Sergeant David Nelson VC 1914

#OnThisDay 1914 Sgt David Nelson, from Monaghan, brought his guns into action, despite being badly wounded. He spent all his ammo, was then captured but managed to escape & have shrapnel removed from his lung. For this he was awarded the Victoria Cross.

Nelson returned to France as was promoted to Major but was killed in action in the final months of the war.

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