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Name Isaac Sidney Nicholson
Nick Name  
Last Known Address Inverness Street, Sunderland.
Family Circumstances Single.

Unit of Service Army. The Kings Royal Rifle Corps.                 7th BattalionThe Rifle Brigade.
Number and Rank             R/16870                                             B/203045        Rifleman.
Date & Place of Death 15th September 1916. F   rcelett rcelete Battle of Somme, France.
Grave Location
(if known)
Where Commemorated
(if known)

Sunderland Book of Remembrance. Local Studies, Fawcett Street Library.

Brass Plaque, All Saints Church, Fulwell Road, Sunderland.

Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

                                                  The Kings Rifle Corps.                                          Thr Rifle Brigade.


Details of any Medals, conflict, training or operations which the deceased had participated in during service.

Isaac did his training at Banbury in Oxfordshire. He went onto further training at Andover and a Long Range Firing Course at Bicester.  He was part of the 7th Battalion The Rifle Brigade and is recorded as killed on 15th September 1916.

Isaac was postumously awarded the following Medals.

                             The British War Medal                                                 The Victory Medal




Other general information. online links, images etc.

Isaac was born in South Shields in 1894. His family moved to Sunderland.  On the 1911 Census he is recorded as an Apprentice Joiner.

Isaacs brother Harold also served in the Army. He can be found by clicking the link below:

Harold Nicholson

Below is the 1911 Census showing Isaac living with his parents, Grandfather, and siblings.


1911 Census Summary

Name:Isaac Sydney Nicholson

Age in 1911:17

Estimated Birth Year abt 1894

Relation to Head:Son


Birth Place:South Shields

Street address:44 Inverness St Sunderland

Marital Status:Single

Occupation: Apprentice Joiner:



Isaac Nicholson


Annie Lousia Nicholson


Isaac Sydney Nicholson


John Nicholson


Harold Nicholson


Joseph Coley



Below are pictures of Isaac.


Isaac in Uniform.

(Isaac is wearing The Kings Rifle Corps Cap Badge).


Below Isaac (on the left) in uniform with Bert and Harry Hogarth



Below is Isaacs Service Book showing service and medal entitlement.

(note the original Regimental Number for the Kings Royal Rifle Company).



Isaacs Medal entitlement




Below is the Graves Register fo the Memorial showing Isaacs entry.

(Left hand column 3rd entry down).



Below is Isaacs Record of accounts upon his death.




Below is the Commonwealth War Graves Certificate of Honour.




Below is the 7th Battalion Diary for September 1916.

It gives a detailed account of what happened leading up to Isaacs death.

If you right click on the images you can copy them for better viewing or printing.






The image below tells the cost to Isaacs battalion in this single action on 15th Septemeber 2016.




The death of Isaac is shown on the page below. It is the 5th entry from the bottom.















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