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Frank Ernest GADDUM + Margaret REYNOLDS - Gisborne

Journal by ngairedith

Frank Ernest GADDUM (1867-1939) was born 15 Oct 1867 in Italy
second son (of 7 children) of Henry Theodore Gaddum, Esq., and of Emily Elizabeth JOYNSON (1846-?). (Henry Theodore Gaddum, born 23 Oct 1835-1904, was a son of Frederick Edward & Sophia Gaddum, Chorlton, Didsbury. Henry Theodore Gaddum became a wealthy cotton & silk Merchant of Bowdon, Cheshire. He purchased the Butts Clough farm/estate & when he returned from his travels around the East Indies he commissioned the Victorian/Gothic building on 5 acres at Green Walk, Bowdon)
Frank attended Bilton Grange School, Dunchurch, Rugby
He entered Rugby School in May 1881 aged 13 & left in 1886 (after July)
OF INTEREST
* the Headmaster at Rugby School from 1874-1887 was Thomas William Jex-Blake, D.D. (an unusal name that Frank's 1st son Guy married into in NZ).
* Councillor Thomas Jex-Blake (18571928), the only son (5 sisters) of the Rev. Charles Thomas Jex-Blake (1820-1894), M.A., vicar of Lammas, Norfolk, England & his 1st wife, Fanny Johnson (?-1863, daughter of Rev Richard Johnson, Rector of Laverham), came to New Zealnad in the s.s. Tongariro, lived with his uncle, James Woodbine Johnson (1844-1899 - brother of George Randall Johnson), of Wairakaia Station, Poverty Bay, for about 12 months, and then became manager for Mr. R. J. Reynolds, of Tauraka Station (father-in-law of Frank Ernest Gaddum), until purchasing the Waerengaokuri property of 1600acres
Frank played cricket for Rugby School, Warwickshire, England from 1885 - 1886 (also see Feb 1892 & Boxing Day 1901 below)

Frank married Margaret REYNOLDS (1874-1966) 18 October 1897
18 October 1897 - Holy Trinity Church was filled to overflowing this afternoon on the occasion of the marriage of Mr F. E. Gaddum, of Mahia, to Miss Margaret Reynolds, eldest daughter of Mr R. J. Reynolds, of Childers Road, Gisborne. The sacred edifice was beautifully decorated with flowers for the occasion, and the service was fully choral. The Rev Canon Webb performed the nuptial ceremony. The bridesmaids were: Misses Nora Reynolds, R. Reynolds, Sherratt, May Rees and C. Reynolds; while Mr Sydney Williamson acted as "best man" accompanied by Messrs Guthrie Smith, G. Reynolds, Crombie and Graham as groomsmen. At the conclusion of the ceremony the organist (Mr T. C. Webb) played Mendelssohn's "Wedding March"
- they lived at Kaiti, Gisborne. Frank was a farmer and Land Agent in Gisborne and was an accomplished horseman, playing polo and involved with the Poverty Bay Hare Hunt

to see KAITI, GISBORNE go to the site E-LIBRARY NEW ZEALAND it has many old postcards, photos and info of early Gisborne
most of the info below was taken from Papers Past. Anything in italics are my additions to their articles


children of FRANK & MARGARET:
... 1
1898 - 1955 Guy Morris Gaddum
om Sunday 14 August 1898, the wife of F. E. Gaddum, of a son
- Guy attended Wanganui Collegiate School from 1912-1915
- He served in WWI as Trooper 72884 with the NZEF, 39th Reinforcements Mounted Rifles Brigade, embarking from Wellington 9 August 1918 on the 'Moeraki' to Sydney then transhipped on the 'Port Sydney' to Suez, Egypt. His nex of kin was his mother Margaret Gaddum of Kaiti, Gisborne. On enlistment he was a Shepherd for T. S. Williams, Tuparoa
- Guy married Sheila Fanny Victoria JEX-BLAKE (1900-1985) in 1924
- Sheila was born in New Zealand to Thomas JEX-BLAKE ((born at Norwich in 1857) was employed in Poverty Bay first of all by his uncle (J. W. Johnson). For some years he managed Taureka, and then bought properties at Waerenga-o-Kuri and Te Arai. He died in April, 1928) & of Fanny Marion ABBOTT who married 14 Oct 1882
St. George Hanover Square, Westminster, Middlesex, England


