John Nicolson, 9 North Tolsta
Private JOHN NICOLSON
"An Driodan" - Iain, Mac Alasdair Mhic Neacail
Son of Alexander Nicolson
Last address in Lewis: 9 North Tolsta,
Service unit: 1st Gordon Highlanders
Service number: S/5957
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of death: 28 February 1915 at the age of 19
Died of wounds
Interred: Wytschaete Military Cemetery, grave III. B. 10
Local memorial: North Tolsta
John is shown in the 1901 census at Tolsta South End 9 aged 5. He is living with his parents Alexander (51) and Catherine (48) as well as his siblings Donald (22), Maggie (20), Mary (14), Angus (10), Annie (7) and John (5).
His brothers Angus and Donald served in the RNR and survived the war.