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Erling NICHOLSON

Regimental number2234
Date of birth23 February 1893
Place of birthToorak Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
Address19 Carters Avenue, Toorak, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Nicholson, 19 Carters Avenue, Toorak, Victoria
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front (wounded, France; evacuated for medical treatment to the United Kingdom)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II in New Guinea.
Date of death15 July 1960
Age at death67
Place of burialSpringvale Lawn Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria

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