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Regimental number2863
OccupationFarm hand
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.8
Height5' 10"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Nichols, 27 Marmion Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 88th Infantry, Senior Cadets, Citizen Military Forces; stll serving at time of AIF enlistment..
Enlistment date17 October 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 29 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 June 1918
Discharge date14 February 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Matatua', 17 June 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 14 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, NICHOLS Weston

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