The information i gleaned from my father is that my grandfather ie BP Nicholas worked in Penang (Butterworth) as the accountant for Federated Engineering Co. I was also told that my uncle Cyril Nicholas was born in Penang. Their history generally however is Ceylon based. Would appreciate if you could furnish me with the information you gathered on my grandfather as I am in the midst of starting a family tree myself. On my part will have a chat with my father and see whether he can come up with any dates to help you in your research.