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some WANGANUI HOTELS & their landlords

* written for Laraine
* links usually show photographs of the hotel
* if 2 or more hotels are listed with the same name it is because I found with different address but the landlords may have been in one or the other

ALBION HOTEL, Ridgway Street - established 1865
* Charles THOMAS (late of the 'Rutland') was there in 1867
* In June 1876 George PEARCE renewed his license. Still there in 1878
* In 1889 Frederick John TASKER applied for a 'new license'. (Prior to this he had the Victoria Roller Skating Rink at the Drill Hall). He renewed the license in 1891. Still there in 1894 when he applied for an extension of hours to 11pm. In 1897 He sold the hotel to Mrs WHELAN and became unlicensed. He agreed to buy Mrs STOTT'S interest in the Rutland Hotel but the Certificate was refused
an 1898 Inspector's report (proprietor in brackets): (Whelan) - Middling; in fair order, rairly furnished, fire escape, stairs and ropes provided
* In June 1903 Arthur R. MALTBY renewed the license
* In June 1911 the transfer of the license from J. BINES to F. C. FABER was granted, the license being granted on condition that certain repairs to the building were carried out before the next meeting of the Committee

ALBION HOTEL, corner Market Place & Campbell Place
* A. H. ROGERS in 1907
* In June 1912 the lease was sold to John ROBINSON formerly of the Phoenix Hotel in Palmerston North
* In Feb 1913 Mr J. GRANVILLE's interest in the hotel went to E. J. IBLE*
* In June 1913 the lease, furniture and goodwill was sold to Alfred BISHOP formerly of the Pahautanui Hotel. In 1914 Alfred sold his interest in the hotel to H. E. SOMMERVILLE from Wellington
* In 1916 H. D. McIVER renewed his license. He was still there in 1918
NOTES about Edward James IBLE (1871-1939)

* In 1888 John McLAREN renewed his license. Still there in 1891
* was previously the Hibernian Hotel, later changed to the Commercial Hotel

* John WALKER had it in 1867
* In 1876 Harrison GIBSON renewed his License
* M. A. RICHARDSON was there in 1878
* In May 1886 at half past 2 on a Saturday morning the Aramoho Hotel, owned by G. W. FIRMAN was burned to the ground leaving only the chimneys standing. Mr Firman was away up river on a shooting expedition. The only people in the hotel at the time was the housekeeper, a servant and a child. They jumped out a window, first throwing the cash-box out before them. No one was hurt. The cashbox split open and the money was scattered, only a few silver coins were later found
* In 1887 Mr William TUTTY was granted the license
* In 1893 Thomas COADY took over from Mrs Fanny TUTTY
an 1898 Inspector's report (proprietor in brackets): (Coady) - Middling; small rooms, in fair repair, poorly furnished, fire escape ropes in bedrooms
NOTE William Tutty (1845-1893) & Frances 'Fanny' Colebrook (1859-1922) married in Waitara 21 March 1877 & had 3 children. William died in Wanganui 3 Jan 1893 aged 47. Fanny remarried to Frederick Walter Merson. She died in Wellington 2 Feb 1922 aged 63 and buried Plot 25 G, CH ENG2 at Karori
* Thomas Coady was still there in 1898. He had the Railway hotel in 1886. In 1899 Thomas transferred the license of the Aramoho to W. S. POOLE. In Feb 1901 William Shakespeare POOLE (1862-1949) was charged with selling liquor after hours and for permitting drunkenness on the premises. He transferred his license to David Prideaux BARRETT* later that year. David renewed the license in 1902 & 1903
* In June 1911 F. J. PRESTON renewed the license
NOTES about David Prideaux Barrett (1864-1940)
* 8 Feb 1864 he was born in Cornwall, England, 7th of 12 children of Thomas Stanning Barrett & Ann Prideaux
* 8 Oct 1878, at the age of 14 he arrived into Wellington on the Rakaia with his 16 year old brother, Evan Prideaux 'Doc' Barrett (1862-1937) who never married and lived all his life in Wanganui. Other members of their family arrived later and also lived in Wanganui
* On 11 July 1885 he married Louisa Maria STREETER (1865-1957) & had 6 children
* In 1893 he was a Baker/Confectioneer at Wicksteed Place, Wanganui
* In 1892 his wife commenced business in Wanganui in drapery & millinery
* In 1893 he gave up his bakery and started hawking drapery
* In 1894 he opened a drapery & millinery business in Fergusson St., Feilding in his wife's name
* In Feb 1895 their business premises and that of Mr Prior the solicitor, was destroyed by fire
* In 1896 he was running the Colyton Hotel. In Dec that year he obtained the lease of the Manchester Hotel, Feilding, from W. T. Watts and in Feb 1897 he transferred the license of the Colyton Hotel to George Nicholas
* In Oct 1900 he transferred the license of the Manchester Hotel in Feilding to Michael Cooney Ryan
* In 1901 he obtained the license of the Aramoho Hotel as above and renewed the license in 1902 & 1903
* In June 1908 he again had the Manchester Hotel in Feilding
* In Aug 1910 he was the Licensee of the Trafalgar Hotel in Nelson and renewed the license in 1911
* On 23 Jan 1918 brother Jabez (aka James) Barrett (1876-1918), Sapper 4/1990 died of his wounds in France
* In April 1918 he was charged in the Feilding court with supplying Cyril Avery (Cyril Mostyn 'Sam' Avery 1898-1975) & Neil Larsen (Neil John Larsen 1904-1983), both under the age of 21, with shandies (half beer, half lemonade)
* 15 Feb 1940 David died in Wellington aged 76 & buried Karori
* 23 Oct 1957 his wife Louisa died in Ranfurly Hospital aged 91 & cremated at Kelvin Grove

