The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- William John
- Regimental #:
- ‘B’ Company
- Place of Birth:
- Goomalling, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Evan Hamelin Nicholas
- Mothers's Name:
- Maud Cecilia Nicholas (nee Savage)
- Roman Catholic
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Engineering Student and Clerk
- Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
- ‘ D ’ Force Thailand, W.O.II John Dooley Party
- Camps Thailand:
- Tarsau, Kanchanaburi
- Return Details 1945:
- Saigon-Bangkok‐Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Labuan-Morotai-Darwin-Perth by aircraft
Soldier wounded in action Pasir Panjang on 14/2/1942 and admitted to 2/9th Field Ambulance with bayonet wound to his left leg and torso. Admitted to 2/13th Australian General Hospital on 16/2/1942. Discharged to unit on 22/2/1942.
Possibly member of ‘T’ Battalion.
Soldier recovered from Saigon. Part of ‘Both’ Party.
William John Nicholas was born Goomalling 1919. His parents Evan Hamelin Nicholas and Maud Cecilia Savage married in 1916.
Maude’s sister hosts event.
Maude’s mother died in 1944.
Nicholas died Victoria in 1989.
Unfortunately we know little else of his life after the war.
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
- Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
- Saigon - French Indo China