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Journal by Keita

Looking for Lawrence family who i think lived in the Tararua aera mainly Pahiatua and Woodville New Zealand.They were living in these aeras in the 1800 abouts.I do know my grand father drowned in the river beteewn Naper and Wairoa New Zealand im hopping someone may be able help me in my search.

Surnames: LAWRENCE
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by Keita Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2009-08-01 16:39:34

Keita has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2009. is researching the following names: LEWIS, LEWISFROMWAIROANEWZEALAND, LEWISFROMNEWZEALAND and 1 other(s).

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by ngairedith on 2009-11-25 00:50:41

Hi Keita,
Thanks for your private message - I will get back to you soon
but first, who was your grandfather that drowned in the river and do you have any names for peiple of the Woodville area that you would like researched

by neich on 2013-07-26 23:26:02

are you aware of a soldier from WW1 with the surname LAWRENCE/LETT is connected to you? He is buried at St Nicholas Churchyard. Brockenhurst. Hampshire, Anzac Day 2004 I laid a wreath for the New Zealand Soldiers laid buried there, I do have the book on these soldiers as helped the author, Clare Church with the research and met her when she came to NZ. TED was his first name, should have the headstone photograph as well, but its also on my friends website in Southampton.. Neich! the wonder of Neich! are you on the phone please as your town is quite near me!

by ngairedith on 2013-07-26 23:55:06

Private 45872, Edward William Henry 'Ted' LAWRENCE, served with the NZEF, 24th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company. He embarked from Wellington 5 April 1917.

His parents were William Henry LAWRENCE & Rose Young LETT of Landsdowne, Masterton

Ted's military training was at Sling Camp, England from 11 June 1917. He died of his wounds in Belgium 6 November 1917 aged 22 and is buried A. 1. 13. at Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England. He is also on the Masterton War memorial, Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton

more info which is at the link at Ted's name:
* Edward Lawrence transferred to France from England on 6 July 1917 and joined the 3 Battalion, Wellington Regiment, 7 Company in preparation for the attack on Basseville.
* In the beginning of October Lawrence was wounded in action at Passchendaele, with gunshot wounds to his right buttocks. He was transferred to No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst immediately. He died a month later.
* Brockenhurst was the site of an ANZAC Army Hospital during this war. The churchyard Pte Lawrence is buried in is the graveyard of the New Zealand soldiers who died during World War I.
* A close-up of the stone next door to the latter reads
"In loving memory of our only son (Ted) who gave his life that the world may be made better November 6th, 1917, age 22
To record the visit of his Father and Mother to his grave, May 13th, 1921, from Masterton, New Zealand."

His Military History:
11 June 1917 - at Sling Camp
7 July 1917 - left for France
9 July 1917 - marched into camp at Etaples
28 July 1917 - joined battalion & posted to 7 Company in the field
3 Aug 1917 - admitted to No4 NZ Field Ambulance, conjunctivitis
21 Aug 1917 - sick in hospital (in the field)
6 Sep 1917 - discharged from hospital
6 Oct 1917 - wounded in action at Passchendaele
7 Oct 1917 - admitted to 53rd General Hospital in Boulogna
12 Oct 1917 - embarked for England
17 Oct 1917 - admitted to No1 NZ General Hospital in Brockenhurst
20 Oct 1917 - seriously ill
7 Nov 1917 - dangerously ill
8 Nov 1917 - died of his wound
9 Nov 1917 - buried at Churchyard cemetery at Brockenhurst

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