Born at Manchester, England, Congregational. Enlisted 21 September 1917 age 19, steward. Nok father, Thomas Nicholls, Harvey St, Cottesloe Beach. Embarked at Melbourne on 30 October 1917 per A60 Aeneas. Served in France. RTA on 14 June 1919 per Konigin Luise (Nursing Staff) and discharged 26 August1919. Service medals: BWM and VM.