Nelson, Albert Edward (No. 18/827)

Nelson, Albert Edward (Albert)

Rifleman

No. 18/827, 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in action on Thursday 22 November 1917 (aged 23)

No known grave

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Cambrai Memorial, France (Panel 10)

Comber and District War Memorial

Comber Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church

First World War Roll of Honour of the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland

BIOGRAPHY

In the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Debt of Honour Website it is recorded that Rifleman Albert Edward Nelson was a brother of Martha Nelson of Carnesure, Comber, Co. Down.

In the 12 January 1918 edition of the Newtownards Chronicle under the headline Comber Rifleman Killed it was reported that Rifleman Albert Nelson was a brother of Miss Martha Nelson, Carnesure, Comber and a nephew of James Frame, Caresure, Comber.

In the 1901 census for Carnesure, Comber James Frame (Unitarian, agricultural labourer aged 40) was Head of Family and the following were listed as living with him:

Isabella Frame (his mother, single, aged 62)

Sophia Nelson (his widowed aunt aged 49)

Robert Frame (his brother, single, aged 39)

Martha Nelson (his cousin aged 13)

Albert Nelson (his cousin aged 6)

In the 1911 census for Carnesure, Comber James Frame (Unitarian, flax dresser aged 50) was Head of Family and the following were listed as living with him:

Isabella Frame (his mother, single, aged 74)

Robert Frame (his brother, single, aged 50)

Martha Nelson (his niece aged 23)

Albert E Nelson (his nephew aged 16)

Anna Ferguson Nelson (his niece aged 1)

Albert Edward McMullan Nelson was born on 21 October 1894 in Railway Street, Comber and he was a son of Martha Nelson.

In November 1915 Albert Nelson enlisted in Newtownards and he joined the 18th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.  He went to the Front with the 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles in 108th Brigade of the 36th (Ulster) Division and he was 23 when he was killed in action at Cambrai on 22 November 1917.  He has no known grave.

Rifleman Albert Nelson is commemorated on Comber and District War Memorial and in Comber Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church.