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14435402   Fusilier James Craig Nelson
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Dated added: 04/09/2016   Last updated: 13/04/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 23/06/1944 (Unknown)
Age: 23
James Craig Nelson was the son of James and Margret Nelson. He was born about 1921. James Nelson served with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in World War Two. Fusilier James Craig Nelson was killed on 23rd June 1944 in the Battle of Sanfatucchio. Rifleman Merron was killed on Pucciarelli Ridge. The CWGC record Fusilier James Craig Nelson as the son of James and Margret Nelson of Upperlands.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Orvieto War Cemetery
  Terni, Perugia
Grave Ref: Grave I-E-21
CWGC Casualty 1707679
Orvieto War Cemetery lies in the Commune of Orvieto in the Province of Terni. Take the autostrada A1, Rome-Milan and come off at Orvieto. Head towards the centre of the town and a CWGC sign will be found pointing to the right. To reach the cemetery from Orvieto the Perugia road is taken. At the fork just beyond the River Paglia bear right along the road to Todi. Forty metres down this road a country lane will be seen on the right. Turn down this lane and in just a little more than one kilometre the cemetery will be seen in a depression in the hills on the left.
References and Links
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1 Battle of Sanfatucchio Killed on Pucciarelli ridge
2 Major Colin Gibbs MC Details of battle
3 Rifleman Daniel Merron Also killed on Pucciarelli ridge
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Fusilier James Craig Nelson's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023