* In 1870 J. K. PRICE renewed the license
* In Aug 1876 Messrs Ashforth & Liffiton auctioned the stock and furniture of the hotel, the lease being purchased by Mr CUMBERLAND
* In 1894 Alexander McDONALD renewed his license

BRIDGE HOTEL, on the banks of the Wangaehu river
* In 1885 John McDonald's application was granted
* In June 1892 Angus McDONALD's application for the old-established hotel was granted. In 1894 he renewed his license
* In 1897 it contained the Post Office where Mrs HILLIER was the postmistress and mail was received and despatched daily. Mr Hillier had the hotel license
an 1898 Inspector's report (proprietor in brackets): No complaints; in fair repair and fairly furnished, fire escapes provided
* Jeremiah O'LEARY was there in 1901. In 1892 his license had been renewed for the Empire Hotel in Waimate, Canterbury
Wanganui Chronicle, 19 June 1902 Mr Marshall said that since the meeting of the Committee on Monday the owners had had a conference with the licensee and were nor prepared to go on with the building of a new hotel according to the plans submitted to the Committee. The owners would undertake to proceed with the building of the hotel at once

* E. KENNEDY was granted the license
* John DAVEY in 1891
* Thomas J. BENNETT in 1898
an 1898 Inspector's report (proprietor in brackets): (Bennett) - Middling; licensee was fined L5 and costs for unlawful Sunday trade 29/1/98. One storey house, in middling order, furniture middling
* In 1902 the assistant health officer, Alfred Henry Kendal stated he found the place to be in a very unsatisfactory state. The license was renewed to M. A. NEILL as long as a new building was erected as soon as the present lease expired
* In June 1903 George S. BROWN renewed the license
* In June 1911 Bessie DOOLEY renewed the license
* In 1916 D. M. WILSON renewed his license

* In Nov 1915 Mrs E. TOWLER opened the private hotel at Castlecliff charging 6s 6d per day or 35s per week

CHAVANNE'S HOTEL, Victoria Avenue
(see also VICTORIA HOTEL below)
* In 1902 Edith REID transferred her license to James Sydney PALMER. The chairman drew attention to the fact that the hotel had recently changed hands and expressed the opinion that it was not in the interests of the public that there should be such frequent changes. It was noticeable that hotels like Chavannes and Fosters which had been under the same proprietorship for years were conducted better that where a licensee took over a hotel for a short time at a high rental.
* In 1918 was being run by Mr J. G. SWAN

* James O'HALLORAN in 1891

* In 1870 P. B. ROSS renewed the license
* In June 1876 James J. ANDERSON renewed his license
* George HOWE in 1878
* Arthur H. WOOLLEY in 1878
* In 1883 Julia PRICE renewed her license
* In 1888 C. LAIRD was there
* In 1894 J. CATTELL renewed his license
* In 1902 L. J. LLOYD renewed his license
* In June 1903 Andrew SUMMERS renewed his license
* In 1904 J. C. PALMER renewed his license
* In June 1911 H. J. TYRRELL renewed the license
* It was originally named the Hibernian hotel & later the Anchor

* John BRENNAN in 1873. He owned the Metropolitan hotel in 1901
* Frank LEDBURY (1837-1880) in 1873
* In June 1876 James THURSTON renewed his license
* In 1891 Thomas McLENNAN renewed his license
* In 1894 John BRENNAN renewed his license

* Hugh MORROW there in 1867. In 1897 he had been there for 30 years and disposed of his freehold of the hotel to Mrs TABOR of New Plymouth who in turn leased it to Thomas COADY who was so well and favorably known in Wellington and particularly the Hutt
an 1898 Inspector's report (proprietor in brackets): (Cody/Coady) - Fairly well; in fair repair, fairly furnished, fire escapes provided
* In 1902 John JARVIS, as licensee, was in trouble for selling liquor on a Sunday
* By 1908 it had become Criterion House, a boarding establishment

EMPIRE HOTEL, corner Wicksteed Place & Campbell Place (opposite Phoenix Hotel)
* In 1870 C. P. O'HANLON renewed the license
* D. McGREGOR was there in 1873
* In June 1876 James S. CAMPBELL renewed his license. Still there in 1878
* In 1883 Mrs BALLAM (formerly of Waverley) took over from Mrs POWER
* In 1904 an application to transfer the license from George BLEASEL (1879-1939) to William Henry BLEASEL (1855-1905) was granted. William died suddenly in the night at the Hotel on 22 Oct 1905 from erysipelas of the throat

EMPIRE TEMPERANCE HOTEL, corner Wicksteed St & Campbell Place
* J. SHELLEY in 1878. For many years it was known as the Empire Hotel but, along with a number of others, had the license discontinued. Mr Shelley bought it in order that he might increase his accommodation, already owning the 'Buffet' in Victoria Ave
* In 1888 E. McELWAIN renewed the license

- This was the Railway Hotel until 1904 when Mr TREADWELL was granted permission to change the name of the new building and Charles SIDDELLS was the proprietor
* In 1916 A. GRYLLS renewed his license

FORDER'S TEMPERANCE HOTEL, Victoria Avenue (built 1879, opened early 1880)
- It was built by Forder on the left hand side of the thoroughfare, a few yards above Guyton street and immediately adjoining the owner's horse and carriage repository. Consisting of 2 stories, ten rooms on the ground floor including bar, kitchen, dining room, billiard room and several parlors. Upstairs there were 20 bed, bath and sitting rooms.

