Born at Bendigo, Victoria, Methodist. Enlisted 28 June 1915 age 21, clerk. Nok father, J. N. Neilson, 409 Long Gully Rd, Bendigo, Victoria. Soldier’s address at time of enlistment was Luchalet, Salvado St, Cottesloe Beach. Embarked at Fremantle 5 October 1915 per A20 Hororata. Served in France and Egypt. Granted leave to go to America for instruction in agriculture and pig raising methods. RTA 15 September 1920 per Niagara. Service medals: 1914-1915 Star, BM, VM.