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Albert James NELSON

Regimental number2182
Place of birth'Goolhi', Gunnedah, New South Wales
SchoolBellata and Woolabra Public Schools, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressTempest Street, Gunnedah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, G Nelson, Tempest Street, Gunnedah, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 April 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 22 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death15 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row L, Grave No. I), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
33
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in St Joseph's Catholic Church (Stations of the Cross 7: presented by Mrs NELSON in memory), Gunnedah, New South Wales. Parents: George and Louisa NELSON, Tempest Street, Gunnedah, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1219 Pte Walter William Corliss NELSON, 33rd Bn, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined unit at Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.

Wounded in action, 6-8 August 1915 (gun shot wound, neck, and fracture, right arm); transferred to HS 'Deva', and disembarked Alexandria, 11 August 1915.

Died of wounds, Ras el Tin Military Hospital, Alexandria, 15 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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