Fernleigh Royston NICHOLLS

Fernleigh Royston Nicholls Photo:
Rangeville State School
Birthplace
Oxley
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Station Hand
Enlisted
22-January-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
19
Status
Single
Service No
5091
Rank
Private
Unit
26th Battalion, 13th Reinforcements
Embarked
04-May-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of wounds
Date
21-July-1917
Place
Messines, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
Trois-Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial, St Stephen’s Uniting Church Toowoomba Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial and Rangeville State School Honour Board.

 

Brother of Staff Nurse Ruby Nicholls and 515 Lieutenant Bertram Nicholls.

 

Fernleigh Nicholls arrived in France in October 1916 where he transferred to the 49th Battalion. In Belgium in July 1917 he was severely wounded in action at Messines and evacuated to the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station. Two days later he died of his wounds, one month short of his 21st birthday.