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John Howard NILSEN

Regimental number26181
Place of birthBeaconsfield, Tasmania
SchoolState School (Beaconsfield? Pioneer?), Tasmania
AddressDevonport West, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Nilsen, Forbes Street, Devonport West, Tasmania
Previous military service91st Infantry
Enlistment date2 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 24, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/134/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 10 August 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Age at death21.1
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andreas and Annie NILSEN, Devonport, Tasmania. Native of Beaconsfield, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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