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Date of Birth
Date of Death
17 Jun 1920
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Nelson Charles Edward Galton was born in January 1892 in Holloway, London. He was baptised on 22nd May 1892 at St Matthews Church, Oakley Square in St Pancras. He was the eldest child of Charles Nelson & Emily Elizabeth, living at 45 Finchley Road, Camberwell.
In 1911 Nelson is 19 years old & working as a grocer's assistant. He is living at 299 Upper Hitchin Road, Luton with his family. His father Charles is 39 & a pianoforte tuner, his sisters Gladys Minnie, 14 is a straw hat machinist & Dorothy Emily, 13 is at school. His mother Emily, 40 is at home looking after 4 year old Marjorie.
On 25th October 1915 Nelson is working as a butcher & grocer for C.I.S Ltd at 5 Hastings Street, Luton when he joined the East Anglian Field Company of the Royal Engineers. After he attested he was sent to the T.F Depot in Gillingham, Kent until 12th April 1917 when he was posted to France. On the 19th October 1917 he was admitted to hospital in France then sent home to the 2nd Western General Hospital in Manchester suffering from Pulmonary Tuberculosis. He was discharged from hospital on 8th December 1917 to his home address of 49 Lyndhurst Road, Luton.
Nelson died of gas wounds on 17th June 1920. He is buried in the Rothesay Road Cemetery.