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Regimental number21835
Date of birth18 September 1894
Place of birthPyrmont, New South Wales
OccupationBoat builder
Address6 Blue Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs E.J. Nelson, same address
Enlistment date2 December 1917
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameEngineering Field Companies, General Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 22 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Discharge date1 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 32123 Driver Charles Hytinkoski NELSON, 12th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 11 December 1918.
Other details

War service: rejected at first attempt to enlist because of below standard physical condition.

Embarked from Sydney, 20 March 1918; disembarked London, England, 24 May 1918. Marched in to Engineering Details, No. 3 Camp, Parkhouse, 24 May 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 February 1919; taken on strength, 3rd Field Company Engineers. Detached from unit, 25 February-8 May 1919.

Proceeded from unit to commence return to Australia, 20 May 1919; left Le Havre for England, 28 May 1919; commenced return to Australia, 18 July 1919; disembarked Australia, 7 September 1919; discharged, 1 October 1919.

Medal: British War Medal

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