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Alan Malcolm NICKELS

Regimental number16767
Place of birthKapunda South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationFarmer
AddressForreston, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Nickels, Forreston, South Australia
Previous military service75th Infantry
Enlistment date21 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameJanuary 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Ambulance
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night 21/22nd August, 1918, in the vicinity of HAPPY VALLEY, north of BRAY, he showed great gallantry and devotion to duty. In the face of heavy machine gun and artillery fire he volunteered to go out and rescue wounded men from shell holes in No Man's Land and succeeded in bringing in two wounded men to the R.A.P. During the whole day he was carrying wounded from RA.A.P. to Dressing Post through very heavy artillery fire round Quarry in K.118.a. His disregard of danger and cheerfulness were a great example for others.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 February 1974

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