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Regimental number2227
Place of birthBirmingham, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 9"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Henry Nicholls, 30 Arden Road, Saltley, Birmingham, Eng
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 November 1915
Place of enlistmentArmidale, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 21 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Takada', 18 July 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 7 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 23 February 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death22 July 1949
Age at death54
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, NICHOLLS John

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