FOSTER'S HOTEL, Taupo Quay - established 1857
(originally the Steam Packet Hotel)
* In 1894 William Henry George FOSTER renewed his license. Still there in 1907 when he retired and his son took over
an 1898 Inspector's report (proprietor in brackets): (Foster) - Fairly well; in good repair, well furnished and provided with fire escapes and ropes
* In 1916 John Robert FOSTER (his son) renewed his license
... a handsome three-storeyed building of brick and wood. On the ground floor there are seven sitting-rooms, including commercial, writing, and club rooms, a handsome dining hall, with accommodation for a large number of guests, and a fine, well-lighted billiard-room, containing one of Alcock's tables. The first and second floors contain sixty-two rooms, including two sitting-rooms and lounge. The hotel is lighted throughout with electric light, and has a splendid independent supply of artesian water. There are also two extensive roofed balconies, which serve as sitting-rooms during the greater part of the year, and from which a magnificent view of the Wanganui river is obtainable. In conjunction with the hotel, the proprietor farms forty-eight acres at Sedgwick, which farm supplies butter, milk, eggs, vegetables, and fruit for the requirements of the hotel ...
* In 1918 Mr Foster wanted to demolish the hotel and rebuild on the same site but owing to the serious effect the war was having on all building operations his proposal to convert the corner building, of which he had secured a lease, into a hotel, he instead was permitted a temporary permit for 3 years to join the hotel on Taupo Quay to the wooden building on the corner of Victoria Ave
NOTE about William Henry George Foster (1853-1914)

* James LEYDON was there in 1878. He previously had the Royal Oak (see below). James died there in Sep 1879
Wanganui Chronicle, 29 September 1879 SUDDEN DEATH - Mr James Leydon, of the Hibernian Hotel, late of H.M.'s 12th regiment, died very suddenly yesterday morning aged 63 years. He was up and about as usual in the early part of the day, but being suddenly seized with painful and alarming symptoms, his medical adviser and Father Kirk wwere both sent for without delay. However, before these gentlemen arrived, Mr Leydon had breathed his last.
- changed to the ANCHOR Hotel & later the COMMERCIAL Hotel

HOTEL BRAEBURN, Wanganui Street
- mock Tudor style, private hotel (Telephone Exchange No.600) situated on an elevated site on Anzac Parade was opened Monday 15 Nov 1915 just before the Wanganui Show

* In 1876 William TINGEY applied for a renewal of his license. The police objected because of the filthy state of the house and gambling being permitted. License was granted after cautions
* R. E. TINGEY had it in 1878
- An interesting read on this hotel in 1884
* In 1887 C. E. GREAGOR took over the license. Still there in 1893
an 1898 Inspector's report (proprietor in brackets): (Tawse) - No complaints; in good repair and well furnished, fire escape ropes in bedrooms
* In 1901 W. G. NICHOLSON applied for a renewal. He had installed fire escape ropes in all the upstairs bedrooms. The application was granted. He again renewed it in 1902
* In 1918 when the license renewal was applied for the police report was unfavorable. The building was in a bad state and the committee were of the opinion that the hotel should be rebuilt

an 1898 Inspector's report (proprietor in brackets): (Rowe) - No complaints; in fair repair, fairly furnished, fire escape ropes provided

* In 1894 Arthur ELLIS renewed his accommodation license
Wanganui Chronicle, 3 June 1904 We hear on reliable authority that Mr P. S. LACY has brought the freehold of the Mangamahu Family Hotel form Messrs Ellis and Robinson, at a figure close to L4000. The licensee, now owner, intends in the near future to carry out a lot of improvements, both inside and out. The grounds about this hotel can be made very beautiful by a little expenditure of capital and labour on tree planting, shrubberies, etc., and the house itself will be put in thorough repair from top to bottom, which, no doubt the local settlers and travelling public will appreciate

MASONIC HOTEL, Plymouth Street & River Bank (12 rooms)
* Charles BATT there in 1867
* In 1870 J. NEILSON renewed the license
* In June 1876 Catherine NEILSON renewed her license
* In 1878 the Sub-Inspector objected to the renewal of the license to Robert SHEARER as the applicant neglected to support a wife and family in destitution in Glasgow. The Court ruled that the family would be in more distress if they took away the applicants means of obtaining a livelihood
* In 1884 Eric Henry Oscar SUISTED applied for a renewal of the license. Still there in 1888
* William B. PATRICK was there in 1891
* In May 1894 Arthur H. WOOLLEY transferred the license back to Charles BATT
an 1898 Inspector's report (proprietor in brackets): (Hintz) Prior to December indifferently and since that fairly well; part of it very old and the rooms low; in moderate order, furniture middling. Police comment: None for this quarter, beyond that the house is not up to the average standard required for licensed houses in this town
* William Henry BLEASEL (1855-1905) there in 1900 when he thoroughly renovated and scrupulously cleaned it up. He renewed his license in 1902
* In June 1911 A. McQUIRE renewed the lease
* In 1916 A. MANGUSON renewed his license

* In 1876 William CAMBELL renewed his License then transferred to James ANTHONY. He was still there in April 1878 when the hotel was totally destroyed by fire. The house was owned by Messrs Taylor and Watt
* James Anthony (1841-1828) married Mary Hogan (1855-1932) 3 Aug 1876. They had a son, Alfred William James Anthony (1877-1951) who was 11 months old at time of the fire. Mary gave birth to David Henry Anthony (1878-1948) 2 months after the fire. They also had twins Thomas (1882-1961) & Eliza (1882-1954) & Florence Anthony (1890-)
James reopened the 'new' Maxwelltown Hotel in Sep 1878, transferred the license to Thomas Poole in May 1879 and then bought the lease of the Waitotara Hotel in the same month. A meeting of his creditors in June 1880. In March 1895 he was living at Castlecliff when charged in Court that he had failed to support his destitute mother. He stated that he was willing to support her in his own house but could not do so outside. She said she could not live in the house owing to disagreement with her daughter-in-law. He was ordered to pay her 5s a week and his brothers should also contribute

