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Regimental number1735
Other NamesWillian Nelson
ReligionChurch of England
Address59 Brighton Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMrs K Chambers, 59 Brighton Street, East Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date5 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 June 1915
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No 16), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Katherine CHAMBERS, 59 Bright Street, Richmond, Victoria. Native of Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1521 Pte Alfred Ernest CHAMBERS, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 14 December 1918; 1756 Gunner James CHAMBERS, 10th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, died of wounds, 1 July 1915; 2243 Driver Sydney Rupert CHAMBERS, 2nd Motor Transport Company, returned to Australia, 7 February 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsMother's given name listed as C[atherine] on Embarkation Roll.

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