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PostSubject: NICKLIN, WILLIAM, Staff Engineer, Royal Navy   Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:38 pm

"NICKLIN, WILLIAM, Staff Engineer, Royal Navy; entered the Royal Navy in 1864, and became Engineer in 1871. He served in the Zulu War in 1879 (Medal); in Egypt in 1882, including the bombardment of Alexandria (Medal with clasp, Bronze Star, promoted). He became Chief Engineer in 1882, and served as Chief Engineer in the Turquoise, being present in the Eastern Sudan at the defence of Suakin in 1884; in Burma, as Chief Engineer of the Naval Brigade, at the bombardment of Minhla, the occupation of Mandalay, and at the expedition to Bhamo, 1885-86, when he was twice mentioned in Despatches, received the Medal with clasp, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 21 June 1887]: "William Nicklin, Staff Engineer, Royal Navy. For Operations in Burma". He became Inspector of Machinery, retiring in 1896, and lived at 20 Lion Terrace, Portsmouth. He died on 19th April 1902.

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PostSubject: William Nicklin . Staff Engineer R.N.   Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:31 am

William Nicklin served on HMS Euphrates as an Engineer , all those on this Ship were awarded the Medal without Clasp .
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