Albert John NEILSON

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NEILSON, Albert John

Service Number: 290
Enlisted: 4 February 1915, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rockhampton, Queensland, 1890
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Teamster
Died: Killed in Action, Pozieres, France, 2 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

4 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 290, 18th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 290, 18th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 290, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
27 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 290, 18th Infantry Battalion, Gunshot wound to the left thigh

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of  Annie Collins (formerly Neilson) of Nicholson Street, Rockhampton, QLD

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medals, Victory Medal