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Louis Percy NOURSE

Regimental number1332
Place of birthYarcowie, South Australia
OccupationRailway employee
AddressTerowie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.3
Height5' 7.5"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Selina Nourse, 3 Scott Street, Parkside, South Australia
Previous military serviceMember for 2.5 years, Yarcowie Rifle Club.
Enlistment date30 November 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Mcgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1915
Discharge date8 May 1916
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1331 Pte Frank Edward NOURSE, 16th Bn, killed in action, 11 August 1916; 1722 Pte Walter NOURSE, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Suevic', 8 October 1915; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, scalp), Adelaide, 8 May 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, NOURSE Louis Percy

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