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The funeral of Sergeant Henry Nicholas, VC, in World War I, France, 9 Nov 1918

Reference Number: 1/2-013667-G

New Zealand soldiers gather around the grave at the funeral of Sergeant Henry James Nicholas, VC, MM, who was killed towards the end of World War I. Other soldiers watch from the wall of a French churchyard. Photograph taken probably in Vertigneul churchyard near Romeries, France 9 November 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.

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1 image, related to Sergeant Henry James Nicholas, France, World War, 1914-1918 - Military personnel, Graves - World war 1914-1918, Soldiers' bodies, Disposition of, World War, 1914-1918 - Campaigns - France and Military funerals - France.

Part of:
Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918, Reference Number PA-Group-00051 (1455 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative 4 x 5 inches. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: Sergeant Nicholas was killed on 23 October 1918 near Beaudignies, France. His body was exhumed on 29 October and reinterred with military honours in Vertigneul churchyard. (History of the NZ Division, p. 551)

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Negatives are not available for viewing. Surrogate copies will be provided.

Citation: Any publication or exhibition must be accompanied by the credit "Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand"

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures920. Nicholas, Henry James, Sgt. Assocs. 1918.(PFP-033035)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom left: H1109

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