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« Reply #1005 on: 27 August 2016, 09:33:18 am »

Mate,

I should have mentioned these aussie's who also served in ACo/CTC

BEST   Frank   43   Pte   1Bn   HQ (G) to T/CQMS ACo/CTC 2-16 to OCo/CTC 8-17 to SCo/CTC 12-17 to 11Co/3Bn ICC 3-18 to 15 LHR 7-18 to 5 LH Sig Troop 7-18 WIA 18-9-18 R/shoulder in motor cycle accident in the Jordan Valley

CARTWRIGHT   Samuel   1599   A/Sgt   6 LHR   12R tos 12-15 to T/CSM ACo/CTC 2-16 MID - reason not stated to WCo/CTC 4-18 to BCo/CTC 7-18 married Flora Moore at Norwich UK 28-1-06 (British 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers) 7 years and 1 year 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)

CAVE   Arthur   2755   Dvr   1 LH Bde Trn   1R (5Co AASC) (163) tos HQ/AASC AMD 7-16 to ACo/CTC at Samalut 8-16 to HCo/CTC 8-16 to 2 DSC 8-17 to 26Co AASC 4 Div Trn 9-17 F&B

COLAN   John   391   L/Cpl   2Bn   DCo to BCo 1-15 (G) to T/CQMS ACo/CTC 1-16 to T/CSM 7-17 to KCo/CTC 5-18 (British The Manchester Regt 1908-09)

DONEY   Herbert   308   Pte   4Bn   ACo to L/Cpl 1-15 to T/Cpl 4-15 (G) to T/CSM ACo/CTC 1-16 to AIF depots UK 1-17 to CSM 62Bn at Windmill Hill UK 4-17 to 61Bn 9-17 rtn BCo/4Bn 5-18 WIA 24/25-5-18 gas one of 5 officers and 35 men from BCo gassed around Rouge Croix near Merris F&B

FLAHERTY   David   1134   Dvr   2 LH Bde Trn   6Co AASC (AAMC) Medical Orderly remain Egypt to L/Cpl 7-15 to Cpl 9-15 to T/CQMS DCo/CTC 1-16 to T/CSM 12-16 to ACo/CTC 9-17 (British RAMC 2 years)

HAYES   William James   1152   Pte   9 LHR   9R Tos C Sqn 12-15 to L/Cpl 1-16 to CTU 8-16 to No1 CTC depot 12-16 to KCo/CTC 12-16 to T/Cpl 1-17 T/att 52 DAC 1-17 to T/Sgt 1-17 WIA 22-4-17 shell shock minor (reason not stated) rtn 4-17 to A/CQMS 6-17 to A/CSM 1-18 to No 2 depot 2-18 to ACo/CTC 2-18 to RCo/CTC 8-18 to BCo/CTC 10-18

HODCROFT   James   247   Pte   13 LHR   A Sqn to L/Cpl 9-15 remain Egypt to T/CQMS GCo/CTC 2-16 to T/CSM 1-17 to ACo/CTC 6-18 reported died from war service

MacKIE   John Keith   152   Farrier   1 LH Bde Trn   5Co AASC (G) to HQ AASC AMD 4-16 to depot CTC 9-16 to Far/Cpl ACo/CTC 11-16 to T/Sgt 4-17 to Far/S/Sgt 35Co AASC AMDT 9-17 MID - reason not stated later WWII (Boer War BSqn/7 ACH (194) AKA John Norman Mackie

MATHER   William Henry   781   Pte   02 LHR   3R tos B Sqn 7-15 (G) to T/CSM ?Co/CTC 1-16 disch to Egyptian CTC prom 2/Lt to No1 CTC depot to ACo/CTC 4-17 later WWII Capt Aust Intell Corps brothers Alex GSR & Alfred 2 LHR

McCLURE   William   3   Far/QMS   04 LHR   RHQ disch to British Army prom 2/Lt QM Army Veterinary Corps to No1 CTC depot to OC RCo/CTC 4-17 to Capt OC ACo/CTC 1-18 to T/Maj RASC (British 16th (The Queen's) Lancers 14 years)

MUIRHEAD   Alexander Stuart    3434   Pte   14Bn   11R tos T/CQMS ACo/CTC 1-16 to OCo/CTC 10-16 disch to Egyptian CTC prom 2/Lt CCo/CTC 4-17 to T/Capt RASC AKA Alexander Stewart Muirhead brother James 14Bn

SNELGROVE   Frederick Charles   146   Pte   7 LHR   A Sqn att 1 Div HQ 5-15 to MMP 2 LH Bde HQ (685) 6-15 to L/Cpl MP 10-15 (G) to T/Cpl AProvC 6-16 to T/Sgt ACo/CTC 12-16 to T/CQMS 6-17 to T/CSM 1-18 to PCo/CTC 8-18

Which shows ACo/CTC was still around Shusha (Samalut)  *western desert Egypt in Aug 1916

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« Reply #1006 on: 13 September 2016, 09:06:02 am »

Frev,

Found this bloke

FARMER   Melville Orchard   76   SQMS   9 LHR   A Sqn evac to hosp (pyrexia) 9-15 (G) att S/Smith RHQ/Comp LHR 11-15 to T/Sgt/Cook RHQ/Comp LHR 11-15 rtn revert 1-16 to T/SQMS 2-16 to RQMS RHQ 2-16 prom 2/Lt B Sqn ? Troop 2-17 to two weeks leave UK 9-17 rtn 3 LHTR 9-17 rtn 12-17 killed at Es Salt NKG listed on Jerusalem Memorial Palestine married Ruby Adams at Port Said Egypt 29-7-16

I did wonder what she was doing at Port Said?

Did she go there on her own or was she with a unit, like the Red Cross or a nurse?

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« Reply #1007 on: 14 September 2016, 02:56:06 pm »


Thanks Steve - didn't yet have Melville Farmer

Short answer to your questions: Ruby went to Egypt specifically to marry Melville
Did a little bit of research into them - and the long answer is below....

