NISBETT, Edward James

Service Number –   3966.

Rank –   Private.

Unit / Division –   16th  Battalion.

Enlistment Date –   18  August  1915.

Address on Enlistment –   Jarrah  Street,  South  Bunbury,  W. A.

Occupation on Enlistment –   Labourer.

Next of Kin on Enlistment –   Mother-  Mrs. A. Nisbett,  Jarrah  Street,  South  Bunbury,  W. A.


Religion –   Roman  Catholic.

Embarkation Details –   From  Fremantle  on  22  December  1915  on  HMAT  A31  “  Ajana  “.

KIA / Mortally Wounded –

Date –   25  November  1916.

Place –   Fremantle,  W. A.  ( on  board  Hospital  ship  in  Fremantle  Harbour  ).

Age at Death –   20.

Burial Location / Commemoration Details –   Fremantle  Cemetery,  W. A.  (  Roman  Catholic  Portion,  Plot  CC,  Grave  No. 612 ).

Panel Number, Roll of Honour (Australian War Memorial) –   80.

Thanks to Tereen HOUGH for the following information :- ” This is my Great Uncle, who died just as his ship was pulling into Fremantle. His Mother was waiting on the wharf to meet the ship, when everyone noticed the flag was at half mast. It was for her son who had just passed. He almost made it home “.