We remember John Bell Nelson

We remember John Bell Nelson

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Timeline

Timeline

1892
sibling Esther M Nelson Source:7736797 1892
1893
birth Ramsey Isle of Man Source:7736180 Source:7736797 22nd December 1893
1901
location Browning Road, Ramsey Isle of Man parents address Source:7736797 31st March 1901
1903
education General education Royal Masonic School Bushey, Hertfordshire United Kingdom Source:7736180 1903 - 1911
1911
location The Royal Masonic School, The Avenue, Bushey, Hertfordshire United Kingdom school/college address Source:8522542 2nd April 1911
1911
employment Pupil Office of HM Attorney General for the Isle of Man Douglas Isle of Man Source:7736180 1911 - September 1914
1914
enlistment Unknown United Kingdom Source:7736180 September 1914
1914
service British Army 9th Royal Lancers A Squadron Source:7736180 September 1914 - 25th April 1915
1915
commission Unknown Source:7736180 25th April 1915
1915
service British Army Second Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment 2/5th Battalion Source:8522187 25th April 1915 - 16th February 1916
1915
theatres Egypt :4 Source:3220426 16th September 1915
1916
service British Army Temporary Lieutenant Devomshire Regiment Source:8522267 17th February 1916 - 30th June 1917
1916
theatres Mesopotamia :6b Source:7736180 1916
1916
hospitalisation He contracted enteric fever and needed four months convalescence in India and Ceylon before returning to Mesopotamia. Hospital/Institution Source:7736180 1916 - 1917
1917
service British Army Lieutenant Devonshire Regiment Source:8522267 1st July 1917
1917
service Indian Army Captain 125th Napier's Rifles Source:8522295 September 1917 - 22nd September 1918
1917
theatres Mesopotamia :6b Source:7736180 1917
1918
theatres Asia :6 Source:7736180 May 1918 - 22nd September 1918
1918
awards Military Cross (MC) British Award/Decoration Source:8522295 9th August 1918
1918
death Died of wounds At Beit Lid, on 20th September, he was wounded in the abdomen by the bullet of a machine-gun, which he was silencing. He died two days later in Tul Keram, which he had just helped to capture. Tul Keram Jordan Source:7735763 Source:7736180 22nd September 1918
burial Ramleh War Cemetery CWGC Cemetery/Memorial He is buried in Grave Number 39 in the military cemetery at Ramleh. Israel R. 39 Source:7735763 Source:7736180

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names John Bell
Initials JB
Last Name Nelson
Source 3220426
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
Browning Road, Ramsey Isle of Man parents address known 31st March 1901
The Royal Masonic School, The Avenue, Bushey, Hertfordshire United Kingdom school/college address known 2nd April 1911
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 9th Royal Lancers A Squadron
British Army Devonshire Regiment 2/5th Battalion Second Lieutenant
British Army Devonshire Regiment Lieutenant
British Army Devomshire Regiment Temporary Lieutenant
Indian Army 125th Napier's Rifles Captain
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914/15 Star First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Military Cross (MC) British Award/Decoration
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Lucy Jane Nelson mother
Charles Banks Nelson father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Esther M Nelson sister 1892

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Transcription Gordon760
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Gordon760

External Evidence

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Memorials of Masonians Who Fell in the Great War Gordon760
The London Gazette 30 April 1915 Gordon760
The London Gazette 30 May 1916 Gordon760
The London Gazette 11 October 1918 Gordon760
The London Gazette 31 January 1919 Gordon760
1911 England Census Transcription Gordon760

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