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Charles Hytinkoski NELSON

Regimental number32123
Date of birth2 February 1895
Place of birthNorth Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionCongregational
OccupationPotter
Address6 Blue Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E J Nelson, 6 Blue Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date8 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 4, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularPrior to enlistment, served at the German concentration camp, Holdsworthy, New South Wales, for 18 months. Was rejected at first attempt to enlist owing to bad teeth.
FateReturned to Australia 11 December 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 21835 Sapper Oscar NELSON, 3rd Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 18 July 1919; 7543 Pte Cecil Edward WARNE, 13th Bn, died of wounds, 27 June 1918.
Other details

War service: embarked, 10 February 1917; disembarked Plymouth, 11 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 August 1917. Taken on strength, 12th Field Artillery Brigade from Australian General Base Depot, 14 August 1917.

Injured in the field (fractured right tibia; Court of Enquiry concluded 'injured accidentally'), 15 November 1917; admitted to 16th General Hospital, Le Treport, 18 November 1917; transferred to England, 28 November 1917; admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham, 30 November 1917.

Discharged from No. 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, to No. 3 Convalescent Depot, 3 January 1918. Marched in to No. 1 Convalescent Depot, 12 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, 11 December 1918; disembarked Australia, 1 February 1919; discharged, 22 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as N100386, Lance Corporal, Citizen Military Forces, 11 November 1940-10 October 1945 (total war service: 1282 days; no period abroad).
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales

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