[Have also added the details to his service record at Discovering Anzacs, where you'll also find a photo of him]
http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/163299

Cheers, Frev


FARMER, Melville Orchard

Melville was born on the 19th of June 1888 at Wallaroo, SA – the son of Henry FARMER and Louisa Margaret ORCHARD – who married 13/9/1883 in Kadina, SA
Louisa d.16/9/1948, age 92

Siblings: Harold; Hilda b.15/3/1886 Wallaroo, SA

Religion: Congregational
Occupation: Insurance Clerk with the Australian Mutual Provident Society in Adelaide

As well as many other concerts and competitions, Melville performed in the Adelaide Conservatorium Concert in Sept 1913:
“Mr Melville Farmer displayed a useful basso in ‘The Wanderer.’  His lower register was easy, and he finished Schubert’s song on a good low D.  There were, however, defects of intonation occasionally.”
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/63806105

Melville and Ruby, both keen tennis players, competed in the Men’s & Women’s Doubles (class 2) Tournament in March 1914 – although not as partners

WW1:
Melville enlisted 20/9/1914 at Morphettville, SA, aged 26 years and 3 months
Standing 6 foot tall and weighing 164 pounds with a chest measurement of 37 inches – he had a fair complexion, fair hair and blue eyes
Private 76, A Squad, 9th LHR
Promoted Corporal 1/11/1914 – Sqdn Quarter Master Sergeant (O.R. Sgt) 19/1/1915
Embarked at Melbourne 12/2/1915 on the HMAT A26 Armadale for Egypt
Proceeded to join the MEF Gallipoli 16/5/1915
Admitted to the 24th CCS at Mudros 28/6/1915 with Dysentery – returning to duty at Anzac 8/7/1915
Two days later he was back in hospital with Influenza until the 19/7/1915
He fell ill again in September with Pyrexia (fever), and was returned to Egypt on the Gloucester Castle, where he was admitted to the 3rd Auxiliary C.D. Heliopolis on the 5/9/1915
On the 20/11/1915 he was taken on strength of the Composite LH Regt and promoted to temporary Sergeant (Cook)
Rejoined the 9th LH at Heliopolis 18/1/1916 and reverted to his former rank
To be Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant 22/2/1916, and marched out to Serapeum on the 27/2/1916

*From Olive Haynes’ (Sister, AANS) letter to her mother 19/7/1916 France (p.153):
“I had a letter from Mel Farmer from Egypt yesterday and he said how he had sent for Ruby to come out.  He said she had already left.”

Ruby embarked on the R.M.S. Medina on the 29th June 1916 for Egypt

Melville and Ruby were married on the 29th of July 1916 at Port Said, Egypt by the British Consul and Rev A.M. Thom of the Church of Epipheny
[Ruby Ethel ADAMS was born in Hackney, SA on the 11/6/1885 – the daughter of Joseph Robert George and Alice Mary (nee Downing – who married in Norwood, SA 21/7/1884) Ruby remarried to Rodney COCKBURN in 1920 – he died 28/9/1932 and she died 19/8/1954 SA]

Following their marriage and Melville’s return to duty, Ruby continued on to London where she took up work with the War Office

*From Sister Olive Haynes’ letter to her mother 25/8/1916 France (p.160):
“I haven’t heard from Ruby Adams yet – she ought to be in England by now.  I wrote to her to Marseilles and the Bank of Adelaide, so she ought to get one of my letters.”

*From Sister Olive Haynes’ letter to her father 7/9/1916 France (p.162):
“I had a letter from Ruby Farmer from Blighty.  She seems to have settled down there.”
[There are also many mentions in other letters of Ruby sending newspapers, necessities & treats to Olive]

1917:
Melville was sent to the Cavalry School at Zeitoun 27/1/1917 to the 18/2/1917, and during this time was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant (2/2/17) – this was followed by the School of Instruction, Zeitoun 6/3 to the 18/3/1917, where he passed as Instructor of the Hotchkiss Gun (B Course) 7/3/1917
He was promoted to Lieutenant 20/5/1917
To Rest Camp at Port Said 28/8/1917 to 7/9/1917

Granted 2 weeks Leave in the UK, he embarked at Alexandria 3/10/1917 on the HT Huntspill, and during his time in the UK he advised his wife to return to Australia – he then returned to Egypt on the HT Ellenga and disembarked at Alexandria 25/11/1917 – rejoining his Unit on the 7/12/1917

Ruby was a guest at the wedding of her friend Sister Olive Haynes (AANS) and Lieut Norval Dooley (22nd Bn, AIF) on the 11/12/1917 at Oxford: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/63842640
She then returned to Australia on the Special, departing Liverpool 23/12/1917, and arriving home in the February

Melville was killed in action on the 30th April 1918 and buried the same day by Rev R.C. Turner near Es Salt in Palestine
His body was never recovered, and he is commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial (Panel 58) in the Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel


The Victor Harbor Times and etc……. (SA), Fri 23 Jul 1915 (p.3):
LETTERS FROM ‘OUR BOYS’
Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant M Farmer writes: – It is now getting on for three weeks since we entered upon active duties in the trenches, and though we have had lots of lead flying about in the shape of shrapnel and bullets, our regiment has been mighty fortunate in that our total casualties amount to 14 or 15.  In our squadron we have had three killed, and two of these were killed outright.  It’s a mighty monotonous game in the trenches – day and night on the watch, and very little sleep.  At present we are in a rest camp for a spell.  No doubt you can hardly imagine me sleeping at any hour of the day or night, with the whacking and the explosions going on round one’s head.  But there it is, and the vast majority are all the same.  In a way you might think we are out for a picnic, but only in a way – the horror and the sadness of it all are only too apparent.  Of course it doesn’t do to dwell upon such things and we have to live on the lighter side.  No doubt we have lots of fun in many ways, and make it if necessary.  Last night we had a concert in a gully while the crack of rifles was going on over our heads, and the loud explosion of shells rudely interrupted some of the items.
The country in these parts is beautiful to look on as we are facing the sea, and it seems cruel to think there is war on.  I can’t tell you anything of interest for it would be cut out by a Censor.

Observer (Adelaide, SA), Sat 8 Jul 1916 (p.40):
Social Notes
Miss Ruby Adams left for England by the R.M.S. Medina on June 29.

The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA), Mon 31 Jul 1916 (p.4):
MARRIAGES
FARMER – ADAMS – On the 29th July, at Port Said, Quartermaster-Sergeant Melville Orchard (A.I.F.), youngest son of H. Farmer, Victor Harbour, to Ruby Ethel, eldest daughter of J.R.G. Adams, Malvern South.  Address, Bank of Adelaide, Leadenhall-street, London, E.C.

The Mail (Adelaide, SA), Sat 2 Sept 1916 (p.3):
POINTS ABOUT PEOPLE
A cable message was received on Tuesday from Mrs M.O. Farmer (Miss Ruby Adams), stating that she had arrived in London.  Mrs Farmer was married at Port Said, and her husband, Qmr-Sgt Farmer, 9th Light Horse, has returned to duty in Egypt.

Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA), Thur 4 Apr 1918 (p.3):
WITHIN COO-EE
Mrs Farmer is on the way to Adelaide.  Lieutenant Farmer has gone back to Egypt.

The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA), Tue 7 May 1918 (p.1):
DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE
FARMER – Killed in action in Palestine on 30th April, Melville Orchard, dearly loved younger son of H. and L. Farmer, Victor Harbor.  “The day dawns, the shadows flee away.”
FARMER – Killed in action in Palestine on April 30, Lieutenant M.O. Farmer, dearly-loved husband of Ruby E. Farmer, and younger son of H. Farmer, Victor Harbor.  “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.”

Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA), Wed 8 May 1918 (p.3):
LATE LIEUTENANT M.O. FARMER
News has been received by Mrs Farmer of the death in action of her husband, Lieutenant Melville Owen [sic] Farmer, of the 9th Light Horse Regiment.  The deceased soldier, who was exceedingly popular with his comrades, and a man of great bravery and resolution, was the son of Mr Farmer, who is in charge of the police station at Victor Harbor.  When he enlisted he was employed in the offices of the Australian Mutual Provident Society in Adelaide.  He was one of the first 100 recruits in South Australia: he left Melbourne for the battlefield on January 15, 1915: and, with slight intervals, had been actively fighting until his death on April 30.  When he sailed from Australia he was quarter-master-sergeant, but was promoted on the field to the higher position.  He was married at Port Said on July 29, 1916, to Miss Ruby Adams, the eldest daughter of Mr J.R.C. Adams, general secretary to the Board of Governors of the Public Library, Museum, and Art Gallery.  A fortnight later Mrs Farmer went to London, and was occupied for a year in work in the War Office.  The late lieutenant visited London on furlough towards the end of last year, and on his advice his wife returned to Australia, which she reached in February last.

The Victor Harbor Times and etc…… (SA), Fri 11 Apr 1919 (p.4):
Soldiers’ Gardens
All being well the trees to represent the following heroes will be planted on Anzac Day – A C Knox,
M O Farmer, G J Snell, W H Ayliffe, and F H Rumbelow.
The Town Planner has forwarded a sketch for the preparatory work and marked the spot where the trees are to be permanently placed.  This particular locality is shown on the foreshore plan as Allies Avenue.  A public ceremony will take place for this occasion.

The Journal (Adelaide, SA), Wed 30 Apr 1919 (p.1):
IN MEMORY OF THE BRAVE
FARMER – In loving and tender memory of Lieut M.O. Farmer, killed in action at Es Salt, Palestine, on the 30th April, 1918.
Though the warriors’ sun has set
Its light shall linger round us yet,
Bright, radiant, blest.
– Inserted by his affectionate parents, brother, and sister.

The Register (Adelaide, SA), Sat 30 Jul 1921 (p.11):
GRAVES IN PALESTINE
Mrs H. Farmer, of Barker street, Prospect, has received the following letter from the private secretary to the High Commissioner of Palestine, regarding the grave of her son, Lieut. M.O. Farmer, who served with the 9th Light Horse from 1914 to 1918, and was killed at Es Salt: – “I am directed by His Excellency the High Commissioner to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 13, 1921, in which you ask for information regarding the cemetery on the Mount of Olives, in which the mortal remains of your gallant son repose.  I have pleasure in informing you that the cemetery is under the care of the War Graves Commission, and is well looked after.  It is situated on the top of the ridge on the Mount of Olives, overlooking the City of Jerusalem on the one side and the valley of the Jordan on the other, and is close to the main road, where it evokes the pride no less than the sympathy of all Britishers who pass by.  The cemetery is fenced off, and it is intended in the near future to replace the temporary fence now in existence by a stone wall, and to erect headstones for each grave, and also a cross of sacrifice and a stone of remembrance in the centre of the cemetery.  I need hardly say that the British community in Jerusalem look upon all the graves in the cemetery as of particular moment to themselves, and from time to time on suitable occasions hold services in the cemetery, and you may rest assured that your gallant son’s grave will not be neglected.”

News (Adelaide, SA), Mon 26 Apr 1937 (p.4):
PASSING BY
Singer for 25 Years
When Mr Walter Wood sang “There’s a Land” at the annual dinner of the Royal Society of St George at the Oriental Hotel on Friday night, he completed a quarter of a century as a singer at these dinners.  ………………………………………………
On Friday night he had with him the programme of the seventh dinner, held on St George’s Day, 1914, at Gibson’s Grand Central Hotel, ………………..  In that year he sang ……………………….., and with Mr M.O. Farmer, since killed at the war, he gave the duet “All’s Well.”

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), Wed 12 Nov 1941 (p.11):
Out Among the PEOPLE
HISTORIC MOSAIC
One of the treasures in the National War Memorial, opened at Canberra yesterday by the Governor-General, is the Shellal mosaic.  Yesterday Mrs H. Farmer (Barker-street, Prospect) sent in for me to see a letter written her about it on June 12, 1917, by her son, Lieutenant M.O. Farmer, of the 9th Light Horse: – “It is a wonderful piece of work, not quite large enough to floor the Congregational Church at Victor Harbor.  The design is gorgeous, divided into sections, each containing a representation of a challis, rabbit, peacock, fowl, and so on, all natural colorings made of small cubes, which, after washing, polish almost like brilliants.  An Australian officer, Jordan, saw the corner projecting, and had the whole of it unearthed.”  Lieutenant Farmer was killed in Palestine in 1918.


Notes:
Photo of family Memorial – now in storage at the Payneham Cemetery: https://www.twgpp.org/photograph/view/2176147

Chronicle (Adelaide, SA), Sat 13 Aug 1910 (p.57):
SOCIAL NOTES
Miss Ruby Adams, who has been travelling with her father (Mr R.J.S. Adams) through England and France, has returned via Japan to Adelaide.

Obit (with photo) of Mr J.R.G. Adams – Aug 1919: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/165896774


*Quotes from Olive Haynes letters from “We are here, too” – the Diaries & Letters of Sister Olive L.C. Haynes, 2nd AGH

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« Reply #1008 on: 26 November 2016, 09:06:13 am »

Frev,

Don't know if your still checking this but I found another possible.

