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Nelson T A    Driver    2316

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Nelson T A    Driver    2316    Thomas Absolam              10 ASC    44    Cook    Married    Meth        

Address:    Kensington, Bayswater Rd, 15    

Next of Kin:    Nelson, Mary Ellen, Mrs, mother, 15 Bayswater Rd, Kensington    

Enlisted:    12 Sep 1914        

Embarked:     A26 Armadale 20 Oct 1914    


Relatives on Active Service:

Nelson C Pte 971  son

Nelson S I A Pte 4857 son

Nelson-H-2nd-Air-Mechanic-3405  son died of illness

Nelson T W G Driver 2287 son

Cpl F Warne, nephew, enl NSW


Driver T., Nelson, sen., of Kensington, who has been invalided home from the front, is now on a visit to his son, Fireman Nelson, of Donald.  Driver Nelson not only volunteered for service himself, but five sons also enlisted. Of these Pte. T. Nelson has been partially paralysed, and is now on his way to England for special treatment, while Lieut. C. Nelson* is on the sick list, suffering from rheumatic fever. Cpl S Nelson is in camp in Egypt, while another son is in camp at Broadmeadows, and the fifth son goes into camp in three weeks' time. Truly this is a splendid record for one family.


WITH THE COLOURS. (1916, January 20). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 5 Edition: Morning.. Retrieved January 22, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74591629

* Carlyle Nelson rose to the rank of Sergeant, but doesn't appear to have been a Lieutenant.  He did suffer from rheumatic fever.



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