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Francis Alexander NELSON

Regimental number2437
Place of birthCoonabarabran, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCoonabarabran, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38.8
Height5' 4.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Nelson, Coonabarabran, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date29 November 1917
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4860 Corporal Alexander Edward NELSON, 55th Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916; 841 Lance Corporal Albert Thomas NELSON, 33rd Bn, returned to Australia, 30 January 1918;
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 3 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, thigh and abdomen), 29 November 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 October 1935
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, NELSON Francis Alexander

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