Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Ernest Nelson

In memory of:

Bombardier John Ernest Nelson

October 4, 1916

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Field Artillery


7th Bde.

Additional Information


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

Grave Reference:

I. C. 17.


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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