Fernleigh Royston NICHOLLS


NICHOLLS, Fernleigh Royston

Service Numbers: 5091, 5091/A
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Oxley, Queensland, Australia, 11 August 1896
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Rangeville, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: Died of wounds, France, 21 July 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord Pas de Calais
Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba St Stephen's Church WWI Memorial Tablet, Toowoomba St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

4 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5091, 26th Infantry Battalion
4 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5091, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Choon, Brisbane
21 Jul 1917: Involvement Private, SN 5091/A, 49th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Karen Woods

Marital Status: Single. Religion: Presbyterian

Age at embarkation: 19 years

Age at Death 20years 11 months

Wounded at Messines Belguim. 

Died of Wounds at 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station 

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Brother: Lt Bertram Nicholls, 9th Bn, returned to Australia 8th January 1919.

Sister: Staff Nurse Ruby Nicholls, Australian Nursing Service, returned to Australia 2 July 1917