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Full Name
John William Neilson
Rank Last Held
Trooper
Forename(s)
John William
Surname
Neilson
Also Known As
Neilsen
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
9/979
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Trooper
Next of Kin
Henry Neilson (father), Te Namu, Westport, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Te Namu, New Zealand
Military District
Canterbury
Body on Embarkation
4th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
Otago Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date
17 April 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll
534
Last Unit Served
Otago Mounted Rifles
Place of Death
Malta to Gallipoli
Date of Death
3 September 1915
Age at Death
19
Year of Death
1915
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference
B. VII. 2.
Biographical Notes
John Meilsen was the son of Henry and Margaret Neilsen, of Young's Rd., Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand. Born at Ross, Westland.
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
Additional Information
Surname is recorded as Neilson in Nominal Rolls, as Neilsen in Archives New Zealand and on CWGC
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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