Edward James NICHOLSON

Poppy

NICHOLSON, Edward James

Service Numbers: 3565, 3565B
Enlisted: 7 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 2 February 1896
Home Town: Thebarton (Southwark), City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Thebarton Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Pozieres, Picardie, France, 23 August 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Serre Road Cemetery No.2
XXI. F. 6.
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
Show Relationships

World War 1 Service

7 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3565, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3565, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
28 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3565B, 10th Infantry Battalion
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3565B, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
23 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3565B, 10th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm

Help us honour Edward James Nicholson's service by contributing information, stories, and images so that they can be preserved for future generations.

Biography

 

Like many 27th Battalion reinforcements arriving in Egypt in early 1916, too late for Gallipoli, Edward was re-allocated from the 27th Battalion to the 10th in Egypt as losses from ANZAC were made up and experienced personnel had been transferred out to create the the 50th Battalion as part of the 'doubling of the AIF'.

 

Edward was killed in action during the closing stages of foighting around Mouquet Farm by the 1st Division of which the 10th Battalion was a part.

Read more...

Biography contributed by Adelaide Botanic High School

Edward James was single, and his father was deceased at the time of his enlistment. Edward James was 5'8 and weighed 54kgs. He also had blue eyes. There is also a note on the back of a piece of paper, from his mum that says she gave him consent to fight in war. He enlisted on 17-08- 1915 and died at Mouquet Farm.