Graham Leigh Nicholson

#12, (4 November 1943-13 December 1984)
FatherHubert Nicholson (16 Dec 1909-9 Mar 1968)
MotherMavis Lily Oaten (1 May 1913-21 Oct 1990)
ChartsNicholson Family 2 - descendants
Oaten Family - descendants
Descendents of Donald Nicholson
Last Edited21 Jan 2017
Graham Nicholson c1961
     (For a brief history and context on the Nicholson family see this page)

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Graham was born at St. George's Hospital on Thursday, 4 November 1943 at the Melbourne suburb of Kew. He was born with a hole in his heart. He was the son of Hubert Nicholson and Mavis Lily Oaten. Graham Leigh Nicholson lived with Hubert Nicholson and Mavis Lily Oaten circa 1948 at Great Bookham, Surrey. They remained there for three years in the late 1940's.1 Graham Leigh Nicholson was listed, along with Hubert Nicholson and Mavis Lily Oaten, on a passenger list on the Strathnaver on 5 January 1950 from London to Melbourne. They were returning home from Hubert's posting to England.2,3 However, despite his given name he was known to the family as 'Fid'.

His father died 9 March 1968 at the age of 58. Graham was aged 24 when this happened. He was a technologist in 1977.4 He was a manager for the remainder ofg his life in 1980.5

Graham died on 13 December 1984 at Warrandyte, Victoria, at age 41 of a heart attack, as a result of his heart condition.6


1943Birth at St. George's Hospital in the Melbourne suburb of Kew
1950Known as
1984DeathWarrandyte, Victoria6


  1. [S602] Barbara Nicholson,.
  2. [S658] UK Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960, Departure Date: 5 Jan 1950; Port of Departure: London, England; Destination Port: Melbourne, Australia; Ship Name: Strathnaver; Shipping line: P and O; Official Number: 162619; Master: J C Mellonie.
  3. [S1083] Freemantle, Western Australia, Passenger Lists, 1897-1963, Departure Place: London, United Kingdom; Arrival Date: 1 Feb 1950; Arrival Place: Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia; Vessel: Strathnaver.
  4. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 -, Electorate of Casey, Subdivision of Hurstbridge 1977 p.30 (
  5. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 -, Electorate of Casey, Subdivision of Hurstbridge 1980 p.23 (
  6. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1985 No.00156.