QUINE   Arthur Howell   791   Pte   02 LHR   3R tos L/Cpl 5-15 Tos 7-15 WIA 7-8-15 R/thigh shot at Quinns Post evac to UK 8-15 (G) to ABD Abbey Wood UK 1-16 (shown L/Cpl 1-16) disch to British Army prom 2/Lt 11Bn (Res) Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) to 2Bn Black Watch 21 Bde 7th Indian Div to Mesopotamia 1915/16 to Palestine 1918 married in UK (British 4Bn The Lincolnshire Regt TF 4 years)

His RTA ship shows he now has a wife but no details on who she is.

Cheers

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« Reply #1009 on: 26 November 2016, 10:57:15 am »

Frev,

Another one, shown married to Mary Elizabeth White Qld National Bank London UK but no other details?

WHITE   Bevis Gerald   225   Pte   02 LHR   A Sqn evac to Glymenopoule hosp Malta (Gastro) 7-15 rtn 8-15 to 1Bn 9-15 (225a) prom 2/Lt 11-15 (G) att Orderly officer 1 Bde HQ 2-16 to Grenadier/bomb officer 1 Bde HQ 3-16 rtn Adjt BHQ 6-16 WIA 20-7-16 gas reported heavy casualties with Lt's White and Graham gassed and Lt Everett DoW when unit shelled with gas after relief of 12 DCLI at Contalmasion near Pozieres rtn 1-17 prom Capt bomb officer 1 Bde HQ 2-17 to ADC to GOC 1 Div HQ (from Hastie) 3-17 MID - for his work to April 1918 & MID - reason not stated possibly end of war award F&B married Mary in UK?  (13 LH QMI CMF 1 year later WWII Capt Adjt 14 Garr Bn)

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« Reply #1010 on: 26 November 2016, 03:50:47 pm »


Wow Steve - two in one day - and I didn't have either of them! So big thanks as usual Smiley

Have had a look into Arthur Quine - he married Louisa Whyte, but I can't find a registration of the marriage - which is not unusual if they married outside the UK.

Have attached details below - and have also added them to his service record at Discovering Anzacs (where you'll also find photos of him):
http://www.discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/286581

Will look into Bevis White...eventually....
Cheers, Frev


QUINE, Arthur George Howell

Born in the Apr-Jun Qtr 1890 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England – son of Robert William QUINE (Banker’s Clerk) and Louisa HOWELL

Siblings: William Howell b.1886 (Banker’s Clerk); Muriel Howell b.1888; Brian Howell b.1894 – WW1: Lieut, 2nd Bn Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) – KIA 27/6/1918; buried Ramleh War Cemetery

Religion: Church of England
Served 4 years with the 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Living in Lincolnshire with his parents in 1911 (Mechanical Engineer, age 21)
Came to Australia possibly 1912
Occupation 1915: Engine Fitter

WW1:
Enlisted in Brisbane 14/12/1914, age 24yrs 9mths – standing 5ft 11in; weighing 140lbs; chest measurement 31½ / 35in; dark complexion; brown eyes and black hair
Private 791, embarked on the HMAT A53 Itria 9/2/1915 with the 3rd Reinforcements for the 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Temp promotion to Lance Corporal 17/5/1915
Embarked Alexandria 9/7/1915 to join the MEF Gallipoli – reverted to ranks on arrival on Peninsula 14/7/1915
Received a bullet wound to the right thigh 7/8/1915 – transferred per HS Ionian to Lemnos, and admitted to the 16th Stationary Hospital, Mudros 8/8/1915 – embarked on HS Andania 17/8/1915 for England – where he was admitted to the King George Hospital, Stamford St, London 30/8/1915
Discharged from the AIF in England 28/1/1916 to take up a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the 11th Royal Highlanders
Selected to undergo a course of instruction prior to joining his Unit – and to report to HQ in Glasgow 2/2/1916
Transferred to the 2nd Battalion, Black Watch – his brother Brian’s Unit

Married Louisa WHYTE sometime before returning to Australia (no reg. found)

Returned to Australia on the Euripides 31/3/1920 with his wife Louisa
http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=6043031

Living Qld on his return
Resident of Lincoln St, Oxley Qld in 1925
From March 1928 he was Manager of the Queensland Cement and Lime Co.’s quarries at Gore – formerly an Engineer in the Q.C.L. Co.’s works at Darra

Died on the 23/9/1933 at Kanimbla Hospital, Warwick, Qld

Children:
*Elder daughter, Mary, engaged 1941
*Younger daughter, Mona, married 1944
*Only son Robert b.6/10/1922 Brisbane – WW2: RAAF – Sgt 152 Squadron – KIA 12/7/1943, missing in air operations over Sicily; commemorated on the Malta Memorial

Louisa applied for Arthur’s Gallipoli Medallion in 1967
She died on the 13/5/1979 Qld – daughter of John WHYTE & Mary RATTRAY


Warwick Daily News (Qld), Tue 13 Mar 1928 (p.2):
PERSONAL
Mr H. Cornell, accompanied by Mrs Cornell and daughter Jean, left yesterday for Berrima, NSW, where Mr Cornell has been appointed manager of the Southern Blue Metal Co., Ltd.  Mr Quine will in future be manager of the Queensland Cement and Lime Co.’s quarries at Gore, which position Mr Cornell relinquished to take up the abovementioned appointment.  Mr Quine was formerly an engineer in the Q.C.L. Co.’s works at Darra.

The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld), Wed 27 Sept 1933 (p.12)
DEATHS
QUINE – At Kanimbla Hospital, Warwick, Saturday, September 23rd, Arthur Howell Quine, Cement Mills, Gore.  Aged 43 years.

The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld), Thur 19 Aug 1943 (p.6):
Reported Missing
[Photo]
Mrs L. Quine of Moreton Street, Norman Park, has received advice that her only son Sgt Pilot Robert Quine, RAAF, is reported missing the result of air operations over Sicily.  Sgt Quine who enlisted with the RAAF in 1941, was a student at the Church of England Boys’ Grammar School, East Brisbane, and was on the staff of Optical Products Limited.


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« Reply #1011 on: 27 February 2017, 09:13:10 am »

Frev,

This maybe one for you to check out?

His file has a document that shows him WIA 29-8-18, but the name is slightly wrong?

No other documents show him wounded?

Other then his last document which confirms his wounding and adds he was RTA on the "Anchises" with wife and child?

Can you confirm we are talking about the same man or are there two with the same names?

