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Norman Nicholson

Private, U.S. Army

 

153rd Depot Brigade

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: October 4, 1918
Buried at: Section E Lot 30 Plot 2 Grave 3
                  Colestown Cemetery
                  Church Road & Kings Highway
                  Cherry Hill NJ


PRIVATE NORMAN NICHOLSON was born May 4, 1890 in Haddonfield NJ, where he lived his entire life until being drafted. When he registered for the draft in June of 1917, he lived at 45 West End Avenue. Norman Nicholson worked in Camden in the real estate office of Wilson & Carr, at North 4th and Market Street. His uncle Howard A Clement, was superintendent of the water department in Haddonfield.

Norman Nicholson as called to the colors on May 27, 1918, and attached to the 153rd Depot Brigade at Camp Dix NJ. Owing to his already impaired health, he was assigned to the camp post office as a clerk. When the Spanish influenza epidemic broke out he was stricken and pneumonia quickly set in. Private Nicholson passes away at Camp Dix on October 4, 1918.

Norman Nicholson was survived by his widowed mother Anna E. Clement Nicholson, older sister Marian Nicholson, uncle Howard A. Clement and his wife Katherine A., all of the West End Avenue address. Norman Nicholson had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, which stood at 20 East Kings Highway. He was buried at Colestown Cemetery in Delaware Township (present-day Cherry Hill) NJ. He has no headstone as of this writing in 2006.



Philadelphia Inquirer - June 29, 1919

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