James McA. Nicoll

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 646246
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 373rd Battery
  • Place of Death: Iraq
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 27.09.1917
  • Burial Country: Iraq
  • Cemetery: Basra War Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 3 & 60

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
  • Address: 16 Loons Road, Lochee, Dundee
  • Occupation: McGregor & Balfour, North Tay Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jane Reid Nicoll, 16 Loons Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    David Nicoll, 16 Loons Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Alexander, George, Robert & William

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James McA. Nicoll

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Basra Memorial. He was the brother of Guardsman Robert Gibb Nicoll, 16783, 2nd Battalion Scots Guards, who was killed in action 03.06.1918.

James Nicholl   646246   Royal Field Artillery


Gunner James Nicholl, R.F.A., son of Mrs Nicoll, 16 Loons Road, Lochee, has been accidentally drowned in Mesopotamia on 27th September last.

Deceased, who was a son of the late ex-Constable David Nicholl, Dundee Police Force, had been 2½ years with the colours.  He joined when he was only 16 years of age, and was previously employed by M’Gregor & Balfour, Ltd., North Tay Works, Lochee.

Three of deceased’s brothers are with the colours, while a fourth, who lost an eye in one of the earliest engagements, has been discharged.

Dundee Courier 16th November 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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