The story behind Nelles Street

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Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Nelles is in an attractive residential street in Sainte-Foy, located south of Boulevard Laurier. It runs parallel to Avenue Charles-Huot as far as Chemin Saint-Louis. 

Rue Nelles was named in honour of Admiral Percy Walker Nelles (1892-1951), who was born in Brantford Ontario. In 1929, Nelles was appointed commanding officer of HMS Dragon and two years later he took command of HMCS Saguenay – the first destroyer built for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).