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passengers of the "Ruahine" - Wellington Jan 1926

Journal by ngairedith

In compiling info on George Edmund GUMBRELL for an enquiry, I could not find the passenger list online for the "Ruahine" which left from London and Southampton and arrived in Wellington, via Panama, in early 1926

I found a list of saloon passengers on Papers Past & taken the liberty of transcribing it here in alphabetical order for easier reading:


the RUAHINE'S PASSENGERS FROM HOME - Evening Post 23 January 1926
... After a passage of 35 days from Southampton, via Panama, the New Zealand Shipping Company's liner Ruahine arrived in the stream at 11 a.m. today, and was berthed at 1 p.m., at King's Wharf. Cargo was loaded at London and the Ruahine sailed from there at 11 a.m. on 17th December for Southampton, where passengers were embarked, and mails taken aboard. The vessel sailed from Southampton at noon on the following day. The run across the Atlantic, was accompanied by good weather as was the trip from Panama, until the vessel met bad weather yesterday. The usual fancy dress balls, dances, and deck sports were held, and the passengers spent an enjoyable time. Two deaths occurred after leaving Panama. The Ruahine averaged a little over 14 knots.

Commander E. T. SMITH, R.N.R., is in command of the vessel and his officers are:-
Chief Officer: J. LAIRD
Second: S. BUTLER, R.N.R
Third: J. L. HAMER
Fourth S. C. BRADLEY, R.N.R.
Surgeon: H. G. CATTELL
Wireless Operator: W. E. SMITH
Chief Engineer: A. WHITE
Second M. E. FOUHY
Third: J. W. FULTON
Fourth: E. E. NICHOLLS
Fifth: J. BAMFORTH
Sixth: G. R. PEARCE
Seventh: J. KIRK
Chief Refrigerating Engineer: E. H. WALLIS
Second: E. GOOD
Electrician: D. R. STUART
Steward in Charge: G. W. FRASER

The passenger list is as follows:-

FIRST CLASS

Mrs R. C. BOOKER and Miss BOOKER
Commander F BRADLEY, R.N., and Mrs BRADLEY
Colonel the Hon. J. B. BROWNLOW

Mr J. CAMPBELL
Mr J. S. CHANCE & Mr R. S. CHANCE

Mr and Mrs D. A. EWEN & Masters I. A. EWEN, K. McD. EWEN & Miss B. M. EWEN

A. F. FLEMING

Mr and Mrs A. H. GARRAWAY

Mrs HARBOUR
Mr and Mrs C. J. S. HARCOURT
Mr J. HENDERSON
Mesdame E. B. HINDE
Colonel J. HOPTON
Mesdame M. M. HUMPHREYS

Mr S. H. JENKS, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander F. LUMB, R.N., and Mrs LUMB

Mr F. M. MARTIN & Mrs MARTIN
Miss R. MITCHELL

Miss F. P. PEACH
Mr and Mrs B. PHILLIPPS

Miss E. ROBINSON

Lord SUFFOLK, Surgeon-Captain
Miss E. SYME

Miss G. B. TANNER
Mr A. A. M. TAYLOR
Mr G. H. TRITTON

Mr J. F. WALL
Canon J. Russell WILFORD & Mrs WILFORD
Mr F. R. WILFORD


SECOND SALOON

Miss M. A. ANDERSON
Miss J. K. ANDERSON
Mr L. ANNETT

Mr H. J. BARBER
Miss M. BARNETT
Miss E. BENBOW
Mesdame H. BENJAMIN
Miss M. C. BENTLEY
Mr W. A. BRISCOE and Mr A. B. BRISCOE
Mr A. BRAHAM
Mr and Mrs L. A. BYWORTH

Miss M. CHESNEY
Mr and Mrs W. CLIFFORD and Masters D. & P. CLIFFORD
Miss C. W. CURWEN

Mrs DEAN
Mesdame E. L. DURHAM

Mrs J. ELDERS and Miss J. M. ELDERS
Miss L. ELLISON
Mr G. W. EVES

Miss M. FRASER

Mr and Mrs L. B. GARNER
Miss F. M. GIRDLER
Mr and Mrs H. L. GLASSEY
Mesdame F. M. GREENFIELD
Mr G. E. GUMBRELL

Mesdame S. E. HOOD
Mr J. HENDERSON
Mesdame E. B. HINDE
Colonel J. HOPTON

Mr H. JACOBS
Mr and Mrs J. JOHNSTONE
Mesdame B. B. JONES

Mesdame F. A. KEMBER
Mr J. W. KERRIDGE

Mr and Mrs H. R. LESINGHAM
Mr C. LUMB
Mesdame E. H. McARTHUR

Miss M. V. McCARTHY
Mrs A. McDOUGALL & Master R. McDOUGALL
Mr and Mrs J. V. McMANUS
Miss J. MONCUR

Miss E. NICHOLSON
Miss M. NOLAN

Mesdame M. PIERCE
Mr and Mrs S. G. PIERCE
Mrs M. PIERCE
Miss M. M. PRESTWICH

Miss E. I. RENAL(?)
Miss E. ROBINSON
Dr J. RUSSELL & Mrs RUSSELL
Mesdame M. C. RYDER

Mrs J. SATCHELL & the Misses W. and D. A. SATCHELL
Mr G. H. P. SCOTT
Miss L. SHIELDS
Mrs N. E. SHOULER & Master D. G. SHOULER
Mr and Mrs E. G. SKELTON
Mrs C. SMITH and the Misses M. M. & L. SMITH
Mr H. R. STORRAR
Mr and Mrs J. STUART

Miss G. B. TANNER
Mr A. A. M. TAYLOR
Mr P. THOMAS & Mrs THOMAS
Miss P. M. THOMAS
Mesdame E. THOMSON
Miss M. I. THOMSON
Miss E. M. THORP
Mesdame B. TINGEY
Miss M. E. TWISLETON

Mr R. WALLWORK
Miss M. V. WEINTZ
Miss D. WOFFENDEN
Mesdame M. WRIGHT


There are also 477 STEERAGE passengers passengers (list not yet found)
The Ruahine later proceeds to Auckland to complete discharge


George Edmund GRUMBELL (1904-1971)
was born in Oxbridge, England on 20 Nov 1904, arriving in New Zealand when he was 22. In 1927 he married Margaret Agnes Mystica CHESNEY (1904-1970)
- Mary had been a fellow passenger on the 'Ruahine'
- children not yet known but they had a born still baby in 1931

George Edmund Grumbell died in Geraldine on 4 Oct 1971 aged 66
he is buried in Plot 17, Row 21, General Section of the Arundell Cemetery with
his wife: Edith Mary Blackett (nee KYNOCH)
- Edith was born in Newcastle on Tyne 10 May 1902 & died in Geraldine 23 Oct 1981 aged 79
also with them is their daughter Mary Ruth Gumbrell (1944-2004)


I presume George remarried
what happened to Margaret Chesney?


PHOTO
HEADSTONE of George Edmund Gumbrell
from the Timaru Council Database

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on 2012-08-19 01:10:32

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