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Jasper Marmaduke Vassel NICHOLLS

Regimental number1549
Place of birthWayville, South Australia
AddressNorth Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9.25"
Weight200 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah J Nicholls, 92 Finniss Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Discharge date6 June 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Transferred to 5th Divisional Artillery and taken on strength of 54th Battery, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916.

Promoted Temporary Bombardier, Ferry Road, 11 May 1916.

Promoted to Bombardier, 26 May 1916.

Admitted to No 1 Casualty Clearing Station, 26 May 1916 (fractured humerus); transferred to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, 28 May 1916; to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 29 May 1916; embarked Alexandria for England, 24 June 1916; to No 3 London General Hospital, 3 July 1916 (contusion and sprain); to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 15 August 1916 (injury to left elbow); discharged to furlough, 15 August 1916.

Taken on strength of No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 21 August 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Ulysses', 13 February 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 12 April 1917; discharged Adelaide (medically unfit, fracture right elbow), 6 June 1917.

Total war service: 1 year 325 days (of which 1 year 146 days was abroad).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 October 1934
SourcesNAA: B2455, NICHOLLS Jasper Marmaduke Vassel

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