PERSONAL DETAILSThomas NICHOLSON
Birth date and placec. 1835 London, Middlesex, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
38 Hanover Street, Manchester, Lancashire (1871).
Occupations pre-WATailor.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 9 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place1865 Q3, Manchester, Lancashire (tentative).
SpouseJane CARSON (tentative).
ChildrenNone.
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 place31 Aug 1853 Salford, Lancashire.
Service/CampaignsEmbarked for Turkey on 5 Apr 1854.
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Alma.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty 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 MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place22 Jan 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service2 years 145 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1407/49.
Post Discharge ResidenceManchester, Lancashire.
Post Discharge Pension District1st Manchester District (1856, 1865).
Pension Amount10d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipPalmerston. 
Departure and Arrival10 Nov 1860 Portland; 11 Feb 1861 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 24 Oct 1862.
Departure from WAGem dep. 16 Oct 1862 for Adelaide. Onward to Sydney, NSW by 1863 vessel unknown.
Returned to England by 1865.