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Edgar Frank CHIVERS -- 1896-1972 New Zealand

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Edgar Osmond CHIVERS was born about 1861
- he married Emily Georgina PEARCY in London in 1891
- Edgar died on 11 October 1948 aged 87
- Emily died on 1 December 1950 aged 79
- they were both cremated at Waikumete Auckland

Edgar had a store in Okaiawa (8km west of Normanby South Taranaki) in 1910, trading as Chivers and Co., when he was sued by William & Thomas John ROSS, builders of Okaiawa

their known children were:
1892 - 1969 Beatrice May Chivers
- married Albert Frederick LARCOMBE (1893-1973) in 1914
9 Oct 1896 - 1972 Edgar Frank Chivers
- married Gladys Margaret BLAYNEY in 1922
15 May 1900 - ? Mahara Maude Chivers
- married Alexander Edward CALDER in 1924
11 Jan 1906 - 1994 Eric Rawhiti Chivers

Their son, Edgar Frank Chivers was an Engine Fitter living at 21 Kent St, Wellington when he enlisted for war on 16 October 1916, 1 week after he turned 20

He served in as a Motor Mechanic Serial #C/1083 & #MB1919 with the NZEF, 18th Reinforcements Miscellaneous, Royal Naval Auxiliary Patrol
- also Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve D.S.M.

* Hermione
* Thalia
* Halcyon 2
* Kingfisher
* Thalia
* Hermione
* Victory X (ML533)
* Arrogant
* Hermione
* last unit served Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR)

He was promoted to Chief Motor Mechanic 1 September 1917
- demoted to Motor Mechanic 5 September 1918

He was Wounded In Operation Ostend 10 May 1918

read his bio at the link at his name

Motor Mech. Edgar Frank Chivers,. R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 1919
(M.L. 276). Received the Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)

In 1921 he was living at 20 Queen's Parade Devonport Auckland when he attended Nelson College

Edgar Frank married Gladys Margaret BLAYNEY in 1922
- Gladys was born 1893 in Camberwell, England, a Missionary to the Solomon Islands she died on 8 April 1927 of Blackwater Fever (Roviana)

- they had a son:
Frank Goldie CHIVERS 'Bill' who was a ship's engineer. He returned to Kent, England

Edgar Frank Chivers died in 1972 aged 75
- his burial place not yet found

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by bluestang on 2011-03-27 05:57:42

Edgar O married Emily Georgina Pearcy 1891 in London
Beatrice May born 1892 (my great grandma)
Frank 1894
Eric 1896
and Maude 1898

Thanks for the info very helpful

by ngairedith on 2011-03-27 06:15:25

thank you for that bluestang

by bluestang on 2011-09-09 22:15:32

to update what I had posted above
Beatrice May 1892 to 1969
Edgar Frank 1896 to 1972 (Ruru lawn cemetary Christchurch)
Mahara Maud 1900 to 1994 (San fransico, California)
Eric Rawhiti 1906 to 1994 (spent a lot of his working life in Fiji).
I have BDM referance numbers for the above info so is a bit more accurate than what my grandmother had written for me.
I have information on the Chivers line back to 1650

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