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Harold NICHOLSON

Regimental number1251
Place of birthBox Hill Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
AddressSpring Street, Box Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Ralph Nicholson, Spring Street, Box Hill, Victoria
Enlistment date2 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 29th September, 1918, east of RONSSOY this Non Commissioned Officer collected and dressed wounded - both American and our own - under heavy machine-gun and shell fire. His work for this operation has been of the utmost value.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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