Stanley Gordon Nicoll

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 11755
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: Myrtle Villa, Downfield, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    James S. Nicoll, Myrtle Villa, Downfield, Dundee

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  • Children:

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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