Francis Nelsons Son Earns Glory, Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-04


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FRANCIS NELSONS SON EARNS GLORY. Francis Nelson of the Toronto Globe in these days is much lonceriied over the fighting on the Somine front in France. His son Gregory, a boy of 21. and to his parents, of course, still the baby, is now a Major for his services at the taking of Coureellette. and other actions in the battle of the Somine, and. best of all. has come absolutely unscathed through six weeks of the bloodiest bat-ties in the history of the world. He does not tell folks what he did to earn his promotion, only that his address is changed to Major Nelson. Men have to deserve honor at the front before they get it. The wildest dream of Gregory Nelsons parents c ould never have pictured as a possibility what a chaplain of another battalion described in a matter of fact way when he wrote recently to a Toronto boy: "Yesterday, when the armies were coming out from the Somme I saw "Greg" Nelson riding at the head of his half -battalion marching down the Pozieres Road." It is only the other day that the boy was building snowhouses on the lawn at 1 oronto.

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