James NELSON

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NELSON, James

Service Number: 4832
Enlisted: 9 November 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mintaro, South Australia, 9 May 1881
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 4 September 1916, aged 35 years
Cemetery: London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4832, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4832, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4832, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Adelaide
4 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4832, 50th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"Mr. and Mrs. P. Nelson, of Clanfield, have been notified by the military authorities that their son. Private James Nelson, was killed in action in France on September 4. Private J. Nelson enlisted early in November of last year, and left for the front on March 9. —R.I. P." - from the Adelaide Southern Cross 20 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)