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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: Joseph Nichols
Name: Nichols, Joseph Wesley
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 2914
Place of Birth: Brunswick (Vic.)
Next of Kin: Ruby Veretta Nichols - Wife ; Landsborough, Vic.
Biographical notes: Arrived in Darwin on 2 May 1925. He was still in Darwin on 19 February 1942. He retired in 1955 and moved to Alice Springs. At one stage Nichols held "28 statutory or official positions" in the Territory administration simultaneously. The Nichols medal for best and fairest in the NTFL is still awarded. Source: NTDB: p.430-1.
Occupation: School teacher
Date of Enlistment: 2-Nov-1916
Age at Enlistment: 26
Place of Enlistment: Melbourne (Vic.)
Unit: 38th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1968-05-31
Place of Death: Alice Springs
Place of Burial: Alice Springs
Service History: Nichols embarked on HMAT A7 'Medic' 16 December 1916 with the 38th Infantry Battalion. Wounded in action at Etaples. Promoted to Temporary Sergeant 1 November 1918. Returned to Australia per HT 'Argylshire' 22 September 1919.
Related link: The 38th Battalion, A.I.F. : the story and official history of the 38th Battalion A.I.F. by Erick Fairey. East Sussex : Naval & Military Press, 2009.
Service Record
Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography edited by David Carment. Darwin : Charles Darwin University Press, 2008: p.430-1.
Nominal Roll
Unit War Diary
NT Place Names register : Nichols Street
Embarkation Roll - HMAT A7 'Medic'
"A kindly man", Northern Standard, 28 April 1950: p.3.
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: ANZAC
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Appears in Collections:Returned ANZACs

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