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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Victor Nicholson -

Name : Victor Nicholson.

Son of the late William Smith Nicholson (died 1913) and Elizabeth Nicholson (née Johnston) of Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.

Born 29 May 1886 Yarmouth.

Brother of Mrs. Maud Dean, of "Enderby," Branksome Hill Rd., Bournemouth.
  Census Information :

1891 Census : Elizabeth Nicholson, with her children including Victor aged 4, are at Bouldnore, Shalfleet. She is described as "Wife of Head"

1901 Census : Victor Nicholson, aged 14, is a Boarder, a Pupil at the Isle of Wight College, Appley, Ryde. Elizabeth Nicholson and her other childen are at Eastmore, Shalfleet.

1911 Census : Victor Nicholson not found. His parents are at Eastmore, Bouldnor (Shalfleet).
  Service details :

Flt Sub-Lt Victor Nicholson, Royal Naval Air Service.

16 May 1915 : assigned to the Central Flying School
7 August 1915 : assigned to E/Church (Eastchurch ?)
31 August 1915 : assigned to Dardanelles
10 July 1916 : Killed

from his Service record held in AIR/76/373 at The National Archives
  Casualty Details :

Died : 10 July 1916 aged 30

Buried at : Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Isle of Wight College / Appley House School War Memorial
Shalfleet War Memorial St Michael's Church

  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

Royal Aero Club index card V Nicholson
V Nicholson's index card from the Royal Aero Club

image courtesy Ancestry.com. Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificates, 1910-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008. Original data: Royal Aero Club. Royal Aero Club index cards and photographs are in the care of the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, London, England.

The Times

Monday, Feb 28, 1916

NICHOLSON - On the 10th July, FLIGHT SUB-LIEUT VICTOR NICHOLSON, R.N.A.S., youngest son of the late W.S. Nicholson, of Eastmore, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, aged 30.

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