Hubert Lionel (Bert) NICHOLS

NICHOLS, Hubert Lionel

Service Number: 34451
Enlisted: 27 November 1916
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: Australian Corps School (AIF)
Born: Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia, 5 May 1896
Home Town: Burnie, Burnie, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Mentone, Victoria, Australia, cause of death not yet discovered, date not yet discovered
Cemetery: Cheltenham Memorial Park, Victoria, Australia
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World War 1 Service

27 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, 34451, Field Artillery Brigades
11 May 1917: Involvement Gunner, 34451, Field Artillery Brigades
11 May 1917: Embarked Gunner, 34451, Field Artillery Brigades, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne

Vietnam War Service

17 Oct 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 10th Field Artillery Brigade

World War 1 Service

6 Jan 1919: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, Australian Corps School (AIF)
24 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Gunner, 34451, Australian Corps School (AIF), 6th MD

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Helen Emmett, Tasmania in the Great War.

Gnr Hubert Lionel "Bert" NICHOLS. # 34451.

b. 5/5/1896 at Ulverstone the son of Hubert A Nichols and Emma (nee Goold). Bert was a bank clerk when he enlisted on 27/11/1916. He joined the Field Artillery and was later a Gunner with the 110th Howitzer Battery. He later lived in Victoria where he was a bank Manager.

Bert was a brother to Douglas Roy (known as Roy) Nichols #26180.

Frank Hurley's iconic photo of Chateau Woods in 1917 appears at the Australian War Memorial. Two of the men were brothers Bert and Roy Nichols of Ulverstone. The magazine article featuring Bert is from April 1985 (Melbourne Winners Weekly). Bert told a family member that Hurley made the men walk back and forth several times until he was happy with the photo composition - all the men wanted to do was sit down and rest. Bert and Roy were cousins to my Grandfather.

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