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John NEILSEN

Regimental number4442
Date of birth26 January 1877
Place of birthNorth Pine, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSaddler
AddressNorth Pine, North Coast Line, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 5.5"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A J Neilsen Petrie, North Pine, North Coast Line, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Royal Australian field Artillery, Brisbane; discharged medically unfit; 1 year active in the Boer War; discharged medically unfit.
Enlistment date2 January 1918
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameLight Horse, February 1918 Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Darwin on 30 April 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 26 January 1918
Discharge date15 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked Sydney, 30 April 1918; disembarked Suez, 7 June 1918, and admitted to Government Hospital, Suez (influenza); discharged to duty, 18 June 1918.

Marched out from Central Training Depot to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 9 August 1918.

Alloted to 2nd Light Horse Regiment from General Service Reinforcements, and marched in to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 9 August 1918.

Admitted to 26th Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 12 August 1918 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 19 August 1918 (epilepsy); to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 18 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somali', 26 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 8 February 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged, Brisbane, 15 March 1919 (medically unfit).

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death19 January 1965
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium

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