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|Name:||Nichols, Joseph Wesley|
|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.|
|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.|
Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography edited by David Carment. Darwin : Charles Darwin University Press, 2008: p.430-1.
Unit War Diary
NT Place Names register : Nichols Street
Embarkation Roll - HMAT A7 'Medic'
"A kindly man", Northern Standard, 28 April 1950: p.3.
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
|Appears in Collections:||Returned ANZACs|
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