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John Nicolson

John Nicolson

John Nicolson (1893-1932) was a son of Kenneth Nicolson and Peggy Carmichael, 16 Lemreway.

He enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve, S/N A3845, on November 21, 1911. His record indicates that he was 5ft 8in tall with blue/brown eyes and a fresh complexion. John worked on Bannf,  Stornoway and Fraserburgh Fishing boats and was Mobilised on August 14, 1914. Based at HMS Victory he served in the Royal Navy for a short time before being Medically Discharged with a Hernia. 

In Lochs, 1928, he married Ann Macmillan, 14 Lemreway.  John and Ann  went to live in Steimreway  but as they were never acknowledged as crofters they were forced to leave. They came back to 14 Lemreway in the 1930s where there were already two other families living on the croft.


Title: John Nicolson
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Iain Choinnich Dhòmhnaill
Date of Birth: 30-06-1893
Date of Death: 1932
Date of Marriage: 1928
Occupation: Fisherman, Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Navy
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 4812
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 59190