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Colonel Chaffey,: Officer Commanding the ■ Canterbury' Military District, paid a visit to the home of the late Sergeant H. J. Nicholas, V.C., M.M., at No. 35, Berry Street, St. Albans, and presented the Victoria Cross won by him to his mother. The'decora $iou was pinned to the soldier's, tunic by His Majesty King George. .-Subsequently Sergeant Nicholas performed another gallant act, which gained for him the Military Medal. "On'Oetober 23, 1918, in the last days of the final push against the Germans, Sergeant Nicholas was killed in action.

The Military Medal and other decorations gained by Sergeant Nicholas have not yet been received at Base Records Office. They will in' due course, be handed to Mrs Nicholas. The Victoria Cross was specially' sent to. Base Records Office, and Colonel Chaffey was commissioned to make the presentation. On the occasion of the visit Colonel Chaffey was accompanied by bis staff officer, Major Finnis, and the presentation„ was made to : Mrs! Nicholas before "an assemblage of relatives and the immediate friends of the late gallant soldier. ' ,'

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LATE SERGT. NICHOLAS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9596, 28 April 1919

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LATE SERGT. NICHOLAS Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9596, 28 April 1919

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