Wednesday 11 May 2011

Private Herbert Nicholls

Born on 10 March 1898 in Peterborough, Ontario - son of Mrs. Maud Nicholls, Peterborough, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Lakefield, Ontario; farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 93rd Battalion, CEF, in Peterborough, Ontario, on 14 February 1917 (number 195732) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 23 or 24 May 1917 - died on 30 June 1917 of wounds received that day - official report: "Died of wounds: gunshot wounds head, side and hand at No.7 Casualty Clearing Station" - battalion report: with B Company, "Wounded while on a working party in Avion on night 29 Jun 1917 putting up wire in front of our new line, receiving a wound in left side from fragment of enemy shell. Wound dressed and evaced to No 7 CCS [casualty clearing station] where died 30 Jun 17." - buried in Noeux-les-Mines Cemetery (grave II.C.29), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; ibid, RG 150, Acc. 1992-93/314, War Graves Registry: Circumstances of Death; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; ibid, 19680229-003, Casualties list of A, B, C, and D Co., 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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