1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
30/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
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.
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.