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Regimental number2183
Place of birthOllach, Braes, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland
SchoolPortree School, Isle of Skye, Scotland
ReligionChurch of Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.1
Height5' 9"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Nicolson, 5 Lower Ollach, Braes, Portree, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed in the Territorial Force, Scotland.
Enlistment date19 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 April 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Karoola on 16 June 1915
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe left Portree School when he was 17 years of age and his mind was so bent on becoming a sailor that he first sailed to America two or three times in one of the Cunard Liners then he sailed to Australia. (Details from father, John Nicolson, Braes, Portree, Skye)
FateKilled in Action 6 August 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of death stated to be between 6 - 9 August, 1915.
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death19
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Special Memorial C. 123), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Braes War Memorial, Scotland.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName (and name of next of kin) incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as NICHOLSON; religious affiliation incorrectly recorded as Church of England..
SourcesNAA: B2455, NICOLSON John

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