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30/03/2018 The 1911 census does not list Robert as living with his wife and in-laws at house 13 in Killymoon Demesne in Cookstown. This seems to suggest that he may have already joined the army.
30/03/2018 Robert McNicol and Elizabeth Lyttle were married on 25th August 1910 in the district of Cookstown.
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29/03/2018 Private Robert McNicol served for a time with the Royal Garrison Artillery, having the Regimental No. 29639.
29/03/2018 Robert McNicol was the son of Daniel and Brigid McNicol. Daniel McNicol and Bridget ‘Biddy’ Maye were married on 19th November 1881 in the district of Cookstown.
29/03/2018 Robert McNicol was born on 19th May 1887 in the Cookstown area, probably in the Killycurragh area. He was the middle child of seven.
29/03/2018 Family: Daniel McNicol, Bridget McNicol, Martha McNicol (born 20th November 1882), William McNicol (born 1st April 1884), Mary McNicol (born 28th November 1885), Robert McNicol (born 19th May 1887), Lily McNicol (born 7th February 1889), Margaret McNicol (born 15th January 1891), Daniel McNicol (born 20th April 1892)
29/03/2018 The 1901 census does not list Robert as living with the family at house 12 in Killycurragh, Orritor, Cookstown. Daniel McNicol was a labourer.
29/03/2018 Robert enlisted in Cookstown.
29/03/2018 Private Robert McNicol transferred to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
29/03/2018 Robert McNicol was invalided from the Dardanelles after being recommended for gallantry.
29/03/2018 Acting Corporal Robert McNicol was awarded the Military Medal. The Military Medal was awarded to men and women who had shown individual or associated acts of bravery and at least 115,000 were awarded during the First World War.
29/03/2018 The London and Edinburgh Gazette announced the award of his Military Medal (without an accompanying citation) in November 1916.
29/03/2018 Acting Corporal Robert McNicol M.M. was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was listed as missing, killed in action on Saturday 30th March 1918, during the German Spring Offensive of 1918.
29/03/2018 Private Robert McNicol M.M. has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 79 - 80 at Pozieres Memorial in France.
29/03/2018 Private McNicol M.M. is also commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph.
29/03/2018 Robert’s younger brother also served. Lance Corporal Daniel McNicol, of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, was wounded for a second time in France in early 1916. He was severely wounded during the war, resulting in the loss of one of his legs. Daniel survived the war and returned to Killycurragh.
29/03/2018 The 1911 census does not list Robert as living with the family at house 13 in Killycurragh, Orritor. His father was a farm servant.
30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 26th February 1916: (brother of Robert McNicol)
30/12/2015 Lance Corporal Robert McNicol, 1st Royal Dublin Fusiliers, invalided from the Dardanelles, after being recommended for gallantry, is the son of Mr Daniel McNicol, Killycurragh, Cookstown.
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30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 26th February 1916
30/12/2015 Lance Corporal Daniel McNicol, 2nd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, wounded (second time) in France, is the youngest son of Mr Daniel McNicol, Killycurragh, Cookstown
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