NEILSON, James Alfred
(Service number 68545)
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|Date||21 August 1894||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Address at Enlistment||Queen Street, Waimate|
|Previous Military Experience||2nd South Canterbury Territorials - still serving|
|Next of Kin||Mrs J. NEILSON (mother), Pleasant Point, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||3 January 1963||Age||68 years|
|Place of Death||Dunedin|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin|
|Memorial Reference||Block 219, Plot 83|
|New Zealand Memorials|
James Alfred Neilson wa sthe son of John Peter and Jane (née Brown) Neilson, and a nephew of Norman, Alland and John Maze. He was educated at Pleasant Point School. James was rejected in 1916 at Pleasant Point on the grounds of medical unfitness, and listed on the Reserve Roll. He was drawn in the ballot. His brother Peter Edward Neilson was called up. James married Lavinia Priscilla Keinan in 1927.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 October 2019]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [26 October 2019]; Andersons Bay Cemetery headstone image & burial records (Dunedin City Council) ; 26 October 2019]
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