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Harold NELSON

Regimental number6181
Date of birth25 March 1896
Place of birthDarlington, New South Wales
SchoolStanmore Public School; Windsor Grammar School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
Address9 Stewart Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mabel Ellen Nelson, 9 Stewart Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 31 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateDischarged 11 February 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, Ypres, Belgium, November 1917; invalided to England.

Discharged (medically unfit), 11 February 1918; engaged in munitions work.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 September 1948
Place of burialBlackheath Cemetery

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