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Regimental number4177
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGoondiwindi, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Henry August Nelson, North Merriwa, Goondiwindi, Queensland
Enlistment date23 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 28 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Broodseinde Ridge on 4 October 1917.'
Also recomended for the Military Medal on 11 March 1917: 'For conspicuous bravery in action and attending to the wounded under heavy shell fire at Malt Trench north of Warlencourt.'
Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 472 Driver Gilbert Henry NELSON, 3rd Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 1 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, victory Medal

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