LEST WE FORGET

Lieutenant Hector NICOL

Service No: Not Assigned
Born: Maheno NZ, May 1886
Enlisted in the Army: 6 December 1915
Unit: Training Depot, Australian Flying Corps, attached to RAF School of Wireless
Died: Ground Accident, England, 16 October 1918, Aged 32 Years
Buried: St Lawrence Churchyard, Stratford-sub-Castle, Wiltshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Sarah Nicol; husband of Rose Nicol, of 375, Dank St., Middle Park, Victoria. Born in New Zealand
Place of Association: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

There is correspondence on his Service Record to indicate that Lieutenant’s Nicol’s date of death may be 15 October 1918.

On 16 October 1918, Lieutenant Nicol was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Salisbury, Wiltshire.  He trained as a Wireless Equipment Officer and was attached to No. 88 Squadron RFC and then to the RAF School of Wireless.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, NICOL HECTOR

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