- built c1869 opposite the Railway Station
owned by Martin O'HARA from 1891, leased by Charles James McCARTHY in 1897
* In 1892 Charles was granted the publican's license for the Rutland Hotel
* On 20 March 1897 he took a 10 year lease of this building and it became McCarthy's Family Hotel
an 1898 Inspector's report : Fairly well; in good repair and fairly furnished; fire escapes, ropes and stairs, ladder for balcony
* In the May 1904 flood, the waters extended some distance beyond the Railway Station and water was flowing into McCarthy's Hotel. In fact he was the most unfortunate owner on the Quay. The floor of the building from back to front was covered with over a foot of water and mud.
* In Sep 1904 Mr MARSHALL applied for a renewal of the lease under which Mr McCarthy held the hotel from the owner Mr O'Hara. The Final Warning
* In April 1905 McCarthy's Hotel was destroyed. There were 15 boarders in the house, 6 servants and 5 members of the McCarthy family in the hotel
* 3 May 1905 the FIRE INQUIRY
* In Feb 1906 a pleasant social gathering was held in the cosy dining-room of Mr C. J. McCarthy's new hotel
* In Feb 1906 an old acquaintance of Charles, Mr W. Gordon, of the Survey Office, New Plymouth, was in town. He and Charles had been fellow civil servants in the Oamaru telegraphic 30 years earlier
* 17 Oct 1907 Mr W. J. Walter, Inspector of Meat at Patea was in town on business and was staying at McCarthy's Hotel
* In June 1911 C. J. McCarthy renewed his license
* 14 June 1915 Wanganui Enlistments, C. J. McCarthy, hotel manager, McCarthy's Hotel, Wanganui
* In April 1916 the 'Georgetti Estate' was put up for auction. The country lands comprised 'Papaiti', 5 farms varying from 83 to 195 acres and 'Whataroa' comprising 3 farms varying from 594 to 646 acres. The town lands comprised 3 sections between McCarthy's Hotel and Hatrick & Co's warehouse
NOTE Charles James McCarthy (1861-1926) married Lucy Jane GASQUOINE (1863-1939) in 1886 & had 4 sons

METROPOLITIAN HOTEL, corner Taupo Quay & St Hill St
- established 1890 (52 rooms)
* Henry Hallett MACE there in 1890
... a two-storeyed wooden building, containing about fifty-two rooms. A unique feature of the building is a promenade on the roof, commanding a splendid view of the river and town. On the ground floor is a large dining-room (which has accommodation for 100 guests), a sitting-room, a fine commercial room, the private office, and the public and private bars. The first floor contains the bedrooms, three private sitting-rooms, bathrooms (with hot and cold water laid on), and lavatories. The bar, which is a well-appointed apartment, is stocked with the best ales, spirits, and wines. The Metropolitan is well managed, every care being taken to meet the special needs and wishes of the guests, and a good table is kept ...
NOTE Henry Hallett Mace (1871-1969) was born in New Plymouth to Captain Francis Joseph MACE & Rachel Alice ARDEN. He was a store keeper in Inglewood and Stratford and later a Land Agent in New Plymouth. He had the Bunnythorpe Hotel before taking over the Metropolitan. He married Edith Agnes ELLIS (1866-1948) in 1893 & had 3 children
an 1898 Inspector's report (proprietor in brackets): (Brennan) - No complaints; in good order, well furnished and well provided with fire escapes, stairs and ropes
* In 1901 Edith REID transferred her license to William Robert TUCK. The owner of the hotel was then John BRENNAN
* In 1903 & 1904 Alfred MITCHELL renewed the license
* In June 1911 T. H. Nixon renewed the license
* In 1916 T. H. NIXON transferred the license to J. HANNAN

(later the Imperial Hotel)
* In 1888 J. W. WATKINS renewed his license & obtained a 12 o'clock license
* In 1891 W. R. TUCK renewed his license. Still there in 1894
* In 1898 W. P. STUART, late of Hastings, took it over
an 1898 Inspector's report (proprietor in brackets): (Guthrie) - well conducted; in fair order, fairly furnished, fire escapes provided, stairs and ropes
* In 1902 Margaret STUART'S application for a renewal was held over until the new building was finished
* In 1903 Neill McKenzie FORBES renewed his license. Still there in 1911
* In 1916 Frederick Charles FABER renewed his license

* Philip Edmond DOVER in 1901
* In June 1903 David Roux BUISSON applied for a permanent transfer. In answer to the Chairman, counsel stated that the police had reported that a strict watch had been kept on the New Criterion Hotel since the present licensee had been in possession and no trading after hours had been detected; but complaint had been made that the licensee had permitted gambling to take place on his licensed premised on two occasions. Inspector Kelly stated that the police intended to object to the transfer
* In 1916 W. J. WILLIAMS renewed his license

* In 1876 William HANDLEY renewed his License. Still there in 1893

* W. F. BAKER in 1878
* In 1887 Mr W. HENDLEY renewed his license
* In 1888 W. H. REED renewed his license although the police objected due to the bad repair of the house and with the indifferent characters who frequented. They believed the house should be re-built or repaired to a great extent and if not then it must lose its license. The license was granted on conditions

* opposite the Empire Hotel, see photo at Empire Hotel above
* Frank E. EVANS there in 1873
* In 1876 J. HEYWOOD applied for a renewal but was opposed by the police and neighbours which was considered the worst conducted house in Wanganui.

