Woodbury County


Cpl. Harold Nelson




Corporal Harold Nelson of Fort Ord, California, arrived this morning to spend a 10-day furlough with his sister, Mrs. Pauline Phillips, 5300 Wellington Avenue and his brother, Victor Nelson at Anthon, Iowa.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, December 29, 1942

Sioux City Women Learns Brother Is Killed in Action

Corporal Harold Nelson, 29, formerly of Luton, Iowa, has been killed in action in Australia, according to word received by his sister, Mrs. Pauline Phillips, 5300 Wellington Street.

A member of the army engineers corps, Corporal Nelson enlisted April 19, 1942, and had been stationed at New Guinea and in Australia. He worked on a farm near Luton before entering the service.

Born in Luton, he had lived most of his life there. His widow now resides in Boston. Surviving in addition to the widow and his sister are two brothers, Victor of Anthon and Paul of Hornick.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, July 14, 1943