John William Neilson Unknown date of birth - 3 September 1915 Key details Contribute › Service number9/979 AWMM Also known asNeilsen AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeWW1 AWMMTrooper AWMMOtago Mounted Rifles AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright res … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesJohn William AWMM SurnameNeilson AWMM Ingoa Also known asNeilsen AWMM Service number9/979 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW1 AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMTe NamuNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationHenry Neilson (father)Te NamuWestportNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 17 April 1915 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number9/979 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 AWMMCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 AWMM17 April 1915 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM17 April 1915 AWMMHMNZT 21 HMNZT 22 HMNZT 23 AWMMWellingtonNew ZealandSuezEgypt AWMMDeparted - 17 April 1915 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW1 AWMM17 April 1915 AWMM4th Reinforcements AWMMOtago Mounted Rifles AWMMWillochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo AWMMTrooper AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of woundsCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 AWMMTrooper AWMMOtago Mounted Rifles AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › John Meilsen was the son of Henry and Margaret Neilsen, of Young's Rd., Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand. Born at Ross, Westland.Surname is recorded as Neilson in Nominal Rolls, as Neilsen in Archives New Zealand and on CWGC AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death19 AWMM Date of death3 September 1915 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of death Death notesMalta to Gallipoli AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery namePieta Military CemeteryMalta AWMM Grave referenceB. VII. 2. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember John William Neilson by laying a poppy. John Finlay Smith Neilson John James Neilson John William Neilson Kenneth McGregor Neilson Leslie Robert Neilson Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of John William Neilson Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21379675Archives NZ DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMPage No: 534 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.