NAME John Andrew Waldron Nelson
BORN  Kiama, NSW c1891
DIED  23 May 1965
MILITARY SERIAL NO.  Nos. 156 & 3683
UNIT  Depot Training School & 8th Rein. 19th Battalion
ENLISTED 12 August 1914 & 5 May 1915
DISCHARGED 4 March 1915 & 13 August 1918 – Medically Unfit

John Andrew Waldron Nelson took up his holding in the Parramatta Land District, Parish of Nelson, County of Cumberland in 1920. The block at this time was numbered SP 1920/41 and was transferred from a settler by the name of McLean.[1] The Block consisted of 43 acres and located at Dural not far from Pennant Hills Railway Station.  Nelson forfeited the block transferring it to Percy William Loomes when at this time the Settlement Purchase Number was stated as being SP 1922/4.  At the time of the transfer the property was judged to be in very poor condition.  Nelson, who was suffering from tuberculosis  was unable to look after it.


[1] SRNSW:  Lands Department; NRS 80s58, Returned Soldiers loan files [12/7155  No.6238] John Andrew Waldron Nelson, Returned Soldiers’ Settlement Branch 28 November 1922.

 Sources used to compile this entry:

State Records NSW:  Lands Department; NRS 8058, Returned Soldiers loan files; [12/7155  No.6238] John Andrew Waldron Nelson.

National Archives of Australia: B2455, First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers John Andrew Waldron Nelson.