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William Alphonsus NICHOLSON

Regimental number4190
Place of birthSingleton, Newcastle, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressPower's Bakery, Tenterfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, F Nicholson, Hunter Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Previous military serviceCitizen Militia Forces, 6 months
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 11 March 1916
FateReturned to Australia 30 June 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Discharge date30 September 1919
Other details

Private Nicholson was taken on strength of the 19th Battalion in France on 1 August 1916.

On 1 October 1916 Private Nicholson was wounded in action,(gun shot wound to leg),and was admitted to 3rd London General Hospital on 9 October 1916.

He was transferred to the 61st Battalion from the 19th Battalion on 23 July 1917.

He was admitted to hospital with influenza on 29 November 1917, rejoining his unit on 15 December 1917.

Private Nicholson was Absent Without Leave from the Support line trenches from 6pm to 7:30 pm on 8 April 1918,and forfeited 28 days pay.

Wounded 2nd occasion (gas) on 27 April 1918.

He rejoined the battalion on 15 June 1918, and was transferred to the 18th Battalion on 11 October 1918.

Embarked for return to Australia per H.T. "MILTIADES", 30 June 1919; disembarked 8 August 1919.

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