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James NELSON

Regimental number4832
Place of birthMintaro South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressLameroo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Nelson, Lameroo, South Australia
Enlistment date9 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 September 1916
Place of burialLondon Cemetery and Extension (Plot 1, Row H, Grave No 20), Longueval, Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
151
Other details

War service: Western Front

Originally listed as 'No known grave' and commemorated on the Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux. Remains located in 1937 and re-interred.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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