This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 2151
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 09.05.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 24 to 26
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 110 Victoria Road, Dundee
- Occupation: Soldier
John Nicol, 110 Victoria Rd, Dundee
More about John Nicol
John has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial. He is believed to be the brother of Cpl James Nicol, 2391, 4th Black Watch who was killed in action, 25.09.1915.
John Nicol 2151 2nd Black Watch
MISSING DUNDEE LANCE-CORPORAL
IS OFFICIALLY REPORTED KILLED.
Lance-Corporal John Nicol, of the 2nd Black Watch, a young Dundee soldier, who has been missing since 9th May, is now officially reported killed.
Deceased was the youngest son of Mr John Nicol, 110 Victoria Road. He started out in life as a painter, and for a few years was in the employment of J. & J. Pattullo, Blackscroft. He joined the army close on four years ago, and had he survived would by now have attained his majority. Nicol came with his battalion from India, and prior to the New Year was wounded in the knee in the fighting at La Bassee. After undergoing treatment in hospital in London he was at home in Dundee for a period, and returned to the front about March.
Although the official news that Lance-Corporal Nicol had met his death in action has just come to hand, his relatives had feared the worst for some time. In fact, a brother, who is at the front with the 4th Black Watch, sent home word that John Had been killed. The deceased Lance-Corporal was a popular young man and had many friends in the city.
Dundee Courier 3rd September 1915
Both C.W.G.C. & S.D.G.W. record this mans rank as Private.
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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