Private David McNichol
Regiment Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry Service No. 11042
Date of Death 15th April 1916
Grave/Memorial Reference VI. K. 2.
Cemetery Basra War Cemetery Iraq
David McNichol was born in Crewe Cheshire, in the early part of 1885, to William and Catherine McNichol, though on the Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 records he is given as born at Brinklow, Rugby and residing in Rugby. On the 1911 census he is boarding in Rugby at 8 Cross Street and gave his birthplace as Crewe. On the 1891 census he was the third son of four boys and the family were living at Chester Street, Coppenhall, Nantwich, Cheshire and all gave their birthplaces as Crewe. David’s brothers were William, John and Douglas. Their father and mother were born in Scotland. On the 1901 census the family are still at the same address and they are all working. The father’s occupation was as a Plumber. David was an Apprentice Bricksetter, his elder brother William was an Apprentice Engine Fitter, John an Apprentice Plumber and the youngest Douglas was in the Railway Time Office. David was single in 1911 when he was living at 8 Cross Street Rugby and he is a Bricklayer.
He served with the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, arriving in France on 20th May 1915. He died of wounds 15th April 1916 and is buried in Basra War Cemetery Iraq.
He is listed on the Rugby Memorial Gates as McNicoll although other records have him McNichol.
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