Ernest John NICHOLLS


NICHOLLS, Ernest John

Service Numbers: 1375, 1575
Enlisted: 2 December 1914, Oaklands, South Australia, Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Wakefield, South Australia, Australia, 8 May 1890
Home Town: Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Schooling: Port Wakefield Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Harness Maker and Loco Cleaner, SAR
Died: Killed In Action, To Be Determined, Bullecourt, France, 9 May 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide Grand Masonic Lodge WW1 Honour Board (2), Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Port Lincoln & District Honor Roll WW1, Port Lincoln Garden of Remembrance, Port Lincoln S.A.R. Eyre's Peninsula Division Roll of Honour WW1, Port Wakefield Memorial Arch, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

2 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Oaklands, South Australia, Australia
19 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1375, 10th Infantry Battalion
19 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1375, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
9 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1575, 10th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.


The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1889 - 1931) Tuesday 25 December 1917


NICHOLLS. —Lance-Corporal Ernest John Nicholls, killed in action May 9 (previously reported missing). Loved in life, honored in death. Deeply mourned.— Inserted by his sorrowing sister, Gert Bogisch, Port Wakefield.

NICHOLLS. — Killed in action in France, May 9, 1917, No. 1575, Lance-Corporal E. J. Nicholls, 10th Battalion, eldest dearly beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. N. Nicholls, Port Lincoln, aged 27 years.

How hard it is to part with those

We hold on earth most dear, 

The heart no greater trial knows,

No sorrow more severe. 

Too dearly loved to ever be forgotten.    

—Inserted by his sorrowing parents, sisters, and brother, Will, on, active service, abroad.