Brandon Murray Scott Nicholson

#55, (16 November 1916-August 2008)
FatherCharles Leigh Clare Nicholson (May 1872-1930)
MotherLouise Augusta Fooks (9 Apr 1880-1959)
Brandon Nicholson c1940
     NOTE: The information on this page is my research to date and is subject to change as I become better informed. I very much welcome any corrections or additional info you might have - my email address is at the bottom of this page - Tim Hill.
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(For a brief history and context on the Nicholson family see this page)

Bon 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 as Bon or Nick.3

His father died 1930. 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 naturally it was the older Hubert who won out.4

He was living with his brother and mother at at 2 Coppin Grove in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn in 1942. They stayed there until they went overseas; on their return at the end of the decade they went back to Coppin Grove.5 He was a salesman in 1942.5

He married Caroline Jean Moore, daughter of Robert Tennant Moore and Ethel Jane Victoria Bell, on Saturday, 3 January 1942. Brandon Murray Scott Nicholson was an Australian Army officer in 1949.6 Brandon and Caroline lived in 1949 at at 6 Kerferd Street in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern South.6 Caroline and Bon travelled to in 1950. He served as an officer in the military circa 1951 at Korea.
Bon Nicholson, Korea

His mother died 1959. Bon travelled to in 1968. Bon and Caroline lived in 1991 at Chatswood Island, New South Wales.

Bon died in August 2008 at Southport, Queensland, at age 91.7

Family of Brandon Murray Scott Nicholson and Caroline Jean Moore

Last Edited1 Mar 2014


1916Birththe Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda1,2
1949Residence at 6 Kerferd Street in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern South6
c 1951Milit-BegKorea
1991ResidenceChatswood Island, New South Wales
2008DeathSouthport, Queensland7
ChartsNicholson Family 2 - descendants
Descendents of Donald Nicholson


  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. [S336] The Argus, 1945 'Family Notices.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 30 April, p. 2, viewed 8 May, 2013,
  4. [S602] Barbara Nicholson,.
  5. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, Electorate of Yarra, Subdivision of Hawthorn 1942 p.167-168 (
  6. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, Electorate of Henty, Subdivision of Malvern South 1949 p.39 (
  7. [S485] Tim Hill, personal knowledge, unknown date.