NICHOLSON – Thomas 7th Regiment

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Turkish Crimea Medal

7th Regiment

Crimean War Medal with Alma clasp

NameNICHOLSON – Thomas
Regiment (s)7th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2994
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
31st August 1853 / 18 years 8 months / Salford Lancashire
Tailor
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh / Grey / Light brown / Gunshot wound left groin (permanently lame)
Overseas Service/DurationTurkey Crimea – 2 years 88 days
Length of Service2 years 145 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22nd January 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with clasp for Alma
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Manchester England
Pension Districts1856 – 57 1st Manchester
1858 Montreal
1858 -60 1st Manchester
1861 –  March 1863 Western Australia
April 1863 – March 1865 Sydney
1865 – 69 1st Manchester
1869  Liverpool
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
10th November 1860 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PALMERSTON 11th February 1861
Date/Place of Birth1835 London, Middlesex, England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
CARSON Jane (tentative)
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageSeptember 1865 Manchester Lancashire England
Children by 1st WifeNone known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News Wednesday 22nd October 1862 page 2
Departure from Western
Australia
16th October 1862 per Gem for Adelaide South Australia
Departure from New South Wales not known
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationWounded at the battle of the River Alma 20th September 1854. (Asplin)