Nicholls/Nichols, B A C
BERTRAM ARTHUR CHARLES NICHOLS
Remembered with honour Vimy Memorial.
He attested 28 May 1915 at Niagara into the Canadian Expeditionary Force: a bookkeeper aged 26, married, 5’10” tall, C of E, and joined his battalion 17 July 1915; formerly with the 37th Battalion. He had previously spent four years with the Honourable Artillery Company, and was killed in action at La Boiselle, south-west of Pozieres.
Son of Bertram James NICHOLS of Bognor Regis, Sussex, and the late Ruth (nee RUTHERFORD) NICHOLS; husband of Emma Jane Frances (nee MONRO, aka Dorothy/Dolly) NICHOLS of Gidea Park, Romford, Essex.
His parents married 24 April 1883 at St Bartholomew the Great, London. Ruth died 1912 in the Islington, London, district aged 50, and was buried 23 January in Islington Cemetery; Bertram died 7 October 1938 in Bognor aged 77.
Bertram was born 14 or 16 August 1887 at Highbury, London, and baptised 6 November 1887 at St Mary’s, Islington. He married 1910 in the London City district; they had three children. He probably went to Canada 27 March 1913 aboard the Allen Line Sicilian London to St John, New Brunswick, 2nd class aged 27. ‘Dolly’ with the two eldest children followed 30 April 1914 aboard the Cunard Andania, and they returned to England 20 May 1915 aboard the Allen Line Pretorian. Emma/ Dorothy never remarried and died 1942 in the Romford district aged 56.
On the 1891 Census, aged 3 he lived in Islington, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, aged 13 he lived in Crouch End, Middx, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a Lloyds Insurance clerk aged 25 he lived in Ealing, Middx, with his wife and one child.
Unit15th Battalion, Central Ontario Regiment
Date of death04/09/1918
Age at death29
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)