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Joseph William NELSON

Regimental number1907
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address601 Nicholson Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Grace M. Nelson, 601 Nicholson Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Enlistment date27 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 26 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot XVIII, Row B, Grave No. 4), Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
77
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Christina NELSON; husband of Grace NELSON, 601 Nicholson Street, Carlton North, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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