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  • 24531 Private Jeremiah was killed in action during the battalions attack on Poelcappelle on 4 October 1917. He was buried nearby and after the armistice re-interred at Cement House Cemetery, grave III.F.7. Visited, photo taken, wreath laid by John Morse
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Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire
He was the son of Samuel and Eliza; his mother died before the 1901 census. 1901 census: 14 Building Street Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire. Samuel, 50, head; Ada, 21 daughter; John 19, son; Jeremiah, 15, son; Mary, 12, daughter; Albert, 7, son. 1911 census: 9 Waggon Yard, Bolton on Dearne, Rotherham Yorkshire. Jeremiah Nicholls, head, 25, coal miner; Annie Nicholls, wife, 25; Annie Nicholls, daughter, 4; Leonard Nicholls, son, 2.
Coal Miner
04 Oct 1917
31
97961 - CWGC Website
24531
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Jeremiah Nicholls, originally enlisted at Hucknall on 1st September 1914, joining the Royal Engineers. However, he was discharged on 15th March 1915 due to misconduct. He later re enlisted and served with the 9th battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment, he landed in the Balkans on 31st December 1915 and was at Gallipoli and in Egypt, then in France at Arras and the Somme. In 1917 the battalion moved to Belgium and took part in Messines before moving to Ypres for the Battles of 3rd Ypres. The successful attack by the battalion saw them take all the objectives, finishing at Ferdan House on the edge of Poelcappelle. Jeremiah was one of over 100 men killed during the attack and it is probable that he was killed when the enemy sent over a heavy artillery barrage on the reserve companies near Pheasant Farm. He was buried at Cement House, Langemarck (grave III. F.7).
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  • 24531 Private Jeremiah was killed in action during the battalions attack on Poelcappelle on 4 October 1917. He was buried nearby and after the armistice re-interred at Cement House Cemetery, grave III.F.7. Visited, photo taken, wreath laid by John Morse
    Jeremiah Nicholls grave - 24531 Private Jeremiah was killed in action during the battalions attack on Poelcappelle on 4 October 1917. He was buried nearby and after the armistice re-interred at Cement House Cemetery, grave III.F.7. Visited, photo taken, wreath laid by John Morse
  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave in Cement House  Cemetery, Belgium 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Jeremiah Nicholls - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave in Cement House Cemetery, Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle