The life of Douglas Nicholls
Douglas Nicholls was born
Douglas Nicholls was born in Westleton, Suffolk.
Went to school
Douglas attended the Ipswich School. Children used to learn to write using chalk and a slate board. Then they would use a dip pen and ink. Douglas was made a Captain, Head Prefect and Editor of the school magazine.
St Mary Quay
Douglas Nicholl’s father got a new job as the Vicar at Quay Place. The whole family moved to Ipswich.
War breaks out
On August 4th 1914, War is declared.
Douglas begins college
In September 1914, Douglas started at Balliol College, Oxford.
Douglas joins the army
In December 1914, Douglas joined the army
Battle of the Somme
Douglas Nicholls fought with the 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment in 1916 and was wounded during the battle. Douglas was awarded the military cross for bravery. During the war some women became nurses and helped soldiers recover from their wounds.
Douglas is promoted
In January 1917, Douglas was promoted to Captain.
Battle of Arras
Douglas Nicholls fought in the battle of Arras in France in 1917. He was 22 years old.
Douglas Nicholls dies
Douglas died on 10th April 1917.