1894 - 1916 (22 years)
||James McNicol |
||2 Mar 1894
||Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland 
||McNichol Dr., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|McNichol Drive named in his honour |
|Eby ID Number
||15 Sep 1916
||, France 
||Vimy Memorial, , Pas De Calais, France 
||29 Sep 2019 |
||Alexander Caddel McNicol, b. 7 Sep 1855, Calton, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland , d. 19 Feb 1917, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (Age 61 years) |
||Annie Kay, b. 1855, Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland , d. 23 Oct 1918, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (Age 63 years) |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
|Born - 2 Mar 1894 - Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland
|Honoured - McNichol Drive named in his honour - - McNichol Dr., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Died - 15 Sep 1916 - , France
|Buried - - Vimy Memorial, , Pas De Calais, France
- 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/
- [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