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Albert Martin NICHOLSON

Regimental number10778
Date of birth1 June 1897
Place of birthRailway Town, Broken Hill, New South Wales
SchoolBurke Ward Public School, Broken Hill, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressNewtown Street, Railway Town, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.3
Height5' 6"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A A Hepworth, Newtown Street, Railway Town, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Cadets, Broken Hill; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date17 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBorn Broken Hill, 1 June 1897. He was engaged for some time as a driver for the Barrier Carrying Company, and before enlisting had worked as a labourer on the South Mine, Broken Hill. Wounded twice in action.
FateKilled in Action 3 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row L, Grave No 5), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
18
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Previously listed as 'No known grave'. Son of Mrs. Agnes Amelia HEPWORTH, 185 Newton Street, Railway Town, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, NICHOLSON Albert Martin

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