THOMPSON   Frederick   60   Pte   10 LHR   MG Sect to L/Cpl 9-15 to Cpl 9-15 (G) to Sgt 8-16 to 3 LH MGS 9-16 att 42 Div Base depot 1-17 to cadet MG OCS UK 2-17 att AIF depots (1 com) UK 2-17 rtn OCS 4-17 prom 2/Lt 8-17 to 23 MG Co 9-17 (formed under Maj Wells 10 officers 173 men shown Lt's Field, Datson & Norman Ex 10 LHR) shown 3 MG Bn 4-18 possibly WIA 29-8-18 R/thigh shot possibly in fighting around Clery sur Somme F&B married in UK (British 2nd East Yorkshire RGA TF 3 years) AKA FR Thompson


The highlighted are the areas I am unsure of?

Cheers

S.B
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« Reply #1012 on: 28 February 2017, 09:35:21 pm »


Steve - I do have Frederick THOMPSON in the database - he married Hilda BURTON in the Jun Qtr of 1917 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England.

However, I hadn't had a good look through his file until now.  It turns out that the pages that refer to "F R Thompson" being wounded in the right thigh are for a different soldier.  Lots of similarities however, so an easy mistake for the clerks to have made!

They refer to Lieut Frederick Richard Thompson (MC) of the 3rd MG Bn
He received a GSW to the right thigh on the 27/8/1918 and was admitted to the 8th GH, Rouen on the 29/8/1918.  RTA 11/5/1919 on the Zealandia.

His service record: http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1833163

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« Reply #1013 on: 05 March 2017, 09:50:52 am »

Frev,

Thank you, nice one.

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« Reply #1014 on: 09 March 2017, 08:42:55 am »

Frev,

I noticed a document in service file page 19.

STEELE   Thomas Nelson William Beevor   74   Sgt   11 LHR   A Sqn att DSqn/02 LHR 8-15 evac to St Johns hosp Malta (tonsilitis) 11-15 (G) rtn 2-16 prom 2/Lt 49Bn 17-3-16 MC - for his actions as Lewis gun officer at Pozieres 8-16 WIA 2-11-16 fractured L/leg accident in training at Rechlinghem F&B to 10 Trg Bn Perham Downs UK 4-17 att AIF depot (1 com) UK 4-17 prom Capt 11-17 att AIF depot (4 com) Hurdcott UK 11-17 RTA own request disch 2-5-18 (D Troop BSqn/2 LH CMF 2 years) brother William 2 LHR

Which shows a letter which mentions his brother getting married in Egypt.

I checked his brothers file but didn't see any thing?

Any ideas?

His brother

STEELE   William Alan Beevor      Lt   02 LHR   A Sqn B Troop (in Army lists dated 12-14) shown A Sqn D Troop (in unit history) shown A Sqn C Troop war diay 5-15 shown A Sqn 2 Troop (in Army lists dated 7-15) shown A/Adjt RHQ 8-15 (Tiddy evac to UK ill) prom T/Capt Adjt RHQ 10-15 (G) att WFF prom staff Capt 13 Bde HQ 2-16 prom Maj 52Bn 10-16 F&B disch 26-4-17 MU hernia (CMF Capt - Bvt Maj GSO (3) 1MD 11-18 Brig Maj 1 Cav Bde 1-20 to GSO (2) trg 1-25 to Maj 16-11-27 to GSO (1) 2 Cav Div 4-29 to AA&QMG 1 Cav Div 11-29 to Director S&T AHQ 9-31 to DAQMG AHQ 1-35 to LtCol 3-7-38 later WWII Col HQ 1st Motor Div to Brig Gen Staff Corps CBE brother Thomas 11 LHR related Arthur 2 LHR

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« Reply #1015 on: 19 May 2017, 10:29:46 am »

Frev,

Here's another one;

MONY   Jacques   358   Pte   10 LHR   B Sqn B Troop WIA 7-8-15 L/arm shot reported only man wounded in Lt Kidds Troop in charge at the Nek evac to hosp 8-15 (G) to AAMC 4 Div Base Dtls 8-16 to 1 AGH 9-16 to AAMC Dtls UK 1-17 rtn 6-17 to 3 FAmb 7-17 to 2 FAmb 1-18 F&B RTA 1915 leave married Clara ? in Stroud UK 20-3-18 AKA Jacques Charles Clement Mony de Kerloy


I have no surname for her?

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« Reply #1016 on: 20 May 2017, 03:46:29 pm »

Frev,

I noticed a document in service file page 19.

STEELE   Thomas Nelson William Beevor   74   Sgt   11 LHR   A Sqn att DSqn/02 LHR 8-15 evac to St Johns hosp Malta (tonsilitis) 11-15 (G) rtn 2-16 prom 2/Lt 49Bn 17-3-16 MC - for his actions as Lewis gun officer at Pozieres 8-16 WIA 2-11-16 fractured L/leg accident in training at Rechlinghem F&B to 10 Trg Bn Perham Downs UK 4-17 att AIF depot (1 com) UK 4-17 prom Capt 11-17 att AIF depot (4 com) Hurdcott UK 11-17 RTA own request disch 2-5-18 (D Troop BSqn/2 LH CMF 2 years) brother William 2 LHR

Which shows a letter which mentions his brother getting married in Egypt.

I checked his brothers file but didn't see any thing?

Any ideas?

His brother

STEELE   William Alan Beevor      Lt   02 LHR   A Sqn B Troop (in Army lists dated 12-14) shown A Sqn D Troop (in unit history) shown A Sqn C Troop war diay 5-15 shown A Sqn 2 Troop (in Army lists dated 7-15) shown A/Adjt RHQ 8-15 (Tiddy evac to UK ill) prom T/Capt Adjt RHQ 10-15 (G) att WFF prom staff Capt 13 Bde HQ 2-16 prom Maj 52Bn 10-16 F&B disch 26-4-17 MU hernia (CMF Capt - Bvt Maj GSO (3) 1MD 11-18 Brig Maj 1 Cav Bde 1-20 to GSO (2) trg 1-25 to Maj 16-11-27 to GSO (1) 2 Cav Div 4-29 to AA&QMG 1 Cav Div 11-29 to Director S&T AHQ 9-31 to DAQMG AHQ 1-35 to LtCol 3-7-38 later WWII Col HQ 1st Motor Div to Brig Gen Staff Corps CBE brother Thomas 11 LHR related Arthur 2 LHR

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S.B


Steve - I am so sorry - I totally missed seeing this until now!!

