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Col (Tempy Brig Gen) Lewis Loyd Nicol CB


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I have the following on this officer - Lewis Lloyd Loyd Nicol, Colonel (Temp. Brig-Gen). Reported to be widely respected by his brigade for unfailing personal courage and tenacity, who despite sickness at Gallipoli 'stuck it out.' CB in Birthday Honours 1916 and twice MiD that year. Also Legion of Honour and Order of the White Eagle.

But so far I have not been able to pick-up his date of birth

(any other details would of course be most welcome)

 

Can anyone help?

 

Thanks in advance

Michael

 

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correct spelling middle name
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10 Apr 58. 'London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917' for Lewis Loyd Nicol (Ancestry).

Acknown

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6 minutes ago, Acknown said:

10 Apr 58. 'London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917' for Lewis Loyd Nicol (Ancestry).

Acknown

 

That's a big help - Thank you

I had understood that he was not young, but that's a good age on that battlefield isn't it

Thanks again

Michael

 

edit to add  -  I'll recheck the spelling of the middle name too - thanks

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There's loads more on Ancestry, but I haven't time at the moment. Perhaps another fact hound will step in?

Acknown

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  • michaeldr changed the title to Col (Tempy Brig Gen) Lewis Loyd Nicol CB

This is what I found on Ancestry:

Birth: 10 Apr 58 - Paddington.

Father: James Dyce Nicol (1807 - 1872) born Stonehouse, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. Landowner. 

Mother: Catherine Loyd (1816 - 1905) born Manchester.

Siblings: Margaret Dyce, William Edward, James Dyce, Sarah Loyd.

Lived: 5 Hyde Park Terrace (possible address when born, not proven), Cyprus, St. John's Road, Newport IoW (1891 - captain), Fieldgate Lane, Kenilworth (1901 - major), Chalet Habas, St. Jean de Luz Basses, Pyrenees, France (1935 - from probate). Plenty of gaps; overseas service?

Ranks (taken from UK, Hart's Annual Army List, 1908):

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Married: As Lt Rifle Brigade on 16 Jun 1886 to Agnes Lucy Freeling (daughter of Sir Stanford Freeling KCMG Colonial Service).

Children: Violet Nora (1887).

Death: 25 May 35 in France.

Acknown

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Michael,

 

From "The Rifle Brigade Century"

Medals S.A.M., Z is the South African Medal, Kaffir War

Q.S.A.M., Queens South Africa Medal, (16)  is Transvaal, (25) is 1901, (26) is 1902

 

2nd Column is date as 2nd Lt., 3rd Column is date as Lieutenant, 4th Column is date as Captain, 5th Column is higher ranks & remarks. Nothing in The Rifle Brigade Chronicles as usual as he was not in The Rifle Brigade at the time of his death and for some time beforehand.

 

Andy

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Thanks Andy – L L Nicol, 2nd Lt 1879 & still going strong 1914-18

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from The Tenth (Irish) Division in Gallipoli by Major Bryan Cooper

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