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Frederick Staunton NELSON

Regimental number5881
Place of birthDeniliquin, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBooroorban, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27.10
Height5' 7.75"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frederick Nelson, Booroorban via Deniliquin, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 July 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date11 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 18 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, lower left leg amputated), 11 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 April 1967
Age at death78
Place of burialHay Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, NELSON Frederick Staunton

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