Wednesday 11 May 2011

Lieutenant Harry Freas Nelson

Born on 18 March 1897 in Woonsackell[?], Rhode Island - son of Reverend S.B. Nelson, DD, Hamilton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as father; trade as student; Presbyterian; currently a member of the 13th Royal Regiment; previously served in the Officers' Training Corps (three years).

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, as a lieutenant in Toronto, Ontario, on 13 December 1915 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, as a lieutenant on 25 April 1917 - wounded on 26 June 1917 - invalided to England on 2 July 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 23 August 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)


Urban Rant and Rave said...

This is a family member of mine. So nice to see someone has some history on him! Thank you for having this available!

Urban Rant and Rave said...

Hello! This information is about my family! Thanks for posting this! I would have never known most of it! However Harry Freas Nelson should actually be Henry Freas Nelson!