PIER HOTEL, Taupo Quay
* Martin O'HARA in 1867. He owned the McCarthy Family Hotel in 1891
* In Sep 1876 application was made by Andrew TOD for a license for the house formerly known as the Pier Hotel
* In 1891 S. HOOPER renewed his license

* Jane Hearn RAPLEY there in 1867. Still there in 1876
* Jane (nee Nathan 1832-1912) married James Rapley (1827-1877). Their daughter, Mary Ann Rapley (1864-1936) married Charles Huddell Chevannes, (as his 2nd wife) owner/proprietor of a number of hotels in Wanganui (see Victoria Hotel below). Jane remarried to George Wilson Ormsbee in 1878 (see next)
* George Wilson ORMSBEE there in 1878
* In 1888 J. W. JACKSON renewed his license
* In 1891 Emma SIDDELLS renewed her license

- established in the 1860s ... one of the oldest licensed houses in the town, and was founded in the sixties. The present building is a two-storeyed one, and contains about fifty rooms. The house is conveniently appointed, and furnished with excellent taste. On the ground floor are four sitting rooms, a commercial room, the dining room (with accommodation for sixty guests), and the bar. The first floor contains two sitting rooms, the bedrooms, bathrooms, and lavatories ...
* Janet BROUGHTON (Mrs H. E. Broughton) had it in 1878. In 1891 she renewed her license. Still there in 1894
an 1898 Inspector's report (proprietor in brackets): (Tuck) - Fairly well; in good repair, well furnished and provided with fire escapes
* In 1902 William LIGHT was granted a renewal
NOTE William Robert Tuck (1856-1935) was born in London, England. He was brought up by his uncle in Liverpool and educated at Battersea College. As a lad he kept his uncle's books and at 19 he emigrated to New Zealand. For a time he conducted a livery stable in Nelson and later one in Wanganui. He was a partner in the firm Messrs Swan and Company, local brewers. He took a keen interest in rowing and is remembered as Webb's backer in the rowing match for the championship of the world, at Sydney, in 1907. He had the Occidental and Newmarket Hotels. Later he visited England and on his return bought the Metropolitan Hotel (there in 1901), which he afterwards sold and acquired the Provincial. He renewed the license in 1916

* E. EILERS took over the hotel in July 1876 and made extensive alterations and improvements
* In 1886 Mr BRODIE retired from the business & Thomas COADY was the incoming tenant. Thomas was charged with assaulting and beating Emma Littlewood in 1887 when he swore at her, pulled her around by the ear and pushed her out on the pavement after she refused a drink at the bar. Thomas renewed the license in 1888. He had the ARAMOHO in 1893 from Mrs TUTTY
* In 1889 Thomas Coady transferred the license to John MAHONEY who was still there in 1891
an 1898 Inspector's report (proprietor in brackets): (Hartshore) - Well conducted; in good order, fairly furnished, fire escape, stairs and ropes provided
* In 1902 P. HARTSHORN wanted to renew the license. It was not granted but adjourned to enable plans to be prepared for a new building
* In June 1903 Charles SIDDELLS applied for a renewal. Counsel stated that the licensee was the holder of the freehold and proposed to start at once rebuilding that portion fronting the Market Square and erect a balcony. The portion of the hotel fronting Taupo Quay was in good condition. It was intended ultimately to rebuild the whole
* In 1904 Charles SIDDELLS renewed the license and the name was changed (on request of Mr Treadwell), to the FEDERAL HOTEL after the new building was erected
* In 1909 M. BARRY transferred his license to W. BELLVE

* In June 1876 Thomas BROUGH renewed his license
* In 1894 James BENNETT renewed his license
an 1898 Inspector's report (proprietor in brackets): (Fordell-Cooper) - Middling; in fair repair, fairly furnished, fire escape provided
* In 1902 J. COOPER renewed his license

* In Sep 1876 the license was granted to Frederick EILERS. A son was born there 18 March 1881, (ALbert Frederick Eilers (1881-1887)
* In 1883 Mr E. ANCHOR, late of the Anchor Hotel, purchased the hotel from Mr MELLHONE
* In May 1894 Joseph RUSCOE transferred the license to Michael O'REILLY
* In 1894 John MAHONEY renewed his license

RED LION HOTEL, Taylorville (Campbelltown)
* photo of the hotel, from Shakespeare Cliff, showing its view of the river (c1860)
* the destruction of the Red Lion Hotel in 1874 when G. ROSS was proprietor
* McDONNELL in 1867
* In 1870 W. COOMBES renewed the license
* In 1885 John ROBERTSON had the license cancelled on the ground that the previous licensee, who had been refused a license, had been carrying on the business, refusing Robertson the transfer of the lease and management
* In 1887 H. G. WALLER's application was granted
* In 1894 Frederic Louis Kossuth HILL* renewed his license. In June 1889 he purchased Mr W. H. HUTSON's interest in the wholesale wine and spirit business in Hawera
an 1898 Inspector's report (proprietor in brackets): (Killeen) - Fairly well; some-what out of repair, moderately furnished, fire escape, stairs and ropes provided, also ladder for balcomy. Police objection: This house will need considerable repairs before the annual meeting
* John William PEMBERTON in 1901
* In 1902 George COTTERELL was granted a renewal. In June 1903 George applied for a transfer. The Council applied that the name of Cottrell should be substituted for that of John Cameron, The Chairman stated that the Committee had no objection whatever to Mr Cameron, who they thought a desirable person to hold the license, but the formalities of the Act with regard to advertising and giving the public an opportunity of objecting had not been complied with - application granted under section 94
* In June 1911 J. CAMERON renewed the license
* In 1916 J. W. MILLS renewed his license
NOTES about Frederic Louis Kossuth HILL (1851-1914)
* born 1851 in Nottingham, England
* married in Christchurch in 1882 to Pamela Kate GODSO (?-1903) in 1882 & had 3 children in Ashburton
* In 1882 he had the Somerset Hotel in Ashburton, leased from Mr Robert William Shearman who died accidentally aged 41. Still there in 1885
* In June 1886 he took the license of the Lincoln Hotel in Christchurch from D. W. Bartram. Still there in 1889
* In May 1894 he renewed the license of the Red Lion in Wanganui, as above
* In 1897 he purchased the goodwill of the Provincial Hotel in Napier, then held by Mr Jubal Fleming. He transferred the license in June 1899 to J. W. McDuff
* In June 1899 his partner George Shaw, wool carder, was bankrupt. Frederick had invested L350 (2014 equivalent of $62,268)
* He was in Hawera in 1900
* In Jan 1902 Mr A. J. Whittaker of Hawera was holidaying in Europe; Sydney to Fremantle to Colombo to Aden to Suez to Marseilles, then on to London & Glasgow. France, Denmark & Ceylon. He said among those he met at 'Home' was the Sheriff of Nottingham, the uncle of Mr F. L. K. Hill of Hawera
* In June 1902 he was granted a wholesale liquor license in Hawera
* In May 1903 Mr G. Stringer, liquidator in Frederick's estate, asked for a transfer of the lease in Princes street, Hawera from Frederick to Mr H. King. He asked for a rebate in the amount of rent due
* In Dec 1903 his wife Pamela died at sea
Wanganui Chronicle, 7 December 1903 HILL - Pamela Kate, on board the Moeraki, on December 1, two days from Sydney, wife of Mr F. L. K. Hill, daughter of W. Godso, Wanganui
* Frederick died 26 Nov 1914 from Bronchitis in Christchurch aged 63 and buried Plot 279, Block 20 at Linwood

