|Place of birth||Hounslow, Middlesex, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||35|
|Next of kin||Mrs Ada H Nicholas, Tongala, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 7 years with the 20th Middlesex Regiment (Volunteers).|
|Rank on enlistment||Sergeant|
|Unit name||13th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/18/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A34 Persic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 25), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Taken on strength, 13th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 3 November 1915. Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 15 December 1915 (juandice), and transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station. Transferred to Mudros, 20 December 1915. Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 23 December 1915; admitted to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 24 December 1915; transferred to Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 31 December 1915; discharged to unit, 7 January 1916.
Admitted to No. 2 Australian General Hospital, 27 January 1916 (hernia, slight); transferred to No. 2 Auxiliary Hospital, 27 January 1916; discharged, 2 February 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 March 1916. Taken on strength, 1st Anzac Army Corps Light Horse Regiment, 7 July 1916.
Proceeded to join Cadet Bn, England, 6 February 1917. Appointed 2nd Lt, 31 May 1917, and posted to Infantry Reinforcements. Proceeded overseas to France, 21 June 1917; taken on strength, 39th Bn, 30 June 1917. Promoted Lt, 5 September 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 12 October 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal