Private Loren Nelson
Loren Nelson's service record, originally obtained from the Canadian Government by Roger Nelson (nephew), contains many details about his career in the Canadian Army.
Note that Loren was AWOL 17 hours prior to his heading to overseas service. This was due to the train from Fort Frances to Winnipeg being delayed and he was subsequently late returning back to Winnipeg from leave.
Killed in action 10 April 1945 while serving with the Lincoln and Welland Regiment Awarded the France and Germany Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with clasp and War medal. Rank or service number H-22396. Enlisted in 14-March 1944 Trained at Ft. Gary, Man Awol for 17hours, docked 1 days pay and admonished 29 May 1944 Granted leave to embark on 16 Sep 1944 Embarked on 4 Oct 1944 Embarked to Uk on 11 Oct 1944 Reported for duty in UK on 13 Oct 1944 Embarked for front on 4 Nov Assigned to Regiment on 8 Nov. Deceased 10 Apr 1945 Place C.L.A5 Death Occured on Strength of Forces H.Q.: 405-N-5978 Remains buried in Germany Werlte, MR Werlte sh 3112 Cemetery 957728 inpark across from station Reburial Holten Canadian Military Cemetery, Holed Holland Grave 8 Row F Plot 8 Jan ,1947