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WWI soldiers - OTIRA, New Zealand

OTIRA is a small township 7km north of Arthur's Pass in the central South Island of New Zealand. It is on the northern approach to the pass, a saddle between the Otira and Bealey Rivers high in the Southern Alps.
The population of Otira and its surrounds was 87 in the 2006 Census

The History of Otira Gold was discovered in Otira c1860. The first hotel was opened in 1864. By 1900 the railway from the Coast had been extended as far as Otira. Up until 1907 the settlement consisted of a railway station the terminus of the railway from the West Coast, the Terminus Hotel, Cobb and Cos busy stables, a school, two stores, a bakery and a handful of cottages near the station. The majority of the workers were housed in tents at the work site...

Stories of life in Otira Mona Tracy in West Coast Yesterdays (published 1960 A. H. & A. W. Reed) writes about the drinking that made life bearable for many amid the hardships experienced by those working on the tunnel. Evidence of the quantity consumed comes from the money made by those who gathered up the empties. Two young men furnished a bach with everything needed, and another man amassed enough money to start a successful merchandising business on the West Coast by sending away more than forty tons of empties...

Today the village of Otira, 18 railway houses, a hall, the hotel and the fire station
is up for sale for $1 million, negotiable

The following names were taken from the (4,000) results on Papers Past for the war years of 1914-1918 of those who were working in Otira at the time of the Ballots
Some names may have been missed & many not on Cenotaph
Leave a comment if you know of others and they will be added

L. H. ARMSTRONG, tunneller
- not found

John ASPIN, blacksmith and farrier, Otira
- not found

~~~
the surname of the following three brothers is variously written Beyer OR Beyers in the newspaper reports, on BDM & on the Cenotaph records
NOTES
* Peter Anton (Haig or Beyer(s)) (1849-1925) was born in Norway
* He arrives as a seaman into Napier on the Hovding & jumps ship
* family members researching him believe he changed his name to evade authorities
* On researching the Otira soldiers, I discovered that a soldier named Thomas Haig recorded his mother as Sarah Ann Beyer(s)
Long story short:
* A Thomas Haigh (1878-1959) was born to Sarah Ann & Thomas HAIGH
(there is a recorded death (1837-1885) for a Thomas Haigh)
* In 1882 & 1884 2 children were born to Sarah Ann & Peter Anton HAIGH ??
(there is no recorded marriage or death for a Peter Anton or Sarah Ann Haigh)
* On 13 March 1886 Sarah Ann Haig Arnold (1851-1928) married a Peter Anton Beyer(s)
* Peter was naturalised on 24 June 1887
(I throw all that into the mix as it's too much of a coincidence and because of all the confusion of the spelling of their name Beyer(s). Some are recorded as born Beyer, marry as Beyers, die as Beyer, or a mix of. Recorded in war as Beyer but next of kin as Beyers or vice versa and the same in newspaper articles. So why?
Expected occasionally in one media but not all the time in all three. You decide.
I have written all as Beyers

Thomas HAIGH, Otira
born: unknown - see above
served as: Rifleman 44106
enlisted from Inangahua Landing. The Otira link is with his mother
unit: Reinforcements G Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: 14 March 1917
next of kin: Mrs S. A. Beyers (mother), Otira

Adolphus 'Alfred' Otto BEYERS, c/o Post Office Otira
born: (1886-1955) to Peter Anton BEYERS & Sarah Ann Haig ARNOLD
served as: Rifleman 24/366
unit: B Company, 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: 9 Oct 1915
next of kin: Mrs P. A. Beyers (mother), Masters Street, Greymouth

George Henry BEYERS, c/o Post Office Otira
born: (1894-1977) to Peter Anton BEYERS & Sarah Ann Haig ARNOLD
(he was a twin with Maud Rose Beyer)
served as: Rifleman 24/367
unit: B Company, 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: 9 Oct 1915
next of kin: Mrs P. A. Beyers (mother), Masters Street, Greymouth

Peter Barnard BEYERS, c/o Post Office Otira
born: (1889-1953) to Peter Anton BEYERS & Sarah Ann Haig ARNOLD
served as: Rifleman 18952
unit: 6th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: 29 July 1916
next of kin: P. Beyers (father), Post-office, Otira
~~~

Charles BATES, laborer, Otira
born: (1886-1962) to George BATES (1852-1894) & Margaret O'BRIEN
served as: Rifleman 26/986
unit: 1st Reinforcements, 4th Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade
embarked: from Wellington 5 Fe 1916
next of kin: Mrs W. Hudson (mother), Awarua Plains, Southland
* his mother Margaret remarried in 1901 to William Hudson

Rocco BEBAN, miner, Otira (1889-1972)
born: (1889-1972) in Goldsborough, West Coast, 11th of 11 children of Stephen BEBAN (from Croatia) & Catherine MacDONALD (from Scotland) of Westland
served as: not on Cenotaph (enlisted in Feb 1917)
married: Rose Galvin in 1915 (divorced)
married: Alice Pearl Burnette in 1925
* was the President of the Otira WOrkers Union in Otira
* his brother James Beban (1885-1930) had the Terminus Hotel in Otira. The licence of which was transferred to Ernest William Penhalluriack (1883-1921) in 1920
* his brother Arthur Beban (1887-1955) had the Gilner Hotel in Greymouth
died: 23 Jan 1972 in Miramar, Wellington

George BLAIR
born: (1893-) 8th of 9 children of Adam BLAIR & Norah CROWLEY
served as: Trooper 7/699
unit: Canterbury Mounted Rifles, 2nd Reinforcements
embarked: from Wellington 14 December 1914
next of kin: A. Blair (father), Totara, Otira line, Greymouth

James BOHAN, jnr., labourer, Otira
born: (1889-1962)
served as: not on Cenotaph

Frank 'Nugget' BOLAND
born: (1877-1915) in Camperdown, Victoria, Australia to Thomas & Ellen Boland
served as: Private 6/885
unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion, NZEF
embarked: from Lyttelton 16 October 1914
next of kin: W. J. Moore, Eastcourt Street, Terang, Victoria, Australia
Press, 27 May 1915
Frank 'Nugget' Boland, Canterbury Battalion, wounded, is a native of Victoria. He came to New Zealand some fourteen years ago and engaged in mining on the West Coast. On the Otira tunnel being started he at once went there and was one of the first to enlist from Otira
FRANK was Killed In Action at Gallipoli 31 July 1915 aged 38

Charles BROMLEY, laborer, Otira
born: (1884-) possibly to Edwin (1851-1910) & Mary (1848-1938) BROMLEY (arrived NZ c1873)
served as: Private 6/3260
unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion, 8th Reinforcements
embarked: from Wellington 13 November 1915
next of kin: Mrs M. Bromley (mother), 276 Tuam Street, Christchurch

James BROOKES, miner, Otira
served as: (possibly Private 81425)

Henry Joseph BROWN, Otira
born: (1893-) to Thomas BROWN & Myra Jane ROONEY
Evening Post, 6 September 1913 BROWN - On the 31st August, 1913, at Blue Spur, Westland, Myra Jane, beloved wife of Mr Thomas Brown and sister of Mrs Dean Samuel Allen, of this city
enlisted: from Otira
served as: Private 6/2949
unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion, 7th Reinforcements
embarked: from Wellington 9 Oct 1915
next of kin: Thomas Brown (father), Hoho, Hokitika
married: Winifred Monica Griffin in 1928

