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Robert Nelson


2877 Private

1/7th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 10th Brigade, 4th Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 25.4.15

Buried: Menin Gate Memorial Panel 42 and 44

Family history: Son of Peter and Jessie Nelson, 34 Hamilton Street, Camelon. Prior to joining the Territorials on 24 September 1914, he was employed as a moulder at R & A Main Iron Foundry. He had three brothers and a sister, Annie. The eldest brother, Peter, was killed in action serving with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in March 1915. James was serving with the 18th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, and George was serving with the Royal Naval Division.

The action that lead to his death

See ‘25 April 1915 - The 7th Argyll's Have Made a Name that will Never Be Forgotten’ for full details of the action on 25 April.

Medals Awarded:

1915 Star, The British War Medal, Victory Medal


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