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Name: NELSON, Charles DSO (Major)

Nee: son of Sir Edward Montague Nelson

Birth Date: 28.11.1877 Ealing, London

First Date: 1919

Profession: Farmer

Area: Koru Farm, Koru

Married: In London 17 Feb 1910 Margaret Amelia Schuster b. 1878 Chester, d. 31 May 1966 Tunbridge Wells

Children: Diana Mary (1912 Warwick)

Book Reference: Golf, Red 31, DSO

General Information:

DSO - Entered the Army 23 May 1900, as a 2nd Lieut. in the 15th Hussars, becoming Lieut. 1 Feb 1903. He served with the New Zealand Forces 5 Aug 1907 to 31 Jan 1909; became Captain 15th Hussars 1 Oct 1908. He served in the European War from 1914 to 1916. He was wounded, twice mentioned in despatches, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (London Gazette 18/2/15). Capt. Nelson was GSO3, 1st Army, British Armies in France 25 June to 16 Aug 1916; ADC to the Commander-in-Chief, East Indies 1 Oct 1916 to 28 Aug 1917.
Gazette - 26/3/1924 - Dissolution of Partnership between Conway Harvey, Charles Nelson and Russell Primrose Collings-Wells, carrying on business as General Farmers at Koru under the style of Koru Farm has been dissolved by mutual consent as and from 31 July 1923. Business to be carried on by Charles Nelson and Russell Primrose Collings-Wells
Hut - Deserted wife
Winner of Koru GC Club Championship in 30's.
Gazette 9 June 1967 wife's probate
1939 England and Wales Register living in New Forest with wife and family. Wife gave her birthdate as 25.4.1882, but this disagrees with her baptism date of 3 June 1878 (Ancestry)

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