Herbert Alfred Nicholls

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Herbert Alfred Nicholls
Personal Information
Date of Birth 16 Apr 1915
Place of Birth Southern Cross, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 26 years, 11 months
Description 5'9½" (1.76m) tall ; 151lbs
68.492 kg
; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair
Occupation Orchardist
Religion Methodist
Address Roleystone, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Ethel Mavis Nicholls
Military Information
Reg Number W62328
Date of Enlistment 22 Mar 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

on 5 Feb 1938 Herb had married Ethel Mavis Carthew (1918 - 2015) locally. Ethel died on 12 Feb 2015 in Yanchep.

Electoral Roll entries: 1936 - 1943 at Karragullen, orchardist

War Service

At Armadale on 22 Mar 1942 Herbert enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps and was allocated to 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. On 6 Nov 1943 his Army number was changed from W67618 to W62328, and on 1 May 1945 he was transferred to the Reserve. However, on 28 Jul 1945 he is shown as transferring to the 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion, before being finally struck off strength on 15 Oct 194 when all VDC units were disbanded.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1964 at Karragullen, orchardist; 1968 - 1980 at 32 Frederick street, Gosnells, fruit fly inspector


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