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Albert Edward Nicolson civil servant

M, #479, b. 7 July 1897, d. 2 February 1953
Last Edited: 18 Jun 2020
A E (Nick) Nicolson

Parents:

Father*: Alfred Henry Nicolson b. 25 Aug 1871, d. 20 Jan 1944
Mother*: Catherine Reilly b. 28 Mar 1865, d. 27 Feb 1946
  • Birth*: Albert Edward Nicolson civil servant was born on 7 July 1897 at 53 Commercial Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .2
  • He was the son of Alfred Henry Nicolson and Catherine Reilly.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Albert Edward Nicolson civil servant married Helen Cameron Pringle Vallance elocution teacher, daughter of Joseph Vallance clothier and Agnes McWilliam, on 4 August 1923 at The Manse, Carmunock, Lanarkshire, Scotland, ; 1923 marraiges in the parish of Carmunnock in the county of Lanark, ref 4; 1923 on the Fourth day of August at The Manse Carnunnock, after publication of notice according to the forms of the established Church of Scotland; Albert Edward Nicolson, clerk (Ministry of Labour) bachelor, 26, 7 Sommerville Drive, Glasgow; father Alfred Henry Nicolson, butcher; mother Catherine Nicolson ms Riley; Helen Cameron Pringle Vallance, teacher of elocution, spinster, 29, 17 Brownlie Street, Glasgow; father Joseph Vallance, clothier; mother Agnes Vallance ms McWilliam; signed John Smart minister of Curmunock; signed Hugh Tulloch Jr, Glenoykel, Clarkston; signed Agnes Josephine Vallance, 13 Randolf Place, Mount Florida, registered 1923 August 6th at Carmunock signed D H Macmillan assistant registrar, initialled J S (John Steel) registrar.3
  • (Deceased) Death*: Albert Edward Nicolson civil servant died on 2 February 1953 at War Memorial Hospital, Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, , at age 55 1953 Deaths in the district of Insch in the County of Aberdeen; ref 2; Albert Edward Nicolson civil servant married to Helen Cameron Pringle Vallance; died 1953 February third 2h 0m am War Memorial Hospital Insch (ur 25 Wilson Street Perth); male aged 54 years; parents Alfred Henry Nicolson master butcher deceased; mother Katherine Nicolson ms Reilly deceased; coronary thrombosis 2 days as certified by Douglas L Stewart MBChB; signed Donlad A V Nicolson son 25 Wilson Street Perth; registered 1953 February 3rd at Insch signed A Forbes registrar

