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Private Nelson August Zettergreen

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1897-06-17
Place of birth: Mara, British Columbia, Canada
Next of kin: Martha Zettergreen, mother. Mara, British Columbia
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Sailor
Address: Mara, British Columbia
Religion: Church of England
Date of death: 1919-04-07
Cause of death: Died of wounds

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: 540398
Rank detail

Private, Divisional Cyclist Company, Canadian Corps Cyclists (Army).

Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: no
Battle wounded/killed: Gunshot/shrapnel wound, right thigh and lower back, August 28, 1918

RESEARCH INFORMATION

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CWGC ID: 7519297
LAC ID: 327885
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B10678-S043
Uploader's Notes: Prior service with No. 2 Squadron, Border Horse.Private Zettergreen suffered gunshot and shrapnel wounds to the back of his right thigh and lower back on August 28, 1918 while on active duty in France. He was diagnosed with paraplegia (irreversible spinal cord and nerve damage) on 6/2/1919. He was sent home to Canada on 24/2/1919.His condition deteriorated to permanent lower limb paralysis, and shrapnel was found to be permanently lodged in his lower spinal cord. Private Zettergreen died from his condition at Vancouver Shaughnessy Hospital on 7/4/1919, at 9:00 am.Sadly, from the medical reports in his service record, it is clear that his final days were not good, he likely suffered a lot.Grave marker images: https://www.thecphl.com/valour/soldiers/zettergreen.nelson.html
Uploader's Research notes: Prior service with No. 2 Squadron, Border Horse.Private Zettergreen suffered gunshot and shrapnel wounds to the back of his right thigh and lower back on August 28, 1918 while on active duty in France. He was diagnosed with paraplegia (irreversible spinal cord and nerve damage) on 6/2/1919. He was sent home to Canada on 24/2/1919.His condition deteriorated to permanent lower limb paralysis, and shrapnel was found to be permanently lodged in his lower spinal cord. Private Zettergreen died from his condition at Vancouver Shaughnessy Hospital on 7/4/1919, at 9:00 am.Sadly, from the medical reports in his service record, it is clear that his final days were not good, he likely suffered a lot.Grave marker images: https://www.thecphl.com/valour/soldiers/zettergreen.nelson.html

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2012-07-21
Last modified: 2021-08-18