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Francis Ormond NEILSON

Regimental number3098
Date of birth1 March 1891
ReligionChurch of Christ
AddressOakleigh, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Neilson, Oakleigh, Victoria
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 16 October 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in charge of a platoon during an enemy attack. Throughout the preliminary barrage he went about encouraging his men over 100 yards front. He met the attack by leading the platoon forward and drove it back, then, seeing one of the enemy hiding behind a hedge, this N.C.O. under heavy fire, rushed forward and captured him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 December 1970

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