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26365   Private Joseph Nelson
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 21/06/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Joseph Nelson was born in Upperlands. Joseph Nelson enlisted in Glasgow. Private Joseph Nelson was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds on 22nd June 1917. Private Joseph Nelson (26365) and Private Samuel Nelson (26366), with consecutive soldier numbers with the 11th Inniskilling Fusiliers, both from Upperlands, seem to have enlisted together in Glasgow. It is suspected that that they are brothers, but no conclusive evidence has been found as yet.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension
  Bailleul, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave III-D-79
CWGC Casualty 200886
Bailleul is a large town in France, near the Belgian border, 14.5 Kms south-west of Ieper and on the main road from St. Omer to Lille. From the Grand Place, take the Ieper road and 400 metres along this road is a sign indicating the direction of the cemetery. Turn right into a small road and follow for approximately 400 metres. The cemetery is on the right and the Communal Cemetery Extension is at the bottom end.
References and Links
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1 Photo of Private Joseph Nelson's grave
2 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Joseph Nelson can be purchased here
3 Private Samuel Nelson Thought to be the brother of Private Joseph Nelson
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Joseph Nelson's grave can be purchased here
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