Nelson Wilkinson

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 6 June 1896, Riverton, Southland, New Zealand
  • Died 3 December 1966, Dunedin
  • Last rank Private
  • Service number 58701
  • Served In 32nd Reinforcements, Specialist Company, New Zealand Expeditionary Force
  • Next of Kin George Wilkinson (father), Hekeia
  • Pre-war occupation Railway Cadet
  • ReligionPresbyterian
  • Enlisted3 May 1917
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 97, RMS Tahiti, departed 16 November 1917, disembarked 7 January 1918, Liverpool, England
  • Theatres of operationWestern European, France 1918
  • Periods of service230 days in New Zealand, one year and 273 days overseas. Total service of two years 138 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard S.S. Somerset, 2 July 1919
  • Discharged17 September 1919 on termination of period of engagement
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal