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Name: NICOL, William Millar

Birth Date: 16 Oct 1899 St Monance, Fifeshire

Death Date: 28 Jan 1948 Stranraer

First Date: 1913

Profession: Dispensing Chemist

Area: Uganda, Nakuru

Married: 1. In Kampala 8 Oct 1916 May Jean Clarke b. 31 Dec 1891 Pembroke, d. 2 Feb 1947 Birkenhead; 2. Anastasia b. 21 Dec 1896, d. 1983 Surrey

Children: 1. Olive Millar (25 Aug 1921 Nairobi-20 Nov 1954 Africa); Diana (11 Feb 1924 Brighton-3 June 1921 Teignmouth)

Book Reference: Golf, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Macmillan, Gazette

General Information:

Macmillan - 1930 - W.M. Nicol, Dispensing, Agricultural, Veterinary and Photographic Chemist - Mr W.M. Nicol, "The Settlers' Chemist," claims to operate the most complete business of its kind in Kenya Colony, and no other chemist there has had such an exceedingly wide experience of the trade as he. Mr Nicol qualified in Scotland in 1912, and occupied an important position with one of the best known pharmaceutical firms in the Far East. He arrived in Kenya in 1913, and was for 8 years manager with Messrs. Howse and McGeorge. In 1928 he started in business on his own account at Nakuru ……
Gazette - 14/7/15 - Druggist's Licence for 1915 - William Millar Nicol
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Nairobi District - W.M. Nicol, Chemist
Red 25 has W. Nicol - Senior Officer in charge of Construction, Imperial War Graves Commission, EA
Captain of Nakuru GC in 1931. Men's Champion Nakuru GC in 1930.
UK Foreign and Overseas Registers for marriage
Ancestry Passenger list Mombasa-London 13 May 1938 for second marriage
Tim Loft (great-grandson): He became bankrupt in 1937 and returned to Britain with Anastasia in 1938. May came back from Africa obviously to give birth to my grandmother. She gave my grandmother up apparently because she had been abandoned by William. She had two children with William. Olive Millar Nicol. Born in Nairobi. She later became a nun and went back to Africa as a missionary. She died in Africa apparently from complications after a crash on 20th Nov 1954. Weirdly she had for a while used my grandmother's first name Diana. Their second child was born on 11th Feb 1924 in Brighton. She was born Diana Nicol. She was officially adopted in Nov 1929 by the Bakers. She went by the name Joan Diana Baker. But there is no official record for the name Joan anywhere. She died 3rd June 1921 in Teignmouth. Devon.

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