PERSONAL DETAILS Thomas NICHOLSON
Birth date and place c. 1835 London, Middlesex, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
38 Hanover Street, Manchester, Lancashire (1871).
Occupations pre-WA Tailor.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 9 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place 1865 Q3, Manchester, Lancashire (tentative).
Spouse Jane CARSON (tentative).
Children None.
Death date and place
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 7th (Royal Fusiliers) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2994 Private.
Attestation date and place 31 Aug 1853 Salford, Lancashire.
Service/Campaigns Embarked for Turkey on 5 Apr 1854.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Alma.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Wounded. Battle at the River Alma. 20 September 1854.
Received at the Battle of the Alma a gunshot wound in the left groin by which he is permanently lame and disabled from service.
Unfit for further service [Chatham December 13th 1855].
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 22 Jan 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service 2 years 145 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1407/49.
Post Discharge Residence Manchester, Lancashire.
Post Discharge Pension District 1st Manchester District (1856, 1865).
Pension Amount 10d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Palmerston. 
Departure and Arrival 10 Nov 1860 Portland; 11 Feb 1861 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Perth Gazette 24 Oct 1862.
Departure from WA Gem dep. 16 Oct 1862 for Adelaide. Onward to Sydney, NSW by 1863 vessel unknown.
Returned to England by 1865.