In 1925 Reginald served the 28th Field Battery (9th Field Brigade RA), located in India. Twee years later, he is mentioned as ADC to General Sir Edmund Ironside in the 1st Merchanised Field Artillery Regiment ( 2nd Division). A year later, in 1928, we find him with the 14th Light Battery (5th Light Brigade). He transferred to the 4th Field Battery (4th Field Brigade) the next year and remained with the regiment until 1932, when he was incorporated in the 'I' Battery (1st Cavalry Brigade RHA).

He served in the 6th Medium Regiment RA four years later and was appointed GSO3 HQ Western (Independent) District, Quetta, in 1938.

During the Second World War, he was at HQ Eastern Command and commanded from 1942 the

Tactical School, Poona; in command of 130th Field Regiment RA (14th Indian Division) as a Senior Artillery Instructor. A year later, he was an Instructor at the School of Artillery, Bombay. Reginald saw his first war service in 1944 when he commanded the 115th Field Regiment RA (19th Indian Division).

In 1945 he served as Colonel of Artillery Training at the War Office and took command of the

4th Medium Regiment RA, Anti-Aircraft Command, and the 44th Searchlight Regiment RA during the following years. 

During the Pakistan campaign in 1952, he was Commander of the Corps of Royal Artillery.

In 1954 he was in charge of the 5th Anti-Aircraft Group and retired from the army a year after.

Reginald wrote the following chapter in The Royal Artillery Commemoration Book 1939-1945; 

‘A story of the march of 115th Field Regiment RA with 19th Indian (Dagger) Division

by Brigadier R. A. G. Nicholson, D.S.O.’


Peter of Ballee                         William of Ballyskeagh 1697 - ?

x                                                   x

Mary Boak                                Mary Ross


                                                 Aaron Gordon                                            William Gordon (1738 - 1831)                  Margaret Gordon                           Mary Gordon


                                                 Margaret Boak (1744 - 14/11/1837)                                                                              

Elizabeth(... - 1839)         Aaron(1781 - 8/10/1844)       Robert of Stragollen (1774- 7/9/1850)         William(..- ./1/1837)          Mary

                                                                                                              X 19/04/1809

                                                                                               Ellen Eagleson (1786 - 21/09/1860)

George (22/6/1824 - 4/6/1896)   William(15/5/1812 - 25/2/1814)  Aaron  (17/5/1814 - 1860)   Matilda An (1/11/1817 - 1863)    William E. (4/6/1831-15/1/1873)     Elizabeth   Robert (4/6/1823 - 23/7/1823)   Margaret (5/5/1810 - 1816)   Ellen (1827 - 1899)     Robert (1830 - 1883)

    X (1)Marion Hay Forbes

Robert (1855-1918)                                                                                                                                                                               X (2) Emelia M. Dick


Marion Elizabeth Versfeld                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                    William Eagleson                   Archibald Alexander                   Robert Aaron                   Emily Mackenzie                           Helen Isabelle

George    Ronald Eagleson                                                                                                                                x                                                         x                                                                                                                                                         x                                                                                       x                                                                                                                                         Margaret Katherine Blair                Lizzie Maude Smith                                                                                                                      Graham H. W. Nicholson              

                    Vera Newcomb                                                                                                                                    


 Cyriel Vivian Eagleson                                                                                          Colin Mackenzie Blair                William "Bill" Hyde Eagleson   Archibald G. R.   Edmund Robert Adam           Cameron Gordon Graham (Nicholson)