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Alexander Creighton NICOLSON

Regimental number6397
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTram guard
AddressMilsons Point, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30.6
Height5' 7.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Nicolson c/o R W Grafford, Massage Institute, Wellesley Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 October 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Discharge date2 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor), 12 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 1 February 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: gas poisoning), Sydney, 2 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as NICHOLSON.
SourcesNAA: B2455, NICOLSON Alexander Creighton

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