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the WAIRARAPA DRAFT - 30 April 1918

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OFF TO CAMP the WAIRARAPA DRAFT
Wairarapa Daily Times, 30 April 1918


The following men from the Wairarapa will concentrate in Masterton tomorrow, and will leave for camp by the early train on Thursday morning:-

FIRST DIVISION
* served with NZEF, 40th Reinforcements B Company
* embarking from Wellington 10 July 1918 unless otherwise stated

Henry John BARSON (1879-1918) - Featherston
* served as: Private 79178
* occupation: Labourer
* next of kin: Mrs W. Wakely (sister), South Featherston
- his sister Emily Maria Barson married William Walter Wakely in 1900
* 2 of at least 11 children of Thomas (1849-1913) & Emma (1846-1912) Barson
* DIED of DISEASE 12 Sep 1918 aged 39 in UK
* buried Church. C. 4832. Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery, Devon, England
* his brother, George Edward Barson (1886-1916) also died in WW1

Sydney Clifford BISHOP (1892-1953) - Masterton
* served as: Private 79179
* occupation: Cheesemaker
* next of kin: Mrs C. Bishop (mother), Carrington, Carterton
* son of Arthur Archibald BISHOP & Charlotte BOOTH

Charles Leslie BROWN (1898-1962) - Masterton

Victor Albert Henry BARLOW (1899-1983) - Carterton
* served as: Private 79227
* occupation: Farm Hand
* next of kin: Mrs P. Barlow (mother), Greytown
* son of Albert George BARLOW & Priscilla Elizabeth Ann EAGLES
* Victor married Leila May PINNELL in 1924
* in the 1928 Electoral Roll Albert & Priscilla were in Pongakawa, near Te Puke, where Albert worked in the Mill

Henry Martin BRADY (1898-1935) - Woodville
* served as: Lance Corporal 79228
* occupation: Cheesemaker
* next of kin: Mrs C. Brady (mother), Pinfold Road, Woodville
* 1 of 8 children of Patrick BRADY & Catherine TONNER
* Henry married Emily HILLAS in 1928

Henry Thomas BURGESS (1897-1980) - Greytown
* served as: Private 79180
* occupation: Cheesemaker
* next of kin: Mrs M. Burgess (mother), Park Vale, Carterton
* son of Henry Robert BURGESS & Mary Ann MYERS

George William BUSBY (1881-1957) - Carterton
* son of William BUSBY & Elizabeth Jane BURRIDGE
* in October 1918 the Oppenheimer Sausage Casing Company, represented by Mr T. Neave of the Slaughtermen's Union, appealed for the exemption of George (as one of their foremen), and a number of other employees. They were 'definitely exempted' (as opposed to indefinitely exempted)

William McNally CASTLES (1889-1970) - Whetukura
* served as: Private 79181
* occupation: Farmer
* next of kin: Mrs W. D. Fleming (sister), Flemington, Waipukurau
- Margaret Lilly Castles married William Duncan Fleming in 1915
* served with the 42nd Reinforcements B Company, embarking 1 Aug 1918
* son of William Joseph CASTLES & Margaret McNALLY

Ronald McGillivray CATHIE (1898-1978) - Greytown
* son of Charles & Catherine Tweedie CATHIE
- Ronald married Violet Emily SOUTHCOMBE in 1927

Robert Henry CLARKE - Norsewood
* born in Australia
* served as: Private 79905
* occupation: Labourer
* next of kin: Mrs W. Dennis (sister), Swanpool, Benalla, Victoria, Australia
* served with the 41st Reinforcements H Company, embarking 27 July 1918

William COOK - Featherston

Arthur DOUGLAS - Hinakura

Charles Augustus DOUGLAS (1897-1973) - Dannevirke
* served as: Trooper 79185
* occupation: Grocer
* next of kin: Mrs M. A. Douglas (mother), York Street, Dannevirke
* served with 43rd Reinforcements Mounted Rifles, embarking 10 Oct 1918
* son of James Walter DOUGLAS & Miriam Adelaide PARSONS

Cyril Llewellyn ESAU (1887-1958) - Dannevirke
* Cyril was a farmer
- he married Annie BALL in 1916
* Cyril died 6 March 1958 aged 70 in Palmerston North Hospital
* last address: 44 Upham Terrace

Raymond Ordish FAIRHURST (1898-1971) - Dannevirke
* son of John Henry FAIRHURST & Eliza ARDISH
* married Chrissy Evaline ENERSEN (1902-1984) in 1921
- daughter of Carl Emil (1866-1945) & Anna Maria Elizabeth (1876-1961) ENERSEN
* Raymond & Chrissy are buried together Plot 15, Block LI at Mangatera

Len FIELD - Dannevirke

William FROST - Featherston
* served as: Private 79136
* occupation: Farm Hand
* next of kin: Mrs E. Frost (mother), c/o Post-office, Featherston

