The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Private Tom Nicholson

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Tom Renton Nicholson

Ancestor's date of birth: 1870

Ancestor's date of death: 1944

Cause of Death: Age related

Service Number: 52

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: A Sqadron, 1st NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service

Murray Page: 34

Contingent: First New South Wales

Ship: Aberdeen, Date of Sailing: 04/11/1989

Awards/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: December 1899 - December 1900 in north-west Cape Colony, Free State, and Transvaal

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 8 January 1901 on the Orient. No further details provided.

Descendant Details

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


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