The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Captain Sidney Nicholson|
Name of Ancestor: Sidney Howard (Thomas?) Nicholson
Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1879
Ancestor's date of death: 01/01/1963
Cause of Death: Old age
Service Number: 197, then Officer - no number
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: detail not provided
Units: NSW Citizen's Bushmen, then 3Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse
Rank attained in Boer War: CAPT, Date Effective: 1902
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service
Murray Page: 78, 177
Contingent: Fourth New South Wales, Second Australian.
Ship: Atlantian, Date of Sailing: 28/02/1900
Ship: Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 01/04/1902
Memorial details: Detail not provided
Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: With NSWCB as a sergeant, April 1900 - April 1901 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal including defence of Elands River Post (4-16 August 1900), and in northern Transvaal, great De Wet hunt (February - March 1901) and advance on Petersburg. No active service seen with the 3ACH.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 9-13 August 1902 on the Drayton Grange.
Name of Descendant: Angela Lind, Killara NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great niece