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Edward John NELSON

Regimental number5447
Place of birthKalmar Sweden
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRigger
Address2 Hamilton Street, Yarraville, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs Minnie Alice Nelson, 2 Hamilton Street, Yarraville, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date25 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name5th Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Originally recommended for the DCM; altered to Military Medal.
Recommendation date: 7 June 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919

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