Lothian Nicholson

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Sir Lothian Nicholson
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Lt. Gen. Sir Lothian Nicholson
Born (1827-01-19)19 January 1827
Died 27 June 1893(1893-06-27) (aged 66)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Lieutenant-General
Battles/wars
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Lieutenant-General Sir Lothian Nicholson KCB (19 January 1827 – 27 June 1893) was Governor of Gibraltar.

History[edit]

Educated at Mr Malleson's School in Hove and at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, Nicholson was commissioned into the Royal Corps of Engineers in 1846.[1] In 1855 he was sent to the Crimean War where he took part in the Siege of Sevastopol.[1] Then in 1857 he went to Calcutta to help suppress the Indian Mutiny.[1] He was present at the capture of Lucknow.[2]

He was appointed to command the Royal Engineers in the London District in 1861 and then the Royal Engineers in Gibraltar from 1868.[1] Later that year he became Assistant Adjutant-General for the Royal Engineers in Ireland.[1]

In 1878 he was made Lieutenant Governor of Jersey and in 1886 he was made Inspector-General of Fortifications.[1] In 1891 he became Governor of Gibraltar: he died in office in 1893[1] and is buried in North Front Cemetery there.[3]

References[edit]

Government offices
Preceded by
Sir William Norcott
Lieutenant Governor of Jersey
1878–1883
Succeeded by
Henry Wray
Preceded by
Sir Leicester Smyth
Governor of Gibraltar
1891 – 1893
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Biddulph