Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. BRigadier General Sir Walter Ramsay McNicoll KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (27 May 1877 24 December 1947) was an Australian teacher, soldier, and colonial administrator. GRandson of a Scottish migrant (from Glenisla, near Dundee), he was born in theMelbourne suburb of Emerald Hill and trained as a teacher in the Education Department of the state of Victoria and at Melbourne University. HE held posts in various country schools in Victoria, then as senior master at Melbourne High School and, from 1911 to 1914, founding principal of Geelong High School. AT the same time he had been active in the Victorian militia, which at the outbreak of World War I became part of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF). AS a lieutenant colonel, McNicoll commanded the 6th Battalion, 2nd Australian Brigade, at Gallipoli and was seriously wounded during an infantry charge in the second battle of Krithia on 8 May 1915.