John Henry NELSON

Regimental number6861
Date of birth16 January 1890
Place of birthHelsingfors, Finland
SchoolHelsingfors Public School, Finland
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