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21890   Private Robert McNicol M.M.
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 19/05/1887
Died: 30/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
Robert McNicol was the son of Daniel and Brigid McNicol. He was born on 19th May 1887 in the Cookstown area. The family lived in the Killycurragh area. Robert was the husband of Elizabeth McNichol. Robert enlisted in Cookstown. He served for a time with the Royal Garrison Artillery, before transferring to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Robert McNicol was invalided from Gallipoli after being recommended for gallantry. He won the Military Medal. Private Robert McNicol M.M. was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Saturday 30th March 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

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
2 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
3 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 259
2 Derryloran Parish Church 1915
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 Elizabeth McNichol Does not list Robert as living with his wife at house 13 in Killymoon Demesne, Cookstown Rural, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists McNicol family 1911 census does not list Robert at house 13 in Killycurragh, Oritor
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here (Service Medal)
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here (Military Medal)
6 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Robert McNicol
7 The Gazette 14 Nov 1916 (Edinburgh) Notification of award of Military Medal
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023