Robert Gibb Nicoll

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 16783
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 34
  • Date of Death: 03.06.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Bienvillers Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XIX.C.14.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 22 Park Place, Ancrum Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Tram Driver, Dundee Corporation
  • Mother:

    Jane Reid Nicoll, 16 Loons Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    David Nicoll, 16 Loons Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Alexander, George, James & William

  • Spouse:

    Robina Nicoll, 109 Logie St,Lochee, Dundee

  • Children:

    David, born 29.03.1911, Jessie, born 18.03.1913 & Olive, born 18.03.1916

More about Robert Gibb Nicoll

Robert was the brother of Gunner James Nicoll, 646246, 373rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery, who died 27.09.1917.

Robert Nicoll   16783 Scots Guards

Private Robert Nicoll, Scots Guards, whose wife and family reside at Park Place, Ancrum Road, Lochee, was 34 years of age.  He enlisted 14 months ago, and had been at the front for six months.  Previous to enlistment he was a tramcar driver in Dundee. He was the fifth son of ex-constable Nicholl and Mrs Nicholl, 16 Loons Road, Dundee.  Another son, James, who was in the R.F.A., was accidentally drowned abroad in November last.  Alexander is still with the Black Watch on active service, although he has lost his left eye, William and George, are also serving, while a son-in-law, Pte. Charles Urquhart, Seaforth Highlanders, was killed in action some time ago.

Dundee Courier 14th June 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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