Brandon Murray Scott Nicholson

#55, (16 November 1916-August 2008)
FatherCharles Leigh Clare Nicholson (May 1872-1930)
MotherLouise Augusta Fooks (9 Apr 1880-1959)
ChartsNicholson Family 2 - descendants
Descendents of Donald Nicholson
Last Edited5 Mar 2019
Brandon Nicholson c1940
     (For a brief history and context on the Nicholson family see this page)

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Brandon was born on Thursday, 16 November 1916 at the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda.1,2 He was the son of Charles Leigh Clare Nicholson and Louise Augusta Fooks. Brandon Murray Scott Nicholson was also known to the family as Bon because he was such a bonnie baby or Nick (a shortening of his surname.) He presumably lived with his parents at at 24 Acland Street in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda in 1917. This house is now an artgallery called "Linden."3 He presumably lived with his parents at at 20 Dryden Street in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda in 1919.4 He presumably lived with his parents at at 5 Clarke Street in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda in 1922. Also living in the house was a Donald Nicholson - perhaps his father or brother.5 He presumably lived with his parents at at 177 Glenferrie Road in the Melbourne suburb of Glenferrie in 1925.6

He worked on his parent's strawberry farm at Mount Dandenong Road, in Montrose, Victoria when young, and coiuldn't eat strawberries for years afterwards.7,8

His father died 1930. He likely lived with his mother and his older brother Hubert in 1931 at at 51 Haines Street in the Melbourne suburb of Glenferrie.9 The following story relates to how Hubert 'Boy' Nicholson and Mavis 'Micky' Oaten met: Mavis and Hubert's sister Jeanne both worked at the Coles Department Store in Glenferrie Road. Jean invited Mavis home to their house in Coppin Grove, and it started there. Hubert's teenage brother Bon was also attracted to Mavis, but it was the older Hubert who won out.7
Bon Nicholson, Korea


He lived with his brother Hubert and his wife Mavis in 1942 at at 2 Coppin Grove in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn.10,8 He was a salesman at Repco.10 It was while working at Repco that Brandon and Caroline met.8

He married Caroline Jean Moore, daughter of Robert Tennant Moore and Ethel Jane Victoria Bell, on Saturday, 3 January 1942 He was 25 and his wife Caroline was 23. After their marriage, Brandon and Carol lived with Carol's parents at at 6 Kerferd Street in the Melbourne suburb of East Malvern.8 He was an Australian Army officer in 1949.11 Brandon and Caroline lived in 1949 at East Malvern.11 Caroline and Brandon travelled in 1950 to Tasmania. Brandon was in the Korean War. He would spend R&R time in Japan.12 Brandon and Caroline lived in 1956 at at 5 Pavo St in the Melbourne suburb of North Balwyn. This was a house builf for them by Carol's brother Jim; the family was to remain there for about 9 years.12

His mother died 1959.

In circa 1965 Brandon and Caroline and their daughter lived and travelled in Europe for 2 years.12 Brandon and Caroline lived in 1967 at Ridge Road, in Kalorama, Victoria.12 Brandon and Caroline travelled in 1968 to the British Isles. Brandon and Caroline travelled circa 1975 to Europe.12 Brandon and Caroline travelled circa 1980 to North America.12 Brandon and Caroline lived in 1991 at Ashby, New South Wales. (although their postal address was in Chatsworth Island.)12 Brandon lived at 2 Short Street, in Maclean, New South Wales.12

Brandon died in August 2008 at Southport, Queensland, at age 91.13

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
Family
1916Birththe Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda1,2
Name-Family
Occupation10
Note memo only8
1942Marriage
1949Occupation11
1949Residence at 6 Kerferd Street in the Melbourne suburb of East Malvern11
1950TravelTasmania
1951MilitaryKorea
Note memo onlyJapan12
1956Residence at 5 Pavo St in the Melbourne suburb of North Balwyn12
1965Note memo only CR CREurope12
1967ResidenceRidge Road, in Kalorama, Victoria12
1968Travelthe British Isles
1975TravelEurope12
1980TravelNorth America12
1991ResidenceAshby, New South Wales12
Residence2 Short Street, in Maclean, New South Wales12
2008DeathSouthport, Queensland13

Family

Caroline Jean Moore (31 Dec 1918-a 1992)

Citations

  1. [S493] Carolyn Nicholson, recollection, unknown date FaceBook message 12 Jan 2012.
  2. [S728] GEDCOM file created by Donald L. Reid, 17 Feb 2014 (companion to 'Descendents of James MCKENZIE.rtf' p.30).
  3. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Balaclava, Subdivision of St. Kilda West.
  4. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Balaclava, Subdivision of Balaclava.
  5. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Balaclava, Subdivision of St. Kilda central.
  6. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Kooyong, Subdivision of Glenferrie.
  7. [S602] Barbara Nicholson,.
  8. [S1070] E-mails from Carolyn Nicholson to Tim Hill, 2019- 'ThoseBefore.com - Louise Augusta Fooks' - 8 Feb 2019, 16:15.
  9. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Kooyong, Subdivision of Glenferrie 1931 p.81-82 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  10. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Yarra, Subdivision of Hawthorn 1942 p.167-168 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  11. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Henty, Subdivision of Malvern South 1949 p.39 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/View.aspx).
  12. [S1070] E-mails from Carolyn Nicholson to Tim Hill, 2019- 'ThoseBefore.com - Brandon Murray Scott Nicholson' - 8 Feb 2019, 16:04.
  13. [S485] Tim Hill, personal knowledge, unknown date.