We remember Richard Owen Nelson

We remember Richard Owen Nelson

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1887
birth Kendal, Westmorland United Kingdom Source:6654569 13th April 1887
1890
sibling George Herbert Nelson Source:6654595 22nd July 1890
1891
dates Age 4 Source:6654595 5th April 1891
1891
location Ivy Garth, Kendal, Westmorland United Kingdom parents address Source:6654595 5th April 1891
1897
education Preparatory school Old College, Windermere Windermere, Westmorland United Kingdom Source:6654569 1897 - 1901
1901
dates Age 14 Source:6654600 31st March 1901
1901
education Shrewsbury School Shewsbury, Shropshire United Kingdom Source:6654569 1901 - 1904
1911
employment Motor Car Engineer Self-employed London United Kingdom Source:6654608 2nd April 1911
1911
location 32 Cumberland Mansions, Marylebone, London W United Kingdom their own address Source:6654608 2nd April 1911
1911
dates Age 23 Source:6654608 2nd April 1911
1914
dates Age 27 Source:6654569 12th August 1914
1914
employment Mechanical Engineer - Automobile Self-employed London United Kingdom Source:6654569 12th August 1914
1914
location 19 Berkeley Street, London W United Kingdom their own address Source:6654569 12th August 1914
1914
commission Temporary Source:6654569 29th August 1914
1914
service British Army 2nd Lieutenant Personal number 21132 Army Service Corps Motor Transport Depot Source:6654569 29th August 1914 - 10th March 1915
1914
enlistment London United Kingdom Source:6654569 29th August 1914
1915
service British Army 2nd Lieutenant Army Service Corps Siege Train, 5th Brigade of Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA) Source:6654569 11th March 1915 - 31st July 1915
1915
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:6654569 11th March 1915 - 10th February 1917
1915
service British Army Lieutenant Army Service Corps Siege Train, 5th Brigade of RGA Source:6654569 1st August 1915 - 17th March 1916
1916
service British Army Lieutenant Army Service Corps 5th Corps Troops, Supply Column Source:6654569 18th March 1916 - 24th June 1916
1916
service British Army Captain Army Service Corps 5th Corps Troops, Supply Column Source:6654569 25th June 1916 - 10th February 1917
1917
service British Army Captain Army Service Corps Motor Transport Depot Source:6654569 11th February 1917 - 1917
1917
theatres Egypt :4 Source:6654569 18th April 1917 - 4th May 1917
1917
missing Posted 'missing believed drowned' when the troopship 'Transylvania' - taking him and his men to Egypt - was sunk by German U-63 off the Italian coast. War Office later confirmed his death. Source:6654569 4th May 1917
1917
service British Army Captain Army Service Corps 905 MT Company Source:6654569 1917 - 4th May 1917
1917
marriage Edythe Jane Steele Source:6654569 1917
service British Army Captain Royal Army Service Corps Source:3220904
service British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Army Service Corps Source:3220904
1917
death Killed in Action He drowned at sea off the Italian coast when the troopship 'Transylvania' (headed for Egypt) was sunk by the German submarine U-63. His body was never recovered. At Sea Italy Source:7373980 Source:6654569 4th May 1917
burial Savona Memorial CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Italy Source:7373980

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Richard Owen
Initials RO
Last Name Nelson
Source 3220904
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
19 Berkeley Street, London W United Kingdom their own address known 12th August 1914
32 Cumberland Mansions, Marylebone, London W United Kingdom their own address known 2nd April 1911
Ivy Garth, Kendal, Westmorland United Kingdom parents address known 5th April 1891
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army Royal Army Service Corps Second Lieutenant
British Army Royal Army Service Corps Captain
British Army Personal number 21132 Army Service Corps Motor Transport Depot 2nd Lieutenant
British Army Army Service Corps Siege Train, 5th Brigade of Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA) 2nd Lieutenant
British Army Army Service Corps Siege Train, 5th Brigade of RGA Lieutenant
British Army Army Service Corps 5th Corps Troops, Supply Column Lieutenant
British Army Army Service Corps 5th Corps Troops, Supply Column Captain
British Army Army Service Corps Motor Transport Depot Captain
British Army Army Service Corps 905 MT Company Captain
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914/15 Star First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Charlotte Mary Nelson nee Owen mother
Richard John Nelson father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
George Herbert Nelson brother 22nd July 1890
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Edythe Jane Steele wife 1917
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
DateHeightSource
1914-08-25 6'0"

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