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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Robert Digby NELSON

Born 16 September 1916 in West Midland, Western Australia [39: 22-Sep-1916] [412]
Son of "Digby" Albert Digby NELSON and Bertha Ann SWAN [412]
Nine months before his birth his parents had immigrated from England to purchase a Ready-Made Farm in Carnamah [34]
Resided with his parents and brother on farmland in Carnamah 1916-1919 [6] [39: 22-Sep-1916]
In 1919 they left their farm in Carnamah and shifted back to England [204]
They departed from Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Miltiades and arrived in London, England on 30 October 1919 [204]
In 1939 he was a Electrical Engineer and was living with his parents at 17 Rowlandson Terrace in Sunderland, Durham, England [412]

From The West Australian newspaper, Saturday 22 September 1916:
Births. NELSON.
"On September 16, 1916, at Nurse D'Alton's Private Hospital, West Midland, to Mr and Mrs A. D. Nelson of Carnamah - a son. Both well."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Robert Digby Nelson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 May 2022 from [reference list]

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