Robert Percy GEORGE - Martinborough

Douglas Farquhar GRAHAM (1898-) - Masterton
* born 31 January 1898
* son of Frederick William GRAHAM & Christina McKENZIE
* Douglas married May Hendry Selbie SMITH in 1928

John GRIFFIN - Cross Creek

Alfred Stanley HAYCOCK (1896-1934) - Featherston
* son of Thomas Owen HAYCOCK & Isabel Rodger Agatha BICKNELL
* he married Violet May McLEISH in 1921
15 Dec 1934 On December 14, 1934, at the Wellington Hospital, Alfred Stanley (Lou), dearly-loved husband of Violet May Haycock and second son of Mr and Mrs T. O. Haycock, Martinborough; aged 38 years
15 Dec 1934 The Funeral of the late Alfred Stanley Haycock will leave his parents' residence, Jellicoe Street, Martinborough, Tomorrow (Sunday), December 16, 1934, at 2 p.m., for the Featherston Cemetery

John HERDMAN (1898-1978) - Carterton
* served as: Private 79231
* occupation: Farm hand
* next of kin: Mrs Rachel Herdman (mother 1860-1941), Carterton
* son of John (1853-1921) & Rachel (1859-1941) HERDMAN
- his father John was born in Northumberland, England, came to NZ 1904 and was employed by the Napier Gas Company and remained in their service until he moved to Carterton to superintend the erection of the Borough Gas Works, of which he was subsequently appointed manager ... from Carterton

David HOLGERSON - Eketahuna
* next of kin: Jens Christian Holgerson (father), Newman, Eketahuna
* brother Henry also served, 30th Reinforcements F Company
* 2 of at least 9 children of Jens Christian (1854-1918) & Agnes (1867-1957) HOLGERSON
* David married Linder Hellen WALKER (1904-1985) in 1926
* Henry Holgerson (1889-1977) married Polly CARNE (1895-1980) in 1921

Augustus HOPE (1879-1963) - Tinui
* he married Laura Gertrude FRIEND (1882-1954) on 10 January 1918
* in 1920 he was fined in the Wellington court for Sunday trading and selling cigarettes to a young boy. Fined for Sunday trading again in 1923, 1932 & 1933 and for selling Champagne Cider without a license in 1924. For smoking in an auction mart in 1922 and in 1935 for selling milk not complying with the standard
* they were cremated at Karori. Wellington

Bernard HUGHES (1888-1969) - Cross Creek
* served as: Private 79933
* occupation: Railway Fireman
* next of kin: Miss A. Hughes (sister), c/o McCarthy's Hotel, Wanganui
* served with 41st Reinforcements H Company embarking 27 July 1918
* son of Peter HUGHES & Catherine QUINN
* sister Agnes Hughes (1895-1958) possibly married Michael Joseph Hansby in 1926

Raymond Colin INGLEY (1897-1974) - Greytown
* he married Vera Constance BICKNELL (1900-1967) on 3 Aug 1918
* a son, Raymond Thomas Ingley served with the NZ Royal Air Force. He died in Canada 28 May 1943 during WWII aged 24. Raymond & Vera were then still living in Greytown
* son of Thomas & Catherine INGLEY
* Raymond died 10 May 1974 aged 77 in Awapuni Hospital & cremated Kelvin Grove

Alfred Fred James IRELAND - Dannevirke

Leslie JOHNS - Masterton

Harold Lancelot JONES (1880-1954) - Mastertpm
* served as: Private 6352 in South Afircan War & Private 79234 in WWI
* he married Maud Desormeaux HOLMWOOD (1881-1920) in 1914
* he married Winifred Ivy MOORE (1884-1971) in 1929

William Ballinger KING - Masterton

James KENNEDY - Featherston

Sydney Benjamin LAWTON (1898-1937) - Masterton
* son of William LAWTON & Rose EXTON
- siblings were:
1886 - Elsie Rose Lawton
1888 - William Henry Lawton
1889 - Doris Louise Mary Lawton
1892 - Walter Vivian Lawton
1895 - Maurice Roy Lawton
1898 - Sidney Benjamin Lawton
1900 - Vera Glencoe Lawton
1902 - Ina May Lawton

Alexander McNAB - Masterton
* served as: Private 79192
* occupation: Tailor
* next of kin: Mrs J. McNab (wife), Pannel St, (sic) Pownall St., Masterton
* Alexander married Jeannie COLE 6 June 1918 (6 weeks after call up)

Herbert McMULLAN - Cross Creek
* possibly Herbert Russell McMILLAN, Private 79796 with the 41st, H Company

Michael McCROSSIN - Cross Creek
* served as: Private 79935
* occupation: Engineer
* next of kin: W. McCrossin (father), Upper Hutt
* served with the 41st Reinforcements H Company
* Michael married Eunice Mary BROWN in 1922

James MEAGHER (1887-) - Cross Creek
* son of Martin Joseph MEAGHER & Emily HUGHES

