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A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

James McNicol

Male 1894 - 1916  (22 years)


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  • Name James McNicol 
    Born 2 Mar 1894  Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Honoured McNichol Dr., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    McNichol Drive named in his honour 
    Military WW1 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-66889 
    Died 15 Sep 1916  , France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Vimy Memorial, , Pas De Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I66889  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Alexander Caddel McNicol,   b. 7 Sep 1855, Calton, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1917, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Annie Kay,   b. 1855, Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1918, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Family ID F17454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Mar 1894 - Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHonoured - McNichol Drive named in his honour - - McNichol Dr., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Sep 1916 - , France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Vimy Memorial, , Pas De Calais, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Unimaginable grief' when two mothers lose four sons

      Ten local soldiers were killed 100 years ago, capturing a ruined French village on the Western Front.

      It was among the bloodiest days this community endured in the First World War and it happened Sept. 15, 1916, at the Somme battlefield.

      The telegrams reached home three weeks later. Two mothers suffered the most.

      Harriet Carthy learned that her son Percy was killed in action. That's after his brother Eric was killed in an earlier skirmish. Annie McNicol learned that her son James was killed in action. That's after his brother Alexander died of his wounds following an earlier skirmish.

      Percy and James climbed out of the trenches at 6: 24 a.m. They were in the first wave to attack the German front line, aiming for the ruins of Courcelette.

      James, 22, checked train cars before he enlisted. He was a cheerful man who played in the battalion band. "I knew there was something wrong," Annie said, absorbing the terrible news. She hadn't received a letter from her son in three weeks....


      'Unimaginable grief' when two mothers lose four sons. (2016). Therecord.com. Retrieved 15 September 2016, from https://www.therecord.com/news-story/6858427--unimaginable-grief-when-two-mothers-lose-four-sons/

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      South: Alex C. McNicol/ wounded/ Battle of Ypes/ June 13, 1916/ died June 21, 1916/ Bugler J. McNicol/ killed in action/ Battle of Somme/ Sept. 15, 1916