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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Second Nelson brother dies

Arthur Streeton: Bellicourt: entrance to St. Quentin Tunnel  (AWM ART03517)
Just two months after the death of his younger brother Alex near Amien in July 1918, Alfred Nelson was killed in the Battle of St Quentin Canal.  Originally buried at Amiens, Alex was exhumed an reburied in the Villers-Bretonneux Cemetery.  Alfred's body was never identified.  He is commemoriated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.  Read Rod Martin's stories of Pte Alfred Nelson and of Pte Alexander Nelson, two young men from Kensington.

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