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Name: Nelson PEARSON
Casualty No.: 290 Ranks: Able Seaman (Signaller) Initials: N Service No.: Tyneside Z/6616
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 21
Unit: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Anson Bn, Royal Naval Division.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Hedgefield, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 13 High Hedgefield Terrace, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: 56 Thomas Street, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Printer
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Thursday 24th May 1917
Place of Death: Gavrelle-Oppy Wood trenches, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of Arras, France, 1917. Second Battle of the Scarpe, 23rd-24th April 1917. 188th Brigade, 63rd (Royal Naval) Division, XIII Corps, First Army.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Ryton Social Club, Roll of Honour, Cross House, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham (the son of a club member).
UK Commemorated: Wesleyan Methodist Church War Memorial, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: St. Catherine British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. D 29.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 16th June 1917.
Family Details:
Son of James and Annie Pearson, of 13 High Hedgefield Terrace, Co. Durham.
Notes : Nelson enlisted in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on 11th August 1915. Whilst in action he sustained shell wounds. He received a fractured right forearm, wound to right side of neck, compound fracture of tibia and fibula and a fractured skull. It is recorded that on the16th December 1915, 3rd Reserve Bn at Blandford, he did knowingly make a false declaration of the purpose of obtaining separation allowance. 14 days detention was the punishment.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.
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