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Thomas NICOL

Regimental number2862
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
SchoolPetershill School, Glasgow, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
AddressNorth Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, James Nicol, 194 West Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Springburn Battery, Glasgow, Lowland Field Artillery, Territorial Force, Scotland.
Enlistment date24 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularLeft Rockhampton when 2 years of age, served his apprenticeship in Glasgow, and returned to Australia when he was 23. Father [in Woodside, Cardross, Scotland] adds: "I may return to Sydney next year."
FateDied of wounds 21 March 1918
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialKandahar Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row H, Grave No. 17), Neuve-Eglise, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
24
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Annie NICOL, Woodside, Newall Junction, Stornoway, Scotland. Native of Rockhampton, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: Pte James NICOL, Royan Naval Volunteers, killed in action, Gallipoli, 17 June 1915.

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