I am trying to find info on JAMES NICHOLLS born in Whitehaven, England 1902. He went out to South Africa with his family when young. It was said he ran away from home when he was about 15 and made his way to America. It is believed he married and lived in New York at one stage. He & his wife apparently lived in a high rise appartment and their baby apparently crawled out of the window and was killed. His wife never recovered from the shock.
He did visit his aged mother in Johannesburg in 1948 on his way from Saudi Arabia where he was apparently an engineer for an oil company to USA. I have found him on the New York passenger lists arriving on 4 May 1948. The lists show his last permanent address as Jeddeh, Saudi Arabia. They also show him as giving his final destination as NY. According to the lists he was apparently on his way to visit his son JAMES in the US Army at Fort Bragg, NC.
ANY info or leads on him (or his son James) would be much appreciated.