John Andrew Waldron Nelson

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Andrew Waldron
Last Name: 
Nelson
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, April 1, 1891
Mother's Name: 
Sophia Dunbar McMahon
Father's Name: 
John Nelson
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, August 12, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Unit: 
Naval & Military Expeditionary Force (Tropical Unit) and 19th Infantry Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Date of Death: 
Thursday, May 27, 1965
Place of Death: 
NSW
Details: 

John Andrew Waldron Nelson was born in Kiama, N.S.W.

He enlisted twice in World War I:

1914: (Service No 156) when he was 23 years of age and served with the First Naval Military Force, saw action in New Guinea but discharged due to malaria.

1915: (Service No 3683) served on the Western Front. Served in a machine gun squad.

John was the brother of Reggie Nelson (AFC) and grandson of Andrew Nelson (Mayor of GerringonG, NSW), and first cousin of Sergeant Wally Sharpe (Light Horse Regiment).

Sources: 
AWM records, Enlistment documentation, Red Cross documents re POW brother
NAA: B2455, NELSON JOHN ANDREW WALDRON

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