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First Division Recruits - NELSON 1918

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original list of names taken from Colonist, 19 September 1918

No. 12 NELSON RECRUITING DISTRICT - FIRST DIVISION
The following First Division men have been selected (accretions at above date) for service with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force:-

Cuthbert Daniel BEST
born: 1898
parents: Daniel BEST & Katherine LEOHY
occupation: farmer
address at enlistment: Richmond
married: ?
died: 1971


Vernon Carl Edward EGGERS
born: 7 August 1898
parents: Edward Carl Deitrich EGGERS & Martha Johanna SCHRDER
occupation: farmer
address at enlistment: Upper Moutere
married: Mabel Bertha BOSSELMANN (1900-1974) in 1920
died: 1973


James Alexander FULLER
born: 1898
parents: Donald McCormick FULLER & Helen FRASER
occupation: student
address at enlistment: Nelson College
married: Katherine FERGUSON in 1925
died: 1959


Roy HASWELL
born: 20 August 1898
parents: Robert Byers HASWELL & (his 2nd wife) Jane FAGAN
-- Robert was a 'motor car driver' for Newman Bros. His 1st wife was Mary White Logan ANDERSON (1865-1891)
occupation: labourer
address at enlistment: 35 Grove street, Nelson
married: ?
died: 1973


Henry Clement HENMAN
born: 28 August 1898
parents: John William HENMAN & Agnes Frances Powell PERK
occupation: labourer
address at enlistment: Collingwood
married: ?
died: 1977


John Joseph HITCHMAN
born: ?
occupation: farmer
address at enlistment: c/o A. F. BERRY, Takaka
married: ?
died: ?


Roy JAMES
born: ?
occupation: farmer
address at enlistment: Riwaka
married: ?
died: ?


Lewis Vincent JELLYMAN
born: 2 August 1898
parents: John JELLYMAN & Jane COX
occupation: engineer
address at enlistment: Stoke
married: Gertrude May BURT (1899-1927) in 1924
married: Dulcie Vere BROOKES (1898-1978) in 1932
died: 17 Nov 1990 aged 92
ashes buried: Plot 111, Block 20A at Marsden Valley


Cecil Reginald NORGATE
born: 1885
parents: Frank NORGATE & Elizabeth Rebecca ROBERTS
occupation: orchardist
address at enlistment: Stoke
married: Olive Grace HUMPHREYS (1894-1980) in 1915
died: 29 November 1953 aged 68
buried: Plot 406, Block 021 at Seaview Road cemetery


Cyril O'CONNELL
born: 1898
parents: Patrick O'CONNELL & Mary Ann McSWEENEY
occupation: fireman
address at enlistment: Ward
married: Eileen Meik (?) COLLINS in 1923
died: 1962


Frank REEVES
born: 29 August 1898
parents: George Henry REEVES & Mabel STAINES
occupation: seaman
address at enlistment: Port Nelson
married: ?
died: 21 July 1972 aged 73
buried: Plot 042, Block 34 at Wakapuaka


William Dallas STEVENS
born: 1898
parents: John George & Isabella McKay STEVENS
occupation: bank clerk
address at enlistment: Takaka
his brother: John Ronald Stevens
died: ?


Frederick William TILLSON
born: 1 August 1898
parents: ?
occupation: fruitgrower
address at enlistment: Braeburn
married: Mary Doreen ROSE (1906-1981) in 1931
died: 1987


William VIGGARS
born: 13 August 1898
parents: William James Whiston & Sarah VIGGARS
occupation: motor mechanic
address at enlistment: Blenheim (later Fairlie Terrace, Wellington)
married: Agnes Winifred FORSYTH in 1919
died: 1974


Henry John Clifton WILKINS
born: 5 August 1898
parents: Henry (1860-1918) & Susan (1865-1911) WILKINS
-- his father Henry died the month prior to his recruitment & buried with his mother at Wakapuaka
occupation: letter-carrier
address at enlistment: 82 Waimea road, Nelson
married: Susan Merle SHARP (1906-1984) in 1927
died: 19 July 1978 aged 79
cremated at Karori, Wellington

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