Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Major Edward William Nichol

House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1917 - 1920.

Regiment: R.A.C..
Died: 22 November 1941 aged 39 in Libya. Killed in action in Middle East.
Battle: Western Desert Campaign: June 1940 February 1943. Cemetery: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma 8. D. 3.

Son of Lt-Col William and M. L. Nichol, Feltham Ho., Loughton, Essex.
Mod. Remove. House Prefect.
London University.
Bank of England.
Husband of Nancy B. Nichol (nee Riviere), of Finchley, Middlesex.

4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)
Royal Armoured Corps

'He was Squadron Leader of a squadron he had himself formed, for he had been an officer in the Regiment for many years. One of his officers wrote: "He was killed doing one of the most gallant things that have been done out here. He went in himself on an aerodrome that we were defending three times to get out wounded men under terrific fire. The third time he was killed. A magnificent Squadron-Leader."' (Malvernian, March 1942)