1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Harold Nelson Bougourd

Contributed by: Charlotte Ozanne, on 2008-11-11

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First Name Harold Nelson
Surname Bougourd
Year of Birth Unknown
Year of Death 1917
Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers
Place of Wartime Residence Guernsey

Harold Nelson's Story

He was part of D Company sent to the line at Halluch, came under gas attack in April 1916. My great uncle was sent back to Guernsey with damaged lungs as a result of the gas attack. He died in December of the following year and was given a military funeral which featured in the local newspaper. I have a copy of the photograph which was published showing his coffin draped with a flag and transported by a horse drawn gun carriage.

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