Private James Douglas Nelson

Private James Douglas Nelson served in the Canadian Field Artillery during World War One. He is entilted to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. His service number was 349481.

Born on October 14th, 1897 in Montreal, Quebec

Religion : Presbyterian        Status : single    Height : 5′ 9″ ½

Eyes : brown                         Hair : brown       Poids : 130 lbs

Trade : Time Keeper

Name of his mother : Mary Crawford           Address : 241 Elm ave, Montreal

Name of his father: AllanWilliam Crawford

Enlisted on November 9th, 1916 in “C” Battery of the 12th Royal Dragoon of Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in Kingston, Ontario.

Sailed from Halifax on March 28th, 1917 on board S.S. Missanabie, arrived in Liverpool, England on April 7th.

Transferred to the Canadian Field Artillery reserve Brigade with the 5th Battery in Shorncliffe.

Arrived in France on September 11th.

Attached to the 1st Canadian Depot Ammunition Corps in Whitley on September 13th.

Arrived at the Canadian Corps Reinforcement Depot on October 4th.

Join a column on battlefield on October 6th.

Ceased to be attached to a column and place in an artillery pool on October 22nd.

Posted with the 2nd Canadian Ammunition Depot Corps on January 8th, 1918.

14 days permission on November 5th.

Sailed from Liverpool, England on board the R.M.S. Scotian on May 6th 1919. Return to Canada for police duty.

Transferred on May 17th to the #4 District Depot in Montreal.

Demobilised on July 4th in Montreal.

Address after demobilisation (his parents) : 241 Elm Road, Westmount, Quebec

Picture of Gunner James D. Nelson WW1 medals

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