Sidney and Ernest Nicholson - In memoriam
The Nicholson family is proud to remember Sidney and Ernest Nicholson on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Sidney died on October 7, 1916 at the battle of the Somme, one of 2,205 men who died on that day. Sally had the privilege of visiting the Shrouds of The Somme artist Rob Heard at his home prior to the display of 72,396 figures that he made to represent all the men who died at the Somme and who have no known grave. At the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park she then had the honour of laying the final Shroud in position on the opening day of the display, representing her Great-great Uncle Sidney. Ernest won the Military Cross in 1917, and survived to marry and have three children and seven grandchildren. He died aged 98 in 1993. We invite you to look at another entry on this blog, written in October 2016, the 100th anniversary of Sidney's death.