Sir Lothian Nicholson
Lt. Gen. Sir Lothian Nicholson
|Born||19 January 1827|
|Died||27 June 1893 66)(aged|
|Years of service||1846–1893|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
He was the son of George Thomas Nicholson and his wife Anne Elizabeth Smith, daughter of William Smith. 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. In 1855 he was sent to the Crimean War where he took part in the Siege of Sevastopol.
He was appointed to command the Royal Engineers in the London District in 1861 and then the Royal Engineers in Gibraltar from 1868. Later that year he became Assistant Adjutant-General for the Royal Engineers in Ireland.
In 1878 he was made Lieutenant Governor of Jersey and in 1886 he was made Inspector-General of Fortifications. In 1891 he became Governor of Gibraltar: he died in office in 1893 and is buried in North Front Cemetery there.
- Stearn, Roger T. "Nicholson, Sir Lothian". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/20144.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
- Edward Talbot Thackeray (2009). Biographical Notices of Officers of the Royal Engineers. BiblioBazaar. p. 66. ISBN 978-1-110-03794-0.
- North Front Cemetery Archived 31 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine
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Sir Leicester Smyth
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