... 2
1902 - 1990 Eve Winifred Gaddum
- Eve married Edward William ARMSTRONG (1896-1993) 23 Nov 1931 & moved to London (and returned, see link)


... 3
1905 - 1985 Walter Richard 'Wattie' Gaddum
On January 21st 1905, at Gisborne, the wife of F. E. Gaddum of a son
- Walter attended Wanganui Collegiate School from 1920-1923
- in 1928 Walter was injured in an airplane crash in Sydney whilst on tour with his sister Ann
10 July 1928 An aeroplane which was engaged on a pleasure flight crashed at Alexandria and was badly damaged. The pilot, John N. Rookledge, aged 28, who has no connection with the John Rutledge to whom Gaddum had letters of intruduction, and a passenger, Walter Gaddum, a sheepfarmer from New Zealand, were seriously injured. They were taken to hospital. Mr Gaddum is suffering from severe shock, a dislocated knee, a lacerated face and burns. He is in a critical condition. Mr Rookledge has a fractured skull, badly injured face and may lose his sight. So far neither man has been able to explain the cause of the crash. The plane was returnin to mascot aerodrome after a flight when it got out of control and nose-dived into Bourke Street, Auburn. It turned over and was badly smashed, the tail being caught in a fence
- Wattie married Dorothy DINKS (1916-1994)
- Dorothy died 3 July 1994 aged 78 and is buried Plot 93, Block ORM 3 at Ormond cemetery. The headstone inscription reads: DOROTHY GADDUM (Dinks) 6 September 1916 - 3 July 1994, Loved wife of WALTER RICHARD GADDUM (Wattie), 21 January 1905 - 14 November 1985. Buried at Sea.


... 4
1906 - 2001 Anne Elizabeth Gaddum
- born 18 December 1906
- 10 July 1928 Walter Gaddum, who was injured in the airplane crash in Sydney, is the son of Mr F. E. Gaddum, a Gisborne sheepfarmer. He left recently on a holiday tour to Sydney, and was to return at the end of the month. His sister, Miss Ann Gaddum, accompanied him. The Rutledge mentioned in the accident is probably a relative of a Gisborne sheepfarmer to whom Mr Walter Gaddum had an introduction
- Anne married ? YOUNG


... 5
1908 - ? Edith 'Hope' Gaddum
- Hope was single when she attended the dance in Wellington on the quarterdeck of the warship H.M.S. Dunedin when it was converted into a ballroom on 28 October 1930 and Commodore Blake and the wardroom officers put on a most enjoyable evening.
- She was still single in February 1931 when she was a bridesmaid for Philippa Betty Sherratt at the St George's Church, Patutahi when Phlippa married George Forbes McHardy of Aramoan, Hawkes Bay.


... 6
1910 - 1990 Frank James Gaddum
- Frank attended Wanganui Collegiate School from 1923-1927
- Frank died 25 March 1990 aged 80 and is buried Plot 325, RSA34 at Taruheru cemetery

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- TIMELINE -
for Frank Ernest Gaddum


29 & 30 July 1885 - LORD'S CRICKET GROUND (2 day match)
... Frank played cricket at Lord's Cricket Ground. St John's Wood, in the Rugby School v Marlborough College match. Rugby School won the toss and decided to bat. There were 4 balls per over and the match was drawn. At close of play on day 1, Marlborough College was 117/2. At stumps on day 2 Rugby, after 169 overs, was all out for 269. Marlborough, after 181 overs, was all out for 299. Frank was run out for 49. In his bowling 10 runs were taken from his 4 overs (& 2 maidens) and he took 1 wicket at 2 runs


28 & 29 July 1886 - LORD'S CRICKET GROUND (2 day match)
... Frank played cricket at Lord's in the Rugby School v Marlborough College match. Toss not known. There were 6 balls per over and Rugby School won by 37 runs. Rugby was all out for 163. Frank was caught out for 28 runs. In his bowling 11 runs were taken from his 2 overs and he took 1 wicket at 52 runs