Arthur James MORONEY (1893-1935) - Pirinoa
- son of James & Jane MORONEY

Albert Gordon 'Sonny' NICOLSON (1898-1977) - Masterton
* served as: Private 79236
* occupation: Shepherd
* next of kin: Mrs M. Nicolson (mother), Clareville, Carterton
* son of Albert Ernest Emanuel & Mary NICOLSON
* Sonny married Annie Helen Violet WEBB (1892-1961) in 1938
- they lived in Dannevirke

William Robert PRINGLE (1888-1967) - Masterton
* served as: Private 79195
* occupation: Shepherd
* next of kin: Mrs M. O. Pringle (wife), 33 Michael St, Masterton
* William married Myrtle Olive FALK in 1916
* son of William PRINGLE & Elizabeth Alice SHEPPARD

James RESIDE (1880-1960) - Masterton
* served as: Private 79196
* occupation: Sheep Farmer
* next of kin: A. Reside senr., (father), Masterton
* left on the 'Tahiti' and contracted the 1918 Flu after leaving Sierra Leone
* son of Alexander RESIDE (1854-1942) & Madeline Walker DUNCAN (1854-1912)
* James returned from war on the "Giessen" 26 August 1919. He was living at Stronvar, (33km east of Masterton) with his father and a shepherd on their sheep farm, 33 year old Christopher Carr. Ten days later, on 5 September 1919, James shot and killed Christopher Carr in his bed
* the Trial

Martin RYAN - Pahiatua
* served as: Private 79197
* occupation: Farmer
* next of kin: J. Ryan (father), Pongoroa, Pahiatua

Frank Victor St. George RYAN (1898-1967) - Greytown
* served as: Private 79237
* occupation: Chemist
* next of kin: Mrs C. Ryan (mother), Hastwell Street, Greytown
* base born son of Kate Columbia RYAN

Donald William ROSS (1898-1976) - Masterton
* born in Australia
* when he served in 1917 he was:
* Private 40133
* occupation: Sheep Farmer
* next of kin: Mrs Alice Ross (mother), Kaiwaka, Martinborough
* son of William ROSS & Alice Letitia MUNN
* I may have 2 Donald William Ross mixed here??

Edward Souden SARGENT (1898-1966) - Dannevirke
* son of John William SARGENT & Amelia WHITEHEAD
* Edward married Hilda Victoria SCHENCK in 1930

Walter Lionel SHARP (1898-1975) - Masterton
* served as: Private 79238
* occupation: Teamster
* next of kin: his mother at 38 Earnslaw St, North End, Invercargill
* son of Joseph SHARP & Elizabeth Forbes CALDER

James SMITH - Masterton

Gordon Oliver SUTHERLAND (1897-1983) - Gladstone
* served as: Trooper 79240
* occupation: Shepherd
* next of kin: J. O. Sutherland (father), Te Pare, Featherston
* served with 43rd Reinforcements Mounted Rifles, embarking 10 Oct 1918
* son of James Oliver SUTHERLAND & Sarah SINCLAIR
- brother of James Gilbert below

James Gilbert SUTHERLAND (1893-1976) - Gladstone
* served as: Trooper 79241
* occupation: Station Manager
* next of kin: J. O. Sutherland (father), Te Para, Featherston,
* served with 43rd Reinforcements Mounted Rifles, embarking 10 Oct 1918
* son of James Oliver SUTHERLAND & Sarah SINCLAIR
- brother of Gordon Oliver above
* James married Ruby Grace McPHEE (1898-1973) in 1922

Richard Thomas VIDDLER (1881-1953) - Dannevirke
* son of Thomas (1856-1895) & Alma (1856-1902) Viddler, settlers of Weber. Richard's father drowned in the Akiteo River 17 May 1895 & his body was found 15 Jan 1897. His mother remarried to Fred LUNT in 1896 and moved to 'Spray Hill', Hawkes Bay
* Richard's sisters were: Caroline, Mary & Sarah Viddler
* occupation: Gardener at Umutaoroa, Dannevirke
* Richard married Amelia Henrietta AUGUSTINE (1888-1984) in 1915
* their twins, Alma (died aged 2 hours) & John (died aged 1 day) 18/19 Nov 1915
- they are buried Plot 7, Block B at Mangatera
* Richard & Amelia are buried together Plot 1, Block ZT at Mangatera Cemetery

Charles Spencer Kenneth VIGERS (1898-1982) - Dannevirke
* served as: Private 79201
* occupation: Shepherd
* next of kin: A. K. Vigers (father), Ormondville
* son of Alfred Kenneth VIGERS & Minnie GOLDSMITH

Eric Mortimer WICKENS (1894-1963) - Masterton
* born in Masterton, 7th of 8 children of James WICKENS & Ellen MOORE
* Eric married Isabella SCOTT in Masterton 1919
* their son Eric Jeffrey Wickens (1919-1941), Private 31737, died in the Western Desert WWII 25 Nov 1941

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