Thomas Nicholls (MM)

Name

Thomas Nicholls (MM)

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

26/04/1918
22

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
203352
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
1st/4th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals
Military Medal

Cemetery/Memorial

HARINGHE (BANDAGHEM) MILITARY CEMETERY
V. A. 3.
Belgium

UK Memorials

Holy Trinity with Christ Church Memorial, Bengeo
Hertford Town Memorial

Pre War

Born in 1895, in Hertford, to parents William and Ellen (nee Piggott), he had three brothers and three sisters, in 1911 they were living at 15 Cowbridge, Hertford. His father was employed as a builder’s labourer and Thomas was an assistant butcher.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Hertford, date unknown. Landed at Boulogne on 14th April 1915. In 1916 they fought on the Somme at Montaubon, Trones Wood and Pozieres. The following year they were involved in the Operations on the Flanders coast, and then in the 3rd Battle of Ypres at Poelcapelle. After the German offensive in March 1918 the battalion then fought at the Battles of the Lys in April and Thomas died of wounds received during one of these encounters.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Terry & Glenis Collins