|Place of birth||Ballarat, Victoria|
|Address||4 Eades Place, West Melbourne, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Brother, Robert Nicholls, 4 Eades Place, West Melbourne, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 4 years in the Senior Cadets; 18 months in the Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||58th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/75/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||58th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 25 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 1 November 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 30 December 1916; taken on strength, 58th Bn, in the field, 26 February 1917.
Found guilty, 2 September 1917, of being absent without leave from 8.15 am till 10.30 pm, 1 September 1917: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 4 days' pay.
Wounded in action, 25 September 1917 (gun shot wound, left arm, right shoulder); admitted to Field Ambulance, 26 September 1917, and transferred to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing station; to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 1 October 1917; to England, 19 October 1917, and admitted to Lady Forester's Auxiliary Hospital, Broseley nr Shrewsbury, 20 October 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 10 December 1917; discharged on furlough, 14 December 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 28 December 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 30 January 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 21 March 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, left chest; fibrosis, left lung), Melbourne, 25 April 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, NICHOLLS Herbert John|