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13007917   Private William Nelson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 11/12/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Pioneer Corps (British Army)
Died: 17/06/1940 (Killed in Action)
Age: 42
William Nelson was born about 1898. He served with the Ulster Division during World War 1. He was the husband of Elizabeth Nelson. They had a least on son, Victor. Private William Nelson was serving with Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps at Rennes Train Station when he was killed in action on Monday 17th June 1940.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Rennes Eastern Communal Cemetery
  Rennes, Ille-et Vilaine, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 1-A-61
CWGC Casualty 2846330
Rennes is a town in the Department of the Ille-et-Vilaine. Rennes Eastern Communal Cemetery is situated on the Boulevard Villebois-Mareuil, about 2 kilometres east of the railway station. From the station follow Bd. Solferino, turn right into Rue St Helier, then left into Rue De Chateaugiron, then left again along Avenue Monseigneur Mouezy, and the Communal Cemetery is just facing you. A CWGC sign is on the cemetery wall. The Commonwealth plot is near the middle of the eastern boundary of the cemetery, in section 18.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWII - North Panel Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 320
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1 Photo of Private William Nelson's grave
2 Luftwaffe attack on trains. Describes the bombing attack on Monday 17th June 1940
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023