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Richard Anacletus NELSON

Regimental number4240
Place of birthPetersburg South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLocomotive cleaner
AddressMurray Bridge, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Nelson, Murray Bridge, South Australia
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 3 October 1917

FateDied as a result of accident 7 November 1917
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row F, Grave No. 25), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Patrick and Annie NELSON, Murray Bridge, South Australia

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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