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William Henry Snyder Nickerson
Birth: Mar. 27, 1875
Death: May 20, 1954

Second Boer War Victoria Cross Recipient. As a young 25 year old lieutenant in the Royal Army Medial Corps, of the British Army, attached to the Mounted Infantry during the Second Boer War, he was given the Victoria Cross which is the highest and most prestigious award that can be given to a British soldier. His act of bravery came on the evening of April 20th, 1900 at Wakkerstroom. During the advance of the Infantry to support the Mounted Troops, he saw a wounded comrade laying in the middle of heavy rifle and shell fire. Without thought of his own safety, he dressed the wounds the hurt man then remained with him until he got the soldier to a place of safety. Later, he achieved the rank of Major General after service in World War I. Other awards to his credit are the Order of the Bath and the Order of St. Michael and St. George. (bio by: Whispers From The Grave) 
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Private burial ground at his home in Cour, Kintyre, Scotland
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Record added: Nov 26, 2003
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