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James Claude NICHOLLS

Regimental number32
Place of birthGladesville, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Gladesville, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMereton Street, Gladesville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J Nicholls, Mereton Street, Gladesville, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service5th Field Company Engineers
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingMenin Road, Passchendaele, Belgium
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot XXVI, Row C, Grave No. 9), Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Harriet NICHOLLS. Native of Gladesville, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: Albert BETANVALLE, killed in action, Lone Pine, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915.

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