JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: First World War casualty #general

Sherri Bobish

Hi Harold,

At (a free site of old digitized NY newspapers)
you'll findthe following noticein the NY Herald, dated May 26, 1918.

"NELSON - unveiling of monument to the respective memories of the late
Morris D. NELSON and the late Lieutenant Harold G. NELSON, Royal
Flying Corps., Sunday, June 1 at eleven o'clock, Union Fields Cemetery,
Cypress Hills."

And, NY Herald, dated February 18, 1918 contains a long article, and a
photo of Lt. NELSON. If you go to and do an exact
search for Harold G. Nelson you will find the article.

Family names mentioned in the article are: Mrs. Anne Nelson (Harold's

Harold's brothers: Lester B. NELSON, an attorney, Archibald NELSON,
Lester B. NELSON.


Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Searcing: RATOWSKY, Ariogala (Rogala), Lith.
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN, Ustrzyki Dolne (Istryker), Pol.
LEFFENFELD, Daliowa, Pol.
BOJDA, BERGER, Tarnobrzeg, Pol.
SOLON / SOLAN / SOKOLSKY, Grodek (Bialystok), Pol.

Does anybody know anything about Harold Griffith NELSON?
I came across him in a report in the Jewish Chronicle [London] in 1918
saying that he was an officer if the Royal Flying Corps and had been killed
in a flying accident.
It said that he was born in New York and had gone to Canada to train in
the RFC. He was aged 25 or 26 when he died.
The report said that his mother wanted his body to be buried in New York.

I take it that while the newspaper made mistakes I suppose his mention in
it suggests that he was Jewish, despite the name. If so, I wonder what his
original name was. I suppose it would be hard to find where he was buried.

Harold Pollins
Oxford England

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