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Arthur Restarick NIELD

Regimental number90
Place of birthCrystal Brook, South Australia
SchoolPrince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinCharles Henry Nield, Kapunda, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 12 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Imperial Camel Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWorked at Elder Smith & Co (Adelaide) from age 16 until enlistment. In the Cameliars [p. 263] there is the following reference to his death: 'Lieut. A.R. Nield, known and loved as "Ranji" by the whole Camel Corps, was killed .... on the hill.' (details from father)
FateKilled in Action 11 April 1918
Place of death or woundingMussellabeh Hill nr Jericho, Palestine
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialJerusalem War Cemetery (Row H, Grave No. 59), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
10
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Henry and Fanny NIELD, William Street, Hawthorn, South Australia. Native of Crystal Brook, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Lt H.R. NIELD MC, returned to Australia; Driver HC NIELD MM, returned to Australia.

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