Friday 20 May 2011

Sergeant Heber Clinton Nichol

Born on 30 December 1896 (gave 1895 on his enlistment) in Roseneath, Ontario - son of the late Francis and Lottie (nee Seed) Nichol, Roseneath, Ontario - brother of Rubert B. Nichol - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: stenographer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 57th Regiment (one year); Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 9 December 1915 (number 219776) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 or 18 May 1917 - killed in action on 2 September 1918 - official report: "Killed in action. He was killed by a bullet during an attack south of Vis-en-Artois." - battalion report: "Was hit in chest during advance [with D Company] 2 Sep 18. Body found about 30 yds left of Comm[unications] Trench and 10 yds in front of sunken road btw Moulin Damiers and the sand pits, which was the bn final objective." - buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery (grave I.C.23), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; ibid, RG 31, Series C-1, Statistics Canada, 1911 Census of Canada (via; ibid, RG 150, Acc. 1992-93/314, War Graves Registry: Circumstances of Death (via; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; ibid, 19680229-003, Casualties List of A, B, C, and D Co., 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,; Archives of Ontario, Births, 1869-1911 (via

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