|Place of birth||Balmain, New South Wales|
|School||Indooroopilly State School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Occupation||Leather goods worker|
|Address||Jackson Street, Indooroopilly, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, Henry James Nevill, Jackson Street, Indooroopilly, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Served in the Citizen Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||31st Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/48/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|Two ships sailed from Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C, and D: HMAT A62,'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915, and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915.|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||31st Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death||22|
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No 1), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Henry James and Ada Annie NEVILL, Jackson Street, Indooroopilly, Queensland|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 1905 Sergeant Stanley Cecil NEVILL, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 22 May 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne ('Wandilla'), 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.
Found guilty, Ferry Post, 5 May 1916, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and Military Discipline: awarded 48 hours' Field Punishment No 2.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Reported missing, 20 July 1916.
German List received by Wounded and Missing Enquiry bureau, Australian Branch, B.R.C.S.: Identification marks found on the Prisoner of War are inspected by the General war Bureau, and shown in the list as under:- DEAD.
Note on Form B103, 24 February 1917: 'Identification disc received from Germany. No particulars were afforded except that soldier is deceased. To be reportede KILLED IN ACTION 20/7/16.'
Note on file: 'austr. Sold. Nevill, J.H. Erk.Mrk. 269, 31. Bn. am 19.7. in Gegend Fromelles gefallen.'
Note on Red Cross File No 1990802: 'Disc received from Germany and forwarded to next of kin 20.6.17.'
Note on file, 28 April 1919: 'Buried Fleurbaix Sh. 23 N.W. Cert. by A.I.F. Hdqrs List for Lt. Spedding.'
Note on file: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'Statement, L.W. FUICH [cannot be identified]: 'On the evening of the 19th July 1916 I was standing quite close to the above man and saw him killed by concussion from a shell. His death being instantaneous[;] he had no wounds. This happened in "No Man's Land" and it was impossible to remove him for burial as he was close to a german (sic) outpost.'
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 3), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Miscellaneous details||Name entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Joseph Howard NEVILE.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, NEVILL Joseph Harold
Red Cross file 1990802