NICHOLS, Herbert James

No.13196, Private, Herbert James NICHOLS
Aged 26

9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Killed in Action on 23rd August 1916

Herbert James Nichols was born in Great Barton in 1888 (3rd qtr 1888 Thingoe 4a:673), son of Charles and Sarah NICHOLS(née GRASS)

1891 census...Aged 2, he was in Great Barton with his father Charles NICHOLS [32] farm labourer; his mother Sarah [33] born Brandon; sister Kate[5]. All except his mother were born in Great Barton. His father died in 1899.

1901 census...Aged 12, he was at Nether Street, Great Barton with his stepfather William CALVER [42] postman born Great Barton; his mother; step sister Rosina [18] born Great Barton; sister Beatrice [3]. William Calver's wife Mary died in 1892 and he married Sarah in 1900

1911 census...Aged 22 a farm labourer, he was at The Street, Great Barton with his stepfather, his mother and sister Beatrice.

He enlisted in Great Barton
In the middle of August the battalion were at rest in Louvencourt, before returning to the trenches. On the 23rd they had 3 killed and 7 wounded.

Herbert Nichols is buried in Auchonvillers Military Cemetery, France 2:G:10

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