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937 Spr C.G. NICHOLLS R.E.

Wayne Saillard

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Dear Friends,

I hope someone may be in a position to shed a bit of light on the above serviceman. My interest stems from having been given his Great War trio and a genuine desire to learn something about him in order to commemorate his service.

From a quick search on the CWGC website, it would appear that he survived the war.

Thanks & regards


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MIC - note the spelling

Description Medal card of Nickolls, Christopher G

Corps Regiment No Rank

Royal Engineers 937 Sapper

Royal Engineers 534127 Sapper

Date 1914-1920

Catalogue reference WO 372/14

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The only Christopher G Nickolls in the BMDs is this one:

Births Q1 1882 in Steyning (Sussex) RD - NICKOLLS Christopher George (Vol. 2b Page 312)

1891 census:

118 Springfield Road (South Side), Preston, Hove, Brighton, Sussex

NICKOLS, Geo, Head, Married, 34, Railway Guard LBSCR [London, Brighton and South Coast Railway], born Brighton

NICKOLS, Isabell, Wife, Married, 35, born Cambridge

NICKOLS, Christopher G, Son, 9, born Brighton

1901 census:

63 Warleigh Road, Preston, Brighton, Sussex

NICHOLLS George, Head, 44, Railway Goods Guard, born West Hoathly, Sussex

NICHOLLS Isabella, Wife, 45, born Brinkley, Cambs

NICHOLLS Christopher, Son, 19, Plumber's Assistant, born Brighton

NICHOLLS Cyril V, Son, 5, born Brighton (Cyril Victor, b Steyning Q2 1895, m Steyning Q4 1915 Ellen HARRIS)

Parents' marriage:

Marriages Q2 1881 in Steyning - NICKOLLS George and WRIGHT Isabella (2b 490)

Christopher's own marriage:

Marriages Q1 1909 in Steyning - NICKOLLS Christopher George and FINBOW Ethel Frances (2b 436)

Possible offspring:

Q1 1910 in Steyning NICKOLLS Harry Joshua C F (2b 251)

Q2 1914 in Steyning NICKOLLS Bernard J (mother's maiden name FINBOW) (2b 422)


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Hello Coldsteamer and Adrian !

Many thanks for your prompt assistance. This has, at least, given me a good idea of his background. Any further information anyone can provide, which can enhance the above, would be greatly appreciated - especially if service related.

Thanks & regards


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Can anyone please advise if his service records still exist ? If they do, is there someone willing to send me a summery of the information ?

Thanks & regards


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