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Walter Fell

Alexander Turnbull Library photo caption text reads : "Wedding party of Dr Walter Fell and Margaret Richmond, 1886 : Reference Number: PA1-q-074-08-1.
Wedding party of Dr Walter Fell and Margaret Richmond, in 1886. From left to right, back row: Dr Collins, Emily Richmond, Alice Richmond, Mabel Fell. Middle row: Flora McDonald, Walter Fell, Lil Fell. Front: Ruth Atkinson (kneeling), Mary Richmond, Eva Fell (bridesmaid), Margaret Richmond (bride). Photograph taken by Charles Yates Fell"

Wedding of Dr Walter Fell & Margaret Richmond 1886.

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    1855 Pat Clarkson Research Pat Clarkson Research
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    Nelson Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 14 November 2018 - Military File
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  • Not listed in Nominal Roll. Did not embark but attested in England. AWMM


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    22 November 1932 Pat Clarkson Research
    Age 77 AWMM
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    NZ Herald: 25 Nov 1932: OBITUARY DR. WALTER FELL MRCP, LRCP: The death occurred at his residence, Mahina Bay, Wellington, of Dr. Walter Fell, aged 77. He was formerly well known in Wellington, where he practised his profession for many years before his retirement. Walter Fell was born in Nelson in 1855, his father being the late Mr. Alfred Fell. His early years from the age of four were spent in the South of France, where his parents resided. Later he went to Rugby, and then to Oxford. He studied medicine at St. Thomas' Hospital, where he was house surgeon and house physician. In 1884 he returned to New Zealand, joining Dr. W. E. Collins in practice in Wellington. Dr. Fell was an enthusiastic yachtsman, and his five-tonner "Mahina" was well known in harbour racing and in cruising waters. He was a past-president of the Port Nicholson Yacht Club, and the Star Boating Club. He was also greatly interested in painting, and was a member for many years of the committee of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, as well as a past'president of the Academy. Dr. Fell retired from his Wellington practice about 1907, but when the war broke out he went to England and was given a commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps and served iu various capacities in various parts of the war zone, eventually serving in tho Soldiers' Hospital at Bethnel Green, and being promoted to the rank of major. Dr. Fell mar: in 1886 the third daughter of the late Mr. Justice Richmond. He is survived by his wife, and two sons. Mr. Christopher Fell, of Whangarei, Lieutenant-Commander W. Fell, of the Royal Navy, and three daughters, Mrs. F. A. Wilson, Mrs. G. V. Bogle, and Miss A. Fell. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 27 April 2018 - :
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