If you have found the information on these pages useful, you might like to contribute to the costs involved (this money comes directly to me)

Or you may wish to give to one of these charities that are close to my heart - please tell them how you found them, if donating this way


Robert Carmichael Nicolson

M, #499, b. 25 July 1916, d. 29 April 1941
Last Edited: 17 Aug 2020


Father*: Robert Davidson Nicolson b. 11 Sep 1888, d. 13 Sep 1970
Mother*: Martha Rattray McKane b. c 1888
  • Birth*: Robert Carmichael Nicolson was born on 25 July 1916 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; 1916 Births in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee ref 355;
    Robert Carmichael Nicolson, born 1916 July Twenty-fifth at 1h 30m PM at 37 Strathmartine Road Dundee; male parents Robert Davidson Nicolson jute mill mechanic and Martha Rattray Nicolson ms McKane who married 1915 July 9th Dundee; signed Martha R Nicolson mother; registered 1916 August 10th at Dundee signed Alex Buchan registrar.1
  • He was the son of Robert Davidson Nicolson and Martha Rattray McKane.
  • (Deceased) Death*: Robert Carmichael Nicolson died on 29 April 1941 at SS City of Nagpur (Glasgow), at age 24 Merchant Navy.
  • (Witness) Anecdote forWeb: He was mentioned when Catherine Nicolson Miller nursing sister was reminiscing about Robert Davidson Nicolson who was a jute engineer in India during the 1930s; had children who all went to High School and lived with their aunt in Balmossie Street (Broughty Ferry/Barnhill) - Bobby (Robert Carmichael) drowned in WWII, Eleanor, Jimmy (in accident after WWII); brought the 'Kukri Knife' brooch to his cousin Kate Miller (ms Nicolson); when he was home from India, they (he & wife) would visit with you.2


  1. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory births 1916 Dundee St Clement 282/3 355 [Dec 2019].
  2. [S33] Interview , CNM [c2004].