Thank you, I do already have Thomas N.W.B. Steele's brother in the database - but it's not William A.B. Steele - he was their cousin.

Thomas's brother was Arthur Beevor STEELE - they were both sons of Thomas Beevor STEELE and Louisa HOLE.
Arthur (Maj, 2nd LH) married Ellen Mary Kathleen (Nelly) LITTLEWOOD on the 25/4/1916 at Cairo (she was born in Egypt, but the daughter of an English Civil Servant)

William Alan Beevor STEELE was the son of Charles Beevor STEELE and Mary Frances TYMONS - and his father Charles was the brother of Thomas (Snr).

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« Reply #1017 on: 20 May 2017, 03:54:27 pm »

Frev,

Here's another one;

MONY   Jacques   358   Pte   10 LHR   B Sqn B Troop WIA 7-8-15 L/arm shot reported only man wounded in Lt Kidds Troop in charge at the Nek evac to hosp 8-15 (G) to AAMC 4 Div Base Dtls 8-16 to 1 AGH 9-16 to AAMC Dtls UK 1-17 rtn 6-17 to 3 FAmb 7-17 to 2 FAmb 1-18 F&B RTA 1915 leave married Clara ? in Stroud UK 20-3-18 AKA Jacques Charles Clement Mony de Kerloy


I have no surname for her?

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S.B


Steve - re this couple - they actually married in Albany, WA on the 20/12/1914 (wife: Clara SAMPSON) - so after he enlisted, but before he sailed.
Sadly they divorced in 1920 - you can read the story here (including as to why she was O/S during the war): http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/207384583

Jacques remarried in 1921 to Isabel Emma MATTERS.
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« Reply #1018 on: 26 May 2017, 09:57:10 am »

Frev,

Thank you.

Hear is another I missed?

NICHOLL   John Oliver Harvey      2/Lt   01 LHR   C Sqn D Troop 10-14 to C Sqn A Troop (in Army lists dated 12-14) shown C Sqn A Troop in unit history shown C Sqn A Troop in war dairy 5-15 shown C Sqn 1 Troop (in Army lists dated 7-15) WIA 18/19-5-15 L/arm shot reported 11 killed and 17 wounded during Turkish attack on Popes Post (NP) reported MID? awarded mentioned by Corps commander for his good work at Anzac evac to St Andrews hosp Malta 5-15 to hosp Wandsworth UK 8-15 (G) L/arm amputated prom T/Capt AESO AIF HQ UK 11-15 born 23-2-90 (prov 2/Lt 2Sqn/2 LH 18-3-12 to ASqn/9 LH 1-7-12 CMF 2 years later WWII) married Charlotte Keeling in Manchester UK 19-12-18 AKA John Oliver Harvey Nickoll

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« Reply #1019 on: 29 May 2017, 04:09:11 pm »

Ta Steve - J.O.H. NICKOLL is new to the database.

Have built a file on him
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NICKOLL, John Oliver Harvey

Born on the 23rd of February 1890 at the family home Weeroona, Mudgee, NSW – the son of (Dr) Edward Harvey Bird NICKOLL and Mary Augusta FLEMING, who married at St Matthew’s Church, Albury, NSW on the 23/4/1889
Harvey and Mary were living at Perry-street, Mudgee in 1917; Barham, Linburn in 1919, 1930, and left the Mudgee district in 1935
Harvey died on the 11/9/1939 at their home in Terrigal, and Mary died the following year on the 5/5/1940 at Darling Point

Siblings:
1. Joan b1895 Mudgee;
2. Roger Sayer Fleming b.1/11/1898 Mudgee – WW1: Lieut, RFC / RAF 1917-1919 – marr Helen Mary YOUNG 1922 (divorced) – remarried Beatrice Elspeth – WW2: RAAF, Sqdn Ldr, RAAF Station, Pearce – d.3/8/1975 WA, cremated Karrakatta and ashes scattered
https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=5258066
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P00731.006

Religion: Church of England
Educated at the Mudgee Grammar School, and for 3 years at the Sydney Church of England Grammar School
He was a keen football, cricket, and polo player
After leaving school he worked on the Lake Midgeon Station, Narrandera, before returning to Mudgee, where he had been serving as a 2nd Lieutenant for 2½ years with the local Light Horse at the time of his enlistment in WW1

WW1:
Received his appointment with the AIF 27/8/1914 as a 2nd Lieutenant
Embarked 18/10/1914 on the A16 Star of Victoria with the 1st Light Horse Regiment (for Egypt)
Promoted to Lieutenant 1/2/1915
Proceeded to join the MEF Gallipoli 9/5/1915
Wounded during the Turkish attack on Popes Post on the 19/5/1915 by a perforating bullet in the left forearm, which had to be amputated at the shoulder
Evacuated to Malta on the HS Soudan and admitted to the St Andrew’s Hospital 24/5/1915
Mentioned in Army Corps Orders for his service whilst on the Peninsula
Embarked on the HMHS Somali 20/8/1915 for England where he was admitted to the 3rd London General Hospital at Wandsworth on the 28/8/1915
To be Temporary Captain 21/11/1915 and appointed AESO – transferred to Supernumerary List 12/12/1915
Attached for duty with Admin HQ (E.S.O. Plymouth) 28/1/1918
Posted for duty with A.I.F. Admin HQ 21/2/1918, and to retain temporary rank of Captain whilst employed on Embarkation duties
Appointed Embarkation Officer at Liverpool 3/12/1918, from Plymouth
Granted 1914 Leave in UK from the 17/12/1918 to the 2/3/1919

Whilst on Leave, he married Charlotte Louisa (Dot) KEELING on the 19th of December 1918 at St Anne, Manchester, England
Charlotte was born in 1892 in Prestwich, Lancashire – the daughter of Arthur (an Artist) and Mary Jane – she died on the 4/1/1957 in Sydney

The couple returned to Australia together on the SS Warwickshire, departing England on the 5th of April 1919, and his appointment was terminated on the 14/6/1919

Member of Limbless Soldiers’ Association

Child: John Keeling b.c1928 (in Advertising) – marr Dorothy Mary – d.9/3/2011, age 83

Resident of Barham, Linburn, NSW in 1921
President of the newly formed Sports Committee, of the Mudgee Light Horse 1921
Grazier – Killimicat Station, Tumut, NSW in 1923, 1930
President of the Tumut Rodfishers Association 1925, 1926
Salesman – 115 Victoria St, Darlinghurst West 1931; 4 Manns Ave, Neutral Bay 1933; 11 Phillip St, Neutral Bay 1934, 1935; Cliff House Harriette St, Neutral Bay 1936, 1937;

WW2: Lieut, 8th BN VDC, 1942-44

Salesman – 14 Florence St, Cremorne 1949, 1954
Following Charlotte’s death in 1957 Oliver was residing in the town of Nimmitabel (1958)

Died on the 31st of October 1965 – late of Cremorne Point
Cremated at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium, NSW


The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Mon 17 Mar 1890 (p.1):
Births
NICKOLL – February 23, at her residence, Weeroona, Mudgee, the wife of Dr Harvey Nickoll, a son.

Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW), Mon 15 Sept 1813 (p.7):
The Procession
The procession was undoubtedly the finest that Mudgee ever saw.  It was about 1¼ mile long, and comprised a large number of magnificent trades, business and humorous displays.
…………………………………………………………………..
MILITARY
There was a large attendance of members of the various local military forces.  First came the members of the A.L.H. in full uniform and mounted upon the high-class horseflesh, which has more than once, earned the praise of inspecting officers.  They were led by Lieut Nickoll.  ………………

Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW), Thur 20 Aug 1914 (p.21):
HORSEMEN WANTED FOR THE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
Lieut Nickoll asks for the names of horsemen willing to join the Australian expeditionary force.  Applicants would be all the more welcome if they had previous training, but this is not essential.  All applications should be in by 3 o’clock to-morrow.

Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW), Thur 24 Aug 1914 (p.1):
Convivial Farewell To Departing Soldiers
On Thursday night last the members of the local A.L.H. establishment and a number of townspeople attended at the drill hall to bid farewell to Lieut Nickoll and other volunteers for the Australian Expeditionary Force.  The gathering was an informal one and of a happy-go-lucky nature.
Mr C.G. Madell proposed the toast of “Lieut Nickoll and his Brave Comrades.”  …………………………
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/156834379

Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW), Thur 24 Jun 1915 (p.22)
‘Stark Staring Mad’
How the Australians Fought
Letter from the Front
Lieut Oliver Nickoll, of the A.L.H., who has since been wounded, writes to his parents, Dr and Mrs Harvey Nickoll, of Mudgee, under date May 17:–
“I have not got any writing paper with me, but a message book comes in handy.  I am on Gallipoli Peninsula, but beyond that I can’t tell you our position.  I don’t think much of infantry work, but it is better than sitting in Egypt doing nothing.  The country here is rough and very steep and if we stay here much longer I think we shall grow claws.  Our trip here from Alexandria was quite uneventful, and only one man got hit landing: that was by a spent bullet which knocked his front teeth out.  A torpedo boat took us from the transport and emptied us out on a pontoon on the beach.  We sat on a hillside there for about five hours, and got our first taste of shrapnel, which was bursting quite close to us, but fortunately no one got hit.  Then we moved off towards the firing line, and bivouacked about 330 yards from it, in a hollow.  In spite of incessant firing on the Turk’s part, I think we all slept the sleep of the just.
Next morning the officers and N.C.O.’s were taken into the trenches to have a look round before taking them over from the people then holding them.  At midday we took possession, and we have been here ever since.  That was on May 13, and to-day is the 17th.  For three weeks now this scrap has been going on, and the firing continues incessantly day and night.  It has not stopped for three seconds since we came here, and the other people say it was just the same while they were here.  I have met quite a number of “Shore” old boys.  Jack Massie is one of them, and he is quite well and happy as a king.
By Jove, our infantry have made a name for themselves, and the things they have done here are nothing short of marvellous.  British regular officers say they never saw or heard of anything like it.  I know that when I look at the places they took at the point of the bayonet I can’t understand how they did it.  I think the fact of the matter is they went stark, staring mad.  The Turks go for their lives now at the sight of a bayonet.  Sometimes, at night, they sneak up to the trenches and throw bombs in, but if we just hold up a bayonet over the top and shake it a bit they go for their lives.  The other night we had to cover an advance of some of our people with rifle fire, and we had a great time.  Rifles got too hot to hold, and language too hot to listen to; but although our men took the trenches they had to leave them owing to machine-gun fire.  Ronald and all others are well.  Mail just going.”

Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW), Thur 8 Jul 1915 (p.17):
Mudgee Men at the Front – Doing Well
Dr Harvey Nickoll sends us an extract from a letter received yesterday from his son, Lieut Nickoll.  It reads: “When I left all the Mudgee men were alright. ….. Sergeant Wright covered himself with glory, and saved us a lot of annoyance by finding and shooting a sniper, who was worrying us behind our trenches.”

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Mon 12 Jul 1915 (p.5):
MEN OF THE DARDANELLES
LIEUTENANT NICKOLL
Lieutenant J.O.H. Nickoll (wounded) is the eldest son of Dr Harvey Nickoll, of Mudgee, and grandson of the late G.T. Fleming, of Albury.  He was educated at the Mudgee Grammar School and Sydney Church of England Grammar School.  He was a keen football, cricket, and polo player.  After leaving school he went to Lake Midgeon Station, Narrandera.  On his return to Mudgee he joined the local troop of Light Horse as 2nd lieutenant.  On the outbreak of war he volunteered, and sailed with the 1st A.I.F. as 2nd lieutenant in C Squadron of the 1st Regiment.  Captain Smith, in a letter, says: – “Although Lieutenant Nickoll’s left arm was nearly blown off at the shoulder, he kept his men in hand; and when we had driven off the Turks, which we did with great loss, he was able to walk 50 yards to the dressing station.”  His left arm was amputated, and he was taken to Malta.