30 & 31 July 1886 - LORD'S CRICKET GROUND (2 day match)
... Frank played cricket at Lord's in the Rugby School v Marylebone Cricket Club match. Toss not known. There were 4 balls per over and the match was won by Marylebone Cricket Club by 1 innings and 89 runs. Rugby was all out for 114. Marylebone was all out for 332. Frank was caught out for 3. In his bowling he caught 1 out at 17 runs


13 June 1891 - from SYDNEY
... Frank arrived on the Union Steam Ship Company's "Wairarapa", 1786 tons, Captain McIntosh, from Sydney and Auckland, at Poverty Bay at 4.30p.m.
(The ss Wairarapa was a New Zealand ship of the late 19th century plying the route between the Auckland, New Zealand and Australia. It came to tragic fame when it hit a reef at the northern edge of Great Barrier Island on 29 Oct 1894, about 100 km out from Auckland, and sunk. The death toll of around 140 people remains one of the largest such losses in the country's history)
NOTE - this is the earliest I could find Frank entering New Zealand. There is the 5 year gap from his cricket at Lords in 1886 and arriving from Sydney in 1891 so not known how long he was in Australia. His first (found) game of cricket in New Zealand was 7 months later when he played for United against Hawera Cricket Club in their second match at the Napier Recreation Cricket Ground in Hawke's Bay.
My speculation based on data found, perhaps you can help verify
- Frank first came to New Zealand in 1891 especially to play cricket representing his Rugby School (he was then aged 23). He leaves in Feb 1892 and then returns 8 months later, in Sep 1892 (more or less permanently)


9 January 1892 - UNITED v HAWERA at NAPIER
... The second match of the Hawera Cricket Club tour was played on the Recreation Ground yesterday. The wickets fell rapidly unti five were down for 32, when Cato and Gaddum made the stand of the innings, raising the total to 82


20 February 1892 - CRICKET AT NAPIER
... ENGLISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS versus CHRIST COLLEGE - This match was played on the recreation Ground yesterday was was witnessed by a fair number of spectators, including a good number of the fair sex, who very kindly served afternoon tea on the ground. The main features in the first innings of the representatives of the Old Country school boys were the batting of Messrs Logan and Gaddum (representatives of Bedford and Rugby), who both played really good cricket for their respective score of 40 and 21. They were all out for 121. The Christ's College Boys showed very good form and Messrs W. P. Studholme and Ludbrooke played steady cricket, but were unable to quite get their side home, Christ's college being beaten on the first innings by 11 runs. The second innings was played through slight rain till "time" concluded the game, when the imported school boys had made 170 for 8 wickets. Logan proved himself a first-class bat by knocking up 42 runs in A1 style, in which were included two sixers to leg off successive balls. Fitzhill, Gaddum and Bennett obtained their scores by exhibitions of finished batting. In the fielding E. D. Tanner and G. Peacock made nbrilliant catches. It is intended to play a return match at Farndon Park in March, to give Christ's College team an opportunity to avenge their defeat. (however, Frank left NZ 8 days later)
Appended are the scores


27 February 1892 - DEPARTING from Auckland (8 days after the cricket)
... On the 'Monowai' for San Francisco, via Apia and Honolulu, F. E. Gaddum


3 September 1892 - PASSENGERS FOR New Zealand
... The following passengers left by the Shaw, Savill and Albion Company's steamer 'Ionic' which sailed from London on the 3rd September:- ... FIRST SALOON - Mr F. E. Gaddum


2 February 1893 - LAND SALE
... Messrs Baker and Tabuteau report sales as under:- On account of Mr William Glenny, the Kopuawhara estate, Mahia, 3402 acres, freehold and leasehold, with stock, for cash to Mr F. E. Gaddum at a satisfactory figure


