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Neville Dalley

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Unknown Report 5 Jan 2019 19:08

I am trying to find what happened to my Mothers brother who emigrated to Australia another two brothers went to America in 1910 and 1922 one was Thomas and one George however Neville born 1883 at Stapleford Notts emigrated to Australia from London on the 30th April 1909 on the SS Ostona or Ortona I am given to understand he died in 1916 and I would like to find out how and why he died after only being in the Country such a short time it would be appreciated if anyone could give me any information on this
Regards Tom


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 5 Jan 2019 19:26

Sydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, 1814-2011
St Luke, Liverpool

Name: Neville Dalley
Death Age: 31
Event Type: Burial
Birth Date: abt 1885
Death Date: abt 1916
Burial Date: 9 Sep 1916
Burial Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985
Name: Neville Dalley
Death Date: 1916
Death Place: New South Wales
Father's name: Thomas
Mother's name: Sophia
Registration Year: 1916
Registration Place: Liverpool, New South Wales
Registration Number: 14097

Where you aware that he married?

Name: Neville Dalley
Spouse Name: Lillian M Towle
Marriage Date: 1912
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Redfern, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1912
Registration Number: 7735


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 5 Jan 2019 19:31

Have to go, but in the meantime explore Trove, online Australian newspapers.

This link may be relevant. It mentions a serious accident that had paralyzed him. There may be others.

Added later -

The members of the Yanco
branch of the Manchester Unity
I.O.O.F. intend holding a benefit
concert shortly to raise funds to
assist Mr. Neville Dalley and his
family. Some time ago Mr.
Dalley, who had been employed at
the Yanco workshops, had the
misfortune to meet with a very
severe accident, as a result of which
he has been totally incapacitated.
The members of the Manchester
Unity are deserving of every en
couragement in their proposed
effort, and as the cause is a worthy
and deserving one it is hoped that
residents at this end of the area
will rally- round and give them a
'bumper' house.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 5 Jan 2019 20:06

Although I can't find a further article about his death, it could have been due to the injury.

As 100 years have passed, you should be permitted to purchase a copy of his DC.
You'll probably have to repeat the search for the relevant entry.


safc Report 5 Jan 2019 20:14

New South Wales Will Books 1800-1952 Transcription

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First name(s) Neville
Last name Dalley
Death year 1916
Death date 07 Sep 1916
Occupation Joiner
Residence Yanco NSW, Australia
Heirs' or executors' last name Lillian Mary Dalley,Public Trustee
Additional person 1 Lillian Mary Dalley
Additional person 2 Public Trustee
Instrument Will
Will number 76647
Record set New South Wales Will Books 1800-1952
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Wills & probate
Collections from Australasia


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 5 Jan 2019 20:18

If its of interest, Lilian remarried a few years later

Lillian Mary Dalley
[Lillian Mary Toale]
Gender: Female
Marriage Age: 30
Event Type: Marriage
Birth Date: abt 1891
Marriage Date: 23 May 1921
Marriage Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parish as it Appears: Centennial Park St Matthias
Father: William Toale (Towle on image)
Mother: Elizabeth Toale (Hanley on image)
Spouse: Gilbert William Eliott

Lilian Mary Daley was a 30 year old? widow. She'd been born in Nottingham, England. Her occupation was Home Duties. Her father was a Lace Maker.

Opposite entry to reflect Gilbert Eliott

Name: Gilbert William Eliott
Gender: Male
Marriage Age: 26
Event Type: Marriage
Birth Date: abt 1895
Marriage Date: 23 May 1921
Marriage Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parish as it Appears: Centennial Park St Matthias
Father: Gilbert William Henry Eliott
Mother: Emily Eliott (image looks like Chatfield)
Spouse: Lillian Mary Dalley

He was a 26 year old farmer born in Waterloo, NSW. His father was a Grazier.

Witnesses Lucy Frances Fielding & Edward S Batty


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 5 Jan 2019 20:29

Neville & Lilian seemed to have had 1 child together

Name Registration Number Father's Given Name(s) Mother's Given Name(s) District

Gretchen married John K Welsh in 1932, district of Armidale, NSW


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 5 Jan 2019 20:56

Marriage announcement on Trove

WELSH—DALLEY. — February 22,
1932, at St. "Paul's, Presbyterian
Church, Armidale, by Rev. A. M.
Stevenson: John Kowen Welsh, of
Perth, Scot and to Gretchen Lillian
Dalley-, of Armidale. • 683

The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser Fri 6 May


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 5 Jan 2019 21:00

From Scotlandspeople, his probable birth

685/6 18


Unknown Report 5 Jan 2019 21:57

Many thanks DetEcTive and safe your replies are amazing I have still a lot of questions but you have given me such a lot of information regards Tom


Unknown Report 11 Jan 2019 16:32

Further to my request for information regarding Neville Dalley on the 5th January I have been in touch with NSW Lirbraries Australia and I am still trying to find out what accident Neville had which resulted in his death he worked at Yanco Workshops in NSW but there is no report of the accident also I don’t know what Yanco Workshops are I am sure there must have been some report can anyone help please


ArgyllGran Report 11 Jan 2019 17:06

Found by Googling.

Although part of NSW, the Riverina area
had closer trading ties to Melbourne during
the 1800s. Sydney politicians realised that
they needed to improve access to Sydney
markets for local goods, so the idea of
extending the New South Wales railway
system to the Riverina was born. The town
of Yanco came into being when this railway
line was extended from Narrandera to Hay.
The railway arrived in the area in 1881 and
on the 3rd of March the “Yanko Siding”
railway station was opened.
The purpose of the station was to service
the North Yanko Sheep Station which at that
time was owned by the Douglas family. The
station master and a few railway fettlers
were the only inhabitants.

It wasn’t until the Murrumbidgee Irrigation
Scheme was proposed that the town began
to take shape. The Yanco Experiment farm
was developed in 1908 to show settlers what
could be grown in the area. Government
workshops were established in 1910 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
consisting of a sawmill, timber yard, joinery,
tank making workshop and a Government

Further down, on that link above, there's a photo of Yanco government Workshop in 1913.

I expect accidents were a frequent occurrence - basic conditions and no "elfnsafety" in those days.


malyon Report 11 Jan 2019 17:10

just found this


Unknown Report 11 Jan 2019 18:35

Thank you Argyllgran and Malyon it would seem I am not going to get any answers about the accident which eventually killed him perhaps they didn’t keep records in 1916


ArgyllGran Report 11 Jan 2019 18:37

Try contacting the local history group - link above.
Perhaps they'll have access to records not online.

Although if NSW Libraries haven't been able to find anything, don't hold your breath!