George NICHOLLS

Male 1872 - 1893  (~ 20 years)


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  • Name George NICHOLLS 
    Born 1872  Sheerness, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 5 May 1872  Holy Trinity Parish Church, Sheerness, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Military & Maritime 11 Oct 1887  The Barracks, Dover Castle, Dover, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Joined the Royal Artillery for 12 years service (he served just over 5 years before his death)

    Age: 15yrs, 6mnths
    Height: 5 feet, 3/4 inches
    Weight: 92 lbs (42kg)
    Chest: 28 1/2 inches
    Sallow complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair.
     
    Age: 15 
    Military & Maritime 15 Apr 1890  [3
    Appointed 'Trumpeter' 
    Military & Maritime 30 Sep 1890 
    George embarks for India... 
    Military & Maritime 27 Oct 1890 
    ...George disembarks in India 
    Died 20 Jan 1893  Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 21 
    Cause: Enteric Fever [Typhoid] 
    Buried 21 Jan 1893  Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I11515  WILLIS01
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2016 

    Father William NICHOLLS,   b. 1846,   d. 27 Jan 1877, Madras, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ellen PYNE,   b. 1845, Blackawton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1917, 24 Winchelsea Terrace, Dover, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 01 Oct 1867  St Michael's Church, Blackawton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    BMD Records
    MARRIAGE: NICHOLLS, William & PYNE, Ellen - 1867
    MARRIAGE: NICHOLLS, William & PYNE, Ellen - 1867
    MARRIAGE: NICHOLLS, Willis & PYNE, Ellen - Marriage Register entry, 1895
    MARRIAGE: NICHOLLS, Willis & PYNE, Ellen - Marriage Register entry, 1895
    BANNS of MARRIAGE:  NICHOLLS, William & PYNE, Ellen - 1867
    BANNS of MARRIAGE: NICHOLLS, William & PYNE, Ellen - 1867
    The banns of marriage, commonly known simply as the "banns" or "bans" (from a Middle English word meaning "proclamation," rooted in Old French) are the public announcement in a Christian parish church of an impending marriage between two specified persons.
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Ellen Pyne - Matriarch & Military Wife
    Ellen Pyne - Matriarch & Military Wife
    From rural Devon, Ellen Gorman went on to lead a remarkable life, demonstrating an indomitable strength of character and perseverance to push on through life despite the ‘slings and arrows’ that life threw at her.

    BMD Records
    BURIAL: NICHOLLS, George - 1893
    BURIAL: NICHOLLS, George - 1893
    British India Office Ecclesiastical Returns

    Letters
    Telegram addressed to William Nicholls, May 3rd 1893
    Telegram addressed to William Nicholls, May 3rd 1893
    The telegram was sent from Dartmouth on 3 May 1893 at 9.52am and addressed to William Nicholls at 135 Clarendon Street, Dover. The details of the sender are unknown. The telegram simply reads: 'Had a letter this morning your brother George is dead.'

    George died on 20 January 1893 from Typhoid whilst stationed with the Royal Artillery in…

    Albums  NICHOLLS, George - Army Book (15)
    George's Army Record book - still bound in it's leather cover - was carried by George from the date he joined the Royal Artillery in Dover at 15 years old until his death in India from enteric fever, aged 23.
    Sent back to his mother, Ellen, after his death, the book was passed down through her son Patrick Gorman (her son with George's stepdad, John Gorman, who Ellen married after Geoerge's father William died).
    I was sent it by one of Patrick's grandsons, who felt I would benefit more from it that he! It is one of the most treasured items in the Willis archives.
     NICHOLLS, George - Attestation papers - 11 Oct 1887 (5)
    George enlisted in the Royal Artillery on 11 October 1887 at Dover Castle. He was 15 years, 5 months old.

  • Sources 
    1. [S166] Family Search, (https://www.familysearch.org/).
      "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XH3-SGY : accessed 26 March 2016), George Nicholls, 1872; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Sheppey, Kent, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

    2. [S166] Family Search, (https://www.familysearch.org/).
      "England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J7P6-DJM : accessed 17 Mar 2013), George Nicholls, 05 May 1872.

    3. [S229] Attestation Papers [Military].

    4. [S250] FindMyPast.co.uk, British India Office Ecclesiastical Returns - Deaths & Burials.

    5. [S18] FreeBMD - Marriage Index: 1837-1983, Kingsbridge v5b p399 (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S72] CERTIFICATE: Marriage [GRO] (Reliability: 3).