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John William Neilson

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  • Service number
    9/979 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Neilsen AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Trooper AWMM
    Otago Mounted Rifles AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John William AWMM
  • Surname
    Neilson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Neilsen AWMM
  • Service number
    9/979 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Te Namu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Henry Neilson (father), Te Namu, Westport, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 Apr 1915 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    9/979 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Trooper AWMM
    Otago Mounted Rifles AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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

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  • Age at death
    19 AWMM
  • Date of death
    3 September 1915 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
  • Death notes
    Malta to Gallipoli AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta AWMM
  • Grave reference
    B. VII. 2. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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Sources

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