A Collection of Medals formed by the Reverend Canon Nigel Nicholson, OStJ, DL

Date of Auction: 16th April 2020

Sold for £800

Estimate: £500 - £700

A Great War M.C. group of three awarded to Captain W. I. Nicholson, Royal Artillery

Military Cross, G.V.R., unnamed as issued; British War and Victory Medals (Capt. W. I. Nicholson.) minor edge nicks, good very fine (3) £500-£700


M.C. London Gazette 16 September 1918:
‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy attack. He fought his battery under very heavy shell fire until all ammunition had been expended, being forced by shell fire three times to change his command post. Finally he saved both his guns.’

William Ivan Nicholson was born in July 1896, the eldest son of Lieutenant-Colonel J. H. Nicholson, Royal Garrison Artillery, and was educated at Fettes. Commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Tynemouth Royal Garrison Artillery (Territorial Force) on 29 August 1914, he served during the Great War on the Western Front from 26 January 1916, and was advanced to Captain.

Sold with copied research including photographic images of the recipient.