* the building was erected in 1876. William McDONALD applied for a liquor license but the Councel refused a License on the unanimous decision that opening a hotel in the neighbourhood was undesirable

Wanganui Chronicle, 23 October 1874 ROYAL OAK HOTEL - Yesterday the Royal Oak Hotel, Market Square, was offered at auction by Mr CHADWICK and knocked down to Mr Joseph Nathan for L1000 (Oct 2013 equivalent of $128,000)
* In April 1874 James LEYDON renewed his license & complained to the Council about the drainage to his property and the state of the road. He renewed the license again in 1875
* In 1875 the public were notified that in future the booking office and starting place for Messrs Cockery's line of coaches would be the Steam packet Hotel instead of the Royal Oak
* In 1876 James Leydon renewed the license & complained to the Council of the broken culvert in front of his premises by which an accumulation of surface water was a source of annoyance to himself and pedestrians. In 1877 he had the Hibernian. He died suddenly in Sep 1879 (see Hibernian)

RUTLAND HOTEL, corner Ridgway St & Victoria Ave
* established in 1845 & about 70 rooms, it was rebuilt in brick in 1904 to 3 storeys
* In March 1862 a farewell dinner was held here for Mr Treweek from Kai Iwi
* SULLIVAN in 1867
* In June 1876 Pierre 'Peter' George Alexandre CHAVANNES renewed the license. Still there in 1878 (had the Victorian Hotel in Dunedin in 1862. Had the New Zealander Hotel, Manners St., Wellington in 1865 which, by 1915, no longer existed). He was the father of Charles Huddell Chavannes, mentioned many times here
* In 1888 A. J. PARSONS renewed his license
* In 1892 Charles James McCarthy had the license. He later had his own hotel, see above
* In 1894 C. J. McCARTHY renewed his license
an 1898 Inspector's report (proprietor in brackets): (Sullivan) - Fairly well; building very old and worse of wear; kitchen and scullery quite unfit for the purpose; should be re-built; furniture fairly good. Police objections - No objections at present, but building requires great improvement before annual meeting. The building is quite out of proportion to the requirements of the site
* Frederick Charles FABER in 1901, renewed it in 1902 & 1903
* In June 1911 Thomas Lawless renewed the license
* In 1916 S. L. PARSONS renewed his license

* Mr T. (or P.) O'RILEY there in 1867 & renewed the license in 1870

SHIP HOTEL, corner of Taupo Quay & Wilson St
(also see Ship Hotel c1870)
- opposite the railway station, it later became a temperance boarding establishment of 39 bedrooms. Renamed the Wanganui Coffee Palace and run by Miss Jane DOBLE
* In June 1876 H. LITTLEWOOD renewed his license
* R. W. LITTLEWOOD in 1878
* In 1888 W. ODGERS renewed his license. The police were now satisfied with the way it was now conducted

* James CATHRO (1818-1892) had the license in 1868. In Jan 1878 James transferred the license to John RAWLINGS. In 1875 James was ordered to the Lunatic Asylum in Wellington. In Sep 1875 his wife Catherine Hannah (nee PARKES) died in Victoria Ave aged 50. They had a son Henry Samuel Cathro (1862-1955)
* In June 1876 J. RAWLINGS
* Thomas Henry WIXCEY in 1884. Thomas (1848-1921) married Mary Ann WINDSOR (1851-1916) in 1869 & had at least 8 children. Their son Charles Wixcey (1887-1907) drowned at Castlecliff when bathing with some friends
* In 1888 E. HACKETT renewed his license

STEAM PACKET HOTEL, nearly opposite the bridge, Taupo Quay
(later named Fosters Hotel, see above)
* William Henry George FOSTER
* the proprietor, JOHN DAVIDSON, died there June 1867
* In 1870 G. H. BLAIR applied for a transfer and renewal of the license. He renewed his license in 1876
* W. PATERSON there in 1878

established about 1878, the first of its kind in Wanganui
* Mrs Annie Adelia HENLEY (1855-1913), who was born in Wellington, was there 1878. She died in Auckland

THE EXCHANGE HOTEL, corner Taupo Quay & Market Square
* In 13 Jan 1868 a meeting of the creditors of William TESTAR/TESTER, late landlord of the hotel was held and a dividend of 9d in the pound declared. He was from Datchet, Berkshire, England and died 12 Nov 1891 at Bell Street aged 77. His wife, Davida Craig Wright died 10 Feb 1899 aged 76
* In 1870 A. BENNET renewed the license

