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Frederick John NELSON

Regimental number711
Date of birth8 June 1897
Place of birthTownsville Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationAssistant engineer
AddressFlorence Street, Cairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Frederick John Nelson, Florence Street, Cairns, Queensland
Enlistment date2 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 April 1917
Place of death or woundingPloegsteert, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. II), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Cairns Cemetery, Queensland. Parents: Frederick and Annie (b. 3 October 1858, Falkland Islands, South America; d. 28 April 1917; bu. Cairns Cemetery) NELSON, 24 Florence Street, Cairns, Queensland. Native of Townsville, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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