Private Loren Nelson

Service Record

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

Holten Canadian Military Cemetery, 
Holed Holland Grave 8 Row F Plot 8 Jan ,1947