'AAMC Ex AIF' badge : Private E D Nicholson, Australian Army Medcical Corps AIF

Accession Number REL36520
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Enamel, Metal
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made c 1920
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Enameled circular Red Cross badge with a brooch pin on the back. The badge is white with a large brown central square, in the middle of which is the Red Cross within a white circle. The cross is surrounded by the letters 'AAMC'. Below the brown square are the words, 'EX AIF'.

History / Summary

Associated with Private E D Nicholson, Australian Army Medical Corps (AAMC), AIF. Born in Brisbane in April 1895, Edwin Dudley Nicholson was working as a labourer and serving in the Militia (8th Infantry Regiment) when he enlisted in the AIF on 24 February 1915. He embarked as 707 Private Nicholson aboard HMAT Aeneas with reinforcements to the 25th Battalion at Brisbane on 29 June 1915. On 26 September 1915 on Gallipoli, 707 Private Nicholson suffered a accidental gunshot wound to his hand and was repatriated to Australia medically unfit. He found work as a mechanic, but on 16 July 1917 he again enlisted into the AIF and embarked form Australia for a second time. This time with the Australian Army Medical Corps (AAMC) aboard HMAT Borda from Adelaide on 5 January 1918. In June 1918 18599 Driver Nicholson transfered to the Australian Mechanical Transort Servce (AMTS). He returned to Australia in October of that year.