Gerald Claude Nares (1887-1985)

The son of Edith Maud Nares, he was born on 11 Jan 1887 and brought up in Benson, Oxfordshire.  He started work as a solicitor's clerk for Cox and Jones in Bristol in late 1903.  Nine months later he moved to W H Birch, solicitors, also in Bristol, where he worked for 8 years.  In 1912 he married Florence Wakefield and in the same year he went to Brazil to work in the accounts department of the Great Western Brazil Rail Co., in Pernambuco.  Four years later he joined Frederick von Sohten & Co Ltd., shipping agents, becoming a partner in 1941. He stayed with them until he retired in 1954 and moved back to Bristol.  They had one son, James, born in 1921.