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Alexander NICHOLSON

Regimental number5166
Place of birthPowlett River, Victoria
SchoolState School (Victoria? WA?)
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
AddressJarnadup, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Mr D Nicholson, Jarnadup, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Guildford Cadets, WA.
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 December 1916
Place of death or woundingLongueval, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialGuards'Cemetery (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No. 5), Lesboeufs, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
63
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Donald and Flora NICHOLSON, Jarnadup, Western Australia. Native of Powlett River, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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