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Brig. Gen. Charles M. Nelles dies at Niagara-on-the-Lake
Grimsby Independent, 19 Feb 1936, p. 1, 8

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19 Feb 1936
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Nelles, Charles M.
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    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Distinguished soldier, veteran of three campaigns, and leader in many fields of public interest Brig.-Gen. Charles M. Nelles, C.M.G., V.D., died last week at the Cottage Hospital, Niagara-on-the-Lake. His only surviving son, Commodore Percy W. Nelles, Ottawa, First Officer of the Canadian Navy has sailed from England where he has been attending the London Naval Conference. ... Brig.-Gen. Nelles, 72 years old, suffered a heart attack two weeks ago. Born near Cayuga, at Nelles Corners General Nelles began his military career when he joined the Royal Canadian Dragoons in 1896, and served with Canadian troops in South Africa in the Boer War. From 1906 to 1912 he was in command of Saint Johns, Que. Regiment, returning then to Toronto as commander of the Dragoons. As officer commanding the Dragoons, he went to France in 1915 the same year he became companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. He was transferred from field service in 1917 to command the cavalry depot at Shornecliffe Barracks, Folkestone, England. In 1920 he retired to Niagara-on-the-Lake after nearly two years spent in reorganization of the Dragoons Regiment at Toronto. General Nelles was a former mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake, prominent in many clubs and sports, and founder of the hospital in which he died.

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Brig. Gen. Charles M. Nelles dies at Niagara-on-the-Lake