The Victoria Cross
The Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross
Awarded to Men of Portsmouth
- Lieutenant William Henry Snyder Nickerson VC -

Lieutenant Nickerson

Official Record
BORN: 27 MAR 1875 Dorchester, New Brunswick, Canada
DIED: 10 APR 1954 Cour, Kintyre, Scotland
BURIED: In a private burial plot at his home
V.C. WON: 20 APR 1900 At Wakkerstroom, South Africa
CITATION: On the evening of the 20th April 1900, during the advance of the infantry to support the mounted troops, Lieut. Nickerson went in the most gallant manner, under a heavy shell and rifle fire, to attend a wounded man, dressed his wounds, and remained with him until he had him conveyed to a place of safety.
V.C. PRESENTED: Not known
MEDAL: Not publicly held
Further Information
The name of William Nickerson resides on these pages because in 1881 he moved with his family from Canada and was living at 17 Shaftsbury Road, Southsea from where he attended Portsmouth Grammar School until 1889 when his family moved to Manchester.
The photograph (left) and the text below come from "The Three Old Portsmuthian VCs" written by SM Holloway and published in 1998.