1873 Jan 25. Born West Derby, Lancashire. Parents William and Mary Nicol
1881 census at School Chester Road, Hartford, Cheshire
1887 Sep Commences his studies at Harrow School. He left Harrow in 1892
1891 census at St Michaels Mr, Southwood Road, Toxteth Park
1892 Oct 14 Matriculates at New College, Oxford. He had been to Harrow
1900 Jun 27 Married at Kinfare, Staffordshire, England to Daisy Showell
1901 census at Craigisla Mansion House, Glenisla, Aylth, Perthshire
|NICOL, Theodora||Head||Single||F||20||1881|| Living On Own Means
|NICOL, Constance May||Sister||Single||F||17||1884|| Living On Own Means
|NICOL, Arthur Patrick||Brother||Married||M||28||1873|| Farmer
|NICOL, Daisy||Sister-In-Law||Married||F||24||1877|| Farmer's Wife
|GILDEA, Edith Louise||Visitor||Widow||F||36||1865||England|
|WEST, Eva Kathleen||Governess||Single||F||23||1878|| Governess
|CUMMING, Helen||Servant||Single||F||63||1838|| Nurse (Domestic)
|MCKENZIE, Mary||Servant||Single||F||29||1872|| Cook
||Auldearn G & E, Nairnshire|
|URQUHART, Jessie||Servant||Single||F||26||1875|| Housemaid (Domestic)
||Ferintosh G & E, Rossshire|
|LAWTON, Susan||Servant||Single||F||26||1875|| Tablemaid (Domestic)
|ROLLO, Bella||Servant||Single||F||20||1881|| Housemaid (Domestic)
1913 Feb 14. Leaves UK for Canada. Travels alone, 1st class, and intends living in Canada.
1914 Jun 6. Ochterlony House, Rescobie Parish, Dundee Fined £1 for speeding
1914 Sep 23. Enlists in Canadian Exp Force
1914 Dec 14. The following announcement is substituted for that which appeared in the London Gazette of 26th January, 1915, under the heading " North Midland Brigade, Royal Field Artillery": — Arthur Patrick Nicol to be Captain (temporary).
1915 Feb Lands in France
1917 Sep 1. Capt. (temp.) (actg. Maj.) A. P. Nicol to be Capt. (actg. Maj.), with /precedence as from 1st June 1916, and with seniority next below Capt. J. H.Squire
1919 Apr 19. Capt. (actg. Maj.) A. P. Nicol, M.C., 4th Nth. Midland Bde., relinquishes the actg. rank of Maj. on ceasing to command a Bty., R.F.A. (T.F.). This is the first ref to an MC, but I cannot find it in LG. It looks as if it was in Russia.
1919 Nov 14. Employed class FF under Directorate of War Graves
1920 May 31 . Enlisted in RIC as a Defence of Barracks Sgt
1920 Jul 30. Artillery.—Capt. A. P. Nicol, M.C., from 4th North Midland Bde., to be Maj.
1920 Aug 6. Form 3 transfer at Depot. Service no 456.
1920 Aug 24. Commanding Officer D Coy
1920 Oct 2. Connacht Tribune carries a statement by "the commander of D Coy" who says "we are the auxiliary force, and act independently. All our men are ex-officers and I hope gentlemen. I wish it to be distinctly understood that we are not here to shoot people, but to restore order. We are obliged to take certain steps to do this...Peaceable, law abiding citizens have nothing to fear from us."
1920 Oct 10. He was Commanding D Coy when the trail of Mannox, West and Burke took place
1920 Nov 22. Crozier comes to Galway and dismisses the D Company Commander for excess drinking. The records are very coy about who this first Coy Commander of D Coy was. Guard was appointed D Coy commander in his place.
1920 Nov 30 . Reverts to T/Cadet. A small, insignificant entry in the Alphabetic Register above, shows the story
It is unclear what he did from 30 Nov to 16 Dec as the word on the register below is impossible to make out
1920 Nov 30 to 11 Dec on Leave
1920 Dec 16. Posted to K Coy (after burning of Cork). He was T/Cadet. Somewhat odd that he was posted to K Coy given the problems that were apparent with it after Cork burning
1921 Feb 5. Resigned at own request from ADRIC
1941 May 30
1962 May 10 Died Dumfries aged 89
1962 May 14 Buried at Lintrathen Parish Churchyard, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland