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Regimental number3594
Place of birthCoonabarabran New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor driver
AddressCoonabarabran, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, J Montgomery, Springfield, Coonabarabran, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Family/military connectionsCousins: 4860 Corporal Alexander Edward NELSON, 55th Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916; 841 Lance Corporal Albert Thomas NELSON, 33rd Bn, returned to Australia, 30 January 1918; 2437 Pte Francis Alexander NELSON, 18th Bn, returned to Australia, 3 July 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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