George Wallace CAMERON, labourer, Jackson's, Otira Line
- not found

Hugh CAMERON, Otira
born: (?-?)
served as: Sergeant 6/3228
unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion, 8th Reinforcements
embarked: from Wellington 13 November 1915
next of kin: R. G. Cameron (brother), Public Works Department, Otira

William CARSON, labourer, c/o Post Office, Otira
- not found

Denis CLARKE, driver, c/o Cassidy and Co., Otira
born: in County Donegal, Ireland
served as: Private 70646
unit: 36th Reinforcements C Company, NZEF
embarked: from Wellington 23 April 1918
next of kin: Miss Kate Clarke (sister), Ballywagowan, Dunkineely, County Donegal

Richard COMMERFORD, Otira
- not found in Birth, Death or Marriage
- not on Cenotaph

Charles Edwin COOPER, miner, Avoca, Otira
- not found

John COURTNEY, miner, Otira
- not on Cenotaph

William John CRAWFORD, miner, Otira
only 2 on Cenotaph
- possibility
- possibility

Gordon Jason DAVIES, motor driver, Otira
born: (1888-1975) to Arthur DAVIES & Jeannie BURRIDGE
- not on Cenotaph

Edgar Norman DAVIS
born: (1895-1915) to Herbert Bowen DAVIS & (his 2nd wife) Mary BREEZE
served as: Rifleman 23/402
unit: B Company, 1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: from Wellington 9 October 1915
next of kin: Mrs M. Davis (mother), Otira
EDGAR died of his wounds 28 December 1915 aged 20 in Egypt

Harold Llewellyn DAVIS, blacksmith's stroker, Otira
born: (1887-1943) to Herbert Bowen DAVIS & (his 2nd wife) Mary BREEZE
served as: Private 72934
unit: 37th Reinforcements D Company, NZEF
embarked: from Wellington 16 May 1918
next of kin: Mrs Mary Davis (mother), Otira
NOTE the father of Edgar & Harold
Grey River Argus, 10 September 1919 On Sunday last there passed away at the Hokitika Hospital one of
Canterbury's best-known workers in the industrial field, in the person of Mr. H. B. Davis (aged 69). In early life Mr. Davis, as an ironworker, made his way to the United States from his native place, Birmingham. He returned soon, however, and decided to emigrate to New Zealand, arriving at Lyttelton in 1879, in the ship Glenlora (Captain Scotland). For many years he was a prominent figure in the metal and engineering works in Christchurch, and was conspicuous in local politics and Friendly Society work, being one of the original founders of the Anchor Lodge of Druids at Woolston. His kindly and generous disposition was widely known amongst his neighbours and associates. Some years ago he accepted a position on the West Coast Railway, where he continued till illness
compelled him to relinquish his task, and he passed away at the age of sixty-nine. He had a fairly large family, one son, Edgar, falling the the late war, in the Egyptian Desert. There are two married daughters, one at Balcairn and the other in the North Island. His eldest surviving son is Mr. Herbert Davis, of Wellington, and he is also survived by a widow and other children. (7 known NZ children WITH mARY)

Percy Theophilus DODGE, labourer, Otira
- nothing found

Albert Edward DUNCAN, labourer, c/o boardinghouse, Otira
born: (1898-1964) to William James Angus Archibald DUNCAN & Marion STEWART
served as: Private 23285
unit: 30th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
embarked: from Wellington 13 October 1917
next of kin: Mrs W. Duncan (mother), South Street, Hokitika

James Stewart DUNCAN, 69994
born: (1895-1961) to William James Angus Archibald DUNCAN & Marion STEWART
served as: Private 69994
unit: 38th Reinforcements B Company, NZEF
embarked: from Wellington 5 June 1918
next of kin: J. Beban (friend), Otira Gorge Hotel, Otira

Walter Goldie DUTTON, hairdresser, Otira
born: (1881-1937) to Walter Tom DUTTON & Elena BROWN
served as: not on Cenotaph

George ELLIS, tunneller, Otira
born: Suffolk, England
served as: Sapper 37539
unit: 3rd Reinforcements, New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company
embarked: from Wellington 15 November 1916
next of kin: John Ellis (father), Westwood Lodge, Blythburgh, Suffolk, England

Patrick FARRELLY, labourer, Otira
- possibility only -
born: (1890-1982) to James & Susan FARRELLY
served as: Rifleman 26588
unit: 8th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company
embarked: from Wellington 23 September 1916
next of kin: James Farrelly (father), Mill Road, Paeroa

William Bernhard FARISSEY, Otira
born: (1892-1956) probably in Australia
served as: Private 6/3011
unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
embarked: from Wellington 9 October 1915
next of kin: J. Farissey (father), Eudunda, South Australia
married: Kathlynne Sara Ryan (1901-1987) in 1932

John Edward FELL, shop assistant, Otira
born: (1897-1977) 1st of 10 children of Frederick William FELL & Charlotte GOODALL
served as: not on Cenotaph

Thomas John FELL, storeman, Otira, Westland
- nothing found

Alfred William FERGUSON, miner, Otira
1 on Cenotaph
- possibility

Michael 'Mick' FITZGERALD, storekeeper, Otira
born: (1882-1955) to John FITZGERALD & Bridget BURGESS
served as: Rifleman 56422
unit: Reinforcements G Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: from Wellington 15 August 1917
next of kin: Mrs Bridget Fitzgerald (mother), Ikamatua, via Greymouth

Francis Edward FLYNN, Otira
born: (1897-1965) to David & Ellen FLYNN
served as: Private 63325
unit: 32nd Reinforcements F Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: From Wellington 21 November 1917
next of kin: David Flynn (father), Otira
at one time Francis was believed to be a prisoner of war

Benjamin FOXALL, miner, Otira
born: (1877-1957)
served as: not on Cenotaph

John FREEBAIRN, Jacksons, Otira line
born: (1895-1916) in Scotland
served as: Rifleman 24/141
unit: A Company, 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: 9 October 1915
next of kin: J. G. Freebairn (father), 36 Walters St, Dennistoun, Glasgow, Scotland
JOHN was killed in action 19 May 1916 Somme, France

H. W. GARDNER, miner
- not on Cenotaph

Samuel John GODFREY, miner, Otira
born: (1892-1973) 5th of 9 children of Francis Robert GODFREY & Elizabeth Ann RABONE
married: Amy Rosina Jamieson in 1914
served as: Lance Sergeant 32948
unit: 10th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company
embarked: from Wellington 15 November 1916
next of kin: Mrs Amy R. Godfrey (wife), Koiterangi, Hokitika

Thomas Henry GOUGH, labourer, Otira
- not on Cenotaph

William James HAIGH, railway employee, Otira
- not on Cenotaph

Gordon Edward HARCOURT, miner, Otira
- not found

James Joseph HINES
born: (1897-) to James John HINES & Sarah McCLURE
served as: Private 64638
unit: 32nd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
embarked: from Wellington 16 November 1917
next of kin: Mrs Sarah Hines (mother), Ruru, Otira Line, Greymouth

Edmund HODGE,
born: (possibily) (1885-) to Charles & Alice Pearce HODGE
served as: not on Cenotaph

William Redmund HONEY, miner
born: (1881-1918)
married: Grace Alexandra SCOTLAND in 1914
served as: Private 49543
unit: 27th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
embarked: from Wellington 12 June 1917
next of kin: Mrs G. A. Honey (wife), Kokiri, via Greymouth
WILLIAM was killed in action 5 April 1918 aged 37 at Somme, France