19 June 1893 - FOOTBALL for POVERTY BAY
... The football match between teams representing the veterans of Hawke's County and of Poverty Bay will be played on Saturday next. The Poverty Bay team will be selected from the following:
Full-back - A. Smith or L. Newton
Three-quarters - A. William, T. M. Ferguson and W. Walker
Halves - A. Rees and Strachan
Forwards - R. H. Trotter, A. F. Kennedy, E. Bourke, F. E. GADDUM, J. Dunlop, A. Wethered, L. Cotterill, bellerby, Crombie, C. White and W. Robson


7 October 1893 - A SERIOUS ACCIDENT
... A serious accident was reported from Mahia on Saturday last. A man named H, Limpett, in the employ of Mr F. E. Gaddum, was thrown from his horse at the Sand Hills, and, according to latest reports, has not yet recovered consciousness, though able to take nourishment when fed. Dr Ross went out to attend to the case, and did all that was possible under the circumstances. Limpett had been engaged saving goods which had been landed on the beach by the s.s. Southern Cross, and which had been covered up and endangered by the southerly gale of Thursday and Friday


14 February 1894 - CRICKET
... The association selection committee have chosen the undermentioned playhers to go into immediate practice for the Southern tour of the Hawke's bay representatives at Easter:- COUNTRY PLAYERS:
G. A'Deane, Allan, R. Bruce, G. Fernley, F. E. GADDUM, W. H. Hawkins, W. J. Hughes, C. A. Smith, H. J. Smith, J. Taiaroa, Wilson, H. B. Williams


18 April 1894 - CROWN LAND BOARD
... Mr F. E. Gaddum wrote to the Board applying for permission to erect a woolshed on Crown land at mouth of Oputama stream, in block 3, Mahanga survey district - Granted at 5s per year


19 January 1895 - at NUHAKA
... Mr F. E. Gaddum, of Nuhaka, writes ot us as follows: - "Sir; A resolution was passed at the last general meeting of the Nuhaka North settlers to the following effect, and I was instructed to forward the same to you: - 'That this meeting desires to testify to the gratification the settlers of Nuhaka North derived from the visits of the Mayor, Mr Townley, and other gentlemen from Gisborne; also to express their hearty acknowledgment of the efforts made by those gentlemen for the construction of a road through the district, the absence of such road being an evil destructive alike to the best interests of the settlers, and an effective bar to the progress of the district.'"


25 September 1897 - NUHAKA HOT SPRINGS
... To meet the requirements of visitors to the Hot Springs and settlers, the undersigned has opened a GENERAL STORE at the Post Office, Nuhaka North. Every requisite for camping on sale at reasonable prices. - F. E. GADDUM, Stock and Station Agent


24 October 1898 - PARTNERSHIP BREAK UP
... NOTICE - Mr C. Bennett has this day left my employment - F. E. GADDUM, Mahia


8 November 1898 - LETTER to the POVERTY BAY HERALD
... Sir, Please insert the following letter received from Mr Gaddum - C. J. BENNETT - "Dear Bennett, My wife tells me that the fact that I advertised in the paper that you had left me (the ordinary course in case of partnership, and you had acted hitherto almost in that capacity) has led people to surmise that you have done something fraudulent. I regret that the world is not more charitable, and beg to state, for the information of those who busy themselves in other people's business, that you gave me notice and left me of your own free will. You can publish this in the paper if desirous to do so. I am., yours truly, FRANK E. GADDUM


1 January 1901 - NEW YEARS DAY at OPOUTAMA
... The first day of the New year was a big day at Opoutama. Mr Gaddum's station, Mahia Peninsula. As is his usual custom, Mr Gaddum had provided his annual feast for the Natives of the locality, who were present to the number of about 500. The fore-part of the day was spent in sports of various kinds. At 12 o'clock a grand dinner was held, served in true Maori style, in a marquee capable of seating 200 people. It will be seen what extensive preparations were made for this department when it is stated that a whole bullock was roasted and 24 plum puddings were made for the occasion. The chief sport of the afternoon was a polo match between the Mangaheia and Mahia Polo Clubs. The following were the representatives of the respective clubs: -
MANGAHEIA - M. and J. Murphy, R. and G. REYNOLDS
MAHIA - F. E. GADDUM, Rangi, Turi and Sam
Very fast games resulted, the final scores of the respective spells being Mangaheia 5, Mahia 4


