Reginald Carlyle (Reggie) NELSON

NELSON, Reginald Carlyle

Service Numbers: 163, 260365
Enlisted: 10 September 1915, Warwick Farm, New South Wales
Last Rank: Squadron Leader
Last Unit: No. 71 RAAF Base (Amberley)
Born: Jamberoo, New South Wales, 8 June 1896
Home Town: Jamberoo, Kiama, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Grammar
Occupation: Student
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 2 February 1979, aged 82 years
Cemetery: Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery & Crematorium
Grave Location: 1D-4-174, Portion 1D/Row 4/Grave 174. Also his (DVA) Official Commemoration - Memorial Location: Wall 34/Row D; AT the Queensland Garden of Remembrance (within Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery) - Graham Rd - Bridgeman Downs, Qld, Australia. Find A Grave Memorial# 184458751
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World War 1 Service

10 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 163, Warwick Farm, New South Wales
16 Mar 1916: Embarked Australian Flying Corps, Second Corporal, SN 163, No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
16 Mar 1916: Involvement Australian Flying Corps, Second Corporal, SN 163, No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Sep 1917: Transferred Australian Flying Corps, Second Corporal, No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, Was Air Mechanic in 1 SQDR. Sep-1917 attached to 29th Training Sqdr. for course of instruction in aviation.
18 Nov 1917: Promoted Australian Flying Corps, Second Lieutenant, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, Promoted on completion of course.
18 Feb 1918: Promoted Australian Flying Corps, Lieutenant, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, Promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to 4 Sqdr, C Flight. Proceeded back to France 6-Apr-1918.
14 Jul 1918: Imprisoned "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", Shot down near Nieppe forest by ground fire while attacking a barrage balloon and captured. POW for remainder of war.
27 Jun 1919: Discharged Australian Flying Corps, Lieutenant, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps

World War 2 Service

14 Oct 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, SN 260365, Ipswich, Queensland
1 Jan 1945: Transferred Royal Australian Air Force, No. 71 RAAF Base (Amberley), Transferred to RAAF Amberly base as Chief Flight Controller. Finished war as Wing Commander. Stayed in service until 1949.
5 Dec 1946: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Squadron Leader, SN 260365

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