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Albert Edward NURSE

Regimental number1087
Place of birthCamperdown, New South Wales
SchoolYerranderie Public School, New South Wales
Other trainingTechnical College, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Nurse, 'Tonali', Mill Street, Carlton, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServedfor 3 years in the Senior Cadets (Compulsory Military Training scheme); 2 years in the 5th Company, Australian Engineers, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date11 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport Berrima on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4174
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Company Engineers
FateKilled in Action 11 July 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialProwse Point Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 2), Warneton, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Emily Annie NURSE, 'Surrey', 99 Farr Street, Rockdale, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin: 47 Pte Albert JOHNSON, 13th Bn, killed in action, 3 May 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 3 September 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 4 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Appointed Lance Corporal, Tel el Kebir, 17 February 1916; reverted to Sapper at own request.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.

Killed in action, Belgium, 11 July 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, NURSE Albert Edward

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