Sunday 22 May 2011

Private William Joseph George Nicholls

Born on 16 October 1880 in Manchester, England - husband of Emily A. Nicholls, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; tin smith; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; sallow complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 13 January 1916 (number 669300) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - died on 30 October 1917 of wounds received that day - buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (grave XXI.AA.10), Belgium.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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