NICOL, William Harold
(Service number 7/97)

Aliases Known as Harold
First Rank Trooper Last Rank Sergeant


Date 16 May 1886 Place of Birth Naseby

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waimate
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Robert NICOL (father), Waimate
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted rifles
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Mounted Rifles

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Date 10 December 1952 Age 66 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Services Section, Block 3A, Plot 339
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Harold Nicol, known as Harold, was born in 1886 at Naseby, to Robert and Elizabeth Ereana (ereana, née Andrews) Nicol. Robert, from Scotland, married Elizabeth in 1878 at Oamaru. Robert established the flour mill (with the giant silos) iat Waimate in 1890. Both parents died at Waimate, his mother in 1920 and his father in 1926. Harold married ethel Jean Johnston in 1931


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 May 2018]; Ruru Cemetery headstone itranscription [27 May 2018]

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