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John Francis Joseph Nelson

In memory of:

Corporal John Francis Joseph Nelson

May 22, 1944

Italy

Military Service


Service Number:

C/30819

Age:

33

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Canadian Provost Corps

Division:

1 Provost Coy.

Additional Information


Born:

December 6, 1910
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Enlistment:

March 19, 1941
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Charles Louis and Emma T. Nelson, of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 403 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Commemorated on Page 82 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honour Roll Book.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IV. J. 13.

Location:

CASSINO WAR CEMETERY lies in the Commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone, 139 kilometres south-east of Rome. It is situated in the valley of the River Liri immediately below the southern spurs of the central Apennines. Above it at a distance of one kilometre is the dominating hill on which stands the Abbey of Monte Cassino, founded by St. Benedict in the year 529 on the site of an ancient temple of Apollo. If approaching the CASSINO WAR CEMETERY by road, follow the Highway A2 from Rome to Naples and leave it at the Cassino exit. After passing the pay booths, follow the sign for Cassino. At the traffic lights, after a block of flats, turn right towards the locality of S. Angelo and the CWGC signs will then be seen.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– The tombstone of John Francis Joseph Nelson.
  • Paying respects– Superintendent Greg Peters of the RCMP at the Gravesite of John Francis Joseph Nelson.
  • Photo of John Francis Joseph Nelson– Photo courtesy of www.rcmpgraves.com

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