Corporal William Nichol

Corporal William Scott Nichol, 12th ( Service ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He died from wounds, aged 35, in France on the 24th August 1918 during the ” Advance To Victory “. He had been born in Hawick in 1883 and was the son of the late George Nichol and Margaret Nichol of Hawick. He was the husband of Isabella Nichol of 5 Dunsdale Haugh, Selkirk and is buried in St Hilaire Cemetery Extension, Frevent, France. He had originally been posted to the 2nd Battalion but was wounded and evacuated to hospital in Cheshire. When he returned to France he was posted to the 12th Battalion where he was wounded again and died in the 19th Casualty Clearing Station at Frevent. At this time the Battalion was supplying carrying parties for other Battalions of the 9th ( Scottish ) Division in their attacks around Meteren and shellfire caused some casualties, probably including Corporal Nichol. The photos show Allied troops during the final 100 days of the War.

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