At Wakkerstroom, on April 20, 1900, as the infantry were
advancing to the support of the mounted troops, Captain
Nickerson carried out his duties in a conspicuously courageous
manner, in one instance especially, remaining by a wounded man
after attending to his injuries, in spite of the dreadful
rifle-fire, until he was able to remove him to a place of
Captain Nickerson, son of the Rev. D. Nickerson, Chaplain H.M.
Forces, was born on March 27, 1875. Educated at Portsmouth
Grammar School, he took his degree of M.B. Ch.B. at Owen's
College, Manchester, in 1896, and entered the R.A.M.C., July 27,
1898. For his distinguished services was promoted Captain on
November 29, 1900.