|courtesy of Des Philippet|
Will was working for Nolde Brothers, Inc., a wholesale bakery, when he was drafted in October 1943. After basic training he was sent to Europe. PVT Nicholls was transferred from the replacement depot to C Company 116th Infantry on 5 Jul 1944. He was wounded the very next day, 6 Jul 1944 and evacuated to hospital. He did not return to the unit, via the replacement depot, until 15 Jan 1945. PVT Nicholls was accidentally shot by a fellow soldier on 11 Feb 1945 and evacuated to hospital again. He died of his wound on 16 Feb 1945.
PVT Nicholls rests forever in the Netherlands American Cemetery.
His father served in H Troop 4th Cavalry March 1899 - March 1902.