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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
Description – Height
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
Manchester England
Pension Districts1856–1857 1st Manchester
1858 Montreal
1858-1860 1st Manchester
1861-1863 Western Australia
1863–1865 Sydney
1865–1869 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
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
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
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News Wednesday 22nd October 1862 page 2
Departure from Western
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
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationWounded at the battle of the River Alma 20 September 1854. (Asplin)
Discharge was being unfit for further Military service due to having sustained a gunshot wound to the left groin at the battle of Alma leaving him permanently lame.