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Gilbert Henry NELSON

Regimental number472
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
AddressNorth Merriwa, Goondiwindi, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sophia Nelson, North Merriwa, Goondiwindi, Queensland
Enlistment date9 May 1916
Place of enlistmentWarwick, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 13, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919
Discharge date29 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4177 Pte Roy Hans NELSON MM, 20th Bn, returned to Australia, 2 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Shropshire', 1 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 29 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, NELSON Gilbert Henry

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