1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
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.
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.