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John Austin Perres Nicholls

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Gravestone, Botley Cemetery (photograph Gabrielle Fortune 2006) - Image has All Rights Reserved

Gravestone, Botley Cemetery (photograph Gabrielle Fortune 2006) - Image has All Rights Reserved

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Austin Perres AWMM
  • Surname
    Nicholls AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ413463 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 March 1920 RNZAF Biographies (R17845614) MartinboroughWellington RNZAF Biographies (R17845614)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Nicholls of Paraparaumum, Wellington AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Flying Officer/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845614)
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Nicholls was the son of William Henry Austin Nicholls and Clara Alice Eunice Nicholls, of Paraparaumu, Wellington.

    Flying Officer Nicholls was the Pilot under training on a Wellington which collided with another while taking part in night flying training. Twelve airmmen died in the incident, representing the OTU's heaviest loss of life in a single accident.

    Attended Scott's College, Wellington (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845614)) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    16 April 1945 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Botley Cemetery, North Hinksey Lane, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England AWMM Plot H/1. Grave 200. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • References
    • Pugsley, C. (2003). From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Southeast Asia, 1949-1966. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Na - Py. Archives New Zealand (R17845614) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [(New Zealanders Attached to R.A.F. [Royal Air Force]) (Officers), (Europe) - Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845744) AWMM

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