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Gordon Ernest NELSON

Regimental number1222
Place of birthLongford, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLongford, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.3
Height5' 7.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maria Nelson, Longford, Tasmania
Previous military service'Only as a volunteer'
Enlistment date3 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 September 1914
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 May 1915
Place of burialQuinn's Post Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 16), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsMother's given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Marcia.
SourcesNAA: B2455, NELSON Gordon Ernest

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