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    Insch is a town in Garioch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is located approximately 28 miles from the city of Aberdeen. Auchleven and Premnay are villages associated with Insch.
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    Insch War Memorial Hospital is a small community hospital with 13 medical and 2 obstetric beds, serving Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland and the surrounding area. It has a small Casualty department and a hospital day-care service 4 days every week.
    The hospital was built in 1922 from public subscription to create a memorial for those who gave their lives in World War I. (2007.)4
  • (Witness) Marriage: He witnessed the marriage of Robert Davidson Nicolson and Martha Rattray McKane on Saturday, 10 July 1915 at 10 Dura Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1915 marriages in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee, ref 168; 1915 on the tenth day of July at 10 Dura Street Dundee after banns according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland; Robert D Nicolson mechanical engineer, bachelor, 26, 177 Victoria Road Dundee, Alexander Fairweather Nicolson mechanical engineer, Mary Nicolson ms McHardy (dec); Martha R McKane, spinster, 26, 20 Dura Street Dundee, William Mc Kane powerloon tenter, Mary Ann McKane ms Carmichael (dec); signed James Boath Wood, Hannah Ogilvie Murray, Albert Edward Nicolson, witnesses; registered 1915 July 11th at Dundee signed Jas Murray registrar.5
  • (Witness) Marriage: Albert Edward Nicolson civil servant witnessed the marriage of Alexander Miller chiropodist and Kate Nicolson shirt maker on Wednesday, 5 October 1921 at 9 Windsor Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1921 5th day of October at 9 Windsor Street, Dundee after publication according to the forms of the United Free Church of Scotland Alexander Miller, butcher's manager, bachelor and Kate Nicolson, boot company collector, spinster. Alexander aged 24, 11 Forest Park Road, fath William Miller, jute mill overseer, moth Marion Conway (dec). Kate aged 21, 3 Watt Street, fath Alfred Henry Nicolson, butcher's assistant, moth Catherine Reily. Minister John Manzie Tay Square Church. Witnesses A Edward Nicolson, Lizzie Miller; registered 1921 October 8th at Dundee Thos Meek registrar.6
  • Newspaper Article: Albert Edward Nicolson civil servant was mentioned in a newspaper article DUNDEE MAN GETS RESETTLEMENT POST
    Mr A E. Nicolson, a Dundonian, has been appointed chief resettlement advice officer for the city under the Ministry of Labour.
    Intimation to that effect was made by Mr G. D M'Hugh, Employment Exchange manager, at a meeting of the local resettlement of ex-servicemen committee last night.
    He said Mr Nicolson was an ex-serviceman of the last war and a distinguished officer of the R.A.F. in this war. He was being assisted by Mr J. Good and Mrs I. Gates, who were also Dundonians. They had opened an office in India Buildings, 86 Bell Street, and on the first day had ten callers.
    The meeting appointed an executive committee as follows:-Mr J. D. Hardie (chairman), Messrs George R. Dorrald, John Baillie, W. Lomax, Andrew Black, A. Donnet. R. F. Low, J. Thomson and J. Sim, with Mr John C. Adamson to look after the interests of disabled men. on 5 June 1945.7
  • Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article THE COLONEL IN CIVVIES
    Position of men of high rank demobilised from the services was discussed at a meeting of Dundee Rehabilitation Committee yesterday.
    Mr AE Nicolon resettlement officer, was asked by Mr Edward MacGregor if advice was given in such cases, and suggested if the man's capacity had been tremendously increased by war service he might be considered for further education and training.
    Mr MacGregor thought many of them felt too big to go back. Mr Nicolson replied that most of the people who had risen as a result of war service were very sane about it. Recently a full colonel had gone back to his old job automatically, although his salary was probably less than half that of a colonel.
    The chairman, Mr J. D. Hardie, reported that panels hnd now been set up for all trades in the city who would give advice to returning servicemen. The scheme applied both to officers and other ranks.
    Mr Nicolson said so far there had been no case which had had to be referred to the panels for consultation. They had many inquiries on how to set up a business, but they had been able to deal with them themselves. It might be, however, that when the younger groups, from group 28 upwards came out they would require much more information than the older ones.
    Many men also wanted to change to a different occupation when they returned. In nine cases out of ten, however, when they realised their reinstatement rights and that there was unemployment in Dundee, they were persuaded to turn to the work they had been doing proviously.
    There was a great tendency to want to change because of five or six years' experience of outdoor life. They no longer felt like being cooped up under a roof. on 9 February 1946.7
  • Newspaper Article*: He was mentioned in a newspaper article Nicolson, Albert Edward (56), 25 Wilson Street, manager, Employment Exchange, Buckie; Death (2-2-1953) PA 1953 Feb 4 P10 (obit) /PI on 4 February 1953 at Perthshire Advertisier.8
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Helen Cameron Pringle Vallance elocution teacher died on 29 June 1967 at Kings Arms Hotel, Oban, Argyleshire, Scotland, ; Death registered in the district of Kilmore and Kilbride in the county of Argyll ref 523 1967 74; Helen Camerson Pringle Nicolson, female, widow, date of birth 19 7 1893, age 73 years; spouse Albert Edward Nicolson cicil servant; died June twenty-nineth 8h 30m am at Kings Arms Hotel Oban; usual residence Semano Saskatchewan Canada; parents Joseph Vallance clothier (dec) and Agnes Vallance ms McWilliam (dec); cause coronary thrombosis as cert by Kenneth L Lipp MBChB; signed Jospephine M Richardson daughter; registered 1967 June 29th signed John W Menzies assiatant registrar.9,10

