Private Arthur Vernon Nicholls
Private Arthur Vernon Nicholls

Army Number : 18814

Battalion : 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born and lived at Brampton, Derbyshire. Son of Edmund and Elizabeth Nicholls, of Mill Farm, The Croft, Chesterfield Road, Bolsover, Chesterfield. Husband of Lucy A. Nicholls. He was a colliery pump minder prior to enlisting at Chesterfield. He went ot France 17th February 1915 and was killed in action, 7th July 1916, age 26, during the advance near Fricourt Wood/Shelter Wood, France during the Battle of the Somme.

Buried/Commemorated : Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

His brother Private Albert Oliver Nicholls, 2/6th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, also fell in the Great War.

Thiepval Memorial, France.
Private Arthur Vernon Nicholls is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
St. Thomas the Apostles Church War Memorial, Brampton, Derbyshire.