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Enoch Francis NICHOLLS

Regimental number2055
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPostal assistant
AddressSt Helens, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs F Nicholls, Prince of Wales Hotel, Longford, Tasmania
Enlistment date9 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work at Hervilly on 17th/18th September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 23 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at HERVILLY on 17th/18th September, 1918. Lance Corporal NICHOLLS worked continuously patrolling and mending lines under heavy shell fire, and by his excellent work enabled communication to be maintained throughout. He set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 April 1965
Place of burialLongford RC Cemetery

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