NELSON, Robert
(Service number 55614)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 15 August 1888 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date 3 May 1917 Age 28
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farm manager for J Wills, Cricklewood, South Canterbury
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs S. Nelson (mother), Cave
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 30th Reinforcements, F Company
Date 13 October 1917
Transport Corinthic
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Liverpool, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials Cave War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Service abroad: 1 year, 312 days


Auckland War memorial Museum Cenotaph Database; Web submission by M Mowatt, 30 March 2018

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Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum)

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