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Charles Peter Nelson was a single 33 year old labourer at the time of his enlistment in Ballarat on the 19th of February 1916. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on the 27th of May 1916.
On the 19th of February 1917 Charles was wounded in action but rejoined his unit on the 28th of February.
On the 16th of March 1917, he was appointed Lance Corporal.
Charles was wounded in action for a second time on the 7th of June 1917. He embarked for England on the 10th of June, and on the 11th was admitted to hospital where his right arm had to be amputated above the elbow because of the severity of the gunshot wound.
Charles returned to Australia on the 13th of November 1917, and was discharged as medically unfit on the 18th of January 1918.
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