Angus Milton NICHOLLS


NICHOLLS, Angus Milton

Service Number: 32805
Enlisted: 29 July 1940
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 12 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Barmedman, New South Wales, Australia, 30 September 1916
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Air crash accident, Pine Creek, Northern Territory, Australia, 2 August 1942, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Adelaide River War Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 32805
29 Jul 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 32805, Aircrew Training Units
2 Aug 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 32805, No. 12 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SW Pacific 1941-45

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Alick Herbert and Annie Isabel Nicholls

Husband of Haley Nora Nicholls of Northcote, Victoria


Flight Sergeant Angus Milton Nicholls 32805 and Pilot Officer Ronald Victor Ellyard 406932 were killed in the loss of 12 Squadron RAAF Wirraway Aircraft A20-544 near Pine Creek, Pell, NT.  The accident  occurred at 1545 hrs 02/08/42, when the port wing separated from the airframe during a practice dive bombing attack at Pine Creek in the Northern Territory. The aircraft was completely wrecked and burnt out. The crew  were both killed.