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William Alexander Neilson

In memory of:

Private William Alexander Neilson

March 29, 1917

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)


31st Bn.

Additional Information


January 28, 1886

Son of Alexander T. and Annie A. Neilson, of Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Commemorated on Page 300 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

IV. J. 20.


Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial Cross– The reverse of William Neilson's Memorial Cross. From a private collection.
  • Letter
  • Condolence letter– Condolence letter to the family from the Company Commander
  • Circumstances of death
  • Condolence letter 2– Condolence letter from the Prime Minister and Parliament.
  • Telegram– Notification of death telegram to the family.
  • Frederiction War Memorial
  • Inscription

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