James Nicoll

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde 2/108
  • Rank: Petty Officer
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Hood Battalion, R.N. Div
  • Place of Death: Egypt
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 31.08.1915
  • Burial Country: Egypt
  • Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: D.73.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 15.02.1892
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 27 Constitution Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Margaret Nicoll

  • Father:

    James Nicoll

  • Siblings:

    George & James

  • Spouse:

    Annie Nicoll, 558 Elgin Ave, Winnipeg, Canada

  • Children:

More about James Nicoll

James Nicoll   C2/108   Hood Bn   R.N.D.

NICOLL—Died at Alexandria, on 31st August, 1915, from wound received in action at the Dardanelles.  Petty Officer James Nicoll, Hood Battalion, R.N.V.R., Clyde, second son of George Nicoll, market gardener, Lochee, and dearly beloved husband of Annie Summers, 7 William Street, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 11th September 1915

The C.W.G.C. records James father as Nicoll James.

Family Background:

James` father, George,was a gardener and the family lived at 206 South Road, Dundee. On 24th July 1914 James married Annie Summers and they lived at 47 Pitalpin Street and then 7 William Street, Dundee.  After the war his widow emigrated to Canada.

Service History:

James joined the RNVR onboard HMS Unicorn in August 1910. He served as Leading Seaman and then Acting Petty Officer of C Company of the Hood Battalion at Antwerp and then went to to Gallipoli in 1915, fighting in all the battles at Krithia. Following the 3rd Battle he contracted pyrexia and was evacuated to Giza Red Cross Hospital in Cairo, Egypt. On 31st August, whilst delirious, he injured his own neck and died of loss of blood.

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell and Hugh Macrae

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