Eric William Nelson

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Eric William Nelson
(Chronicle, Adelaide, 12 May 1917, p. 46)

Alias Blomqvist

Born 7.05.1889

Place Abo (Turku), Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Roman Catholic

Arrived at Australia
from Abo, Finland
on 5.04.1905
per Fahrwohl
disembarked at Port Adelaide, SA

Residence before enlistment Adelaide, Bowden, SA

Occupation Sailor, labourer

service number 5164
enlisted 26.01.1916
POE Adelaide
unit 10th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916-1917
final fate KIA 10.04.1917
cemetery Vaulx Hill British Cemetery
memorial 26 Villers-Bretonneux, France

Naturalisation 1915


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Roll of Honour (AWM)

Army payfile (NAA)

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Newspaper articles

Commemoration by friends. The Express and Telegraph, Adelaide, 10 May 1917, p. 1.

The late Private E.W. Nelson. Chronicle, Adelaide, 12 May 1917, p. 46, portr.