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Nellie Grant Wilson (?–1945)

Mrs. Nellie Grant Wilson, wife of Brigadier-General Wilson, died at her home, Bowen Terrace, at midnight on Sunday, after a long illness.

Until ill-health restricted her activity, Mrs. Wilson was a well known figure in the social life of Brisbane, and was for some time president of the Moreton Club.

A daughter of the late Robert Taylor Hartley, sub-collector of Customs in Townsville, she was married to General Wilson in 1903, after his return from the Boer War. She and her husband came in 1912 to Brisbane, where they have since made their home.

During her husband's absence on active service in the 1914-18 war, Mrs. Wilson was one of the leaders in patriotic work, and was one of the principals in the Cooee Cafe, a successful venture for the raising of money for the Australian Comforts Fund.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by her husband, one son. Lieut.-Colonel C. H. Wilson. A.I.F., and one daughter, Miss Margaret Wilson.

After a service in St. Michael and All Angels' Church, New Farm, this afternoon at 2.30, the funeral will leave for Toowong Cemetery.

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Additional Resources

  • probate, Courier-Mail (Brisbane), 16 November 1945, p 5

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'Wilson, Nellie Grant (?–1945)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 April 2024.

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  • Hartley, Nellie Grant

13 May, 1945
New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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