Born: 16th July 1883. Son of Hugh Nicholson (Cotton Broker) and Margaret Gifford Nicholson (formerly Broadfoot), Sutton Hall, Little Sutton, Cheshire.
Lower IV—Middle V.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant 2nd Bn. Cheshire Regt.
'Ypres, 24th May. 4am. Battalion proceeded to Ypres (from Brandhoek) following line of railway south of town and thence into trenches in square I 10 (Sheet 28 1/40000) from which an attack was made on enemy trenches about midnight. Battalion was subjected to a withering shell fire in the morning while advancing over open ground.
11pm 25th May. Battalion relieved and returned to Brandhoek.
Casualties: 5 officers (including Nicholson) and 8 other ranks.' (Unit Way Diary)
Service record:WO 339/508
Unit war diary:WO 95/2276/2