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Ernest Frederick NICKELSON

Regimental number2282
Place of birthKent, England
SchoolLondon County Council School, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMetal polisher
Address163 St Leonards Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Arthur Nickelson, 163 St Leonards Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria
Previous military service6th Field Company Army Engineers
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Company Engineers
FateKilled in Action 25 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death19.9
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXII, Row A, Grave No. 20), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
24
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Alice NICKELSON, 5 Latrobe Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria. Native of Plumstead, Kent, England

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