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John Henry NELSON

Regimental number6861
Date of birth16 January 1890
Place of birthHelsingfors, Finland
SchoolHelsingfors Public School, Finland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationSeaman
AddressPort Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinBrother, V Karkkainen, 1 Berg Street, Helsingfors, Finland
Enlistment date21 July 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1918
Discharge date15 November 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, Villers-Bretonneux, 3 May 1918; invalided to Etaples, thence to England; arrived back in Australia, 5 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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