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Hart, William Cecil Frederick Nicol

Born 24th August, 1895. At outbreak of war he was at King's College, London University, and at once joined the Officers Training Corps, being granted in January 1915, a temporary commission in the 11th Service Battalion The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, with whom he went to France the following year. He was promoted Lieutenant in August, 1916, and during 1917 he became attached to the Royal Flying Corps, being sent home for training. In February, 1918, he was sent to Italy for six weeks, being attached to the Caproni Squadron, and in March he returned to France as an observer. Whilst on a night bombing expedition the machine he was in was brought down in flames at Achiet-le-Petit on 1st April, 1918, and he was burnt to death.


First name(s)William Cecil Frederick Nicol
Date of birth24 August 1895
Previous educationDulwich College
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dept / courseFaculty of Engineering
Military unitR.A.F., 57th Sqdn; Kings Own (Royal Lancs Regiment) & 11th Bn
Date enlistedCommissioned March 1915
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death01 April 1918
Rank at deathLieutenant
Cause of deathKilled in Action
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel; Arras Flying Services Memorial
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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