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Captain Sidney Nicholson

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Angela Lind, Killara NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great niece


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