Known as WILLIE


Born: 1879, Stratford St. Andrew, Suffolk.

Died: 27th April 1900; age: 21; Died of Disease at Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa.

Residence: Stratford St. Andrew, Suffolk.

Occupation: Groom.

Enlistment Date: 22nd April 1896.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 5669.

Regiment: 6th Mounted Infantry, Bedfordshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion, South Africa Field Force.




1881   Turnpike Road, Stratford St. Andrew, Suffolk.


Willie was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Nichols, 48, a General Smith, born Knodishall, Suffolk.

Ann Sarah Nichols (nee Woolnough), 47, born Leiston, Suffolk.

Alfred Nichols, 19, a Farm Labourer, born Stratford St. Andrew.

Frederick Nichols, 16, a Jobbing Lad, born Stratford St. Andrew.

Cecilia Nichols, 14, born Stratford St. Andrew.

Charles Nichols, 12, a Grocer’s Errand Boy, born Stratford St. Andrew.

Rosa Elizabeth Nichols, 11, born Stratford St. Andrew.

Harry Nichols, 9, born Stratford St. Andrew.

Herbert Nichols, 5, born Stratford St. Andrew.


1891   4, Stratford Corner, Stratford St. Andrew, Suffolk.


Willie was 12 years old, an Errand Boy. He was living with his parents & siblings.

John, 57, a Blacksmith.

Ann Sarah, 55.

Rosa, 21, a Dressmaker – own account.

Herbert, 14, an Errand Boy.


Soldiers’ Effects to John Nichols – father.

The Boer War.

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