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Henry Robert NICHOLAS

Regimental number3572
Place of birthToowoomba Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressToowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWilliam Nichols, Brisbane, Queensland, or Mrs J Brennan, Windorah, Charleville, Queensland
Enlistment date18 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 7, Field Ambulance 7, Section A
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 24 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Commencing at 6 p.m. on 6th October, 1917, he worked as stretcher bearer almost without rest for 72 hours between DE KNOET FARM and railway dugouts (Sheet 28 D.26.c.1.3.) the former position being in front of an R.A.P. and about 500 yards behind the front line. He was responsible for the dressing and evacuation of many wounded under intense enemy barrage at the former post. He worked with the utmost disregard of his personal safety and his cheerfulness was infectious among his comrades. His fine work and good example have been marked over many months.'

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