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VC936   Henry James Nicholas

Name   Henry James Nicholas   No.   24213  

VC Issue No.   936   Awards   VC    MM

Regiment    Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 12th Company, NZEF



Rank VC Won    Private

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand

Place Of Death   Near Le Quesnoy, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Vertigneul Churchyard, Romieres, 11 miles east of Cambrai, Nord, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Grave 15

Gazetted   11 January 1918

VC Presented   10 July 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Vertigneul Churchyard, Romieres, 11 miles east of Cambrai, Nord, France

Named on Family Headstone, Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch, New Zealand

Statue, Bridge of Rembrance, Avon River, Christchurch, New Zealand

Victoria Cross Memorial, Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand

Memorial, Polderhoek, Geluveld, Belguim

Name on Memorial Sundial, Caroline Bay,Timaru, New Zealand

P  Victoria Cross Commemoration Paving Stone, National Memorial, Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

Display, Canterbury Museum, New Zealand

Rue Sgt H J Nicholas, Beaudignies, France

Nicholas Street, Taradale, Napier, New Zealand

By The Way…

In Gerald Gliddon's book Cambrai 1917, it seemed Henry Nicholas got in trouble in May 1917 for converting his army issue trousers into shorts, and got fined.

VC Held By

Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand



VC 935 VC 937
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The First World War

BORN   11 June 1891

DIED   23 October 1918    AGE   27

VC Won   3 December 1917   AGE 26  

Place VC Won   Polderhoek, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917