|Place of birth||West London, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, George Aplin Nichols, 233 Lavender Hill, London West, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Holsworthy, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/17/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 25 August 1915.
Transferred to 6th Light Horse Regiment, 29 August 1915, and posted to D Squadron.
Disembarked Alexandria, 25 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Transferred to 12th Light Horse Regiment, 22 February 1916, and marched out to Oasis Camp, Heliopolis.
Detached to Signal School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 24 June 1916; rejoined unit from detachment, 23 July 1916.
Appointed Signaller Corporal, Ferry Post, 10 January 1917.
Wounded in action, Aseiferiyeh, 19 April 1917 (gun shot wound, left leg), and admitted to 6th Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance; transferred to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, El Arish, 21 April 1917; to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 23 April 1917; to British Red Cross Hospital, Montazah, 2 June 1917; discharged, 29 June 1917, and taken on strength, 4th Light Horse Training Regiment.
Detached to Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 29 July 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 15 September 1917, having qualified as signaller.
Taken on strength, 12th Light Horse Regiment, 22 September 1917.
Appointed Signalling Sergeant, 12 November 1917.
Detached to Rest Camp, Port Said, 10 March 1918; rejoined unit, Belah, 22 March 1918.
Detached to Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 23 March 1918, and attended 21st Advanced Tel[egraph] Course; rejoined unit from detachment, 28 April 1918.
Joined Cadet School, Zeitoun, 1 August 1918, and appointed Cadet.
Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 1 January 1919.
Rejoined 12th Light Horse Regiment, 27 March 1919.
Embarked Port Said for UK leave, 2 June 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Plassy', 5 September 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), Sydney, 10 December 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Second given name (father and son) entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Alpine.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, NICHOLS Claude Alpine|