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Eric Benjamin NELSON

Place of birthSydney New South Wales
OccupationTelephone engineer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Nelson, Upper Bay View Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service33rd Field Co Army Engineers
Enlistment date23 December 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameAustralian Flying Corps, No 4 Squadron, C Flight
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/7/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Omrah on 17 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Rolla F C 4th Sqd
FateDied of wounds 29 January 1918
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialLapugnoy Military Cemetery (Plot VI, Row B, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Alice NELSON, Upper Bay View Street, North Sydney, New South Wales

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