Colonel Charles WYNDHAM
Commanded the 36th Regiment of Foot (1st Battalion) from June 1827 to June 1830.
(became 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment in 1881)
Charles Wyndham entered the army as Cornet in the 10th Light Dragoons, his commission bearing date 17th October 1811. On 5th November 1812, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. He served with the 10th Light Dragoons in the latter campaigns of 1812-13 under Lord Wellington, with the army in Portugal, Spain, and France, being present and actually engaged in the following actions, besides various outposts and picquets affairs, in one of which (before Toulouse) he received a slight wound on the knee, but refused to be returned on the list of wounded; Morales, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Tarbes, Orthes, and Toulouse.
On 12th November 1814, he was transferred to 14th Light Dragoons, and on 25th December of same year he was passed to the half-pay list. On 12th September 1816, he was transferred to the 19th Light Dragoons, and on 24th February 1817, he was promoted to the rank of Captain and posted to the 60th Foot. On 25th March of same year he was again passed to the half pay list. On 24th April same year he was transferred to 2nd Life Guards, and on 20th December 1821, promoted to a majority in the 67th Foot.
On 26th June 1823, he was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel (unattached list). On 28th June 1827, he was transferred to 36th Foot. On 15th June 1830, he was again passed to the unattached list, and on 18th January 1836, transferred to the 76th Foot. On 28th June 1838, he was promoted Brevet-Colonel.
He retired by sale of his commission in 1839.