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Francis NICHOLAS

Regimental number5435
Place of birthWalhalla, Gippsland, Victoria
Place of birthWalhalla, Victoria
SchoolWalhalla State School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm hand
AddressErica, North Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Nicholas, Melrose Brean Street, Coogee, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialRosieres Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
53
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frank and Sara NICHOLAS, 21a, Mount Street, Coogee, Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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