Nicholson, William Angus

Regimental Number: 77996
Rank: Private
Branch: 7th Battalion

William was born in Montreal on July 4, 1891. In 1914 he filed on a homestead at SW 12-71-6-W6. He enlisted in Vancouver in March of 1915. William suffered from gunshot wounds to his “lower extremities” (left foot) in April of 1916, for which he went to trial. On page 19 of his service file is a typed transcript of the trial; he was found not guilty. William was killed in action at Mont Sorrel on June 3, 1916 and was buried at Square Wood.

Sources: homestead record