Private Peter Nelson

Peter Nelson was born on June 14th, 1889 in Scotland. After moving to Canada, Peter worked as a stove mounter, and for two years he worked at the Waterloo County Golf and Country Club. When war was declared in the summer of 1914, Peter volunteered to join the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Peter fought with the 1st Battalion in France and was killed in action at 25 years old, in the trenches at Bois Grenier southeast of Fleurbaix on March 2nd, 1915. Peter was one of the first men from the Waterloo region to be killed during the First World War. Private Peter Nelson is buried in the Y Farm Military Cemetery, Brois-Grenier, France.

Service number: 7060


“Canadian Virtual War Memorial: Peter Nelson,” Veterans Affairs Canada, accessed March 21, 2015,