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George McLaughlan Niccol

Portrait of Captain George McLaughlan Niccol. Date unknown. Image kindly provided by Deborah Quilter (November 2018). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Captain George McLaughlan Niccol. Date unknown. Image kindly provided by Deborah Quilter …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    George McLaughlan AWMM
  • Surname
    Niccol AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Tally AWMM
    • Nicol AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 499 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1888 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Gassed AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Pneumonia AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Ada Beatrice and George Turnbull Niccol.

      Husband of Enid Norma Reed, whom he married in New Zealand, 1918

      He attended King's College from 1898 to 1900 and is commemorated in their Roll of Honour.

      George Niccol appears on the list of New Zealanders in other forces.

      'Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F', 10 March 1917, p155 states that Lieutenant G. McL. Niccol was mentioned in Sir Douglas Haig's despatch. AWMM
    • Entered Auckland Grammar School in 1900 Public - Peter - Researcher - 29 May 2018 - Auckland Grammar School roll for 1900
      Auckland Grammar School War Memorial
      I am the archivist and historian at Grammar.
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About death

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  • Death
    30 October 1918 AWMM
    LondonEngland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Wandsworth (Putney Vale) Cemetery, London, England AWMM I. 431. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Roll of Honour, Devonport Primary School, granite tablet, 18 Kerr Street, Devonport, Auckland AWMM

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  • 100 years ago, today Captain George Mclaughlan Niccol died, 11 days before Armistice Day. He was my grandmother’s brother and she often spoke fondly and sadly of his passing. He was awarded the Military Cross, he “commanded his battery on several occasions during the entire Offensive of July, August and September, 1917 with great ability. On several occasions he has cut wire from exposed positions at great personal risk most successfully”. He suffered two episodes of gas poisoning which contributed towards him dying of Spanish ‘Flu. He had only a few months of married life before returning to the front again. I was intending to visit the Somme and his graveside in Putney Vale this year but unforeseen circumstances prevented me and I hope to do so next year.
    Public - Deborah - Other relative - 30 October 2018



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30 October 2018EllaAucklandOther relative
30 October 2018DeborahAucklandOther relative
29 May 2018PeterAuckland, NZResearcher
01 July 2015JohnAucklandResearcher
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