George William Nicholls

First Name: 
George
Middle Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Nicholls
Mother's Name: 
Louisa Nicholls nee Hancock
Father's Name: 
George Nicholls
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, August 10, 1917
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
36th Battalion
Awards: 
British War Medal
1914/1915 Star
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, January 28, 1949
Place of Death: 
Bulli Hospital, Bulli, NSW
Details: 

George Nicholls (Service no 3359) was born in West Wallsend, NSW in 1893. 

George first enlisted with the Waratah March on 10 December 1915 but was medically discharged on 28 March 1916.

George re-enlisted on 18 September 1916 but was discharged a few days later.

On 14 October 1916, George married Francis Parsons in Corrimal, NSW.

George re-enlisted on 10 August 1917.  At enlistment he was married, 25 years of age and employed as a labourer.   George embarked on HMAT A28 - Miltades with the 36th Battalion, 8th Reinforcements on 2 August 1917.  He arrived in England on 2 October 1917 but found himself unfit for active service.  George was returned to Australia in February 1918 and medically discharged on 24 April 1918.   He had suffered serious injuries to his arm and elbow as a result of his civilian employment before the War that had caused him a permanent disability.

George worked as a miner at the South Bulli Colliery after the War and together he and Francis raised 9 children.

George died in 1949.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, NICHOLLS GEORGE WILLIAM

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