Allan William HOOPER, coach driver, Otira
born: (1890-) to Lilla Hooper
served as: not on Cenotpah

Henry HYNDMAN, machineman
- not found

John JACOBSON, fitter, c/o Post Office, Otira
- not found

Charles JAMES, Civil Servant, c/o Public Works Department, Otira
- not found

J. D. JAMES, mechanic
- not found

Thomas Arthur JOHNSON, assistant engineer, Otira
- not found

Percy John JONES, labourer, Otira
born: (possibly) (1882-) to John & Emily JONES
served as: not on Cenotaph

William George KIDD, labourer, Otira
born: (possibly) (187-) to Niel & Annie KIDD
served as: not on Cenotaph

G. KIRK, tunnel-digger
- not found

William Edmund LAKE, miner, Otira
- not found

David LARKIN, Rotomaua, Otira Line
born: (1890-) 2 of 7 children of David LARKIN & Ellen ROHAN
served as: Private 10/1555
unit: Wellington Infantry Battalion, 3rd Reinforcements
embarked: from Wellington 14 February 1915
next of kin: D. Larkin (father), Rotomana, Otira Line, Westland

James Francis LAWLER, labourer, c/o Post-office, Otira
born: in Australia
married Elizabeth Martha Schultz in 1915
served as: Rifleman 59813
unit: 30th Reinforcements H Company
embarked: from Wellington 13 October 1917
next of kin: Mrs L. Lawler (wife), Post-office, Otira

Horace Victor LEE
born: in Victoria, Australia
served as: Private 6/909
unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion
embarked: from Lyttelton 16 Oct 1914
next of kin: Mrs Lionel Lee, Hargreaves Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Press, 18 May 1915
Horace Victor Lee, wounded, is 21 years of age and a native of Victoria, where his mother resides, his father being dead. About four years ago he came to New Zealand and secured employment on the Otira tunnel works, where he was employed till he enlisted

William LEE, tunnel worker, Otira
born: too many

William LINKLATER, Otira
- not on Cenotaph

Julian MANGONI, miner, Otira
born: (1880-1961)
served as: not on Cenotaph

Claude Oswald MILLER, clerk, Otira
born: (1892-) to James MILLER & Alice Priscilla KEATES
- not on Cenotaph

R. M. MacDONALD, Public Works everseer
- not found

Alexander Grant McALPINE, bushman, Inchbonnie, Otira Line
born: (1899-) to George Grant McALPINE & Annie WALLACE
served as: Lance Corporal 18407
unit: 20th Reinforcements (First Section) New Zealand Mounted Rifles
embarked: from Wellington 5 December 1916
next of kin: G. G. McAlpine (father), Blackball, Greymouth
* brother George Alexander McAlpine (Private 6/90) also served

Charles Andrew McCRACKEN
born: (1893-1918) to George & Margaret Jane (1875-1923) McCRACKEN
served as: Private 64657
enlisted from: Waiuta, Greymouth
unit: 32nd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
embarked: from Wellington 16 November 1917
next of kin: Mrs M. J. McCracken (mother), 48 Chapel Street, Greymouth
CHARLES died of measles 23 February 1918 aged 24

William Thomas McEWAN, cabinetmaker, Otira
- not found

John James McGUIGAN, schoolteacher, Otira
- not on Cenotaph

Alexander McHARRY, storekeeper, Otira
- not found

Peter McKENDRY, railway porter, Otira Railway
born: (possibly) (1877-1944) to Denis & Catherine 'Kate McKENDRY
served as: not on Cenotaph

William McKENDRY, Otira
born: (possibly) (1890-) to Denis & Catherine 'Kate McKENDRY
served as: not on Cenotaph

Duncan McKENZIE, labourer, Otira
born: Scotland
served as: possibly, Private 55523

Charles McKINTY, tunnel-worker, Otira
- not found

John MacRAE, Otira
born: (1884-1918) Scotland
served as: Private 40831
unit: 23rd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
embarked: from Wellington 2 April 1917
next of kin: Mrs K. MacRae (mother), Kayle of Lochalch, Ross-shire, Scotland
JOHN was killed in action 8 October 1918 aged 34 at Le Cateau, France

Roderick MacRAE, labourer, Otira
born: Scotland
served as: Rifleman 41340
unit: H Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: from Wellington 26 April 1917
next of kin: Mrs Farquhar Macrae (mother), Sallachy, Ardelve, Ross-shire, Scotland

John Raymond McLEAN, Otira
born: (1885-1915) to Murdoch McLEAN & Isabella Welsh RATCLIFFE
enlisted from: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
served as: Private 354
unit: 14th Battalion, Australian Infantry Regiment, 14 Battalion, AIF
JOHN was killed in action 27 April 195 at Gallipoli aged 29
Poverty Bay Herald, 1 June 1915
John Raymond McLean, killed in action with the Australian forces, was 29 years of age and had lived most of his life on Auckland. He was one of the first pupils at King's College, and received his complete education there, He was therefore one of the oldest members of the King's College Old Boys' Association, and was also a well known member of the College Rifle. For some years he was engaged at the Otira tunnel, and three years ago he proceeded to Australia and engaged in mining. He enlisted in the 13th battalion of the first Australian expeditionary force and his last letter to his parents was dated from Egypt on the 11th April, just prior to the departure of the Australian and New Zealand troops for the Dardanelles. The letter shows that the members of the expedition fully realised the dangerous character of the military operations in which they were to be engaged, but showed that the force was inspired by courage and enthusiasm. Great sympathy will be felt for the parents in the loss which they have sustained.
Another son, Neil, aged 19 years, left Auckland for Trentham on Friday last, and a third son, who holds a commission in the territorial force, is only awaiting appointment to a company before proceeding to the front
NOTES His father, Murdoch McLean was the Mayor of Mount Albert, Auckland
* his brother Neil Clifford Neil Clifford McLean served as Rifleman 23/230
* his brother, Ronald Douglas McLean, Second Lieutenant 12/3759 was killed at the Somme

William Hugh MEATES, Otira line
born: (1892-1958) to William Anthony MEATES & Rose O'FLAHERTY
served as: Trooper 7/2007
unit: 9th Reinforcements Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron, NZEF
embarked: from Wellington 8 January 1916
next of kin: W. A. Meates (father), Eldon Street, Greymouth
married: Ellen LARKIN (1894-1952) in 1920
NOTE possible that 2 of William's sons were Otago All Blacks
* William Anthony 'Bill' Meates (see also obituary)
* Kevin Meates

Luther MOORE, farm hand, c/o Post Office, Otira
born: (possibly 1879-1951)
served as: not on Cenotaph

James O'CONNOR, railway guard, Otira
- possibly -
born: (1882-1915) to Edward & Bridget O'Connor
served as: Private 6/1675
unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion, 3rd Reinforcements
embarked: from Wellington 14 February 1915
next of kin: Edward O'Connor (father), Revell Street, Hokitika
JAMES died of his wounds 24 August 1915 at Gallipoli

James O'MALLEY, 2/830, labourer, Terminus Hotel, Otira
born: (1880-) to James O'MALLEY & Ellen COOKLEY
served as: Driver 2/830
unit: Field Artillery, main Body
embarked: from Wellington 16 October 1914
next of kin: James O'Malley, Terminus Hotel, Otira

