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853   Rifleman John Nelson
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 25/02/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 15th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 23/11/1917 (Killed in Action)
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Summary      
John Nelson was born in Maghera. John Nelson enlisted in Belfast. Rifleman John Nelson was serving with the 15th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in France on Thursday 22nd November 1917. Rifleman John Nelson is buried in Iwuy Communal Cemetery. Iwuy is a commune in the department of the Nord, about 20 kilometres north-east of Cambrai.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Iwuy Communal Cemetery
  Iwuy, Nord
Grave Ref: Grave C-35
CWGC Casualty 267683
Summary      
Iwuy is a commune in the department of the Nord, about 20 kilometres north-east of Cambrai on the N30. The Communal Cemetery is sited on the "Rue du 4 Septembre", and the Commonwealth war graves are located on the west side of the French Monument erected in the cemetery, about 100 yards from the cemetery entrance.
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1 National Archives UK Medal card of Rifleman John Nelson can be purchased here
2 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Rifleman John Nelson's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2020