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Martin Austin NILON

Regimental number6505
Place of birthMeerschaum Vale, New South Wales
SchoolMeerschaum Vale Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressBallina, Richmond River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Nilon, Ballina, Richmond River, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 July 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
57
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Michael and Mary Gwynne NILON, Ballina, Richmond River, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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