This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Stanley Gordon Nicoll
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 11755
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: Battle of Loos
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 27.09.1915
- Burial Country:
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial, Dud Corner Cemetery, France
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 8 and 9
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: Myrtle Villa, Downfield, Dundee
James S. Nicoll, Myrtle Villa, Downfield, Dundee
More about Stanley Gordon Nicoll
Stanley Gordon Nicoll 11755 2nd Scots Guards
DUNDEE GUARSMAN DIED
WITH HIS FACE TO THE FOE.
Intimation of the death of Private Stanley Gordon Nicoll, of the Scots Guards, has been conveyed to his parents in a sympathetic letter from Corporal Owen Hughes.
Private Nicholl was a son of Mr James Nicoll, 4 Whitehall Street, of the firm of Nicoll & Smibert, Ltd., bakers, Dundee, and he enlisted in the Scots Guards shortly after the outbreak of war. He was previously engaged in business with his father.
In the course of his letter Corporal Hughes, who was formerly a police constable in Dundee, says :–”I saw Stanley lying with his face towards the German lines. Poor chap, he must have been killed on the spot.” To Corporal Hughes fell the mournful duty of sending home to Private Nicoll’s parents some of his property.
Dundee Courier 8th October 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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