NICHOLAS, Laurence Albert
(Service number 15954)

Aliases Also spelt Lawrence
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 16 February 1891 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 12 Allnutt Street, Temuka
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs A. NICHOLAS (mother), 12 Allnutt Street, Temuka
Religion Anglican
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 6th Reinforcements 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 26 July 1916
Transport Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Post-war Occupations


Date 1 September 1955 Age 64 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 134, Plot 755
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Laurence Albert Nicholas was the son of Albert and Augusta (née Morris) Nicholas, and a brother of Sydney Edward Nicholas who also served in World War One.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [25 March 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 March 2017]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [25 March 2017]

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