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James Nelson

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Portrait, from newspaper, provided by Peter Millward - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James AWMM
  • Surname
    Nelson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 15015 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 August 1886 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Eliza Nelson (mother), Rockville, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 15015 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Miner/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • James Nelson was the son of Thomas Pollock Nelson, of Rockville, Collingwood, Nelson, New Zealand, and the late Eliza Nelson. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 November 1917 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM

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  • I'm a great nephew of James. He was the brother of my grandmother Janet Nelson, who married Hugh Simpson, parents of my mother Jean Simpson. Jean and Haydn Cole were my parents.
    Public - Bryson Hugh - Other Relative - 25 April 2015

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25 April 2015Bryson HughAuckland, New ZealandOther Relative
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