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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Derek Russell Nichols

In memory of:

Captain Derek Russell Nichols

June 28, 2004
Savannah, Georgia

Military Service






Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (Washington)(on exchange)


Canadian Forces Decoration, Sacrifice Medal (Posthumous)

Additional Information


February 7, 1970
Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia

Son of Russell Nichols and Elizabeth Rose Nichols of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Husband of Deanne Nichols and father of Bryce and Logan Nichols of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Captain Nichols had been on exchange with the United States Marine Corps, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122, "The Crusaders", in Beaufort, South Carolina since July 2001.

Commemorated on Page 217 of the In the Service of Canada (1947 - 2014) Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

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  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial
  • Photo of Derek Nichols– US Marine Corps Birthday Ball, November 2001
  • Photo of Derek Nichols
  • Tatamagouche War Memorial– This memorial is located in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia.

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