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Cecil Patteson Nickalls

Cecil Patteson Nickalls
Born(1877-10-14)14 October 1877
Died7 April 1925(1925-04-07) (aged 47)
Known forInternational Polo Cup
Spouse
Olivia Mary Miller
(m. 1904⁠–⁠1925)
ended with his death
Children2
ParentSir Patteson Nickalls
RelativesPatteson Womersley Nickalls, brother
Morres Nickalls, brother

Cecil Patteson Nickalls, D.S.O. (14 October 1877 – 7 April 1925) was a Colonel in the Royal Field Artillery. He was a champion polo player, and a champion rugby player, who killed himself with a gun on 7 April 1925.[1]

Early life

He was born on 14 October 1877 in Kent, England to Sir Patteson Nickalls. His siblings were, Patteson Womersley Nickalls and Morres Nickalls.[2] He was educated at Rugby School.

Career

In the 1890s he played cricket. He scored 109 at Lord's Cricket Ground against Marlborough for Rugby in 1894.[1]

He was on the British team that won the International Polo Cup at the Hurlingham Club in 1902 with his brother Patteson Womersley Nickalls, Frederick Maitland Freake, Walter Selby Buckmaster, George Arthur Miller and Charles Darley Miller.[1][3] He played on the English team against Ireland in 1905 and 1911.[1]

He served as a captain in the Royal Field Artillery in World War I.[1] He was awarded the DSO and wounded.

Personal life

He married Olivia Mary Miller in 1904 in Rugby, England.

Death

Nickalls committed suicide with a gun on 7 April 1925 in Rugby, England.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f David Frith (2011). Silence Of The Heart: Cricket Suicide. p. 55. ISBN 9781780573939.
  2. ^ 1881 British Census RG11 0857/105 p22
  3. ^ "English Polo Team Wins. Americans Beaten at Hurlingham by Six Goals to One. Second Contest For The Cup. Honors Are Now Even, and the Deciding Match Will Be Played on Saturday" (PDF). The New York Times. 10 June 1902. Retrieved 20 February 2015.

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