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Beresford Joseph NELSON

Place of birthOtago New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTheatrical treasurer
Address'Clovelly', Bay Road, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ellen Nelson, 'Clovelly', Bay Road, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name53rd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 6), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Native of Pyalong, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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