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David Leslie NICHOLS

Regimental number1162
Place of birthKensington, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFrench polisher
Address33 Filson Street, Ascot Vale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Phoebe Nichols, 33 Filson Street, Ascot Vale, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 5th Australian Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; resigned.
Enlistment date7 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 October 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1915
Discharge date16 January 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth, England, on board HT 'Suevic', 8 October 1915; disembarked Melbourne, 19 November 1915; discharged (meduically unfit: fractured left ankle), 16 January 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 September 1969
Age at death80
Place of burialCamperdown Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, NICHOLS David Leslie

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