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Percy Sylvander Nelson

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Percy Sylvander AWMM
  • Surname
    Nelson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 34718 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    07/03/1887 Public - Spencer - 27 October 2018 - NELSON, Percy Sylvander - WW1 34718 - Army
    Archway Item ID:R21379838
  • Place of birth
    Christchurch Public - Spencer - 27 October 2018 - NELSON, Percy Sylvander - WW1 34718 - Army
    Archway Item ID:R21379838
  • Birth notes
    • son of James & Hannah Nelson Public - Spencer - 27 October 2018 - Christchurch City Library Church Register cards
    • Percy's father was born Jons Nilsson in Svedberg Sweden and anglicized his name to 'James Nelson'. Public - Spencer - 28 October 2018 - myheritage.com/names/jons_nilsson
      Canterbury Public Library church register index
  • Address before enlistment
    10 Flockton St, St Albans Christchurch Public - Spencer - 27 October 2018 - NELSON, Percy Sylvander - WW1 34718 - Army
    Archway Item ID:R21379838
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs P.S. Nelson (wife), 153 Holly Road, Saint Albans, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Percy Sylvaner (Sylvander) Nelson & Caroline Harriet Langford were married on 16 November 1915 at Church of Christ, Moorhouse Avenue.
    Ages: 28/24 occ: analyst, born: Christchurch/Waimea Public - Spencer - 27 October 2018 - Christchurch City Library Church Register cards

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 34718 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal Public - Spencer - 17 November 2018 - http://medals.nzdf.mil.nz/category/h/h6.htm

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
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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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    • Percy Nelson was the son of Hannah and James Nelson; husband of Caroline Harriet Nelson, of 49 Hewitts Rd., Christchurch, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Percy was educated at Christchurch Boys High School. He achieved 'with credit' in his university examination results (3074 points) and attended Canterbury College, being awarded a BSC in 1911 and an MSC in 1914.
      Whilst at Canterbury College, he was appointed to the position of junior assistant in the chemical laboratory at the rate of forty pounds per anum, with an advance of five pounds being added, on his 'giving satisfaction' to the role.
      Following university, Percy was employed as an analytical chemist at the Christchurch Meat Company on Hereford St, until entering the army in 1916. Public - Spencer - 27 October 2018 - 'Papers Past' Press Volume LXII, Issue 12130, 28 February 1905

      'University Examinations' New Zealand Herald, Volume XLII, Issue 12770, 21 January 1905

      Nelson, Percy Sylvander - WW1 34718 - Army Archway Item ID:R21379838
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Strand Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium AWMM IV. D. 6. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Strand Military Cemetery Public - Spencer - 17 November 2018 - cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/16400/strand-military-cemetery/
  • Grave reference
    STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY IV. D. 6. Public - Spencer - 17 November 2018 - cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/16400/strand-military-cemetery/
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Memorials

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