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Frederick Edmund NELSON

Regimental number8460
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
Address'Quambi', Fairfax Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs J C Nelson, 'Quambi', Fairfax Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameArmy Service Corps 20, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/106/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 27 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Train
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 3 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'From 5th to 12th June 1917 near MESSINES these N.C.O.s and men [6704 W. BERRY, 4315 F. McKENZIE, 4838 J.J. O'BRIEN, 8460 F.E. NELSON, 6317 P.S. CHARLWOOD, 2085 A.W. SIMMONS, 2206 W.W. ARBERY, 3250 K.C. BASSETT, 3800 J.F. GRABHAM] were employed with the Divisional Pack Transport Troop which was used nightly in taking up supplies, water and ammunition to the various Battalion Headquarters. The various convoys came nightly under heavy shell and machine gun fire and their work was carried out in the dark and under trying conditions. In some cases the supplies were taken up to within a few hundred yards from Front Line. These N.C.O.s and men have been selected in order of merit out of the [no. indecipherable] N.C.O.. and men employed as having set an example of coolness under fire and determination in carrying out their duties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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