Saturday, March 10, 2012

Private Alex Nelson of Kensington

An Australian ambulance 1917 (AWM P09191.003)
Alex Nelson, as an 18 year old,  had to get his mother's permission to enlist in June 1915.  He embarked with the 8 Inf Battalion, but over the next three years made a number of transfers to other units, including the 60th Infantry Battalion, the 5th Pioneer Battalion, the 3rd Field Ambulance, and finally the 6th Light Mortar Battery.  Rod Martin relates Alex's story here.

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