Private RODERICK NICOLSON
Last address in Lewis: 25 Borve,
Son of Donald and Mary Nicolson, of 25, Borve Barvas, Lewis.
Service unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 3/7285
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of death: 6 October 1917 at the age of 20
Died of wounds
Interred: Dozinghem Military Cemetery, grave VIII. I. 17.
Local memorial: North Lewis, Borve
Had been previously wounded
His brother Murdo served with the Gordon Highlanders and was taken POW.
His brother Malcolm served with the Seaforth Highlanders and was wounded twice; after that, he served in the RAF. Both these brothers survived the war.
Quite a gloom was cast over the community by an intimation from the War
Office to Mr Donald Nicolson, 25 Borve, that his youngest son, Roddy,
was killed in France. Roddy joined the Seaforth Highlanders when a youth
and took part in several engagements and was at home twice recuperating
from severe wounds to the head and arm. The deceased was of a bright
disposition and much sympathy is felt for Mr and Mrs Nicolson in their
bereavement. The other sons on service are Murdo (Gordons) and Malcolm
(Seaforths), both of whom have been severely wounded.