Regimental number3637
Place of birthTipperary Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKolan River South, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinWife, Mrs Flora Nelson, Kolan River South, Queensland
Enlistment date14 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 November 1917
Family/military connectionsSons: 1705 Pte William Norman NELSON, 49th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 November 1918; 1706 Pte Hugh Bengt NELSON, 49th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 January 1919; 944A Pte Kenneth Joseph Francis NELSON, 49th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 March 1919.