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Louis Thomas NICKOLDS

Regimental number1786
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical mechanic
AddressGeorge Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 5.75"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinNo Next of Kin
Previous military serviceServed in the Fiji Volunteers; 'left to travel'.
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Discharge date16 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined Bn at Gallipoli, 26 May 1915.

Admitted to SS 'Ivernia', 6 June 1915 (debility); transferred to Hospital, Malta, 6 June 1915; admitted to Military Hospital, Floriana, 9 June 1915 (gun shot wound, finger); discharged from Convalescent Camp, Malta, 'fit for service' (date not recorded); disembarked Alexandria, 11 July 1915.

Embarked Alexandria for Mudros, 14 July 1915.

Wounded in action, 9 August 1915 ( shell wound, left shoulder/arm), and admitted to No Field Ambulance Dressing Station, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to Military Hospital, Tigne, Malta, 14 August 1915; to All Saints Convalescent Camp, 30 August 1915; rejoined Bn, Lemnos, 22 October 1915.

Admitted to No 2 Field Ambulance, Mudros, 21 December 1915 (scabies), and transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Lemnos; to Lowlands Casualty Clearing Station, 30 December 1915 (scabies and ulcers); to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 16 January 1916 (jaundice); to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 26 January 1916; to Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 26 January 1916; discharged to duty, 2 February 1916; rejoined unit, Zeitoun, 5 February 1916.

Attached on Guard Duty to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 23 September 1916.

Classified 'A' by Medical Board, 13 July 1917 (dysentery).

Attached to Anzac Provost Corps for pay, discipline and administration, 10 August 1917.

Marched in to Details Camp from Guard Duty, 19 September 1917.

Marched out to Imperial Camel Brigade, 3 October 1917; taken on strength, and posted to 3rd Bn, 10 November 1917.

Taken on strength, 18th Company, Shellal Dump, 21 November 1917.

Detached to Port Said Rest Camp, 9 March 1918; joined Rafa Details from Port Said, 21 March 1918.

Transferred to 13th Company, 19 April 1918.

Admitted to Field Ambulance, 7 June 1918 (debility); discharged to unit, 11 June 1918.

Transferred to Light Horse Details, 1 July 1918.

Marched out to Port Said Rest Camp, 4 July 1918.

Marched in to 5th Training Regiment, Moascar, 3 September 1918.

Transferred to 15th Light Horse Regiment, 10 March 1919; taken on strength, 25 March 1919.

Admitted to 5th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 15 April 1919 (diarrhoea); marched in to Details Camp from hospital, 20 April 1919.

Embarked Port Said for United Kingdom leave, 7 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Norman', 4 July 1919; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 14 July 1919 (venereal disease); disembarked Melbourne, 18 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 16 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to war service.
Date of death9 December 1940
SourcesNAA: B2455, NICKOLDS Louis Thomas

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