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Ernest George NICHOLS

Regimental number243
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionBaptist
OccupationLabourer
AddressLaunceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6.75"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, Herbert Nichols, 73 Wellington Road, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil ('evaded' military service)
Enlistment date7 March 1916
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of fate entered on Nominal Roll as 4 January 1919.
Discharge date7 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wiltshire', 4 January 1919; discharged (termination of period of engagement), 7 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 May 1977
Age at death81
Place of burialCarr Villa Cemetery, Launceston, Tasmania

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