The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW), Fri 23 Jul 1915 (p.3):
Letters From the Front
SERGT FRED BALLHAUSEN
In a letter under date 5th June, Sergeant Fred Ballhausen gives an interesting account to “Mother and all” of the happenings at the front.
The first of my mates to get hit was Eric Dowling, late of Burroway, who had a bullet take his teeth out, but he kept going.  The corporal who was promoted to my place as Lance-Sergeant – F.H. Paul – was shot dead, and such a fine chap.  Two officers, J.O.H. Nicholl and Edmonds were also wounded.  The latter came to the office during the week to see me, and hopes to return to the front shortly.  I had a P.C. from Captain Smith, saying he was O.K., which is good news.  The First L.H. were in the big fight, when the Turks lost the 3000, and to hear it described by one that took part in it, it is grand.  Up to this time, when the Turks made a charge, they came nearly to our trenches, and our men would spring out and after them.  Their game then was to turn and run, and our men would be exposed to the fire of concealed guns and machine guns.  This time they charged to within 20 yards of the trenches, but our men stayed in their trenches, and our machine guns fairly mowed them down together with rifle fire.  ………………………………………………..
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/77598755

Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW), Thur 23 Sept 1915 (p.22):
Letters from Sergt Jack Wright – How He Was Hit
Lieut Nickoll’s Amputation
Following are letters received by Miss F. Rope from Sergeant J.R. Wright, of Buccaroo, who was wounded at Gallipoli:–
Valletta, Malta, 22nd July 1915
……………………………………………………………………………
Lieut Oliver Nickoll is here.  He called in this evening to see me.  He is looking well.  His arm was amputated at the shoulder.  I am very sorry for him.  He was a good officer, and it was a bad day for us when we lost him.  He was a favorite amongst them all.  He is going to England from here, and will be sailing in about a month’s time.
…………………………………………………………………………
Oliver Nickoll is still here.  He is in a ward about 200 yards from me, and comes across nearly every day to see me.  ………………………………………………….
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/156938462

Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW), Thur 30 Dec 1915 (p.12):
An Interesting Letter
From Private Don Lowe
The following letter has been received by us from Private Don Lowe, of Mudgee, from the military pay office, in London, dated 17th November, 1915: –
……………………………………………………..
“P.S. – Two of my old mates called at the office to-day – Lieut Oliver Nickell (who is looking well, but was unfortunate enough to lose an arm) and Lieut Louis Cox, Yorkshire Regiment who was married last week, and is now returning to duty.”
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/156942897

Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW), Thur 18 Oct 1917 (p.15):
Dr Nickoll’s Sons
Mr Roger Nickoll, son of Dr Harvey Nickoll and Mrs Nickoll, of Perry-street, Mudgee, who has for some time been attending the aviation school at Richmond, where he has received his certificate as a flier, will shortly be leaving Australia with the others for England for further training preparatory to going to the front as members of the Royal Flying Corps.  Dr Nickoll’s eldest son, Lieutenant O. Nickoll, one of the first to volunteer, and who lost an arm on service, is still connected with the military forces in England.  Dr Nickoll has only two sons, who have thus shown their practical patriotism.

Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW), Thur 1 May 1919 (p.7):
Local Brevities
Mr Hayes, a smart young man, a returned soldier, has taken up a block of land on a soldiers’ settlement the other side of Coonabarabran, on the Gunnedah road.  Mr Hayes only quite recently returned from the fighting front, where he met many men from the Mudgee district.  Amongst these was Lieut Oliver Nickoll, son of Dr Harvey Nickoll, of Mudgee, who was one of the first men from the Mudgee district to enlist for service in the great war.  Mr Hayes was with Lieut Nickoll in the fighting in the course of which the lieutenant had his arm so badly shattered by an unlucky shot that it had subsequently to be amputated.  He speaks in glowing terms of Lieut Nickoll’s pluck, courage, and endurance, who notwithstanding that his arm was shattered all to pieces begged his commanding officer to allow him to continue in the action.  He says that Lieut Nickoll was greatly beloved by his fellow officers and by the men under him, and that nothing too much could be said in his praise as a courageous soldier and a gallant and capable officer.

Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW), Thur 5 Jun 1919 (p.13):
Captain J.O.H. Nickoll
Captain J.O.H. Nickoll, eldest son of Dr and Mrs Harvey Nickoll, arrived back in Mudgee on Monday, in company with his wife.  Captain Nickoll was wounded at Gallipoli after being in action for eight days, and had his left arm blown off.  He was then invalided to Malta, and after remaining there for three months he was sent in a hospital ship to London.  After a short leave in London, Captain Nickoll insisted upon doing work of some kind, so he was then engaged in embarkation work at Southampton.  He remained in Southampton for2 ½ years, and was then re-equipped and sent to A.I.F. headquarters in London, and put in charge of the Australian embarkation work.  In December, 1918, he got his leave, and was married to an English lady.  He came back to Australia per the s.s. Warwickshire.  Captain Nickoll’s brother, Lieutenant Roger Nickoll, of the R.A.F., is returning per the s.s. Nestor, which sailed on May 19.

Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW), Thur 17 Jul 1919 (p.10):
Local Brevities
Lieut Roger Nickoll, R.A.F., son of Dr and Mrs Harvey Nickoll, arrived home last week after two and a half years’ service with the Australian forces abroad.  He looks well, and expresses himself as glad to be back in Australia and Mudgee again.  His brother, Lieut Oliver Nickoll, whose active service had seen the war through (at the cost of an arm) returned some few weeks back.


1921 Mudgee LH Sports Committee: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/155489119

Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW), Thur 10 May 1923 (p.5):
GOING TO TUMUT
We understand that Mr Oliver Nickoll, son of our esteemed local medico, is going to Tumut to manage a station for his father-in-law, who recently arrived from England.

The Kyogle Examiner (NSW), Fri 14 Jan 1929 (p.5):
SOCIAL and PERSONAL
Captain and Mrs J.O.H. Nickoll, of Killimicat Station, Tumut, are spending a holiday with Mr and Mrs J.P. Howard of South Kyogle.  Although handicapped by the loss of an arm in the Great War, which compels him to drive a modest Ford, the Captain covered a run of 750 miles in less than four days.

1932 New Guardsman’s Account: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16852724

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Tue 2 Nov 1965 (p.30):
DEATHS
NICKOLL, John Oliver – October 31, 1965, of Cremorne Point (formerly of Cooma and Tumut), loved husband of the late Charlotte Louise Nickoll, devoted father of John, loved father-in-law of Dorothy, beloved grandfather of Scott, Linda and David elder son of the late Dr and Mrs Harvey Nickoll (Mudgee) and loved brother of Joan and Roger.
NICKOLL – The Relatives and Friends of the late JOHN OLIVER NICHOLL of Cremorne Point (formerly of Cooma and Tumut) are invited to attend his Funeral, to leave St Chad’s Church of England, Cremorne Road Cremorne, Tomorrow (Wednesday), after a service commencing at 2 p.m., for the Northern Suburbs Crematorium.
NICKOLL – The Members of Limbless Soldiers’ Association are invited to attend the Funeral of their late esteemed Member, JOHN OLIVE NICKOLL.  See family notice.




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