Lieutenant William Henry Snyder Nickerson

Royal Army Medical Corps
(Attached to the Mounted Infantry)

20th April 1900

    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 safety.

    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.

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