Martin Austin NILON

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NILON, Martin Austin

Service Number: 6505
Enlisted: 13 May 1916, Lismore, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Meerschaum Vale, New South Wales, 22 June 1892
Home Town: Lismore, Lismore Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Meerschaum Vale Public School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 21 July 1918, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
Part II, Section E, Grave 10
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Uralba Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

13 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6505, Lismore, New South Wales
21 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6505, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6505, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Boonah, Brisbane
21 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6505, 9th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", Died from wounds received in action

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Martin Austin NILON was born on 22nd June, 1892 in Meerschaum Vale, New South Wales

His parents were Thomas Michael NILON and Mary GWYNNE who married on 2nd January, 1883 in Lismore, NSW