Major Arthur Patrick Nicol MC

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
Kilry, Forfarshire
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
WEST, Eva Kathleen Governess Single F 23 1878 Governess
CUMMING, Helen Servant Single F 63 1838 Nurse (Domestic)
Glenluce, Wigtonshire
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)
Glenluce, Wigtonshire
ROLLO, Bella Servant Single F 20 1881 Housemaid (Domestic)
Alyth, Perthshire

1911 census at April 1911 • 57 High Street, Banchory, Aberdeen

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. Described as a farmer who's spent three years serving in the Fife and Forfar Light Horse, he signed up to serve in the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force, giving his address as Ochterlony, Guthrie, (in Angus), Scotland.

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

1918 Jun 3 MC Gazetted

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.

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

1944 Dec 1 Arrives UK from Egypt. He is a Red Cross Official

1962 May 10 Died Dumfries aged 89

1962 May 14 Buried at Lintrathen Parish Churchyard, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland