This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Robert Baird Nicoll
- Date of enlistment: 16.09.1914
- Place of enlistment: Dunkeld
- Service no: 5818
- Rank: Trooper
- Regiment/Service: Scottish Horse
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
- Age at Death: 27
- Date of Death: 26.10.1915
- Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
- Cemetery: Lala Baba Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.A.14.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
- Occupation: John Nicoll, Yarn & Cloth Merchant, 1 Royal Exchange Court, Dundee
John Nicoll, 4 Fintry Pl, Broughty Ferry
More about Robert Baird Nicoll
Robert was a former pupil of Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry and is remembered on the schools war memorial.
Robert B. Nicoll 5818 1st Scottish Horse
WELL-KNOWN BROUGHTY MAN
IS KILLED IN ACTION AT DARDANELLES.
Private Robert B. Nicoll, of the 1st Scottish Horse, a well-known Broughty Ferry man, has been killed in action at the Dardanelles.
Private Nicoll was a son of Mr John Nicoll, yarn and cloth merchant, 1 Royal Exchange Court, and Vice-Consul for Portugal, who resides at The Birks, 4 Fintry Place, Broughty Ferry.
Private Nicoll joined the Scottish Horse on 16th September of last year, and arrived at the Dardanelles in August. Prior to enlistment he was in business with his father in Dundee.
Deceased was a native of Broughty Ferry. He was of a cheery, genial disposition, and his death will be deeply regretted by a large circle of friends. He was a keen sportsman, and was a member of the Royal Tay Yachting Club, being owner of the yacht Osprey.
Dundee Courier 13th November 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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