Ernest Nolan PAHL, mail-coach driver, Otira
born: (1883-1962) in Nelson to George William PAHL & Emma Lavinia HARFORD
married: Rose Eva Nicolson 1909 in Reefton
served as: not on Cenotaph
Grey River Argus , 24 May 1918
The Greymouth Military Service Board sat yesterday when the following appeals were dealt with:-
Archibald Hall, coach proprietor and contractor for Arthur's Pass-Otira mail service, appealed on behalg of Ernest Nolan Pahl, coach driver. This was adjourned for one month for enquiries
* brother Kenneth Stanley Pahl (1889-1964) served as Trooper 58244
* brother Edward John Pahl (1895-1957) served as Sapper 4/1020

Henry PATTERSON, postmaster, Otira
- not found

Charles Henry PEARCE, tunneller, Otira
born: (1880-1964) ?
served as: Sapper 4/1536
unit: Headquarters, No. 3 Relief, Tunnelling Company
embarked: from Auckland 18 December 1915
next of kin: Mrs Love (friend), Otira Tunnel
* Papers Past has various reports of Charles as being sick and wounded & listing his next of kin as Mrs Lone, Love, Long or Lane

A. PRICE, motorman
- Cenotaph has at least 19 A. Price

Edward James PRIEST, Otira
born: (1893-1918) to John & Catherine PRIEST
served as: Corporal 44152
unit: Reinforcements G Company (part), New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: from Wellington 5 April 1917
next of kin: J. Priest (father), Baxter's, Otira Line, Greymouth
EDWARD died of his wounds 29 March 1918 in France, aged 25
(Cenotaph has aged 22)

George Patrick RICH, miner, Otira
born: (1879-1939) to George RICH & Mary Ann Josephine CLARKE
served as: not on Cenotaph

Thomas RITCHIE, laborer, Otira
born: (?-?)
served as: Private 6/3445
unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion, 8th Reinforcements
embarked: from Wellington 13 November 1915
next of kin: Mrs A. Ritchie (mother), Marton

Roy William ROONEY, labourer, Otira
born: (1893-1942)
served as: not on Cenotaph

Samuel Arthur ROSE, chucker, Upper Otira
born: (1875-1946) 11th of 12 children of Thomas ROSE (1832-1911) & Sarah ELLIOTT (1834-1913) from Yorkshire, England & died in Cobden, Westland. His first 8 siblings born Australia
served as: Rifleman 56470
unit: 30th Reinforcements H Company
embarked: from Wellington 13 October 1917
next of kin: Mrs L. McLeod (sister), Cobden, Greymouth
* his sister Louisa Rose (born Buninyong) married Daniel McLeod

Neil SELLARS, Kotuku, Otira line
born: (1894-1916) to Neil SELLARS & Jane Ann McCALLUM
served as: Rifleman 24/275
unit: A Company, 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: 9 October 1915
next of kin: Neil Sellars (father), Gorge Road, Southland
NEIL died of his wounds 14 June 1916 in France

Thomas SHANNON, police constable, Otira
- not found

Charlies Henry SMITH, labourer, Otira
- 9 Charles Henry Smith to choose from
- best possibility

Edgar King SMITH, miner, Otira
- not found

John SMITH, laborer, Otira
- about 90 on Cenotaph

Hugh Campbell STEEL, fitter, Public Works Department, Otira
born: (1897-1960) to James & Amelia STEEL
served as: not on Cenotaph

Sidney George STOCKLEY, tunnel
born: (1878-1960) to Joseph & Mary Ann STOCKLEY
served as: not on Cenotaph

William TRACEY, labourer, Otira
- not found

Con TREACY, labourer, Otira
born: (1873-1954)
served as: Rifleman 46900
unit: Reinforcements J Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: from Wellington 26 April 1917
next of kin: Mrs Eliza Treacy (mother), Christchurch Road, Kumara

Robert THOMSON, miner, Kokiri, Otira Line
- many to choose from

Leslie James THOMPSON, sawmiller, Ruru, Otira Line
born: in Australia
served as: Rifleman 56485
unit: Reinforcements G Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: from Wellington 15 August 1917
next of kin: A. R. Thompson (brother), Moana

James TOOHEY, machinist, Otira
- not found

George TRILL, miner, Otira
- not found

Edwin WALDIE, tunnel-digger, Patara, Otira Line
born: (1888-1930) in Australia
served as: Rifleman 56490
unit: Reinforcements G Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
embarked: from Wellington 15 August 1917
next of kin: Mrs Eliza Ann Waldie (mother), 15 Collins St, South Brunswick, Melbourne

Hector Ernest WALKER, Otira
born: (?-?)
served as: Private 6/3192
unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion, 7th Reinforcements
embarked: from Wellington 9 October 1915
next of kin: Mrs M. F. Le Marchand (mother), Palliser Rd, Roseneath, Wellington

John WALSHE, laborer, Otira
- not found

Piers Acton Eliot WARBURTON
born: (1885-1915) Palmerston North to George Hartop Eliot WARBURTON & Sophia Isabella BUDD
served as Sapper 4/63A
unit: New Zealand Engineers, British Section
embarked: from England
next of kin: not listed
PIERS died of his wounds 30 April 1915 at sea aged 30 on board HMHS Mashobra ex Gallipoli
Hawera & Normanby Star, 10 May 1915
Piers Acton Eliot Warburton, mentioned as having died of wounds at the Dardanelles, was for two years shift engineer at the power house of the Hawera Electric Light Company. He left this employment to take up a position as electrical engineer on the Otira tunnel works some five years ago, but had latterly held a position in Vancouver. At the outbreak of the war he went to England to join the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, and was attached to the engineers section
NOTES
* Piers was an Inventor. An original printed Patent Application in 1910, Number 18,307, was for a combined reciprocating engines and turb0-electric generator and motors for driving steamships and machinery
* see also Sophia Isabella Budd

Henry WATSON, miner, Otira
- not found

William WESTON, Otira
born: (?-?)
served as: Private 6/3504
unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion, 8th Reinforcements
embarked: from Wellington 13 November 1915
next of kin: Mrs Maria Weston (mother), 3 Bute Street, Wellington

Charles WHITE, labourer, Otira
- not found

Edward Neil WHITTEN, porter, Otira tunnel
born: (1894-1971) to John & Elizabeth WHITTEN
served as: not on Cenotaph

Richard Percival WILLETTS, surfaceman
born: (1892-1968) to George & Alice Mary WILLETTS
- not on Cenotaph
next of kin: George Willetts (father), Hokitika
His brother George Counsellor Willetts was killed in action at Gallipoli

Leonard Albin WILLIAMS, sawmill hand, Kotuku, Otira Line
- not found

William WILLIAMS, bricklayer, Otira
- many on Cenotaph

William WILMOTT, labourer, Otira
born: (1898-1964)
served as: Lance Corporal 37653
unit: 5th Reinforcements, New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company
embarked: from Wellington 26 April 1917
next of kin: Mrs Esther Kerr (mother), 626 Barbadoes St, Saint Albans, Christchurch
* his mother, Esther Ann Wilmott (1874-1945) married Bendix Hallenstein Kerr (1873-1947) in Opawa 12 Dec 1916 (both widowed). I believe Bendix was related to Bendix Hallenstein (1835-1905)

