NELSON, Charles Horatio
(Service number 36161)

Aliases aka Horatio Charles NELSON
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 24 October 1894 Place of Birth Waimate, South Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Doyleston, Canterbury
Occupation Grocer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs W. NELSON (mother), Leonard Street, Waimate
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 22nd Reinforcements, Specialist Company, Signal Section
Date 16 February 1917
Transport Aparima
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 16 July 1956 Age 61 years
Place of Death Rakaia
Memorial or Cemetery Rakaia Cemetery
Memorial Reference Plot 494
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Charles Horatio Nelson was the son of William Robertson and Catherine (née Graham) Nelson. He married Florence Mary Merriman in 1924.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 March 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [31 March 2020]; Rakaia Cemetery burial record (Ashburton District Council) [31 March 2020]

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