Donald Nicolson, 4 Leurbost
Private DONALD NICOLSON
Last address in Lewis: 4 Leurbost,
Son of Norman Nicolson, of 4, Leurbost, Lochs, Stornoway.
Service unit: 2nd Gordon Highlanders
Service number: 3/5960
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of death: 7 June 1915 at the age of 19
Memorial: Cologne Memorial, S. wall in N. shelter at entr. to Br. plots.,
Local memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Taken prisoner in Germany in December 1914
Donald appears in the 1901 census, aged 5, the son of Norman (40) and Ann (38) and brother of Donald (12), Malcolm (9), Norman (7), John Murdo (7) and Angus Alick (2).
His brothers Angus Alex and Kenneth served in the RNR; Norman was (also) in the Gordon Highlanders, and Malcolm served with the South African forces. These four all survived the war.