Joseph Nelson

A tribute by John Nelson

Joseph Nelson

** This page is under construction by the family **

My father was born in Belfast and ended up in Orphanage and Foster Care.

I understand he was accepted into the school in 1936 and I note in your records of August 1936 a J Nelson, Belfast as deck boy on the Windsor Castle. I have attached an old family photograph which has 1936 written on the back and taken in Stepney Studios 118 Commercial Rd. I would be pleased to know if you have any further information as I am trying to piece together his Merchant Navy days.

He was on the Alcantara in July 1937 and the Asturias in Jan 1939 (both in Argentina).

Merchant Navy No. R144259

 If you are able to assist the family with information
regarding Joseph please contact the
PWSTS Society who will notify his son

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His brother James William Brown Nelson also attended the PWSTS circa 1937/38