Census & Directory Entries

Member of Household31 March 1901They was listed as a member of the household of Alfred Henry Nicolson in the 1901 census at 124 Hilltown, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Albert Edward Nicolson, son, 3, Dundee; Alfred H Nicolson, head, mar, 29, butcher, worker, Dundee; Catherine Nicolson, wife, mar, 34, Dundee; 2 rooms with windows.11
Member of Household2 April 1911They was listed as a member of the household of Alfred Henry Nicolson and Catherine Reilly in the 1911 census at 22 Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland, . Albert E Nicolson, son, 13, at school, b Dundee; Alfred H Nicolson, head, 39, mar, butcher, worker, b Dundee; Catherine Nicolson, wife, 44, married 14 years, 2 children born 2 still living, b Dundee; 3 rooms with windows, 4 people in household.12
Principal1918Albert Edward Nicolson civil servant was listed to vote in the register of 1918 at 175 Victoria Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , Clerk.
Principal1919He was listed to vote in the register of 1919 at 175 Victoria Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , Clerk. Absent voters list

First name(s)     Albert E
Last name     Nicolson
Year     1919
Name as transcribed     Nicolson, Albert E., ¢
Street     Victoria Road
Place     Dundee
County     Forfarshire (Angus)
Country     Scotland
Record set     Scotland, Dundee & Forfarshire (Angus) Electoral Registers 1857-1939
Category     Census, land & surveys
Subcategory     Electoral Rolls
Collections from     Great Britain, Scotland.13
Resident1920He was listed at the same address as Alfred Henry Nicolson and Catherine Reilly in 1920 at 15 Tay Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , First name(s)     Albert Edward
Last name     Nicolson
Year     1920
Name as transcribed     Nicolson, Albert Edward
Street     -
Place     Dundee
County     Forfarshire (Angus)
Country     Scotland
Record set     Scotland, Dundee & Forfarshire (Angus) Electoral Registers 1857-1939
Category     Census, land & surveys
Subcategory     Electoral Rolls
Collections from     Great Britain, Scotland; Nicolson, Alfred
Nicolson, Mrs Kate
Nicolson, Albert Edward.14
Resident1921Albert Edward Nicolson civil servant was listed at the same address as Alfred Henry Nicolson and Catherine Reilly in 1921 at 3 Watt Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , First name(s)     Albert
Last name     Nicolson
Year     1921
Name as transcribed     Nicolson, Albert
Street     -
Place     Dundee
County     Forfarshire (Angus)
Country     Scotland
Record set     Scotland, Dundee & Forfarshire (Angus) Electoral Registers 1857-1939
Category     Census, land & surveys
Subcategory     Electoral Rolls
Collections from     Great Britain, Scotland; Nicolson, Alfred
Nicolson, Mrs Catherine
Nicolson, Albert Edward.13
Principal1940Albert Edward Nicolson civil servant appeared in a directory of 1940 living at 25 Wilson Street, Craigie, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, ; 1940 Perth Telephone Directory entry; Nicolson, A. Edvard, 25 Wilson st, Craigie, Perth 1124.
Principal1942He appeared in a directory of 1942 living at 25 Wilson Street, Craigie, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, ; 1942 Perth Telephone Directory entry; Nicolson, A. Edvard, 25 Wilson st, Craigie, Perth 1124.
Principal1946He appeared in a directory of 1946 living at 25 Wilson Street, Craigie, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, ; 1946 Perth Telephone Directory entry; Nicolson, A. Edvard, 25 Wilson st, Craigie, Perth 1124.
Principal1949He appeared in a directory of 1949 living at 25 Wilson Street, Craigie, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, ; 1949 Perth Telephone Directory entry; Nicolson, A. Edvard, 25 Wilson st, Craigie, Perth 1124.

Military Service

  • Military Service: Albert Edward Nicolson civil servant served with an unknown person between 1914 and 1918 at London Regiment, candidate

    First name(s)     Albert E
    Last name     Nicolson
    Year     1914-20
    Service number     8090, 233543
    Second service number     233543
    Rank     Private,Private
    Second rank     Private
    Regiment     London Regiment
    Second corps     London Regiment
    Service record     Soldier Number: 8090, Rank: Private, Corps: London Regiment
    Second service record     Soldier Number: 233543, Rank: Private, Corps: London Regiment
    Image link     
    Country     Great Britain
    Medal type     British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920
    Archive reference     WO372/14
    Archive reference description     Campaign Medal Index Cards and Silver War Badge Cards
    Record set     Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards
    Category     Military, armed forces & conflict
    Subcategory     Medal Rolls and Honours
    Collections from     Great Britain, UK None.15
  • Military Service*: Albert Edward Nicolson civil servant served with an unknown person from 7 December 1914 to 13 August 1915 at Hants regiment, probably not - candidate

    First name(s)     Albt. Edwd.
    Last name     Nicolson
    Service number     14695
    Rank     Private
    Badge number     92797
    Enlistment date     07-Dec-1914
    Discharge date     13-Aug-1915
    Regiment/unit     Hants Regt.16
  • Military Service: Albert Edward Nicolson civil servant served with the Royal Air Force between 1939 and 1945 possibly RAF - from newpaper report of 5 June 1945.

