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Joseph Harris NELSON

Regimental number627
Place of birthTolmie, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressTocumwal, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, W Nelson, Tocumwal, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 February 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name given as Joseph Harrie NELSON on Nominal Roll.
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 35), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
130
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Alice NELSON, Tocumwal, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5714 Lance Corporal Arnold Edward NELSON, 1st Bn, killed in action, 11 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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