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Francis Alexander NELSON

Regimental number2437
Place of birthCoonabarabran New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressCoonabarabran, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Nelson, Coonabarabran, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1917
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4860 Corporal Alexander Edward NELSON, 55th Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916; 841 Lance Corporal Albert Thomas NELSON, 33rd Bn, returned to Australia, 30 January 1918;
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death6 October 1935
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery

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