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Captain Eric Stanhope NICOLL, 2nd/4th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died, 18th January 1918, age 25.

Born 19th January 1893.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanhope Nicoll, of Knockpatrick, Jamaica, British West Indies.

Next of Kin - Mrs E.F.Nicoll, Mandeville, Jamaica, B.W.I.

Enlisted 5th November 1914, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Commemorated at Jerusalem War Cemetery, O. 105., Israel.

AWARDS: MC

NOTE: cannot find an entry in Officers Died in the Great War


London Gazette 9th June 1917.

Royal West Kent Regiment - 2nd Lieutenant E. S. Nicoll to be Lieutenant, with precedence as from 14th June 1916, next below Lt. W. T. Monkton. - 5th May 1917.

London Gazette 3rd July 1917.

Royal West Kent Regiment -The under mentioned Lieutenants to be acting Captains whilst commanding a Company -

E. S. Nicoll. 23rd May 1917.

London Gazette 11th August 1917.

Royal West Kent Regiment - 2nd Lieutenant  (acting  Captain) (now Lieutenant) E. S. Nicoll relinquishes the acting rank of Captain on ceasing to command a Company. - 24th June 1917.

London Gazette 21st January 1918.

Royal West Kent Regiment - Lieutenant  E. S. Nicoll to be acting  Captain, whilst commanding a Company. - 12th November 1917.

London Gazette 18th February 1918.

His Majesty the KING has been pleased to confer the under mentioned rewards for gallantry and distinguished service in the Field. The acts of gallantry for which the decorations have been awarded will be announced in the London Gazette as early as practicable:

AWARDED THE MILITARY CROSS

Lieutenant  Eric Stanhope Nicoll, Royal West Kent Regiment.

London Gazette 18th July 1918.

With reference to the awards conferred as announced in the London Gazette dated 18th February 1918, the following are the statements of service for which the decorations were conferred:

AWARDED THE MILITARY CROSS

Lieutenant  Eric Stanhope Nicoll, Royal West Kent Regiment.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his company with great courage and determination under heavy fire, and took command of the whole line against a strong enemy force. He showed splendid energy and initiative.


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