NICOL, Alexander Stevenson
(Service number 23/1132)

Aliases Alex Stevenson NICOL on personnel file.
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 18 October 1892 Place of Birth Bannockburn, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Catherine Street, Timaru
Occupation Flour-mill packer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Jas NICOL (father), 24 Arthur Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion
Unit, Squadron, or Ship D Company
Date 9 October 1915
Transport Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Postal clerk


Date 12 August 1948 Age 55 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 50, Plot 52
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Alexander Stevenson Nicol was the son of James and Marion (née Stewart) Nicol. Born in 1889 at Bannockburn, Stirlingshire, Scotland, he was at home at Bannockburn with his family in 1891 and 1901. By 1911 Alexander, Robert, William, Mary and Janet had settled at Timaru with their widowed father. Alexander suffered permanent disability. Alexander married Annie Helliwell in 1921. His brother Robert also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 May 2018]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [27 May 2018]

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