NELSON, William Edward

Kicked out of the Royal Navy after only 3 months in 1909 (age 16). Joins the Army 22/9/1913 Pte 10295 2nd Bn Alexandra Princess of Wales Own Yorkshire Regt (Green Howards). In court in Guernsey 23/4/1914 for smashing up public property, 1 month imprisonment. Army suspect it was deliberate to get a discharge so naturally didn’t give him one! String of Military and Civil offences on his service report. Sent to France Nov 1914 ‘till Apr 1918. Severe GSW left leg. In Wharncliffe Military Hospital, Sheffield ‘till July 1920. b 1893 Filey. 1911C in Scunthorpe. Son of John William Nelson, brother of Gilbert Victor Nelson and Vincent Ethelbert Nelson.