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Wallace Wilfred NELMES - Bristol, England to Christchurch, New Zealand

Journal by ngairedith

Wallace Wilfred NELMES was born in Bristol England in 1871
- he was a Railway Guard
- he married Grace CAMPBELL in 1903
- he lived at 15 MacKenzie Ave, Christchurch
- he died on 24th January 1958 aged 87
- he is buried in PLOT 83 - BLOCK 48 of Linwood Cemetery
- Grace was born in Springield, Christchurch
- she died on 25th July 1968 aged 86 and is buried with him

two of their known children were:
1904 Annie Jessop Nelmes
1908 Ivy Adeline Jessop Nelmes

From the BUSH ADVOCATE - 8th August 1907
.. OUT ALL NIGHT ..
On Saturday morning, the Oxford-Kaiapoi train, due about seven o'clock at West Eyreton, had passed that station two miles, when a man was seen lying stretched out, apparently dead, on the road near the line. Guard Nelmes and the engine-driver, Stirling, pulled up the train. They found the man quite benumbed with the sharp frost, and unable to move. With assistance, he was lifted into the guard's van, and conveyed to Kaiapoi. There the police conveyed him in a van to the police station, where he was wrapped in blankets, and attended, and a doctor was called in. The man's name was ascertained to be Frank Brown. He was a passenger on Friday evening's train to West Eyreon, arriving at 7p.m. and got off to go to a farm where he was employed, about two miles away. He had with him a bottle of whisky, and sat down by the wayside and drank its contents, and fell asleep. This was on an open and exposed part of the country, and considering that there was from 8 to 10 degrees of frost, it is almost a wonder that he survived the experience. He was able to appear at the Kaiapoi Court report the Press, and was ordered to ay 12s 6d expenses.

From the STAR - 8th March 1909
.. Wallace Wilfred Nelmes, second-class guard, appealed against his retention as second-class guard, and claimed that he should have been promoted in the classification list of April, 1908, to first-class guard. He conducted his own case

Surnames: CAMPBELL NELMES
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on 2010-07-16 08:14:45

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