Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Alexander Neilson

In memory of:

Private William Alexander Neilson

March 29, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

696985

Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

31st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 28, 1886

Son of Alexander T. and Annie A. Neilson, of Fredericton, New Brunswick.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

IV. J. 20.

Location:

Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial Cross– The reverse of William Neilson's Memorial Cross. From a private collection.
  • Letter
  • Condolence letter– Condolence letter to the family from the Company Commander
  • Circumstances of death
  • Condolence letter 2– Condolence letter from the Prime Minister and Parliament.
  • Telegram– Notification of death telegram to the family.
  • Frederiction War Memorial
  • Inscription

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