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Leslie Gibson Nicolson

M, #5555, b. 18 August 1889, d. 14 September 1943
Last Edited: 18 Jun 2020

Parents:

Father*: James Nicolson b. 19 Jul 1862
Mother*: Eva Gibson b. 30 Aug 1865
  • Birth*: Leslie Gibson Nicolson was born on 18 August 1889 at Piershill, South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, ; 1889 births in the district of South Leith in the district of Edinburgh; ref 1049; Leslie Gibson Nicolson, 1889 August eighteenth ... h 30m pm, 3 ... [unreadable] Piershill Leith; m parents James Nicolson brewer master, Eva Nicolson ms Gibson married 1888 November 28 Edinburgh; signed James Nicolson father present; registered 1889 September 2 at South Leith Jas McRitchie [reading of name?] assist registrar, Gilbert Archer registrar.1
  • He was the son of James Nicolson and Eva Gibson.
  • Marriage*: Leslie Gibson Nicolson married Dorothea Hilda Somebody on Thursday, 11 May 1916 at Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, .2,3
  • (Deceased) Death*: Leslie Gibson Nicolson died on 14 September 1943 at Hove, Sussex, England, , at age 54 First name(s) LESLIE G
    Last name NICOLSON
    Gender Unknown
    Birth day -
    Birth month -
    Birth year 1889
    Age 54
    Death quarter 3
    Death year 1943
    District HOVE
    County Sussex
    Volume 2B
    Page 323
    Country England
    Record set England & Wales deaths 1837-2007
    Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Subcategory Deaths & burials
    Collections from Great Britain.4,5
  • Probate*: His estate was probated on 12 November 1943 at Llandudno, Wales, ; 1943 Nicolson Leslie Gibson of Glencairn Bickingham Road Shoreham by Sea Sussex died 14 September 1943 at 19 Landsdown Place Hove Sussex; probate Llandudno 12 November to Howard Meredith Hardy solicitor and Lesley Elizabeth Nicolson spinster. Effects £14643.18s.3d.5
  • Military Service*: Leslie Gibson Nicolson served with the Royal Air Force between 1914 and 1918 recorded at Lives of the First World War website

    ID: 6963316
    Reference: AIR 79
    Title: British RAF Airmen 1912-1919
    Description: Warrant Officers, non-commissioned officers and airmen in the Royal Air Force (RAF) between 1912 and 1919. The record set contains records of more than 300,000 airmen, who were born in over 30 countries.
    UPP: GBM/AIR79/95955
    Credit: © The National Archives.6
  • Military Service*: Leslie Gibson Nicolson served with the Royal Navy on 13 August 1914 at Pembroke III, First name(s) Leslie Gibson
    Last name Nicolson
    Service number F33
    Birth year 1889
    Birth date 18 Aug 1889
    Birth place Edinburgh
    Birth county Midlothian
    Birth country Scotland
    Archive The National Archives
    Archive reference ADM 188/560/33
    Record set British Royal Navy Seamen 1899-1924
    Category Military, armed forces & conflict
    Subcategory Service Records
    Collections from Great Britain

    Enlistment paper image held [not yet transcribed].7
  • Military Service: Leslie Gibson Nicolson served with the Royal Air Force on 13 August 1914 at RAF, First name(s) Leslie Gibson
    Last name Nicolson
    Birth year 1889
    Birth date 18 Aug 1889
    Birth town Edinburgh
    Birth county Midlothian
    Occupation Motor Driver
    Attestation year 1914
    Attestation date 13 Aug 1914
    Attestation age 25
    Service number 200033
    Marriage year 1916
    Marriage date 11 May 1916
    Spouse's first name(s) Dorothea Hilda
    Child's first name(s) Eric James
    Child's birth date 29 Apr 1917
    Child 2 first name(s) Leslie Elizabeth
    Child 2 birth date 16 Jun 1918
    Archive reference AIR 79/1817
    Next of kin first name(s) Dorothea Hilda,Eric James,Leslie Elizabeth
    Next of kin last name Nicolson
    Record set British Royal Air Force, Airmen's service records 1912-1939
    Category Military, armed forces & conflict
    Subcategory Service Records
    Collections from Great Britain

