Nesbitt William Thomas BLACK


BLACK, Nesbitt William Thomas

Service Numbers: 2594, 2594A
Enlisted: 13 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Alstonville, NSW, 1894
Home Town: Dunoon, Lismore Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Lismore District School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed In Action, France, 23 July 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Alstonville Public School Great War Roll of Honor, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dunoon District War Memorial, Dunoon Parish of Dunoon Honor Roll, Lismore & District Memorial Honour Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

13 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2594, 25th Infantry Battalion
21 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2594, 25th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
21 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2594, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Brisbane
23 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2594A, 9th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William and Sarah Amelia Lucinda BLACK, "Glen Devon", Dunoon, New South Wales

Word has been received that Pte. N. W. T. Black, son of Mr. W. Black, of Dunoon, has been killed in action in France, on the 23rd of July, last. Private Black was in the E.S. and A. Bank prior to his enlisting, and was for some time at Murwillumbah. A memorial service is to be held in St. Matthew's Church, Dunoon, on Sunday next at 11 a.m. Pte. Victor Black, brother of the deceased, Pte. N. W. T. Black, has been reported wounded, and is supposed to be in hospital in England. He was also an official in the E.S. and A. Bank.