Harold Ernest (Jack) NEILSEN

NEILSEN, Harold Ernest

Service Number: 2073
Enlisted: 2 September 1915, Lithgow, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 1st Field Company Engineers
Born: Forbes, New South Wales, 28 August 1896
Home Town: Forbes, Forbes, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Natural causes (myocardial degeneration), Redfern, New South Wales, 5 May 1977, aged 80 years
Cemetery: Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, NSW
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World War 1 Service

2 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2073, Lithgow, New South Wales
16 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2073, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '2' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Malakuta embarkation_ship_number: A57 public_note: ''
16 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2073, 7th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Malakuta, Sydney
30 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sapper, 2073, 1st Field Company Engineers

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Biography contributed by Beverley Neilsen

Private Harold Earnest Neilsen son of Peter Neilsen of Forbes New South Wales enlisted Sepetember 1915 into the Autralian Imperial Force 14th Reindorcements 7th Light Horse Regiment, and he embarked on the same Troopship (Malakuta) as his brother 2661 Pte. Norman Neilsen (/explore/people/328182).

According to the Forbes Advocate New South Wales both brothers had written a letter together and placed it inside a bottle the dropped it into the Pacific somewhere near Cap Leeuwin. It was washed up on the beach at Bremar Bay, near Albany West Australia and the postmaster there sent it onto Forbes New Soth Wales.

Private Harold Earnes Neilsen returned home to Austraila in 1919 where he meet his loving bride to be Doris Evelynand raised 6 children together in Refern Sydney home of his beloved South Sydney Rabittohs.

Private Harold Eranest was a young 80 when he passed.

We will remember

Beverley Lorraine Neilsen (January 2017)