This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
William Hamilton Nicoll
- Date of enlistment: 28.08.1914
- Place of enlistment: Blackboy Hill WA
- Service no: 954
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
- Place of Death: Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli
- Age at Death: 33
- Date of Death: 02.05.1915
- Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
- Cemetery: Lone Pine Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 15
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Occupation: Journalist
John M. Nicoll, 7 Seymour Pl, Paradise Rd, Dundee
More about William Hamilton Nicoll
For more information on William, visit Williams Service Record. William has no known grave but is remembered on the Lone Pine Memorial.
Private W. Hamilton Nicoll, of the Australian Contingent, a son of Mr John M. Nicoll, 7 Paradise Road, Dundee, has been killed at the Dardanelles.
Dundee Journalist’s Death.
Mr John M. Nicoll, 7 Paradise Road, of the firm of Messrs George Girdwood & Company, stationers, has received the sad intelligence of the death in action of his son Private William Hamilton Nicoll, of the 12th Battalion Australian Expeditionary Force. Private Nicoll, who was 33 years of age, was a journalist on the special staff of the Perth (Australia) “Truth” when war broke out, and, fired by the call for volunteers, he at once enlisted in the 12thBattalion. He spent six months in Egypt undergoing training, and then proceeded to the Gallipoli Peninsula, in which he was killed. He had been nine years in Australia, and was highly esteemed in the town of his adoption, in the affairs of which, as befitted a member of his profession, he took a keen interest. Before emigrating, he was well known in Dundee athletic circles and attained a considerable reputation at the Gymnasium as a long leaper and high jumper.
Dundee People’s Journal 19th June 1915
DUNDEE AUSTRALIAN KILLED AT DARDANELLES.
Mr and Mrs John M. Nicoll, 7 Paradise Road, Dundee, last night received official notification that their son Pte. William Hamilton Nicoll, of the 12thBattalion Australian Expeditionary Force, had been killed in action at the Dardanelles on 10th inat.
Pte. Nicoll, who was 33 years of age, had been nine years in Australia, where he followed a journalistic career. He enlisted shortly after the war was declared. Previous to his departure for Australia he was employed in the stationary business in South Africa, to which country he emigrated shortly after peace was declared in the South African War.
Dundee Courier 17th June 1915
Information researched and supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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