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21890   Private Robert McNicol
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 30/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Robert McNichol was the son of Daniel and Brigid McNichol, Killycurragh, Cookstown, and husband of Elizabeth McNichol. He had previously served with the Royal Garrison Artillery before transferring to 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. During his years of service Robert was awarded the Military Medal. Robert McNichol was listed as missing, killed in action on 30th March 1918, during the German Spring Offensive of 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
  Albert, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 79-80
CWGC Casualty 1584976
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 2 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 259
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McNicol family 1901 census does not list Robert at house 12 in Killycurragh, Oritor
2 1911 Census lists McNicol family 1911 census does not list Robert at house 13 in Killycurragh, Oritor
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
4 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Robert McNicol
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018