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Thomas Davey NICHOLLS

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Surname: NICHOLLS

Forename(s): Thomas Davey

Place of Birth: Nelson, Lancashire

Service No: 90375

Rank: Gunner

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 'X' Trench Mortar Battery

Division: 14th (Light) Division

Age: 23

Date of Death: 1917-12-05

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: In West part.

CWGC Cemetery: LINTON-IN-CRAVEN (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: GRASSINGTON, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: HEBDEN, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: LINTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Thomas Davey Nicholls (born 10 September 1895) was the son of Richard and Annie Nicholls, née Milner. Richard was born at Grassington, Yorkshire and Annie at Northampton, Northamptonshire.

1901 Grassington, Yorkshire Census: Main Street - Thomas D. Nicholls, aged 5 years, born Nelson, Lancashire. [Thomas was living with his grandmother, Martha Nicholls, widow.]

1911 Grassington, Yorkshire Census: Main Street - Thomas Davey Nicholls, aged 15 years, born Nelson, Lancashire. [Thomas was living with his grandmother, Martha Nicholls, widow.]

The British Army Pension Record for Thomas Davey Nicholl exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Dvr and Gnr Thomas Davey Nicholls, 90375, Royal Field Artillery. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 19 May 1915. Discharged. [Thomas received the Silver War Badge.]

A short biography of Thomas is included in: ‘Swaledale & Wharfedale Remembered - Aspects of Dales’ life through peace and war’ by Keith Taylor (2006).

See also: ‘Silva Gars’ by John Crowther (1930).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

NICHOLS, Tom, [Grassington], aged 23, died Middleton Hospital, Ilkley, 1917.

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Gunner Thomas Davey NICHOLLS

Gunner Thomas Davey NICHOLLS

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 14th (Light) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 14th (Light) Division

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Surname: NICHOLLS

Forename(s): Thomas Davey

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 90375

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

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Age: 23

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Died Date: 05/12/1917

Additional Information: Son of Richard and Annie Nicholls. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: IN SILENCE WE REMEMBER)

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21 December 1917

NICHOLLS – Died in the Middleton Hospital, Ilkley, after active service in France, Gunner Tom Nicholls, R.F.A. of Grassington, aged 23 years.

21 December 1917

DEATH OF ANOTHER GRASSINGTON LAD

We regret to record the death of another Grassington lad – Tom Nicholls. The deceased, who was only 23 years of age, was one of the first to join the Army at the outbreak of war. He joined the Royal Field Artillery as a driver, but was soon made gunner. After training at Guildford and Aldershot he proceeded to France in February 1915. He came home on leave last Christmas. He was wounded twice and also gassed. After his discharge from the Army in September last, he developed tubercular disease and died in Middleton Hospital, Ilkley, and was buried in Linton Churchyard on December 8th. The service was conducted by the Rev. J. Leighton, B.A., rector, and was attended by a large number of people.

06 December 1918

NICHOLLS – In loving remembrance of our dear nephew and cousin, Thomas Davey Nicholls, late B.E.F., who died December 5th, 1917, aged 23 years.

Gone to his rest through the pathway of duty,
Venturing his life that others may live;
Such are the words on the tablet of beauty,
In letters immortal, in honour we give.

Ever remembered by Uncle Jack, Auntie Maggie and Family.

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21 December 1917

NICHOLLS – At the Middleton Hospital, Ilkley,Tom Nicholls, of Grassington, aged 23.

21 December 1917

ANOTHER GRASSINGTON LAD KILLED

We regret to record the death of another Grassington lad – Tom Nicholls. The deceased, who was only 23 years of age, was one of the first to join the army upon the outbreak of war. He joined the Royal Field Artillery as a driver, but was soon made a gunner. After training in Guildford and Aldershot he proceeded to France in February, 1915. He came home on leave last Christmas. He was wounded twice and also gassed. After being discharged from the army in September last he developed tubercular disease, and died in Middleton Hospital, Ilkley, and was buried in Linton Churchyard on Dec. 8th. The service was taken by Rev. J. Leighton, B.A., rector, and was attended by a large congregation.

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