Diamond War Memorial Project

Rifleman Daniel Nelis

2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. Regimental Number 5319
Born: ---- Died: 1914-09-20 Aged: 35 Enlisted: ------

Name recorded on the La Fuerte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France. Name also commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Son of Patrick (possibly died at the City and County Infirmary on September 3, 1920) and Catherine Nelis. Brother of Patrick Nelis, 62, Long Tower Street, Derry. Possibly brother of James Nelis, a member of the Irish National Foresters (Branch Aileach, No. 76), who died on October 8, 1924, and was buried in Derry City Cemetery. Possibly brother and brother-in-law of Cassie and Edward H. Dennice, 62, Long Tower Street, Derry. Possibly brother and brother-in-law of Elizabeth and William Quinn, 18, Hogg’s Folly, Derry.

Daniel Nelis had eighteen years’ service when killed.