    [image held, not transcribed].2
  • Passenger List*: Leslie Gibson Nicolson was found on the passenger list of Moreton Bay Ship Aberdeen & Commonwealth on 3 February 1932 at Southampton, England, , First name(s) LESLIE G
    Last name NICOLSON
    Title MR
    Gender Male
    Age 43
    Birth year 1889
    Occupation INDEPENDENT
    Departure year 1932
    Departure day 3
    Departure month 2
    Departure port SOUTHAMPTON
    Destination port BRISBANE
    Destination BRISBANE
    State Queensland
    Country AUSTRALIA
    Destination country AUSTRALIA
    Ship name MORETON BAY
    Ship official number 130169
    Ship master's first name W G
    Ship master's last name SUMMERS
    Shipping line ABERDEEN AND COMMONWEALTH LINE
    City SOUTHAMPTON
    Ship destination port AUSTRALIA
    Ship destination country AUSTRALIA
    Ship registered tonnage 8654
    Number of passengers 259
    Record set Passenger Lists leaving UK 1890-1960
    Category Travel & migration
    Subcategory Passenger lists
    Collections from Australasia, Great Britain, Ireland, United States.8

Census Events

Member of Household5 April 1891They was listed as a member of the household of Thomas Gibson and Clementina Corbett in the 1891 census at Eglington Crescent, St Cuthbert, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, . Leslie G Nicolson, grandson, male aged 1, b Midlothain; no details for parents, but assume recorded as relationships given idicate so. 3 servants, housemaid, tablemaid, nurse.9
Member of Household31 March 1911They was listed as a member of the household of James Nicolson in the 1911 census at Highlands, Redington Road, Hampstead, London N15, England, . Leslie Gibson Nicolson, son, 21, single, student, b Scotland Edinburgh, British subject; James Gordon Nicolson, head, 42, married, Managing Director of Public Companies, employer, b Scotland Edinburgh, British Subject; Nora Nicolson, wife, 32, married 5 years, 1 child born, 1 child living; British Subject; 18 roomed residence, staff consisting of parlour maid, cook, nurse & 2 housemaids; Guest Edward James Selby, 20, medical student, b Nottingham, British subject.10
Head of HouseholdSeptember 1939He was listed as head of household along with spouse Dorothea Hilda Somebody in the 1939 Register at 8A St leonards Road, Hove, Sussex, England, . Nicolson Household (4 People)
8A Saint Leonards Road _ Hove M.B., Sussex, England
First Name(s) Last Name(s) DOB Sex Occupation Marital Status Schedule Schedule Sub Number
_ Leslie Nicolson
18
Aug
1889
Male No Trade
Invalid Married 432 1
_ Dorothea Nicolson
28
Nov
1892
Female Nurse Married 432 2
_ Sorry, this record is officially closed. Check if you can open a closed record.
_ Sorry, this record is officially closed. Check if you can open a closed record; also in the household were Eric James Brindley Nicolson VC DFC and Leslie Elizabeth Nicolson.11

Family:

Dorothea Hilda Somebody b. c 1892
  • Marriage*: Leslie Gibson Nicolson married Dorothea Hilda Somebody on Thursday, 11 May 1916 at Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, .2,3

Children:

Eric James Brindley Nicolson VC DFC2 b. 29 Apr 1917, d. 2 May 1945
Leslie Elizabeth Nicolson2 b. 16 Jun 1918

Citations

  1. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Births 1889 South Leith ref 692/02 1049 [Jun 2010].
  2. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) British Royal Air Force 1912-1939 Transcription URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbm%2fair79%2f95955 [Mar 2016].
  3. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Person Search [Mar 2016].
  4. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) England & Wales deaths 1837-2007 Transcription URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=bmd%2fd%2f1943%2f3%2faz%2f000588%2f039 [Mar 2016].
  5. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1858-1959 TNA image [Mar 2016].
  6. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) https://livesofthefirstworldwar.iwm.org.uk/lifestory/6826565 [Jun 2020].
  7. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) British Royal Navy Seamen 1899-1924 Transcription URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbm%2fadm188%2f77297 [Mar 2016].
  8. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Passenger Lists leaving UK 1890-1960 Transcription URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=tna%2fbt27%2f1350000073%2f00203 [Mar 2016].
  9. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) 1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbc%2f1891%2f0034423703 [Mar 2016].
  10. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) [Jun 2010].
  11. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) 1939 Register Transcription URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=tna%2fr39%2f2517%2f2517d%2f005%2f35 [Mar 2016].