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William Neilson, died at Salonika. Any ideas?

 
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:50 pm    Post subject: William Neilson, died at Salonika. Any ideas? Reply with quote

Lance-Corporal William Neilson, died of wounds at Salonika, 30th October 1917, aged 30 years.

Unable to locate on either CWGC or SNWM.

Any ideas? Non-comm? Or am I just not seeing him?


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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good old Geoff's search Engine

NELSON
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: "B" Coy. 10th Bn.
Age: 38
Date of Death: 30/10/1917
Service No: S/5430
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Mary Weir Nelson, of Auchentibber; husband of Elizabeth McDade Nelson, of Spring Park, Auchentibber, High Blantyre, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 495.
Cemetery: KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY

Surname NELSON
Firstname William
Service Number S/5430
Date Death 30/10/1917
Decoration
Place of birth Blantyre Lanarkshire
Other 10th Bn.
SNWM roll THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank L/Cpl
Theatre of death Salonica.

NELSON, William
b. Blantyre, Lanarkshire
e. Cambuslang, Lanarkshire
S/5430
L/CPL
Died of wounds Salonika
30/10/17
Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 10th Battalion.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another one from the same cemetery is interesting. The grave and SNWM suggest he died in Germany but he's buried in France and it looks like he died as a p-o-w of the Germans rather than in Germany

SMITH
Firstname John
Service Number 25318
Date Death 12/05/1918
Decoration
Place of birth Blantyre Lanarkshire
Other 12th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank L/Cpl
Theatre of death Germany.

Name: SMITH
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Date of Death: 12/05/1918
Service No: 25318
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. H. 30.
Cemetery: PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here's the other one you can't find. It's 1916 not 1918

THOMSON
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 28/02/1916
Service No: 13520
Additional information: Son of James and Agnes Thomson, of 10, Forrest St., Blantyre, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. G. 23.
Cemetery: NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good work that man!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interestingly, I have been trying to trace another Neilson and found him yesterday under the name Nelson.

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