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Henry Harold NELSON

Regimental number1766
Place of birthDover England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address51 Glyde Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFriend, Miss Rubina Hollands, 51 Glyde Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date17 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 23 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd D S C
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'For gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on the Hndenburg line east of Bullecourt, when he led bombing parties under heavy bomb and machine gun fire.'
Recommendation date: 12 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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