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Arthur Willard Nichols

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Arthur Willard Nichols

June 22, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/17634

Age:

30

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

405 Sqdn.

Honours and Awards:

British Empire Medal

Additional Information


Son of Walter Nathaniel and Elizabeth Edith Nichols, of Vancouver, British Columbia. Husband of Mary Dorothy Nichols, of Vancouver.

Commemorated on Page 198 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
Germany

Grave Reference:

29. F. 5.

Location:

The REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is located 5 km south west of Kleve. From Kleve the cemetery is located, using the Hoffmannallee from the Town Centre, which becomes the Materbornerallee. This road enters Reichswald Forest and becomes the Grunewaldstrasse. Follow direction Gennep, entering Reichswald Forest the cemetery is situated 500 metres on the left. Alternatively from the motorway 57, take exit Kleve/Goch, which leads onto the 9 N road in the direction towards Kleve. After 3 km turn left on to the 504 direction Kranenburg. Reichswald cemetery is clearly signposted on the 504 at cross roads Grunewald. REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is situated on the Grunewald Strasse direction Kleve on the right, 3 km from cross roads Grunewald.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of ARTHUR WILLARD NICHOLS– I think this photo was taken around March 1943 at Buckingham Palace after my father, Art was presented the British Empire Medal.
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Arthur Willard Nichols is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Arthur Willard Nichols is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Vancouver Sun. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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