GRAHAM H. W. NICHOLSON



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Brigadier Graham H. W. Nicholson married with Major Gordon's sister Helen Isabelle Gordon in 1897 and the couple received their firstborn and first son Cameron Gordon G. Nicholson the year after.


In the early months of the First World War Brigadier Nicholson invited his Brother-in-Law to his headquarters in France while Major Gordon guided Mrs Asquith (wife of the Prime Minister) through the front. While starting to have some tea in the kitchen of the H.Q. four German 12 pounder shell's fell just outside the cottage. Luckily because of the extended rainfall previous days, the shells exploded inside the ground and no-one was injured although Brigadier Nicholson said: "Good God! What would the Prime Minister say!" Later on in the war, Brigadier Nicholson's son accompanied him as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery.


In 1904 Brigadier Nicholson received his second son Reginald Arran Graham who later served as a Major in the Second World War.


Brigadier Nicholson retired from the army and died in 1946.






GORDON FAMILY TREE


Peter of Ballee                         William of Ballyskeagh 1697 - ?


x                                                   x


Mary Boak                                Mary Ross


                                                             

                                                  Aaron Gordon                                            William Gordon (1738 - 1831)                  Margaret Gordon                           Mary Gordon

                                                                                                                                                                                            x

                                                 Margaret Boak (1744 - 14/11/1837)                                                                                 .... Martin



Elizabeth(... - 1839)         Aaron(1781 - 8/10/1844)       Robert of Stragollen (1774- 7/9/1850)         William(..- ./1/1837)          Mary

                                                                                                                   X 19/04/1809

                                                                                              Ellen Eagleson (1786 - 21/09/1860)



George (22/6/1824 - 4/6/1896)   William(15/5/1812 - 25/2/1814)      Aaron  (17/5/1814 - 29/1/1860)     Matilda An (1/11/1817 - 1863)    William E. (4/6/1831-15/1/1873)      Elizabeth     Robert (4/6/1823 - 23/7/1823)      Margaret (5/5/1810 - 1816)       Ellen (1827 - 1899)     Robert (1830 - 1883)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                X (1)Marion Hay Forbes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                X (2) Emelia M. Dick


                                                                                                                                                                                                                     William Eagleson       Archibald Alexander    Robert Aaron        Emily Mackenzie       Helen Isabelle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            x

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  G.H.W. Nicholson   

                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    C.G.G. Nicholson               R.A.G. Nicholson