James Reid Nelson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: N/A
  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
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  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st/7th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Arras, France
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 23.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II. C. 31.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 11.12.1895
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Medical Student, St Andrews University
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Rev. William Nelson, 2 Garland Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Margaret Reid Nelson

  • Children:

More about James Reid Nelson

James Reid Nelson   Second-Lieutenant   Black Watch

NELSON___Killed in action, 23rd April 1917, James Reid Nelson, Second Lieut., Black Watch, eldest son of Rev. William Nelson, Willison U.F. Church, Dundee, aged 23 years and 5 months.

Dundee People’s Journal 5th May 1917


At a meeting of Dundee U.F. Presbytery yesterday afternoon the Rev. J. Miller Graham, in making sympathetic reference to the death in action of Second-Lieutenant James Reid Nelson, of the Black Watch, eldest son of the Rev. William Nelson, said he believed that Lieutenant Nelson had an opportunity of returning home to finish his University course as a doctor, but preferred to continue where he was.

Dundee Courier 10th May 1917

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