Family:

Helen Cameron Pringle Vallance elocution teacher b. 19 Jul 1893, d. 29 Jun 1967
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Albert Edward Nicolson civil servant married Helen Cameron Pringle Vallance elocution teacher, daughter of Joseph Vallance clothier and Agnes McWilliam, on 4 August 1923 at The Manse, Carmunock, Lanarkshire, Scotland, ; 1923 marraiges in the parish of Carmunnock in the county of Lanark, ref 4; 1923 on the Fourth day of August at The Manse Carnunnock, after publication of notice according to the forms of the established Church of Scotland; Albert Edward Nicolson, clerk (Ministry of Labour) bachelor, 26, 7 Sommerville Drive, Glasgow; father Alfred Henry Nicolson, butcher; mother Catherine Nicolson ms Riley; Helen Cameron Pringle Vallance, teacher of elocution, spinster, 29, 17 Brownlie Street, Glasgow; father Joseph Vallance, clothier; mother Agnes Vallance ms McWilliam; signed John Smart minister of Curmunock; signed Hugh Tulloch Jr, Glenoykel, Clarkston; signed Agnes Josephine Vallance, 13 Randolf Place, Mount Florida, registered 1923 August 6th at Carmunock signed D H Macmillan assistant registrar, initialled J S (John Steel) registrar.3

Child:

Iain Gordon Nicolson b. 22 Oct 1930, d. 20 Jul 2001

Citations

  1. My Heritage J Richardson [Feb 2020]
  2. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), 1897 Births in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee; page 330 # 990
    Albert Edward Nicolson; 1897 July 7th 3h 0m pm; 53 Commercial Street Maxwelltown Dundee; father Alfred Henry Nicolson, flesher (master); mother Catherine Nicolson ms Reilly; marraige 1896 June 3rd Dundee; informant A H Nicolson father; 1897 July 27th at Dundee Jas Murray registrar.
  3. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Statutory marriage 1923 parish Carmunnock, Lanark ref 4 [Jun 2006].
  4. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Statutory death 1953 Insch 203/2 [re-download for legibility Jan 2020].
  5. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Marriage 1915 Dundee St Andrew 282/... 168 image held [Dec 2004].
  6. [S11] DCC Registry Office: Extract of an Entry in a Register of Marriages; Burgh of Dundee; #, Dundee City Council Registrar, Commercial Street, Dundee, Angus, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as DCC Registry Office.
  7. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Newspaper collections Dundee Courier [Jan 2020].
  8. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Record URL: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?h=133772&db=PerthNewspapers&indiv=try
    Source Information: Ancestry.com. Perth, Scotland Newspaper Index Cards, 1809-1990 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Manpower Services Commission and AK Bell Library staff, comp. Newspaper Index. Perth, Scotland: AK Bell Library, Local Studies Department. [Mar 2013]
  9. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, Statutory death 1967 Kilmore and Kilbride 523/00 0074 [Nov 2010] image held [Jan 2020].
  10. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Record URL: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?h=133782&db=PerthNewspapers&indiv=try
    Source Information: Ancestry.com. Perth, Scotland Newspaper Index Cards, 1809-1990 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
    Original data: Manpower Services Commission and AK Bell Library staff, comp. Newspaper Index. Perth, Scotland: AK Bell Library, Local Studies Department. [Mar 2013]
  11. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS census 1901 [Dec 2004].
  12. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1911 335/00 005/00 011 [Apr 2011].
  13. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription Scotland, Dundee & Forfarshire (Angus) Electoral Registers 1857-1939 Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland [Jan 2020].
  14. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription Scotland, Dundee & Forfarshire (Angus) Electoral Registers 1857-1939 Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland + image [Jan 2020].
  15. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards [Jan 2020].
  16. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription Silver War Badge Roll 1914-1920 [Jan 2020].