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Wallace Edwin NICHOLSON

Regimental number2903
Date of birth24 May 1895
Place of birthBombala, New South Wales
SchoolBombala Public School, New South Wales
AddressWollingubrah, Cathcart, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Nicholson, Wollingubrah, Cathcart, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (exempt from Compulsory Military Service)
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Leeton branch, 24 December 1914.
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Discharge date1 November 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of Exeter', 12 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 26 August 1919; discharged (medically unfit: deafness, left ear), Sydney, 1 November 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, NICHOLSON Wallace Edwin
'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 302.

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