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James Nelson

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Otago 8th Contingent

James Nelson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James AWMM
  • Surname
    Nelson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    5956 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 21 April 1878 Public Source (April 2015) BalcluthaOtago Public Source (April 2015)
    • 1878 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    South African Mr John Nelson, Milton, Otago AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Married/South African AWMM
    Christine Willey AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa 13 January 1902 Military Personnel file
    Age 23 AWMM
    Gold dredge worker/Civilian Military Personnel file
    DunedinOtago Military Personnel file
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • South Africa Private Military Personnel file
      2nd Embarkation AWMM
    • Pre WW1/Regular Military Service Vessel was SS Cornwall AWMM Private Military Personnel file

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Father James Nelson, Owaka, Otago.

    Father was named James Nelson. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 20 January 1950 Public Source (April 2015)
      DurbanNatal Public Source (April 2015)
    • 18 September 1940 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 62 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Te Puke Old Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
09 June 2015Janice DonnellyOamaru, New ZealandOther Relative

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