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Place of Birth: Steeton, Yorkshire
Service No: 19645
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion
Division: 4th Division
Date of Death: 1916-08-28
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. H. 10.
CWGC Cemetery: CHESTER FARM CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: STEETON-WITH-EASTBURN, YORKSHIRE
John Nelson (born 10 January 1886) was the son of Richard and Sarah Nelson, née Edwards. Richard was born at Melling, Lancashire and Sarah at Farnham, Surrey. In 1881 Sarah's mother, Martha Edwards, a widow, (born at Mold, Flintshire, c 1802) was living with Sarah and Richard at Steeton, Yorkshire.
1891 Steeton, Yorkshire Census: 4, Low Fold - John Nelson, aged 5 years, born Steeton, son of Richard and Sarah Nelson.
1901 Steeton, Yorkshire Census: 4, Low Fold - John Nelson, aged 15 years, born Steeton, son of Richard and Sarah Nelson.
1911 Steeton, Yorkshire Census: 4, Low Fold - John Nelson, aged 25 years, born Steeton, son of Richard and Sarah Nelson.
The British Army Service Record for John Nelson exists but may be incomplete.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
NELSON, J., aged 29, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nelson, Low Fold, Steeton, killed in action Aug. 29. 1916.
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Private John NELSON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Division
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