NEILSON, James Alfred
(Service number 68545)

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Date 21 August 1894 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Queen Street, Waimate
Occupation Baker
Previous Military Experience 2nd South Canterbury Territorials - still serving
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs J. NEILSON (mother), Pleasant Point, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Company manager


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

Biographical Notes

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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