Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
26366   Private Samuel 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: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
Samuel Nelson was the son of William and Sarah Nelson. Samuel was born in Upperlands about 1887. The family moved to Scotland. Samuel Nelson enlisted in Glasgow. Private Samuel Nelson was serving with the 11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action near Ypres on Thursday 16th August 1917. He was 30 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: New Irish Farm Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave XXV-E-1
CWGC Casualty 452824
The cemetery is located to the north-east of the town of Ieper. From the station turn left and follow along M.Fochlaan to the roundabout. Turn right and at the next roundabout turn left into M.Haiglaan. Follow along this road to the traffic lights and at the lights turn right in the direction of Kortrijk (A19). Follow along the expressway to the next set of lights. At these lights turn left into Pilkemseweg, then take the first right into Zwaanhofweg, a small country road. Follow this road to the crossroads and the cemetery is on your right.
References and Links
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1 Photo of Private Samuel Nelson's grave
2 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private Samuel Nelson
3 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Samuel Nelson can be purchased here
4 Private Joseph Nelson Thought to be the brother of Private Samuel Nelson
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Samuel Nelson's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023