Name:-   Nicoll, Alexander

Nationality:-    UK

Age :-   31

Rank:-   Private

Number:-  4692


Service:-   Army

Regiment / ship:-  3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales' Own)

Date of death:-   Thursday 13 May 1915

Cemetery / Memorial:-    Ypres (Menin Gate), Belgium

Area of cemetery / memorial :-    Panel 3

Family information:-    Son of John and Catherine Nicoll, "Park view", Ann Street, Blairgowrie.

Extra information:-

Blairgowrie Advertiser 29th May 1915 page 3

"Another Blairgowrie Soldier Killed" (includes a picture)

On Thursday morning Mr. John Nicoll, Park Cottage, Ann Street, Blairgowrie, received intimation from the War Office that his youngest son, Private Alexander Nicoll, of the Royal Horse Guards Blue, has been killed in action on the 13th inst.

It will be remembered that in last week's issue Private W. Lauder, 1st Royal Dragoons, who was wounded in the fighting in Flanders on the above date, in a letter from Kendal Hospital, mentioned that "Alex Nicoll's Regiment was in the fighting that day".

Private Nicoll, who was 31 years of age, and served his apprenticeship as a painter with ex-Provost Smith, Blairgowrie, was eight years in the 3rd Dragoons, serving in the African War.  One the outbreak of hostilities with Germany, he was called up and went to France in end of September.  He tool part in a good deal of the fighting, and was fortunate in escaping scathless, though on one occasion his rifle was smashed with shrapnel.

This is the fourteenth victim of the War connected with Blairgowrie and Rattray district.

Blairgowrie Advertiser 25th June 1915 Page3

On this page there is a tribute to Alex Nicoll.

1891 Census

9, Ann Street, Blairgowrie

John Nicoll, 44, joiner, in employment, born Newtyle in Forfarshire

Catherine Nicoll, 46 Born Caputh, Perth

Susan Nicoll, daughter, unmarried, 17, jute weaver in employment, born Newtyle in Forfarshire

Jessie Nicoll, daughter, unmarried, 15, dressmaker in employment, born in Blairgowrie

William, son, 13, message boy in employment, born Blairgowrie

Joan, daughter, scholar, born Blairgowrie

Alexander M., son, 8, born Blairgowrie

Jane M., daughter, 6, born Blairgowrie

1901 census

9, Ann Street, Blairgowrie

John Nicoll, head, 55, joiner, b. Newtyle

Catherine Nicoll, wife, 56, b. Dunkeld

Jessie Nicoll, daughter, 25, dressmaker, b. Blairgowrie

William Nicoll, son, 23, blacksmith, b. Blairgowrie

Joan Nicoll, daughter, 21, tailoress, b. Blairgowrie

Jeanie Nicoll, daughter, 16, tailoress, b. Blairgowrie




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