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Walter William NICHOLSON

Regimental number4612
Place of birthBradford, Yorkshire, England
SchoolBoard School, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFiremans asst
AddressHarrogate, Broughton Street, Concord, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Nicholson, Harrogate, Broughton Street, Concord, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets (Compulsory Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date3 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death20.11
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialWandsworth Cemetery (Aust. 1), London
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
140
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Amelia NICHOLSON, Broughton Street, Sydney, Australia. Native of Bradford, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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