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Charles William NIELSEN

Regimental number4369
Place of birthLaidley Creek, Queensland
SchoolForest Hill State School, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressForest Hill, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, James Christian Nielsen, Forest Hill, Queensland
Enlistment date23 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name26th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 30 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 December 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBethlehem Farm West Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 33), Messines, belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
108
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Forest Hill Cemetery, Queensland. Son of Sarah Jane NIELSEN, Forest Hill, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: Norman Albert NEILSEN MM, 41st Bn
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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