* John MATTHEW there in 1867

VICTORIA HOTEL, corner Victoria Ave & Maria Place
(this may be what they called 'Chavannes Hotel')
- two stories, about 50 rooms, including 49 bedrooms, a ladies' drawing room, commercial and writing rooms, two sitting rooms and a large and well-appointed dining hall
* In June 1876 J. W. ROBINSON renewed his license
* C. H. CHAVANNES renewed his license in 1881. Still there in 1894
the demolition of original building Chavanne's Victoria Hotel 1870
Chavanne's second hotel, on the site of Victoria Hotel
NOTES about Charles Huddell CHEVANNES (1854-1934)
* born in Wanganui to Pierre 'Peter' George Alexandre CHAVANNES (1826-1879, from Jamaica) & Agnes HUDDELL (1822-1879)
* In 1879 Charles married Emily Ann Davidson and had a daughter, (1879-1930) Hilda Isabella Agnes Chavannes. Emily died in July 1881 aged 25.
Wanganui Herald, 2 July 1881 CHAVANNES - On the 1st instant, at Wanganui, Emily Ann, the beloved wife of Mr Charles Huddell Chavannes, aged 35 years. Friends are informed that the funeral of the late Mrs Charles H. Chavannes will leave the Victoria Hotel on Sunday afternoon, the 3rd inst, at 4 o'clock
* In 1885 Charles remarried to Mary Ann 'Polly' Rapley (1864-1936). Daughter of James Rapley (1827-1877), who arrived with the 65th into Bay of Island 19 Nov 1846 and of Jane Hearn Nathan (1832-1912), born in London to Henry Nathan & Jane Hearn who emigrated to NZ in 1841. Her father James died in Christchurch aged 50 when Polly was 13. Her mother Jane had the Prince of Wales hotel in Wanganui for quite some time (see above), she remarried to George Wilson Orsmbee in 1878 and he took over the license.
* In 1886 Charles & Polly had a son, Charles Huddell Chavannes (1886-1924) who married Christina Colquhoun Scott in 1907 and had a son they also named Charles Huddell Chavannes (1911-1983)
an 1898 Inspector's report (proprietor in brackets): (Chavannes) - well conducted; in excellent order, well furnished and well provided with fire escapes
* James Sydney Palmer renewed his license in 1903. James was born in London and educated partly there and later in Forfarshire, Scotland. He came to New Zealand in 1878, settled in Christchurch and was in the railway service for 12 years. He was transferred to Wellington and was in the General Manager's office until 1896, when he retired to take up a hotel in Feilding. In 1902 he moved to Wanganui and took over the Victoria Hotel
* In June 1911 J. G. Swan renewed the license

* In 1870 D. ATKINSON renewed the license
* In June 1876 Alfred MULLER renewed his license
* Joseph CHADWICK there in 1878

WANGANUI TEMPERANCE HOTEL, corner Bell St & Campbell Place
- Formerly the Wanganui Hotel
* Mrs E. REES, who was born in Picton, on the death of her husband, went into business to provide for her family. She bought it for the purposes of a general boarding-house. Her husband was a licensed interpreter and commission agent in Wanganui and his father and uncle were doctors in Wanganui

The WANGANUI BREWERY is established in Market Square
- GIBBONS & HOLE are the proprietors in 1898


No sale of intoxicating drinks being allowed on Sundays except to travellers or lodgers, but railway licenses are not subject to any restrictions of this kind. Christmas and Good Friday are to be regarded as if they were Sundays, and no female, except the wife or daughter of the licensee is to be employed in the bar for more than 10 hours a day or after 11 p.m., with or without consent
* For a publicans' license within the limits of any borough: 40 pounds. Outside the aforesaid limits: 30 pounds
* For a family hotel: 20 pounds
* For a billiard-table: 10 pounds
* For a conditional license: not exceeding 30 pounds
* For a packet license: 10 pounds (see notes)
* For a club license: 20 pounds
* For a wholesale license: 10 pounds

Clause 124 of the Licensing Act, 1881, says:- Every licensed publican shall keep a lamp fixed over the door of his Licensed premises, or within 20 feet thereof, lighted during the whole of every night, from sunset to sunrise, during the time of his holding such license.

A meeting of licensed victuallers and others interested in the amendment of the Licensing Act was held at the Rutland Hotel to adopt the petition as drafted for submission to Parliament, Those present were:
Mr WATT (chairman)

In the early 1900s there were licensed River Steamers in Wanganui. They were called 'Packet Licenses' and the Maori strongly opposed to intoxicating liquor being brought into native kainga. This led to a number of conditions.
Some of the steamers:
The Otunui, The Ohura (launched 1897), The Waione, The Wairere, The Waiora, The Wairua, The Whakapai

ANZACs at GLENCORSE WOOD September 1917

Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW) Tuesday 25 September 1917

The following cables are from sources other than "Toe Miner's" special service:-
London, Sunday
Mr. Percival Phillips, war correspondent for the "Daily Express," emphasised that the Australians were in the centre of the attack, and had much heard fighting between the Boulers railway and the Menin road before they cleared Glencorse Wood and Nonne Bosschen, planted the Commonwealth flag on Anzac Redoubt, and drove nearly half-way through Polygon Wood, yet nearly all their programme was fulfilled to the timetable. They "went over" at 5.40 o'clock amid a heavy shellfire, for distress signals had called all the German batteries into action.

The barrage did not check the first waves at Glencorse Wood; but it caught some stretcher-bearers and wounded men behind the advance line of assaulting troops. Mr. Phillips proceeds:-"Fifty Germans surrendered just inside the thicket; but a redoubt on the edge of the wood enfiladed our infantry until flanking bombers put it out of action. The appearance and grit of the Australians utterly surprised the Germans. Little groups of enemy snipers, crouching in the shellholes, ran at the sight of the slouch-hatted men stripped of their packs, but festooned with bombs, who moved lightly through the mire, with bayonets poised, nonchalant and deliberate, offering sudden death with a smile. Some of the Huns were caught like rats and fought wildly until they fell.
The garrisons of the redoubts clung bravely to their machine guns and put up a fight, which the Australians appreciated. These determined men from overseas never doubted they would reach their goal.