14 May 1901 - SHEEP RETURNS
... From the sheep returns just published we take the following, showing the flocks of more than one thousand sheep in this district:
(I show only a few just for comparison)
WAIROA COUNTRY (to Wairoa only)
* George BEE, Awa-o-Totara, 14,1290
* F. E. GADDUM, Kopuawhara, 1717
* Mrs L. GLENDING, Waihua, 12,590
* George Channing ORMOND, Mahia, 19,285


26 December 1901 - BOXING DAY MATCH
... What will prove to be the match of the season will take place on Boxing Day, when the English Public School eleven play the colonials. As before stated, there is a large number of cricketers in the district who have been nurtured in the great public schools of the Homeland, and the list includes some fine players. The native-bred will also have a first-class eleven, and although minus the coaching in the scientific principles of the game which the English boys have enjoyed, have, like their Australian cousins, taken to the game as though to the manner born. The meeting of the two elevens should result in a Titanic conflict, and 'may the best team win." Complete arrangements are being made to make the day's play as enjoyable as possible. It is hoped to attract as many spectators as though Eton and Harrow or Oxford and Cambridge were the combatants, and the convincing ground Lord's. The match will commence at 10a.m., and continue till 6p.m. Lunch will be served on the ground for the teams. Afternoon tea will be placed in the hands of lady friends, for whom it is intended to erect a marquee and otherwise provide for their comfort during the day's play. Many invitations are being issued by the English players to those hailing from the Old Country, to whom a hearty welcome will be accorded. The Home team will comprise the following representatives of the colleges and grammar schools of England:
* A. H. Hodge and Neale (Cheltenham)
* F. S. DesBarres (Westward Ho)
* L. C. Gouldsmith, J. M. Gouldsmith, Barton (Clifton)
* T. Watkins Baker (Blundell's)
* A. Dewing (Bury St. Edmunds)
* W. Acland Hood (Wellington)
* F. E. GADDUM (Rugby, erstwhile captain of the eleven)
* Sharp (Ramsgate)
The colonial team will be selected shortly by a committee appointed by the Association


11 July 1903 - POVERTY BAY HUNT CLUB
... A general meeting of the Poverty Bay Hunt Club was held in the Masonic Hotel at noon to-day. The Chairman stated the object of the meeting was to see whether hunting should be continued. There had not been a great deal of interest taken in it this year. Mr White said they wanted to know whether the hounds were to be kept alive, with a view of resuscitating sport next year. This year there had been a split in the camp as to whether there should be drag-hunting or hunting after hares. They had only four courses to run over this year, and more were wanted. He did not think hare-hunting would ever be the sole form of the sport adopted, as at Wairakaia it was almost impossible to hunt hares. It was for members to say whether they could take charge of the hounds among themselves as they could not pay a man to look after them. Possibly as the Racing Club had a good meeting they might give a donation to the Club. Mr White said a down coast resident (Mahia) had asked for some of the hounds if the club were getting rid of them. Mr Ormond had given the club assistance in the past and he believed Mr Gaddum intended to make up a pack for hunting in the Wairoa.
Mr Caesar proposed that Messrs White, Rhodes and the huntsman be a committee to select four of the hounds, the remainder to be given to Mr F. E. Gaddum, provided he be willing to give the club some of the pups if necessary. Mr Sherratt seconded, heartily supporting the suggestion


25 July 1903 - MAHIA HARE HUNT
... Though hunting may practically be called dead in Poverty Bay, it is undoubtedly the reverse at the Mahia where Mr G. C. Ormond (George Channing Ormond 1861-1939 early settler, Mahia Hunt Master, founder of the Wairoa Rod & Gun Club ) hunts his pack two or three times a week, and somtimes raises a field of 60 followers ... Frank Gaddum also did good work in assisting the master in working his hounds, and astonished me with his command of doggy language. As showing the keenness with which hunting is carried on here I might mention Mr Gaddum has to ride fully 24 miles there and back before he gets to the hunt at all. This does not contrast very favorably with our local men, who growl if they have to ride five or six miles to a hunt. He was well mounted on Scrapps, who though he came to grief at one fence, it was hardly the fault of the horse.


