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James William NELSON

Regimental number143
Place of birthCoonabarabran N/A
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCarpenter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinSister, Miss I. Nelson, Coonabarabran, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 20 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 26 November 1918
Date of death31 March 1921
Place of burialField of Mars Cemetery (Roman Catholic Portion, Section E, Grave No. 547), New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
16
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 March 1922
Place of burialField of Mars Cemetery

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