James Nelson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 5776
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 22.10.1914
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: X.C.2.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 26 Kinloch Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Isabella Alexander Nelson c/o Officers Mess Depot, R.S.F. Ayr. Died 21.09.1917

  • Children:

    Isabella, born 02.10.1909 & Louise, born 12.12.1910

More about James Nelson

There is some confusion James’ service number. Service No. is 2776 on CWGC, but 5776 on SNWM and National Archives medal card and 7756 on the City of Dundee WWI Roll of Honour index (ID No.2809).

Both C.W.G.C. website & S.D.G.W. data disc record this mans regimental No as 5776. Guardian of children listed as Andrew Reilly, 26 Kinloch St, Dundee.

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