20 May 1907 - VISIT to ENGLAND
... Mr and Mrs F. E. Gaddum, of Opoutama, leave on a visit to England to-morrow morning. They join the R. M.S. Aorangi at Suva, and proceed vai Vancouver


12 September 1907 - LONDON
... Mr and Mrs F. E. Gaddum of Gisborne were recent callers at Agency-General London


28 December 1907 - VISITING MORERE
... Visiting this week at Cooper's Private Hotel, Morere is Mr and Mrs F. E. Gaddum and boy, master Gaddum


14 March 1908 - the WAI ESTATE
... C. B. Hoadley and Son, Limited, report a large attendance at the Nuhaka Public Hall on Wednesday afternoon, when the Wai estate was offered in 28 blocks. Section 28, 134 acres, F. E. Gaddum £20 per acre (2012 equivalent of $3,150 per acre - a total of $502,500)


19 May 1908 - STOCK and STATION AGENT
... Messrs C. B. Hoadley and Son Ltd., (Auctioneers, Stock and Station Agents, Wool and Land Brokers) are extending their business to the southern portion of hawke's Bay and Mr Norman Mair is relinquishing the management of their Poverty Bay branch to take up this work. The services of our old and well-known settler, Mr F. E. Gaddum have been secured, and he will in future represent Messrs C. B. Hoadley and Son, Ltd., in Poverty bay


19 December 1908 - LAND FOR SETTLEMENT
... We are informed that a petition is being very largely signed in the Morere, Nuhaka and Mahia districts, calling on the Governement to take steps to acquire for the purpose of closer settlement, Mr Gaddum's fine property of 2000 acres at Opoutama. The estate is described as being admirably adapted for small holdings, as is also the Native-owned Mahunga block adjoining, which it is also hoped to persuade the Government to take over and subdivide. There are rich river flats running up a tidal river for several miles, and these could be cut up so that each property would have its area of flat and a proportion of hill land as well. Some idea of the carrying capacity of the land may be gained from the fact that one paddock of 90 acres is grazing 60 milking cows. Mr Gaddum, who has 150 cows in all, has done a great deal to establish the dairy industry in the district and at the bridge over the Waiau stream has a creamery, which it is feared by the settlers may be closed if the property, now in the market, were purchased by some private owner, who might utilise the estate for sheep-farming. One gentleman who is thoroughly acquainted with the Opoutama estate describes it as a paradise for small farms, and states that near the Waiau bridge there is an ideal site for a township, which will be greatly required as settlement in the district extends. Mr Gaddum has already given a site for a school, and it is most desirable that the Government should lay out township and reserve sites for a church, post office, and other public purposes. Seeing the active demand that exists in this district for land for closer settlement, it is to be hoped that the petition from the settlers will receive favorable consideration from the Land Purchase Board and the Government.


30 May 1909 - A DAY'S SHOOTING
... A capital day's sport was afforded by Mr W. Graham, of Ormond, over his Ngakaroa property yesterday, which was visited by a party comprising Messrs J. R. Redstone, F. E. GADDUM, J. R. Kirk, G. Witters and W. C. Pilmer and joined there by Mr Graham, his son, and Mr Newman. The day was a good one for shooting and a big bag of hares fell to the guns of the party, who were most hospitably treated by Mr and Mrs Graham


26 May 1911 - COOK COUNTY COUNCIL
... Mr F. E. Gaddum wrote, stating that if the Council would spend £10 ($1590 in 2012) in repairing and metalling the first few chains of Pouawa road where it joined deLautour road he would pay half the cost - £10 to be expended by the Council and £5 by the writer


