Monday 23 May 2011

Private John Frederick Nichols

Born on 30 April 1892 in Cambray, Ontario - son of John Nichols, Sunderland, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Sunderland, Ontario; farmer; single; current a member of the 20th Border Horse (one year); no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 10 January 1916 (number 725139) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - transferred to the 12th Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery, CEF, on 1 October 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 November 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

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