 1802, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. On 25th of June of same year he was passed to the half pay list.

On 25th of October 1803, he joined the 8th reserve battalion. On 4th of August 1804, he was transferred to the 88th Foot. In 1806 he sailed for South America, where he remained until 1807. He was present at the battle of Buenos Ayres on 25th of July 1807, under General Whitelock, where he was severely wounded. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 88th Regiment on 1st of June 1809, and was present in that rank at Talavera 27th and 28th of July, 1809, Busaco 27th of September 1810, where he commanded the advance guard of 3rd Division, and was particularly thanked by Generals Picton and Brisbane; second siege of Badajos, where he volunteered and commanded the storming party, or forlorn hope, and received the thanks of Major-General Crawford; and battles of Pyrenees, from 28th of July to 1st of August 1813. He commanded the Light Battalion at Orthes and at Vic-bi-Gorea, and many other affairs of Light Infantry. He was also present at the battles of Nivelle, 10th of November 1813; Nive, 9th of December 1813; and Orthes, 27th of February 1814. He commanded a Brigade of Light Infantry at Nivelle, for which he received a gold medal. Was present at the battle of Toulouse, 10th of April 1814, where he was severely Wounded.

He served at Platsburgh, on Lake Champlain, North America, 11th of September 1814, under General Provost (slightly wounded), and was thanked by Major-General Sir Philip Robinson. Was recommended by the Duke of Wellington for the brevet rank of major for service in the field, which he received on 21st of January 1819.

On 28th of November 1822, he was promoted to the rank of Major in 88th Regiment, and on 30th of June 1825, Lieutenant-Colonel (unattached list).

On the 15th of June 1830, he was transferred to the 36th Regiment, which he commanded during their tour of service in Barbadoes and Antigua, and on 22nd of August 1834, he was again passed to the unattached list. On 1st of January 1838, he was called to particular service, and on 29th of August 1843, he was again passed to the unattached list.

On 28th of June 1838, was promoted to brevet rank of Colonel.

He died on 26th of May, 1855.