The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- William James
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- Headquarters Company
- Place of Birth:
- Donnybrook, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Albert Edward Nicholls
- Mothers's Name:
- Elizabeth Ann Nicholls (nee McKee)
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Djakarta War Cemetery, Plot 4, Row L, Grave 9, Age 32.
- Cause of Death:
- Bacillary Dysentery
- Place of Death:
- Bicycle Camp Hospital, Batavia
- Date of Death:
- Petamboran Cemetery, British Section Grave No. 102
Soldier became sick on 30.9.1942
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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’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.
- Bicycle Camp, Batavia, Jakarta - Java ***