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William Nelson WEST

Regimental number10612
Place of birthPort Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolCanterbury Grammar School, Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationClerk
Address38 Zetland Road, Mont Albert, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, W N West, 38 Zetland Road, Mont Albert, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed with Senior Cadets, 21st Battery A.F.A., Windsor, Area 48A.
Enlistment date6 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 26 September 1918
Place of death or woundingJeancourt, France
Age at death21.10
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot V, Row G, Grave No. 23), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
12
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of William Nelson and Isabella West
Family/military connectionsCousins: 512 Company Sergeant-Major Eric NORMAN, 8th Bn, killed in action, 27 July 1916; 1055 Sergeant Percy Clarence NORMAN MM, 2nd Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 23 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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