Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Ernest Nelson

In memory of:

Bombardier John Ernest Nelson

October 4, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

86451

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Field Artillery

Division:

7th Bde.

Additional Information


Born:

June 4, 1893

Son of Thomas Ernest Howard Nelson and Sarah Jane Nelson, of Carberry, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 141 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. C. 17.

Location:

Albert is in the Department of the Somme. The BAPAUME POST MILITARY CEMETERY is about 2 kilometres north-east of town on the right-hand side of the main road, D929, to Bapaume.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of John Nelson– University of Manitoba Roll of Honour 1914-1918.  Winnipeg, 1923. Roll of the Fallen (pg. 23) - "NELSON, John Ernest:  Arts '16; Enlisted 17-11-14; Gnr. 13th Batty.; Service in France; Killed in Action 14-10-16." (These details were published in the University honour roll - there may be discrepancies in this information which was gathered from friends and relations).
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Grave Marker– Courtesy Wilf Schofield, England

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