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Gordon James Nicol

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gordon James AWMM
  • Surname
    Nicol AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 412272 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 August 1921 AWMM Te ArohaWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1944 AWMM Elstow, Te Aroha AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. L. Nicol, Elstow, Te Aroha (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 412272 AWMM
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    26 October 1944 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Nicol, Gordon James. (Ref. WO 373/8/311). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Bombardier G. J. Nicol, MM; Elstow, Te Aroha; born Te Aroha, 7 Aug 1921; farmhand; wounded 26 Jul 1944. (Source: Murphy, W.E. 2nd NZ Divisional Artillery. p.591.)

    'Before this practice C Troop had already been called forward to deploy north of Acquafondata. On 20 May the troop was in position and ready to fire. A nearby 3-inch mortar platoon had been firing all day and the enemy replied at night with heavy shelling. The line to Artillery Headquarters kept getting cut and the NCO in charge of signals, Lance-Bombardier Nicol, took two men out to mend it. They found a break and mended it and then another and another—more than 30 breaks all told. It was their first time in action and Nicol's leadership and encouragement under heavy fire earned for him an MM.' (Source: Murphy, W.E. 2nd NZ Divisional Artillery. p. 591.) AWMM
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Death

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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Murphy, W. (1966). 2nd New Zealand Divisional Artillery. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.591. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.92 AWMM

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