Alexander John WILSON, machine-man, Otira
- not found

Thomas Campbell WILSON, Otira
born: (1887-) to William WILSON & Elizabeth (possibly nee Curran)
served as: Private 69986
unit: 36th Reinforcements D Company, NZEF
embarked: from Wellington 2 May 1918
next of kin: Miss Amelia Kate Wilson (sister), Park Hotel, Greymouth


PHOTO
Sapper 4/63A, Piers Acton Eliot Warburton

died at sea on board the HMHS Mashobra ex Gallipoli


1 comment(s), latest 2 months, 3 weeks ago

WWII SOLDIERS from RODNEY - killed Nov 1941

NOTE ...
the names of the soldiers below were taken from just one issue of the Rodney newspaper. There may have been many others. They will be profiled if found

Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette
17 December 1941
ARMY CASUALTIES
RODNEY MEN - DEATHS ON SERVICE


...............] Private 23883 ~ JAMES MALCOLM BECROFT ~
Advice that her only son, Pte. J. M. (Jim) BECROFT has been killed in action at Libya has been received by Mrs H. L. Becroft, of Port Albert.
Pte. Becroft was born and recived his early schooling, at Port Albert. He went overseas with the third echelon and served in the Greek campaign, his company being one of the last formations to be evacuated.
PARENTS:
Harold Leslie BECROFT (1887-1958) & Nancy Hilda VIPOND (1889-1977)
served with: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 24 Infantry battalion
next of kin: Mrs H. L. Becroft (mother), Point Albert Rural Delivery, Wellsford
occupation: orchard labourer
enlisted from: c/o P. Becroft & Co, Point Albert, Wellsford
military district: Warkworth
campaign: Western Desert
place of death: Sidi Rezegh, Libya
date of death: 25 November 1941 aged 29
cause of death: Killed in Action
cemetery or memorial: 6. K. 23. at Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya


...............] Private 29869 ~ WILLIAM RAMSAY BRADNAM ~
Mrs N. L. BRADNAM, of Hill Street, Warkworth, has received advice that her husband, Pte. William Ramsay Bradnam, aged 33, was killed in action in Libya on November 25th. Pte. Bradnam, who left with the fourth reinforcements, was born at Suva. His early youth was spent at Warkworth where he received his schooling.
Prior to leaving New Zealand he was employed by the Northland Herd Testing Association for ieght years and later by the Public Works Department. Apart from his wife, Pte. Bradnam is survived by a family of three children.
PARENTS:
Edwin James BRADNAM (1889-1954) + (1st wife) Jessie BROWN
* siblings 7 & 6 step-siblings
served with: Second NZEF, 4th Reinforcements, Infantry Reinforcements
next of kin: Mrs N. Bradnam (wife), Warkworth, North Auckland
occupation: labourer
enlisted from: Warkworth, North Auckland
military district: Warkworth
married: Nancy Leslie BALDERSTON (1916-1993)
campaign: Western Desert
place of death: Western Desert
date of death: 25 November 1941 aged 33
cause of death: Killed in Action
cemetery or memorial: Column 102. at Alamein War Memorial, Egypt


...............] Private 22251 ~ GEORGE RAYMOND BOND ~
Mr and Mrs J. Bond, Hepburn Creek Road, Warkworth, have received advice that their eldest son, Pte. George R. Bond, aged 33, was killed in action in Libya on November 26th. Pte. Bond was born at Bathgate, Scotland, and came to New Zealand with his parents as an infant. He received his schooling at the Warkwroth District High School, afterwards following a farming occupation. Prior to the war for a period of five years Pte. Bond was an enthusiastic territorial trainee and was a crack rifle shot and for a time had the honour of holding the Northland Territorial championship for marksmanship. He left New Zealand with the second echelon as a driver-mechanic in the Bren Carruer section of the 21st Battalion and served with his unit in Greece and Crete. In the former campaign he was slightly wounded.
PARENTS:
Jarvis BOND (1887-1953) & Rebeccca Marion GALLAND (1881-1970) of Warkworth
served with: 2nd NZEF, Headquarters, 21 Auckland Battalion
next of kin: Mr J. Bond (father), Warkworth
occupation: truck driver
enlisted from: Warkworth
campaign: Western Desert
place of death: Western Desert
date of death: 26 November 1941 aged 25
cause of death: Killed in action
cemetery or memorial: Column 102. Alamein War Memorial, Egypt


...............] Private 20785 ~ FRANK WINTLE ~
Advice that their fourth son, Pte. Frank WINTLE, has been killed in action in Libya has been received by Mr and Mrs C, Wintle, of Tara, Mangawai. Aged 24, Pte, Wintle left New Zealand with an infantry unit in the fourth reinforcements, which also saw service in Greece. Prior to going overseas Pte. Wintle was engaged in farming work. He took a keen interest in local sport, particularly tennis and rugby football.
PARENTS:
Claud WINTLE (1871-1944) & Sarah Ann MILLER (1888-1966) of Tara, Mangawai
served with: 2nd NZEF, 24 Infantry Reinforcements
next of kin: Mrs S. A. Wintle (mother), Mangawai, North Auckland
occupation: butcher
enlisted from: Mangawai, North Auckland
military district: Whangarei
campaign: Western Desert
place of death: Libya
date of death: 25 November 1941 aged 24
cause of death: Killed in Action
cemetery or memorial: Column 106. El Alamein War Memorial, Egypt


...............] Private 24168 ~ WILBERT JOHN MAINLAND ~
Official advice that his eldest son, Private W. J. (Jock) MAINLAND, aged 33, was killed in action at Libya on November 25th, has been received by Mr G. A. Mainland, of Kaipara Flats, Pte. mainland, who went overseas with the third echelon also saw service in the Greek campaign. He was born at Rotorua and after completing his education at the Dilworth School was engaged in farming on his father's property at Kaipara Flats. "Jock" Mainland was prominenet in County athletics, particularly cricket, football and hockey, and was the holder of the Ted Dunning Memorial Cup, awarded annually to the best all-round County athlete - No award of this trophy has been made since the commencement of the war.
PARENTS:
George Arthur MAINLAND (1894-1973) & Nona Estelle HEAYS (1892-1925)
served with: 2nd NZEF, 3rd Echelon, 24 Infantry Battalion
next of kin: Mr G. A. Mainland (father), Kaipara Flats
occupation: farm labourer
enlisted from: Kaipara Flats
campaign: Western Desert
place of death: Western Desert
date of death: 25 November 1941 aged 22
cause of death: Killed in Axtion
cemetery or memorial: 14. J. 6. Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya


PHOTO
Private 23882 Jim Becroft


WYBER marriages New Zealand 1863 - 1933

the known WYBER marriages in New Zealand 1863 - 1933

Agnes Harold Wyber
married Walter REID in 1885
their known children:
* 1886 - Lillian Harold Reid

Alexandrina Olga Mabel Wyber
married William WILLIAMSON in 1916

Alice Josephine Wyber
married William Arthur ROBINSON in 1932

Ann Stewart Wyber
married Philip CLENT in 1911

Beatrice Vera Alice Wyber
married Charles Henry Leech BIRD in 1909
their known children:
* 1910 - Muriel Beatrice Bird
* 1913 - Charles Frederick Bird

