Hans Kristian August NIELSEN

Regimental number2917
Place of birthThurley Denmark
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCarnarvon, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, H P Nielsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during a heavy bombardment of our trenches near GUEUDECOURT on the afternoon of 22nd February, 1917. Private NIELSON showed great gallantry in tending wounded and removing them to cover. Later he worked without respite until thoroughly exhausted carrying the wounded through heavy knee deep mud being all the time under shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal