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Thomas Absalom Nelson (1864–1924)

The death took place last week at the Repatriation Hospital, Caulfield (Vic.) of Mr, Thomas A. Nelson at the age of 60 years. The deceased was the third son of the late Trooper T. Nelson, who was, while patrolling the Goulburn district in New South Wales, shot by Ben Hall, leader of the notorious gang of bush rangers. Being imbued with the military spirit, deceased enlisted for the Boer war, in which he was wounded, and was mentioned in despatches. On the outbreak of the European War, he and his five sons joined up. He leaves a widow and a grown up family of five sons and three daughters. The late Mr. Nelson was an uncle to Mr. S. J. Warne of this office.

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'Nelson, Thomas Absalom (1864–1924)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 June 2024.

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10 May, 1864
Collector, New South Wales, Australia


18 July, 1924 (aged 60)
Caulfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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