Catherine Wyber
married William WRIGHT in 1890

Charles Wyber
married Mary Frances WILLIAMS in 1912

Charlotte Wyber
married Harry Sampson MILLER in 1909

Edward Allan Wyber
married Mary Ann WALKER in 1932

Eliza Wyber
married William Ian PATTERSON in 1927

Ernestine May Wyber
married George Frederick FRASER in 1913

George Harrison Wyber
married Letitia MULRINE in 1895
their known children:
* 1898 - Marcus William Mulrine Wyber
* 1900 - Gordon Wyber
* 1901 - Eliza Wyber
* 1905 - Odora Isabel Wyber
* 1908 - John Leslie Wyber

Gordon Wyber
married Helen Veronica OLIVER in 1927

Ian Wyber
married Laura Henrietta CONSTABLE in 1924

Ian Wyber
married Hilda BARE in 1928

Isaac Wyber
married Anne STEWART in 1865
their known children:
* 1866 - Robert William Wyber
* 1868 - Catherine Jane Wyber
* 1869 - Janet Wyber
* 1871 - Isaac Wyber
* 1873 - James Alexander Wyber
* 1875 - George Harrison Wyber
* 1877 - Margaret Wyber
* 1878 - John Wyber
* 1880 - Henrietta Wyber
* 1881 - Marion WYber

Isaac Wyber
married Mary HOWARD in 1924

James Wyber
married Mary Jane HARRIS in 1881
their known children:
* 1882 - James Wyber
* 1883 - Janet Marion Wyber
* 1885 - Beatrice Vera Alice Wyber
* 1887 - Thomas Martin WYber
* 1888 - Violet Irene Wyber
* 1890 - Ernestine May Wyber
* 1892 - Alexandrina Olga Mabel WYber

James Alexander Wyber
married Agnes Sligo ROGERSON (1875-1953) in 1901

James Robert Wyber
married Alice Josephine MILLER in 1906
their known children:
* 1907 - 1990 Stuart Duthie Wyber
* 1908 - Agnes Wyber
* 1910 - Alice Josephine WYber

Janet Wyber
married Alexander BAIN in 1889
their known children:
* 1889 - George Stanley Bain
* 1890 - Robert William Bain
* 1892 - George Albany Bain
* 1893 - Alexander Bain

Janet Marion Wyber
married James LOGAN in 1907
their known children:
* 1911 - Alice Ernestine Logan

John Wyber
married Annie Eliza WELHAM in 1900
their known children:
* 1901 - Olive Wyber
* 1907 - William Wyber

John Leslie Wyber
married Irma Joyce BEVAN in 1929

Marcus William Wyber
married Matilda Henry Etta BUTT in 1929

Margaret Wyber
married Robert Gray LOCHART in 1900

Margaret Jane Wyber
married William Jules BERLAND in 1920

Marion Wyber
married Edmund Bolton JONES in 1905

Odora Isabel Wyber
married Allan Bruce LITTLEJOHN in 1922

Olive Wyber
married William Robert MILLER in 1933

Robert Wyber
married May MARTIN in 1892

Robert Leslie Wyber
married Mary Eleanor JONES in 1928

Robert William Wyber
married Christina STEWART in 1891
their known children:
* 1891 - Ann Stewart Wyber
* 1985 - Robert William Wyber
* 1896 - Norman Sheddan Wyber

Robert William Wyber
married Eleanor Sawyer RIGBY in 1925

Thomas Martin Wyber
married Daisy Wilkinson MACKEY in 1919

Violet Irene Wyber
married Walter James ALLAN in 1917

William Wyber
married Sarah RENNIE in 1863
their known children:
* 1864 - Robert Wyber
* 1867 - Margaret Wyber
* 1869 - Samuel William Wyber
* 1874 - John Wyber
* 1885 - Charlotte Wyber

William Wyber
married Margaret McCONNON in 1933

William Leonard Wyber
married Kate Elaine GALBRAITH in 1920

WYCHERLEY deaths New Zealand 1864 - 2011

known WYCHERLEY deaths in New Zealand 1864 - 2011
- as at October 2011 -

some dates of birth may be approximate - based on age at death



Wycherley, Alfred
- born 1871 in Weymouth, Dorset
- 2nd of 10 children of Charles Whittingham WYCHERLEY & Hannah Keziah SPARROW
- died 1958 aged 87

Wycherley, Alison Margaret (nee WINTER)
- born 1920
- daughter of Frank M. & Agnes WINTER
- married Kenneth John Wycherley
- served as W/3983, Aircraftwoman Class 1, with the New Zealand Women's Auxiliary Air Force Royal New Zealand Air Force
- died 1943 aged 23 in Mangere, Auckland
- buried Hamilton

Wycherley, Annie Roberta
- born 26 April 1908
- died 1996 aged 88

Wycherley, Annie Wilson
- born 1864
- died 1943 aged 79

Wycherley, Arthur Jefferson
- born 1883 in Weymouth, Dorsetshire
- 9th of 10 children of Charles Whittingham WYCHERLY & Hannah Keziah SPARROW
- died 1951 aged 68

Wycherley, Caroline
- born unknown
- died 1864 age unknown

Wycherley, Charles Joseph
- born 1870
- died 1907 aged 37

Wycherley, Charles Sparrow
- born 16 March 1895 in Manawatu
- son of Alfred William WYCHERLEY * Maud Ellen LICKFOLD
- died 1980 aged 85

Wycherley, Charles Whittingham
- born 1841 in England
- son of John WYCHERLEY & Mary Edwards WHITTINGHAM
- married Hannah Kezia SPARROW in England
- they had 10 children then emigrated on the JESSIE READMAN in 1885
- died 1915 aged 73

Wycherley, Clement Whittingham
- born 1880 in Weymouth, Dorsetshire, England
- 7th of 10 children of Charles Whittingham WYCHERLEY & Hannah Keziah SPARROW
- died 1970 aged 90

Wycherley, Dorothy
- born 1892
- died 1964 aged 72Y

Wycherley, Elisa Cliofe (nee LENZINI)
- born 1 April 1885 in Italy
- daughter of Giovanni LENZINI & Elisa MARCHETTI
- she married Ernest Denham Wycherley
- died 1980 aged 95

Wycherley, Elizabeth
- born 1893
- died 1971 aged 78

Wycherley, Ellen Carde
- born 1860
- daughter of Thomas & Harriet Ann Wycherley
- died 1934 aged 73

Malcolm, Elsie Margaret (nee Wycherley)
- born 1 April 1914
- died 2003 aged 89

Wycherley, Ernest Denham
- born 1885 in Weymouth, Dorsetshire
- 10th of 10 children of Charles WHittingham WYCHERLEY & Hannah Keziah SPARROW
- died 1961 aged 66

Currie, Esther Teresa (nee WYCHERLEY)
- born 10 January 1916 in Palmerston North
- daughter of Alfred WYCHERLEY & Maud Ellen LICKFOLD
- she married Robert Malcolm CURRIE in 1943
- died 2000 aged 84

Wycherley, Eugenie Kathleen
- born 2 June 1923
- died 1988 aged 65

Wycherley, George Alfred
- born 1902
- son of Alfred WYCHERLEY & Maud Ellen LICKFOLD
- died 1962 aged 60

Wycherley, George Arthur
- born 1872
- died 1950 aged 78Y

Wycherley, Hannah Keziah (nee SPARROW)
- born 1848 in Cripplegate, London
- she married Charles Whittingham Wycherly in England
- they had 10 children then emigrated on the JESSIE READMAN in 1885
- died 1887 aged 39Y

Wycherley, Harriet Ann
- born unknown
- died 1864 age not recorded

Wycherley, Henry Charles Brian
- born 14 April 1910
- son of Henry Sparrow WYCHERLEY & Rachel SCOTT
- died 1993 aged 83

