BAMBER BRIDGE IN WORLD WAR 1
200881 PTE. J. NELSON. K.O.R.L.R.
There is a John Nelson listed on the Brownedge Memorial (so he was a Roman Catholic), but I have been unable to find any further biographical information about this man. But he may be 200881 PTE. J. NELSON, who served with the King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) – previous service number 3293. The UK Army Register of Soldiers’ Effects says his next of kin is his niece Ann J Reid but I have been unable to trace this connection in the Censuses. This man served with 1/4Bn and was killed on 8 August 1916. Fred Briggs, from Bamber Bridge, served in the same battalion and was killed on the same day, so there is strong circumstantial evidence to link the two men to Bamber Bridge.
See Fred’s biography here to read about the action at Guillemont in which John Nelson was also killed.
Service Number: 200881
Date of Death: 08/08/1916
Regiment/Service: King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), 1st/4th Bn.
Cemetery/memorial reference: Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL