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David Nelson

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 534 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 534 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    David AWMM
  • Surname
    Nelson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 10/1304 AWMM
    • WWI 18695 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 August 1882 Birth Certificate OamaruOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 21 October 1914 AWMM Waipawa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Mrs Fanny Nelson (mother), Windsor, Oamaru, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Robert Crarer (friend), Frasertown, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 10/1304 AWMM
    • WWI 18695 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 21 October 1914 Military Personnel file
      Age 32 AWMM
      Labourer/Civilian Military Personnel file
      TrenthamUpper Hutt Military Personnel file
    • WW1 Apr 1916 Military Personnel file
      Age 43 AWMM
      Bushman/Civilian Military Personnel file
      Military Personnel file
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 foot AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      168 pounds AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr and Mrs George Nelson, of Nen Street, Oamaru.

    Enlisted twice. He was dishonourably discharged for misconduct on 1 Apr 1915. He re-enlisted on 1 Apr 1916 as a rifleman, Serial No. 18695 using false details in which he stated he was born in Ireland. In fact he was born in Oamaru, Otago (Birth Certificate sighted in May 2015). Military Personnel file (1914) listed his date of birth as 17 August 1882. While his date of birth in his 1916 enlistment is stated as the 17 August 1873.

    He was killed in action at Ypres, Belgium 12 Oct 1917. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    12 October 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



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  • Memorial name
    Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 October 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
15 May 2015Brenda JeanDunedin, New ZealandResearcher

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