Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Douglas Haig Nelson

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Douglas Haig Nelson

April 26, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

54296

Age:

25

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Air Force

Division:

129 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of George and Mary Frances Nelson, of New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 607 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

POIX-DE-PICARDIE CHURCHYARD
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

Row B. Grave 32.

Location:

Poix is a small town 28 kilometres south-west of Amiens. The 16th century church with its surrounding churchyard is on the Amiens-Rouen road, about 200 metres from the centre of the town and the British plot is opposite the west door of the church.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– This memorial is located in a field near Shipley, England. The field that had once been an airstrip during the Second World War and at the edge of which trees had been planted with the names of airmen who had died, presumably flying from this field. Beside the trees were wooden poles on which were brass plaques with the names of the airmen who died. One of these was Douglas Haig Nelson, who went missing in action over France on April 26, 1944.  Today the field is being used as a practice ground by polo ponies.

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