Nelson Gainey

Memorial: Mangotsfield - St James Place

Regiment: Army Service Corps

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private (or Driver) R4/066407

Parents: Joseph and Mary Gainey (nee Peck)

Marital status: Single

Home address: Kington St. Michael, Nr. Chippenham, Wilts. Lived in Vinney Green, Mangotsfield, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Farm Labourer

Date of birth: 13/04/1895

Place of birth: Kingston St Michael, Wilts

Date of death: 25/09/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Bralo British Cemetery (22.), Bralo, Greece

Age: 23

Further information:

42nd Remount Depot, Army Service Corps, previously served as Private 10894 in 7th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment.

Died on 25 September 1918 of Influenza, 49th Stationary Hospital, Bralo, Greece.

The Mangotsfield War Memorial gives his rank as Private whereas the CWGC states Driver.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Attestation Papers, Medical Record, War Diary, Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), UK Censuses, Medal Rolls Index, David Blackmore