Born Brunswick Victoria, CoE. Enlisted 18 July 1916 age 23, farmer. Nok father, August Nilsson at Gabbin via Trayning WA. Embarked at Fremantle 9 November 1916 per A8 Argyllshire. Served in the Middle East and France. RTA December 1917 per A32 Themistocles. Discharged 14 February 1918. Service medals: BWM and VM. In 1933 living at Gabbin and later residing at 13 Marmion St, Cottesloe.