Wellington Avenue was laid out in the 1930s. It is named in honour of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (May 1, 1769 – September 14, 1852), commander at the Battle of Waterloo and two time Tory Prime Minister. Wellington was widely feted for his brilliance on the battlefield as the head of a coalition force of British, Belgian, Dutch and German troops fighting against the French in 1815. He was honoured throughout his lifetime with many streets named after him.
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