1066265 Pte. Melville Stewart Nicholson, was born in 1896 in Sullivan Township, Grey County, Ontario.

Originally attesting into the 248th Battalion, on March 27th, 1917, Melville was one of 78 men of the 248th BN to be transferred to the 4th CMR in early November, 1917.

Melville served with the 4th CMR from November 2nd, until he was wounded during heavy shrapnel and gas shelling, which hit "D" company, near Feuchy, 5km west of Arras, France, on August 24th, 1918. Melville was one of the 121 "D" Company casualties and died of his wounds on August 26th, aged 23 years.

1066265 Pte. Melville Stewart Nicholson is one of 20 men of the 4th CMR known to lie at rest in Ligny-St.Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoingt, France.

Melville's image courtesy of Melville Nicholson, with thanks.

Headstone image courtesy of Yvo Henniker-Heaton, also with thanks.