1914-15 Star, (J.16134. F. Nicholson. A.B. R.N.) British War Medal, Victory Medal, (J.16134. F. J. Nicholson. A.B. R.N.) J.16134. Able Seaman F. J. Nicholson. Royal Navy GVF


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Francis James Nicholson was born in Doncaster on 17 April 1895 and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy Second Class in H.M.S. Ganges on 21 February 1912. Advanced Able Seaman on 31 July 1914, he served during the Great War initially in H.M.S. Lion from the outbreak of War to 16 April 1915, and then in H.M.S. Centurion from 23 June 1915 to 26 September 1917, and was present in her at the Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916. Transferring to H.M.S. Vivid, he was invalided from the service on 5 November 1919.

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