Wycherley, Henry Sparrow
- born 1876 in Weymouth, Dorsetshire
- 5th of 10 children of Charles Whittingham WYCHERLEY & Hannah Kezia SPARROW
- died 1956 aged 80Y

Wycherley, Jean Freda
- born 16 May 1930
- died 2011 aged 81

Jonas, Joyce Helen (nee WYCHERLEY)
- born 4 July 1909
- daughter of Clement Whittingham WYCHERLEY & Margaret Ellen IVORY
- married Clarence Athol Lester JONAS
- died 1998 aged 89

Wycherley, Kate Caroline Agnes
- born 1860
- died 1898 aged 38

Wycherley, Kenneth John
- born 16 January 1908
- son of Clement Whittingham WYCHERLY & Helen IVORY
- died 1996 aged 88

Wycherley, Leila
- born 19 February 1918
- died 2010 aged 92

Wycherley, Lily Gertrude (nee ROSE)
- born 1897
- daughter of Joseph Benjamin ROSE & Emma FOLEY from Halesowen, Dudley
- she married Mark Edwards Wycherley in 1919
- died 1964 aged 67

Wycherley, Margaret Ellen/Helen (nee IVORY)
- born 1880
- daughter of John IVORY & Ellen BARNARD
- married clement Whittingham WYCHERLEY in 1905
- died 1968 aged 88

Wycherley, Maria (formerly? MARTIN)
- born 1841
- married Charles Whitingham WYCHERLEY in 1891 when both about 50
- died 1923 aged 82
- buried Karori Cemetery Wellington
- (Charles is buried with his 1st wife)

Wycherley, Mark Edwards
- born 1897 possibly in Woodville
- son of Alfred WYCHERLEY & Maud Ellen LICKFOLD
- died 1961 aged 64

Wycherley, Mary Agnes (nee SCHONBOHM, formerly FUNNELL)
- born 1868 to Henry/Heinrich H. R.SCHONBOLM & Margaretha ?
- married Charles Joseph WYCHERLEY Xmas Eve 1892
- died 1916 aged 48

Wycherley, Maud Ellen (nee LICKFOLD)
- born 1872 in Victoria, Australia
- a daughter of Mark LICKFOLD & Ellen TONKIN
- married Alfred William WYCHERLEY in 1893 in Palmerston North
- died 1949 aged 77

Wycherley, Maurice Ernest
- born 18 March 1920
- son of Ernest Denham WYCHERLEY & Elisa Cleofe LENZINI
- died 1976 aged 56

Wycherley, Mervyn Albert
- born 14 May 1927
- died 1989 aged 62

Wycherley, Minnie Eliza
- born 1867
- died 1928 aged 81

Wycherley, Myriam Alice (nee SIMPKIN)
- born 1907
- a daughter of Walter SIMPKIN & Hannah Mary ?
- she married Robert WYCHERLEY in 1927
- died 1962 aged 55Y

Wycherley, Noel Edward
- born 1920
- died 1966 aged 46Y

Wycherley,
- born 1907
- died 1907 aged 1 day

Wycherley, Owen Albert
- born 21 August 1922
- lived at Rooy Street, Palmerston North
- died 2001 aged 79

Wycherley, Pamela Flora (nee STICHBURY)
- born 20 March 1927
- daughter of Vincent John STICHBURY & Thelma Florence CAMERON
- married Maurice Ernest WYCHERLEY
- died 2000 aged 73

Perry, Patricia Goss
- born 15 August 1918
- died 2004 aged 86

Wycherley, Rachel (nee SCOTT)
- born 1876
- daughter of William & Fanny SCOTT
- married Henry Sparrow WYCHERLEY in 1900
- died 1940 aged 63Y

Wycherley, Robert Martin
- born 20 June 1903
- son of Alfred William WYCHERLEY & Maud Ellen LICKFOLD
- died 1994 aged 91

Wycherley, Thomas Bernard
- born 1816
- died 1882 aged 66

Wycherley, Violet
- born 1888
- died 1960 aged 72

Wycherley, Violet Lavinia (nee LEGGETT)
- born 16 October 1897
- married Charles Sparrow WYCHERLY in 1921
- died 1988 aged 91


the WYCHERLEY arrive in New Zealand

the WYCHERLEY FAMILY in New Zealand

the WYCHERLEY MARRIAGES in New Zealand

WYCHERLEY marriages New Zealand 1891 - 1930

WYCHERLEY marriages in New Zealand 1891 - 1930


the WYCHERLEY FAMILY in New Zealand


the WYCHERLEY BRIDES

Cassia Mary Wycherley
- marriedJames Viner Walton in 1921

Dorothy Mae Wycherley
- married Ian Mathewson Nairn in 1923

Gladys Irene Wycherley
- married John Stuart Currie in 1930

Grace Margaret Wycherley
- married Richmond Escolme Harrison in 1926

Grace Maria Wycherley
- married James Rundle Frethey in 1915

Hannah Teresa Wycherley
- married Alfred Theodore Childs in 1898

Ida Hazel Wycherley
- married David Dunlop Currie in 1930

Jessie Ellen Wycherley
- married John Keith Currie in 1923

Jessie Mary Wycherley
- married Frederick Howell in 1902

Joy Agnes Wycherley
- married Keith Branton Malcolm in 1930

Katherine Mary Wycherley
- married Cecil George Hart in 1930

Mary Jane Paget Wycherley
- married Willie Goldsmith Bowles in 1892

Mercy Gertrude Wycherley
- married Ernest Arthur Suckling in 1911


the WYCHERLEY GROOMS

Alfred Wycherley
- married Maud Ellen Lickfold in 1893

Brian Wycherley
- married Dora May Markham in 1924

Charles Joseph Wycherley in 1892
- married Mary Agnes (formerly) Funnell (nee Schonbolm) in 1892

Charles Sparrow Wycherley
- married Violet Lavinia Leggett in 1921

Charles Whittingham Wycherley
- married Maria Martin in 1891

Clement Whittingham Wycherley
- married Margaret Helen Ivory in 1905

Ernest Denham Wycherley
- married Elisa Cliafe Lenzini in 1910

Henry Sparrow Wycherley
- married Rachel Scott in 1900

Mark Edwards Wycherley
- married Lilly Gertrude Rose in 1919

Robert Martin Wycherley
- married Myruam Alice Simpkin in 1927

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Y surnames on PECK of Taita

The tree, PECK of Taita, contains many early settler families of New Zealand. Started in 2008 as a Family Tree of Samuel PECK, it now contains thousands of people who are not at all related to him, but are still connected (in varying degrees) through generations of marriages. The site has therefore been changed to a 'Genealogy Help Site' for those researching 'Kiwis' in all NZ districts

The names on the tree as at 16 Sep 2010 ... amended 20 Sep 2013
A .... B .... C .... D .... E .... F .... G .... H .... I .... J .... K ... L
M ... N ... O ... P ... Q ... R ... S ... T ... U ... V ... W ... Y ... Z

* click the following link to access more on each individual:
Y surnames

Yardley
Yarker
Yarrow
Yates
Yaxley (23)

Yea
Yeabsley

York
Young (25)
Youngman
Youngson (11)

Yuile
Yule (14)

A .... B .... C .... D .... E .... F .... G .... H .... I .... J .... K ... L
M ... N ... O ... P ... Q ... R ... S ... T ... U ... V ... W ... Y ... Z
UPDATED 20 Sep 2013

PHOTO
William George YOUNGSON (1892-1918)
died WWI 6 Oct 1918 in France. His brother, Robert Alfred Youngson, had died at sea from Gallipoli 3 years previously


YARROW marriages New Zealand 1885 - 1929

some YARROW marriage in New Zealand 1885 - 1929:

see also: the 12 children of Robert YARROW & Alice Ann STACE

the YARROW GROOMS

Alfred Henry Yarrow
- 3rd of 12 children of Robert YARROW & Alice Ann STACE
- married Grace Helen PAUL in 1912

Frederick William Yarrow
- 4th of 12 children of Robert YARROW & Alice Ann STACE
- married Annie Swenton DISTON in 1913

Robert Yarrow
- married Alice Ann STACE in 1885
they were the parents of the 12 children shown here
- they divorced in 1908
- he remarried to Esther Mildred STEWART in 1909

Robert James Yarrow
- 5th of 12 children of Robert YARROW & Alice Ann STACE
- married Annie MICKLE in 1929
- he was first married to Mildred Ethel ?

William Hejekich Mowle Yarrow
- married Elsie Amy NOTTIN 1915


the YARROW BRIDES

Agnes Bertha Yarrow
- 11th of 12 children of Robert YARROW & Alice Ann STACE
- married Edward Gramah? (Graham) SMITH in 1928

Alice Ann Yarrow (nee STACE)
- first married Robert Yarrow in
- married John BELL in 1912

Alice Pretoria Yarrow
- 10th of 12 children of Robert YARROW & Alice Ann STACE
- married Eric Varley RODLEY in 1923
- Eric died aged 33 (from a fractured skull, see link)
- Alice remarried to Thomas Frederick TODD

Alma Beatrice Yarrow
- 12th of 12 children of Robert YARROW & Alice Ann STACE
- married William HARDMAN in 1928

Elizabeth Ann Yarrow
- 1st of 12 children of Robert YARROW & Alice Ann STACE
- married William John MARSHALL in 1908

Esther May Yarrow
- 9th of 12 children of Robert YARROW & Alice Ann STACE
- married William George BENSON in 1921

Evelyn Jessie Yarrow
- 2nd of 12 children of Robert YARROW & Alice Ann STACE
- married Cathelus McPHERSON in 1911

Ida Minnie Yarrow
- married Robert Henry Stanley EEDWARDS in 1909

Ivy Yarrow
- 6th of 12 children of Robert YARROW & Alice Ann STACE
- married Michael Francis ORLOWSKI in 1913
- they divorced in 1928

Mildred Ethel Yarrow (nee ?)
- first married Robert James Yarrow
- they divorced in 1928
- she remarried to Francis George Wallace ANTHONY in 1929

Myrtle Yarrow
- 7th of 12 children of Robert YARROW & Alice Ann STACE
- married Edward Henry NEIGHBOUR in 1920

YAXLEY marriages New Zealand 1888 - 1931

some YAXLEY marriages New Zealand 1888 - 1931


the YAXLEY GROOMS

Arthur Yaxley
- married Annie EDE in 1893

Arthur Herbert Yaxley
- married Rubina Reta CHINNERY in 1921

Cyril Seddon Yaxley
- son of Mark YAXLEY & Agnes Caroline Coventry DALZELL
- married Mary Agnes BURNEY in 1927

Hector McDonald Yaxley (1902-1965)
- married May Louisa Eliza EDEN (1904-1957) in 1926

Henry Yaxley (1894-1937)
- married Lily Kate Bradshaw DAVENPORT (1900-1921) in 1916
- he next married Irene May MORRIS in 1922

Horace Cornelius Yaxley (1910-1980)
- married Mary Anna Evelyn ROGERS in 1929

James Yaxley
- married Bella BEAMS in 1917

Mark Yaxley (1864-1936)
- married Agnes Caroline Coventry DALZELL (1870-1924) in 1888

Mark Albert Yaxley (1887-1972)
- son of Mark YAXLEY & Agnes Caroline Coventry DALZELL
- married Janet McLEOD in 1910

William Laurence Yaxley (1888-1972)
- married Ethel Winifred Florence RULE (1899-1979) in 1920



THE YAXLEY BRIDES

Annie Gladys Yaxley (1907-1927)
- married Leslie John MELLOR (1901-1975) in 1924
- Leslie had previously married Minnie Augusta JACKSON (1904-1923) in 1921

Daphnie Mabel Yaxley
- married Frederick Walter George SIBLEY in 1931

Doris Emily Yaxley
- married George William ROGERS in 1928

Greta Yaxley (1900-1986)
- daughter of Mark YAXLEY & Agnes Caroline Coventry DALZELL
- married Richard Wilson BOYD (1891-1975) in 1917

Hazel Yaxley (1903-1945)
- daughter of Mark YAXLEY & Agnes Caroline Coventry DALZELL
- married James Wilson BOYD (1902-1951) in 1921

Olvy Ezina Yaxley
- daughter of Mark YAXLEY & Agnes Caroline Coventry DALZELL
- married Percival Henderson AUSTIN in 1918

Pearl Yaxley
- daughter of Mark YAXLEY & Agnes Caroline Coventry DALZELL
- married Robert FORRESTER in 1919

YELLAND marriages New Zealand 1864 - 1916

some of the YELLAND marriages New Zealand 1864 - 1916

Albert Collins Yelland
- married Effie Gard in 1903

Albert Collins Yelland
- married Rose Way in 1909

Edith Jane Yelland
- married Richard Philip Earl 1901

Elizabeth Jane Yelland
- married Thomas Vickery in 1892

Ellen Mary Yelland
- married Jonathan Beaman in 1899

Frank Edgar Yelland
- married Blanche Beatrice Wither in 1917

Hevelena Yelland
- married Joseph Green in 1912

John Yelland
- married Alice Bourke in 1864

Lavinia Harriett Victoria Yelland
- married Thomas Harris in 1915

Letitia Yelland
- married Ronald Percival Boakes in 1899

Thomas Edwin Yelland
- married Mary Hall in 1902

YEOMAN buried in Christchurch

the YEOMAN buried in Christchurch Cemeteries


Yeoman, Edward James
- born about 1899 in Port Chalmers
- Edward was a Builder
- he was living in Nelson
- Edward died 5 November 1934 aged 35
- buried Plot 60, Block 16A at Sydenham cemetery


Yeoman, Harriett Mary
- born about 1869 in Victoria Australia
- she came to NZ when she was about 9
- Harriett had been living in Armagh St Christchurch
- she died 15 July 1928 aged 69
- buried Plot 63, Block 48 at Linwood Cemetery


Yeoman, Irene Margaret
- born about 1911 in Christchurch
- Irene never married
- she lived in Garden Road, Christchurch
- Irene died 15 June 1951 aged 40
- she isburied Plot 202, Block 21 at Bromley Cemetery


Yeoman, James
- born about 1862 in Victoria Australia
- he arrived in NZ when he was about 4
- James was a Carpenter
- he was living in Stanmore Road, Christchurch
- he died 24 April 1918 aged 56
- buried Plot 63, Block 48 in Linwood Cemetery


Yeoman, Margaret Mary 13/05/1977
- born about 1892 in Christchurch
- h died 13 May 1977 aged 85
- buried Plot 202, Block 21 in Bromley Cemetery