Nigel Fletcher WASTELL MC

WASTELL, Nigel Fletcher

Service Number: 201
Enlisted: 15 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, May 1889
Home Town: Millicent, Wattle Range, South Australia
Schooling: St Peter's College, Adelaide South Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Memorials: Adelaide Rowing Club WW1 Pictorial Honour Board, Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

15 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 201, Morphettville, South Australia
12 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 201, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 201, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Armadale, Melbourne
16 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 201, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
9 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 201, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Egypt and Palestine - Light Horse and AFC Operations, GSW (mouth)
1 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 9th Light Horse Regiment
1 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 9th Light Horse Regiment
27 Sep 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Megiddo - Syria 1918, 2nd occasion - GSW (left arm)
27 Sep 1918: Honoured Military Cross, Megiddo - Syria 1918, Conspicuous gallantry
27 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 9th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

The Vansittart Scholarship.—Mr. G. Glen, S.M.representative of Mr. Vansittart, has selected Master Nigel Fletcher Wastell, aged 16 years, for the vacant Vansittart scholarship at St. Peter's College. Master Wastell is an orphan, and has, for the last six years, been residing with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Patterson, of Catalpi, near Millicent. ...

The Border Watch, PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY MORNING. (1905, December 9). Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA : 1861 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved October 29, 2018, from


Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...201 Private Nigel Fletcher Wastell, 9th Light Horse Regiment who was a 25 year old clerk from Adelaide, South Australia when he enlisted on 15 September 1914 and embarked for overseas from Melbourne on 12 February 1915 aboard HMAT Armadale. He saw action at Gallipoli and later in the Middle East where he was wounded in action on two separate occasions. While serving with the 3rd Light Horse Regiment, he was appointed a Lieutenant on 1 September 1917. He was awarded a Military Cross (MC) for conspicuous gallantry while wounded at the Jordan crossing on 27 September 1918. Lieutenant Wastell returned to Australia on 22 January 1919..." - SOURCE (