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Thomas Nelson

Group portrait of Mackenzie County soldiers, c.1917. Back row, from left to right: Lance Corporal Arthur George Curtis, Private William Maylen, Private Robert Nelson, Private William Hugh Corbett, Private Adam Corbett. Front row: Rifleman Richard Casey and Private Thomas Nelson. All were from the Cave-Albury-Cricklewood area of the Mackenzie County. Photograph was likely taken in England as most embarked in June 1917 except Robert Nelson who embarked in October. The Nelsons and Corbetts were brothers. Image courtesy of P. Bishop, SCRoll Project, South Canterbury Museum. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Group portrait of Mackenzie County soldiers, c.1917. Back row, from left to right: Lance Corporal Ar …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Nelson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tom AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 49647 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 John Nelson (father), Cave, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 12 June 1917 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 49647 AWMM
  • Military service
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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 Teamster/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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John and Selina Nelson, of Cave AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 January 1918 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM XXXVI. C. 12. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Cave War Memorial, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
    • Albury War Memorial, State Highway 8, MacKenzie District, South Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM

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