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Memorial to Captain John Bell Nelson, St Olave's Church Ramsey

Period: n.d.

NGR Easting: 244626

NGR Northing: 495136

Description: Inscription reads as follows: "Sacred / to the memory of / Captain John Bell Nelson, M.C., / 125 Napier Rifles. I.A / Previously 9th Royal Lancers, 2/5 and 1/6 Devons, / youngest and dearly loved son of / Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Nelson of this parish / who fell in Palestine mortally wounded / in the battle of Somaria at Beit Lid / Sept. 20th. 1918, died at Tul Keram on Sept. 22nd, / aged 24 years. / Re-buried July 13th 1919, in / Grave R. 39, Ramleigh Military Cemetery / 'and he was not, for God took him.'"

First World War.

Brass Celtic cross on a wooden base.

Information provided by the Isle of Man Government Preservation of War Memorials Committee.
Image courtesy of Chris Blyth, Isle of Man Photographic Society.

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Site & Monument Type: cross

Category: Isle of Man National Inventory of War Memorials

Site ID number: IOM_NIWM_RAM_00003


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