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Arthur John BIRDLING + Emily Agnes CALLAGHAN

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ARTHUR JOHN BIRDLING (1863-1962)
- born 24 April 1863 in Lyttelton, Christchurch
- 1 of 8 children of William BIRDLING (1822-1902) from Marston-Bigot, Somersetshire, England & Jane LOVERIDGE (1826-1900) from Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England (borth died in Halswell, Canterbury)

Arthur married:
EMILY AGNES CALLAGHAN (1868-1943)
- born 1868 to Patrick CALLAGHAN (1839-1907) & Emily WARE (1846-1920) from Ireland

Arthur and Emily had 4 children:

... 1
1891 - 1916 Arthur John Ware Birdling
- Arthur served in WWI as Second Lieutenant 7/1195 with Canterbury Mounted Rifles, 6th Reinforcements
- he enlisted from Halswell, Christchurch
- he embarked from Wellington on 14 Aug 1915 for Egypt
- he was KILLED IN ACTION on 20 Sep 1916 aged 25
- his parents were then living at Landsdown, Halswell, Canterbury
- his memorial is at Caterpillar Valley (NZ) Memmorial
- he was MENTION IN DESPATCHES for showing great gallantry and devotion to duty on several occassions and especially on the night of tthe 20th/21st September, 1916 in the attack on Goose Alley and Drop Alley, south east of Flers, when he recieved wounds which proved fatal


... 2
1892 - 1981 Gerald Edward Birdling
- Gerald served in WWI as Trooper 7/307 with Canterbury Mounted Rifles
- he enlisted from Halswell. His parents were living in Halswell
- he embarked from Lyttelton on 16 Oct 1914 for Egypt


... 3
1896 - 1984 Eileen Aita Birdling
- Eileen married James Dickson STEWART (1889-1939) in 1920
- 1 of 6 children of Robert Erskine STEWART & Margaret DICKSON


... 4
1902 - 1982 Huia William Birdling
- Huia married Eileen Mary WAITES (1901-1942) in 1924
- only known child of Robert WAITES & Annie HARRIS



PHOTO
ARTHUR JOHN BIRDLING (written about 1903) fifth son of the late Mr. William Birdling, founder of Birdling's Flat estate, was born at Birdling's Flat in 1863. He was educated at Akaroa, afterwards spent three years at the Agricultural College at Lincoln, and helped to manage the estate on Birdling's Flat until he settled at Lansdowne in 1896. Like his late father, he is a well-known and successful breeder of stock
BIRDLING'S FLAT, Canterbury named for the Birdling family, who were the first European Settlers to farm the area. William Birdling, the first member of the Birdling family to arrive in New Zealand built a house, Waikoko, in the area which was later to bear his name

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on 2012-06-26 06:59:33

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