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.

Christmas for the extended family would take place at a different house each year, with each family bringing meals to contribute to the affair. There would be sing-a-longs of Chrstmas Caroles and a big traditional roast of ham and turkey.1 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.2 He presumably lived with his parents at The Lodge Sole Farm House Church Road, in Great Bookham, Surrey, in 1948.3 Graham Leigh Nicholson was listed, along with Hubert Nicholson and Mavis Lily Oaten departed from Melbourne on 5 January 1950 on the Strathnaver They were returning home from Hubert's posting to England Travelling with them were their children, Barbara and Graham. They reached Australia on 1st February 1950.4,5 Graham Leigh Nicholson arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 February 1950 with his parents and sister Barbara.6 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 1977.7 He was a manager for the remainder ofg his life in 1980.8

Graham died on 13 December 1984 at Warrandyte, Victoria, at age 41 of a heart attack, as a result of his heart condition.9

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
Family
1943Birth at St. George's Hospital in the Melbourne suburb of Kew
1950Known as
1977Occupation7
1980Occupation8
1984DeathWarrandyte, Victoria9

Citations

  1. [S1234] Barbara Nicholson, 19 Dec 2020.
  2. [S602] Barbara Nicholson,.
  3. [S819] Surry History Centre, Surrey, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1962 Epsom 1948.
  4. [S658] UK Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 Ancestry.com, 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.
  5. [S1083] Freemantle, Western Australia, Passenger Lists, 1897-1963 Ancestry.com, Departure Place: London, United Kingdom; Arrival Date: 1 Feb 1950; Arrival Place: Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia; Vessel: Strathnaver.
  6. [S1083] Freemantle, Western Australia, Passenger Lists, 1897-1963 Ancestry.com, Name: Barbara Louise Nicholson; Departure Place: London, United Kingdom; Arrival Date: 1 Feb 1950; Arrival Place: Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia; Vessel: Strathnaver.
  7. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Casey, Subdivision of Hurstbridge 1977 p.30 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  8. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Casey, Subdivision of Hurstbridge 1980 p.23 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  9. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1985 No.00156.