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Peter Anthony Nelson

In memory of:

Private Peter Anthony Nelson

July 29, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

A/34888

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Essex Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Son of John J. and Blanche Nelson, of London, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 404 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY
Calvados, France

Grave Reference:

IV. A. 1.

Location:

The town of Bayeux, in Normandy, lies 24 kilometres north-west of Caen. Bayeux War Cemetery is situated in the south-western outskirts of the town, on the by-pass Rue de Sir Fabian Ware. Bayeux is an ancient and historic town of Normandy. Its cathedral was the seat of Bishop Odon, half-brother of William the Conqueror, who took part in the invasion of England; and in it is the tomb of an English soldier of the Hundred Years' War. Bayeux was the first French town of importance to be liberated from the Germans in June 1944. On the opposite side of the road stands the Bayeux Memorial to 1,803 men of the land forces who died in the fighting in Normandy and in the advance to the River Seine, and have no known grave.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– Grave marker - Bayeux War Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of PETER ANTHONY NELSON– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Peter Anthony Nelson– Killed in action at Falaise, France on July 29, 1944.
  • Newspaper clipping– TORONTO STAR PAGES OF THE PAST ONLINE ARCHIVE 1944, Aug 16 page 28
  • Photo of Peter Nelson– Books of Remembrance - London, Ontario

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