5 January 1912 - FORGERY OF CHEQUE
... A charge of forgery of a cheque and with uttering the same, preferred against an elderly man named Alexander McLeod, alias Smith; was investigated at the Police Court this morning, before Mr W. A. Barton, S.M. Accused was alleged to have forged the mane of F. E. Gaddam to a cheque on the Bank of New Zealand, Napier, for 5., payable to A. Smith, and with having uttered the same to Jessie Gilbert. Detective Mitchell conducted the prosecution.
Frank E. Gaddum, land agent, Gisborne, deposed that he had known accused for about 20 years, the latter having been in the employ of witness until about 10 years ago ... more


31 January 1913 - POVERTY BAY LAND AGENT
... A Land Agent's license has been issued to Frank E. Gaddum, the last of the application mentioned before the Court last week


28 September 1914 - POVERTY BAY POLO CLUB
... A well-attended meeting of the Poverty Bay Polo Club was held at the Masonic Hotel on Saturday. Mr G. M. Reynolds was in the chair. The accounts for the past year were read and passed. Mr J. R. Murphy, George Reynolds, R. R. Sherratt and S. E. Gillingham were appointed a s management committee for the current season. Mr F. E. Gaddum was appointed Hon Secretary


8 December 1914 - LEGION OF FRONTIERSMEN, C SQUADRON
... DRILL at the Garrison Hall, on Saturday next, at 7.30. There will be no Drill on the 19th December. The proposed Field Day has been postponed. Frontiersmen wishing to compete in the Rifle Club Competition on Saturday next should send in their names at once to the Secretary - FRANK E. GADDUM


27 March 1915 - LEGION OF FRONTIERSMEN
... The Poverty Bay Squadron (C) of Legion of Frontiersmen went into camp at Mr G. M. Reynolds'property Ormond yesterday under the command of Mr F. E. Gaddum. Between 40 and 50 men have mustered, and during the ten days'camp general training and skirmishes on the hills will be carried out


18 September 1915 - EAST COAST FRONTIERSMEN
... The following letter had been sent to the Ven. Archdeacon Packe, in connection with the memorial service to-morrow:- Dear Sir, owing to the short notice given, I am unable to order a parade of Frontiersment to-morrow. Our East Coast men are parading at Tolaga to-morrow, and it is now too late to cancel that parade. Many Frontiersmen, though they have to ride 50 or 60 miles to parades, make a point of always being there, when the frontiersmen are called out, and it is fairly fair to them to call them in whenever a Church parade is held in town; and the men in the county districts are now, short handed, entering the busiest season of the year. Hoping you will undersand the position - I am etc., Frank E, Gaddum, O.C.C. Squadron


October 1915 BERNARD DABELL
... In October 1915 the Probate of Sergeant 9/690, Bernard DABELL, who died of wounds at the Dardanelles, was granted to Frank Ernest Gaddum (Bernard had married Alice May CLOKE in 1914)


25 January 1916 - MURAWAI
... LEGION OF FRONTIERSMEN, C SQUADRON Parades, Drill hall, 7.30, January 29th, February, February 26th, March 26th. If possible, Troop drills or rifle practice will be arranged for the day following the above dates;
The EASTER CAMP will be held on Frontiersman Carleton William's Muriwai property, commencing on the 18th APRIL, and closing on the 26th April - FRANK E, GADDUM, O.C.


5 March 1917 - NATIONAL EFFICIENCY BOARD
... TRUSTEE BOARD AND BOARDS OF ADVICE appointed for the management of soldiers' farms and business:
Gisborne District - F. E. Gaddum, W. D. Lysnar, W. G. Sherratt (Secretary)


16 October 1917 - Te HAPARA and the BOROUGH
... The Commission of Inquiry concerning the proposed merging of Te Hapara property in the Borough was continued this afternoon - Frank E. Gaddum, farmer, said that a very small portion of the property was suitable for building, about an acre. The chairman said he thought it was more than that, Witness said the flat was unsuitable for building; there must be 2ft of water on it in flood time. It was very wet during the whole of the winter


5 February 1918 - MAGISTRATE'S COURT
... In the Magistrate's Court this morning, before Mr W. A. Barton, S/M. Frank E Gaddum was fined 10s with 17s 6d costs, for allowing cattle to wander on a public highway


