John George Nicholas
served as
George John Nicholson



Jul 26, 1882

Born at Kelsup Cheshire England


Jul 19, 1915

Attested into the 60th Battalion at Montreal Quebec 

Ø      Number 458078

Ø      Next of kin given as Martha Nicholson (wife) of 23 Anderson St, Montreal Quebec

Ø      Previous occupation given as Electrician

Ø      Previous military experience given as the Cheshire Yeomanry in England

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to “A” Company 

Note that he Attested as George John Nicholson, but his real name was John George Nicholas.  His files are all in the name of Nicholson.  See below dated July 19, 1936 

The Battalion trained at Camp Valcartier Quebec


Sep 12, 1915

Admitted to the Military Hospital at Valcartier diagnosed with Gonorrhea


Sep 16, 1915

Discharged from hospital


Oct 12, 1915

Forfeits 5 days pay (offence not recorded)


Nov 6, 1915

Embarked the SS Scandinavian at Montreal Quebec



Nov 15, 1915

Disembarked at Plymouth England and proceeded to Bramshott


Feb 7, 1916

Admitted to the Military Hospital at Bramshott with a diagnosis that reads NYD (Not Yet Determined).  This was later changed to read Myalgia


Feb 24, 1916

Attached to the 34th Battalion at Bramshott


Mar 15, 1916

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Bearwood Park


Apr 5, 1916

Discharged from hospital for duty at Shorncliffe


Apr 20, 1916

Attached to the 23rd Battalion at Shorncliffe


May 6, 1916

Fined $5.00 and awarded 3 days CB (Confined to Barracks) for breaking into the Canteen 

Transferred to the 37th Reserve Battalion


Jun 7, 1916

Posted to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) and attached to the 1st CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) 

Medical Board at Shorncliffe declared that he was “Malingering” and that they could find nothing wrong with him.  The Board recommended that he would be fit for regular duty after 4 weeks of Physical Training


Dec 23, 1916

Admonished for using profane language to an NCO


Jan 20, 1917

Declared fit for full duty and posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Mar 8, 1917

Will made out leaving his estate to his wife, Mrs Martha Nicholson at 23 Anderson St, Montreal Quebec


Mar 19, 1917

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Mar 20, 1917

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre France with 66 other reinforcements from England and TOS the 21st Battalion


Apr 4, 1917

Left the CBD for the 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Apr 6, 1917

Arrived at the 2nd Entrenching Battalion at Hersin with 2 other reinforcements destined to join the 21st Battalion


Apr 16, 1917

Left the 2nd Entrenching Battalion with 41 Other Ranks and 2 Officers to join the 21st Battalion


Apr 17, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field and assigned to “C” Company 

The Battalion was in the Support Trenches near Vimy Ridge


May 26, 1917

Admitted to No 1 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) diagnosed with Myalgia


May 31, 1917

Transferred to the No 3 Canadian General Hospital at Boulogne


Jun 8, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St Andrew


Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital


Jun 9, 1917

Admitted to the War Hospital at Bradford.  A diagnosis of Flat Feet was added to the diagnosis


Jun 23, 1917

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Epsom


Jul 28, 1917

Transferred to the Ontario Military Hospital at Orpington


Jan 5, 1918

Transferred to the No 4 Canadian General Hospital at Basingstoke


Feb 4, 1918

Invalided to Canada aboard the Hospital Ship Araguaya



Feb 16, 1918

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Montreal Quebec


Mar 4, 1918

Admitted to the Military Hospital at Montreal diagnosed with Myalgia and Flat Feet


Apr 6, 1918

Discharged from hospital


Apr 10, 1918

Discharged from the CEF at Montreal Quebec 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued (number not in file)

Ø      Rank on discharge Private

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge 468 Casgrain St, Montreal Quebec


Jun 9, 1921

His British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 7 Anderson St, Montreal Quebec


Jul 19, 1936

He signed a sworn statement declaring that his correct name is John George Nicholas and requested that his pension be changed to reflect that name


Sep 15, 1945

Died at the St Anne’s Veteran’s Hospital at Sainte-Anne-De-Bellevue Quebec 

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