McNICHOLL, William John
(Service number 53059)
|First Rank||Last Rank|
|Date||27 August 1893||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||408 Aberdeen Road, Gisborne|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||George McNICHOLL (father), Thomas Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||13 May 1973||Age||79 years|
|Place of Death||Masterton|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Archer Street Cemetery, Masterton|
|Memorial Reference||Row W, Plot 56|
|New Zealand Memorials|
William John McNicholl was born on 27 August 1893 at Timaru, the eldest son of George and Harriett (née Tavener) McNicholl, and was baptised on 26 September 1893 at St Mary’s Anglican Church, Timaru. He was educated at Waimataitai School. A plasterer and single, he was residing in Gisborne when he enlisted and named his father as next-of-kin – George McNicholl, Thomas Street, Timaru.
He married Lila Muriel Haxton in 1924. William died on 13 May 1973 at Masterton, aged 79. Lila died in 1977. They are buried together in the Archer Street Cemetery, Masterton. His brother, George McNicholl, served in the war.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 March 2021]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [14 March 2021]; Baptism record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG transcription) [14 March 2021]; Archer Street Cemetery, Masterton, headstone transcription [14 March 2021]; Archer Street Cemetery, Masterton, burial record (Masterton District Council) [14 March 2021]
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