Efficiency Decoration With Bar Canada, George VI GRI type,
impressed: MAJOR (QR. MR.) W.N. NICHOLLS,
Walter Nelson Nicholls was born on 16th July 1881 in Toronto, Ontario.
He joined the CEF on 22nd September 1914 having seen five months
previous service as a Lieutenant in the Q.O.R. He saw service in
France and Belgium from February 1915 to July 1915 and became a
Captain in January 1916. He was a Captain and Quartermaster in
the Toronto Regiment from 12th March 1923 and became a Major on
22nd August 1924.
On 27th June 1940 authority was given for the formation of a Second
Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Canada under the command of
Colonel D.H.C. Mason and early in July of that year he selected Major
Nicholls as quartermaster who Efficiency Decoration With Bar Canada, George VI GRI type,