Pte. John Jacob Nellis was born in Sydenham, Ontario, on February 26th, 1893.


Married to May and living in Kingston, John was a labourer by trade and signed on, in Kingston, to the 146th Battalion on April 10th , 1916.


Amongst 276 men of the 146th Battalion transferred to the 4th CMR in November and December, 1916, John served without notable incident until his loss on July 17th, 1918.


Pte. John Jacob Nellis lies at rest in Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, England.






The above brief biography was supplied by 4cmr.com (a fuller biography will follow upon receipt of the full service file).


The headstone image is courtesy of Simon Grayson.