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Charles Thomas Nicholls 2 months 3 hours ago #85953

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Found on Ancestry where Charles Thomas Nicholls (1860-1937) appears on a bewildering 124 Public Family Trees. One of them seems to have him in Australia teaching at Ballarat in early 1900 and October 1901 which would make it unlikely he participated in the Second Boer War.
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WOW WOW, I cant believe it you guys have no idea how happy you have made me. this is incredible. Thank you

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Hello, thank you so much for all your help so far.
Now that I have worked out what the problem hopefully I can post the other pictures. not sure when this was taken
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The attached word document is a news article on trove.
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Found on Ancestry where Charles Thomas Nicholls (1860-1937) appears on a bewildering 124 Public Family Trees. One of them seems to have him in Australia teaching at Ballarat in early 1900 and October 1901 which would make it unlikely he participated in the Second Boer War.


And one of those trees is mine. lol The family were high achievers. This photo is the last family portrait as Edwin on the right died in France 1916.
Charles Thomas Nicholls father was an Engineer and Miner. (Written on banner
They shall beat their swords into plowshears and
their spears into pruninghooks) A quote from the bible?
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Not entirely sure, based on appearance, that the soldier with hat removed in your original post is the Charles Thomas Nicholls in the 1914 Family Group but, if he is, he is obviously significantly older making the original photo post WW1.

The document you posted about the "Old C Company" which presumably was a Militia Unit for home defence is interesting in that it mentions "They had lost some good men in active service, notably Major Eddy". I am 99.99% certain Major Eddy both fought and died in the Second Boer War.

If you enter the surname "Eddy" into the forum name search facility you will be able to read:

"Major Eddy was killed in action, near Rensburg, February 12th 1900. In the action in which Major Eddy was killed, Sir A Conan Doyle states "about 100 Australians made a gallant attack on the Boers, who had surrounded a kopje, on which was a party of the 2nd Wiltshire Regiment. They relieved the pressure, but at a loss of six officers out of seven, with a large proportion of men. Major Eddy was among the officers who fell". He was mentioned in despatches by Field Marshal Earl Roberts, London Gazette April 16th 1901."

His full name was George Albert Eddy and googling his name with "Major" in front gives several leads to him of which the following is the most informative:

www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1380826

This is him in the flesh:

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