John Henry Nelson

Born 16.01.1890

Place Helsingfors (Helsinki), Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion 1917 Methodist; 1941 Church of England


Wife Vera Constance Nelson (née Pearce), married 1919

Residence before arrival at Australia Left Finland ca 1907, worked as a sailor on British ships

Arrived at Australia
from America
on 18.12.1916
per Ellsie
disembarked at Port Pirie, SA

Residence before enlistment Stepney, Port Adelaide, SA

Occupation 1917 seaman AB, 1919 seaman, trade sailor, labourer, 1941 labourer

Service 1
service number 6861
enlisted 21.07.1917
POE Port Adelaide, SA
unit 27th Battalion, 48th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1918
casualties WIA 1918
final fate RTA 8.08.1918
discharged 15.11.1918 MU

Service 2 (WWII)
enlisted 1941
unit P O W

Naturalisation 1919

Residence after the war Adelaide, 1941 Torrensville, SA

Died 6.12.1956


Digitised naturalisation file (NAA)

Digitised WWI service records (NAA)

WWII service records (NAA)