Second Lieutenant Anthony Nichol

Second Lieutenant Anthony Thomas Nichol, 15th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. He died on 16th April 1917 of wounds received during the Battle of Arras aged 19. He was the son of Lt.Col. William Dale Nichol and Mary Louisa Nichol of 8 Kimbolton Avenue, Bedford and is buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France. ( It was alleged that Junior Officers life expectancy at that stage in the War averaged 6 weeks ). Although his parents lived in Bedford his mother had been brought up in Birch Hill, Norham where his Grandmother and aunt still lived.

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