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John William Ashton NICOLL

Regimental number350
Place of birthBendigo Victoria
Other NamesNICHOLL
ReligionMethodist
OccupationDriver
Address46 Hill Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs Edith Nicoll, 46 Hill Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentCQMS
Unit name38th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollRegimental Quartermaster Sergaent
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'Throughout the period March-September 1918 R.Q.M.S. NICOLL has rendered conspicuously good service at all times. He has been untiring in his energies and has ably seconded the efforts of his Quartermaster to see that the comfort of the men in the matter of equipment and hot meals under all conditions. His duties have frequently led him to carry on under shell fire but he has shown complete disregard to his own welfare.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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