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William NEILSON

Regimental number25
Place of birthMuirkirk Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCaretaker
AddressMoodie Place, St. Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation49
Next of kinWife, Mrs J Neilson, 12 Moodie Place, St. Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentColour SGT
Unit name5th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records50
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No 7), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
44
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Grace NEILSON, 12 Moodie Place, St. Kilda, Victoria. Native of Muirkirk, Scotland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Age at death50

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