10 July 1918 - GISBORNE SOLDIERS CLUB
... Mr F. E. Gaddum, secretary to the club said the total revenue for the first year of the soldiers club was £776. The present assets of the club amounted to £810, including a piano for £50


10 February 1919 - PRESENTATION to FRANK ERNEST GADDUM
... A special general meeting of the Gisborne Returned Soldiers' Association was held on Saturday night. There was a good attendance. Mr F. H. Bedford (President) occupied the chair.
The meeting was called for the purpose of incorporating new rules, and also to amend some of the existing ones. After this business had been completed the President, on behalf of the members of the association, presented Mr F. E. Gaddum with a handsome smoke-chair, case of pipes, and tobacco pouch, all suitably inscribed. In doing so the President expressed the pleasure it was to all of them to have Mr Gaddum present that evening. It was with still greater pleasure they were able, in so small a degree, to be able to present to Mr Gaddum, a small token of their esteem and regard. The recipient was, as it were "father to us all," and all felt it was solely the result of his efforts that they were now located in the present home they occupied, and "no father could do more than house his family." He hoped the gifts would serve to associate them with the friendship which had grown up between the recipient and themselves, and in the years to come he pictured Mr Gaddum seated comfortably in the chair, while in hazy clouds of smoke he could see faces and scenes that were associated with the many happy hours spent in the club. During the war it had not been possible for all to fight, and some performed civilian duty in and a manner as to have become allied with them. He asked Mr Gaddum to accept the articles, which denoted the entire goodwill and affection of the boys.
In reply Mr Gaddum stated that all he had done in that direction was an infinite pleasure. He had never looked for any reward for it, as he contended it had given him more pleasure than perhaps any of them in the capacity he had occupied. The hours spent amongst the "boys" had ever been filled with pleasure and good-fellowship, and he desired to thank the members heartily for the gifts, which even in their absence would serve to keep green in his memory those happy hours with the boys in the club.
Three cheers were then given for Mr Gaddum.
Before the meeting terminated, the president availed himself of the opportunity to introduce Mr K. S. Williams to those present, and in doing so he referred to the good work done in a practical manner by him in the repatriation of "our comrades". Mr Williams had found employment for many returned men, and had made every effort to teach them how to become efficient farmers. He had even gone further, for he, with others of his family, had purchased a very valuable estate with the object of settling returned men from that district upon it. These actions had stamped Mr Williams as a very fine friend to the soldier. Cheers were given to Mr WIlliams, who stated, in reply, that he felt more or less an outsider, but it gave him pleasure to be present. He had merely done for returned men what he considered to be his duty, and he was happy to think that it was so appreciated by those best in a position to judge (applause)


12 July 1926 - FIRE
... The Fire Brigade was called at 2.35a.m. to-day when a fourteen roomed house in Delautour road, owned and occupied by Mr F. E. Gauum and family was toatlly destroyed, the occupants having a narrow escape. The fire was outside the Fire Board area and the engine, after hourneying to the boundary, came back to town. the insurances are stated to be £2000 ($181,760) on the home and £500 on the furniture.


8 April 1936 - to LONDON
... An exceptionally large number of people are going overseas just now; the Wanganella took 390 passengers to Sydney on Monday and the Rangitata, which leaves for London tomorrow via the Panama Canal has the largest list for some time - 385 passengers, Frank Gaddum was one of them


12 November 1936 - from LONDON
... Frank returns from London into Wellington on the Rangitane


13 December 1941 - SON WOUNDED WWII
... GADDUM, Frank James, A/L/Cpl. 2nd NZEF, 34199, 25 Btn - Next of Kin, Mrs F. E. Gaddum, Waingake, Gisbornr


* sometime between Nov 1936 & 1939 Frank returned to England. Not yet found when


Frank Ernest Gaddum died in 1939 in Penzance, Cornwall, England aged 71
Margaret Gaddum died 22 June 1966 in New Zealand aged 92
- she is buried Plot 394, Block 26 at Taruheru cemetery



PHOTO
HEADSTONE for Margaret Gaddum at Taruheru Cemetery

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