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Hugh Bengt NELSON

Regimental number1706
Date of birth29 June 1897
Place of birthBundaberg Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Flora Nelson, Kolan River South via Bundaberg, Queensland
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Family/military connectionsFather: 3637 Pte Joseph NELSON, 52nd Bn, returned to Australia, 5 November 1917; Brothers: 1705 Pte William Norman NELSON, 49th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 November 1918; 944A Pte Kenneth Joseph Francis NELSON, 49th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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