Saturday 21 May 2011

Private David Ross Nichols

Born on 9 September 1893 in Beaver City, Boone County, Nebraska - brother of Mrs. Eva Robinson, Peterborough, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as sister; single; Methodist; engineer; no current military service; previously served with the 57th Regiment (three years); height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 8 January 1918 (number 3055667) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 7 September 1918.

Married Gladys Brisbin (born on 12 August 1898 in Manvers Township, Ontario, to William and Caroline Carrie (nee Argue) Brisbin; died on 4 August 1978 in Peterborough, Ontario) in Peterborough, Ontario, on 9 August 1919 - parents of Elwood Ross (born 22 March 1920, died 5 April 1985), Desmond Earl (born 18 April 1926, died 9 February 1971), and Joyce Gladys Nichols.

Died on 13 December 1957 in Smith Township, Peterborough County, Ontario.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Wright-Robinson (Durham Co) Robinson-Wright (Welland Co) Family Tree, by "SharonWright1901" on; "Carol Mason's Family History", (accesses 6 May 2011))

1 comment:

James R Spafford said...

This is my grandfather!
I am James Ross Spafford...son of Gladys Joyce Nichols. My mother married William Carlos Spafford.

Remembrance day got me looking around...and was surprised to find my grandfather on your site...thank you!