William Nicolson, 21 Ranish

Last address in Lewis: 21 Ranish,
Son of Roderick and Annie Nicolson, of 21, Ranish
Service unit: 49th Australian Infantry
Service number: 2868
Date of death: 3 September 1916 at the age of 23
Killed in action
Interred: Contay British Cemetery, grave I. A. 26
Local memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost

Height: 5 ft 9½ in
Complexion: Dark
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Religious denomination: Presbyterian
Occupation / trade: Sailor

Joined up in Rockhampton, Queensland
Date of attestation: 6 August 1915
Age at attestation: 22 years 

His brother Donald was killed in January 1916, serving with the Seaforth Highlanders. 

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