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Alfred Ernest NELSON

Regimental number7054
Place of birthAlbany Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressBroomehill, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Nathaniel Nelson, Broomehill, Western Australia
Enlistment date10 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 June 1917
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row Q, Grave No. 8), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
80
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Nathaniel and Mary NELSON, Perth Road, Albany, Western Australia. Native of Broome HILL, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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