The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Nicholls
First Name:
William James
Nick Name:
Bill
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7645
Classification:
Signaller
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
10.08.1940
DOB:
12.07.1910
Place of Birth:
Donnybrook, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Albert Edward Nicholls
Mothers's Name:
Elizabeth Ann Nicholls (nee McKee)
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Butcher
Memorial:
Djakarta War Cemetery, Plot 4, Row L, Grave 9, Age 32.
Java:
‘Blackforce’
POW#:
7838
Cause of Death:
Bacillary Dysentery
Place of Death:
Bicycle Camp Hospital, Batavia
Date of Death:
13.10.1942
Buried:
Petamboran Cemetery, British Section Grave No. 102

General Description

Soldier became sick on 30.9.1942

Read about Java and POW Camps.

 

Nicholls W J

 

 

NICHOLLS, Private, WILLIAM JAMES, WX7645, A.I.F. 2/4 M.G. Bn., Australian Infantry. 13 October 1942. Age 32. Son of Albert Edward and Elizabeth Ann Nicholls, of Donnybrook, Western Australia. Grave Ref. 4. L. 9.

Bill’s parents were notified of his death in October 1943.

 

 

Bill Nicholl’s name is inscribed on the Donnybrook War Memorial.

 

Bill’s parents married in Victoria in 1902.  Born in Bundgaree they soon after moved to WA, to Donnybrook where their only child, Bill was born in 1910.

Bill Nicholls attended Wesley College, South Perth.

Bill’s holiday – he enlisted about 6 months later on 10 August 1940.

Bill was 32 years old when he died.

Bill’s father died in 1946.

 

 

Bill’s mother Elizabeth Ann Nicholls died 1955 at Donnybrook.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Bicycle Camp, Batavia, Jakarta - Java ***
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