Richard Anacletus NELSON MM


NELSON, Richard Anacletus

Service Number: 4240
Enlisted: 11 August 1915, Adelaide
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Petersburg, South Australia, 11 July 1893
Home Town: Murray Bridge, Murray Bridge, South Australia
Schooling: Not known
Occupation: Locomotive cleaner
Died: Accidental, France, 7 November 1917, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Murray Bridge Hospital Memorial Gates, Tailem Bend Roll of Honor to Loco Employees Murray Bridge
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World War 1 Service

11 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4240, 10th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide
11 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4240, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
11 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4240, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
7 Nov 1917: Involvement Second Lieutenant, 50th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
Date unknown: Involvement SN 4240, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Richard Anacletus NELSON was born on 11th July, 1893 in Petersburg, South Australia

His parents were Patrick NELSON & Ann O'HALLERAN

His brother Patrick Leo NELSON (SN5627) also served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919