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William NICHOLSON

Regimental number2868
Place of birth21 Ranish, Lochs, Stornoway, Scotland
Other trainingFidigary Public School, Lochs, Stornoway, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSailor
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Roctrick Nicholson, 21 Raerimish Locks, Stornaway, Scotland Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Royal Naval Reserve, United Kingdom.
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 1 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 September 1916
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialContay British Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 26), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
149
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Roderick and Annie NICHOLSON, 21 Racrinish, Lewis, Scotland

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