Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Nelson

In memory of:

Private William Nelson

April 9, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

123304

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

18th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

May 21, 1890

Son of Mrs. Alice Nelson, of 1125, Trafalgar St., London, Ontario.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

NINE ELMS MILITARY CEMETERY (France)
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

IV. C. 17.

Location:

Thelus is a village about 6.5 kilometres north of Arras and 1 kilometre east of the main road from Arras to Lens. The NINE ELMS MILITARY CEMETERY is on the western side of the main road and about 1.5 kilometres south of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Honour Roll– William is included on the WW1 Memorial Honour Roll that was displayed in Christ Anglican Church in London. This church has been sold and is occupied by another denomination. Not sure of the location of the actual memorial. Photo is from a survey done by summer students working for Professor Jonathan Vance of Western University.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– – The grave marker at the Nine Elms Cemetery located outside Roclincourt, France. It is located about 5 kilometres from Canada's Vimy Memorial. May he rest in peace. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Inscription– A clearer view (John & Anne Stephens 2013
  • Inscription– Inscription   (John & Anne Stephens 2013)

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