After hoisting the flag on Anzac Redoubt, and traversing Glencorse and Nonne Bosschen, they entered open ground 400 yards broad, between them and Polygon Wood. All these were in the hands of the Australians by 11 o'clock. The flag was raised on Anzac Redoubt before 10. During a halt before Polygon Wood, an Australian officer, fearing his men might be bored, sent up Tuesday's newspapers, pictorial journals, and cigarettes. Through the barrage the Australians sat calmly in their shellholes and broken trenches, reading and smoking until the order was given to readvance."

Another correspondent writes:- "The Australians who stormed the Anzac Redoubt screened their standard-bearer who planted the Commonwealth Flag on the summit, his comrades wildly cheering the act. I met a number of Australian wounded because they ran ahead of our barrage line. The Australian lads, who were in their most perfect form, had rested since the hard days of Bullecourt and Noreuil. They had not lost any quantity since their great epics of Gallipoli and Pozieres. When we heard they were going to attack Polygon Wood we knew they would get it if human courage could, for the Australians are not easily denied if they set their mind on a thing. They have grim passion at such time, despite all their boyishness, but they are free and easy, always, even on the battlefield, although they are rather impatient at checks and restraint. The spectacle of Australians reading newspapers and smoking under the screaming shells was the strangest thing that ever happened in any great battle, and greatly surprised our airmen who saw them. Then, after a two hours' wait, they flung away their cigarettes, and passed on to the assault on Polygon. Thursday's great attack proved that the new German method of holding lines lightly in blockhouses, with reserves behind for counter-attacks, has broken down. If the Teutons revert to the old system of strong front lines they will suffer as they did at the Somme.

The reserve German divisions which were brought up in buses had a dreadful time. Their counter-attacks were particularly fierce against the Highlanders on the Zonnebeke-road (on the Australians' left). The Highlanders were driven back for a while, but the Scottish rifle fire then broke every attack. The German storm troops six times came on with much determination, and six times their waves were broken up. Finally three German battalions drove against the Scots' Corps at Delva Farm and Rose House. The Highlanders rallied at 8 o'clock in the evening, and swept the Germans out and away. Mr. Gibbs; emphasizes the fearful hammering inflicted by the British bombardment.

At least 50 per cent of the German prisoners are wounded. Many Germans around Polygon Wood and Glencorse Copse, where the Australians fought, were buried in the shellholes between the blockhouses, and the blockhouses themselves were smashed up or so battered that the garrisons became dazed and demoralised."

LAST WILL & TESTAMENT of Amelia Mary Coleman - 1908

the following is an attachment to the journal:
George Hildebrand ALINGTON + Eliza Ann WEBB
transcribed by me with permission from David Haywood (see original Will at link)

LAST WILL & TESTAMENT of Amelia Mary Coleman dated 24th JULY 1908
... [written along the side of the paper is]:
This is the written document marked "A" referred to in the Affidavit of FREDERICK WILLIAM JOHNSTON sworn before me this 28th day of February 1912.
??? - A Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me, Amelia Mary Coleman of Christchurch in the Provincial District of Canterbury in the Dominion of New Zealand, Widow. I give and bequeath to ELIZABETH SHEARMAN of New Brighton in the said Provincial District and Dominion, Widow the legacy of Three hundred pounds free from duty and I declare that in the event of the said Elizabeth Shearman predeceasing me then and in such case I give and bequeath the said legacy of Three hundred pounds free from duty to EMMA ELIZABETH HYNDMAN daughter of the said Elizabeth Shearman. I appoint FREDERICK WILLIAM JOHNSTON of Christchurch, Solicitor and my legally adopted daughter EILEEN WINTER COLEMAN on her attaining the age of twenty one years (hereinafter called my Trustees) to be the Executors and Trustee of this my Will. I give all my estate and effects whether real or personal not hereby otherwise disposed of unto my Trustees in trust to pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and to stand possessed of the residue thereof in trust for my said adopted daughter EILEEN WINTER COLEMAN absolutely on her attaining the age of twenty one years or on her marrying under that age and I declare that if the said EILEEN WINTER COLEMAN shall predecease me and shall leave a child or children who shall survive me and attain the age of twenty one years then each child or children shall take and if more than one equally between them the share which the said Eileen Winter Coleman would have taken under this my Will had she survived me and attained the age of twenty one years or married and if my said daughter shall predecease me and leave no such child or children then I direct my Trustees to permit my brother MORRIS THOMAS KNEVITT to receive the rents income and profits of my residuary real and personal estate during his life and from and after his death to convert my said residuary real and personal estate into money by sale or otherwise and to stand possessed of the proceeds thereof in trust for all his children (excluding adopted and step-children) who shall be living at his death and who being male shall attain the age of twenty one ...
end of page 1 and signed - A. M. COLEMAN
... years or being female shall attain that age or marry in equal shares absolutely I empower my Trustees during the minority of any infant presumptively entitled to a share under this my Will to invest the share of such infant in or upon real securities only in the said Dominion and with power to vary any investments from time to time as my Trustees shall think fit. And I empower my Trustees to apply the income of the expectant share to which any infant may be presumptively entitled under this my Will for or towards the maintenance and education of such infant or accumulate such income if and so far as the same shall not be required for the purpose aforesaid by investing the same and the resulting income thereof to the intent that such accumulations may be added to the principal of the said share and follow the destination thereof and I empower my Trustees to postpone the conversion of any part of my estate for so long as they shall think fit and in the meantime the rents and income of my estate remaining unconverted shall from and after my death go and be applied in like manner as is hereinbefore directed concerning the income of the proceeds of my estate when converted I hereby appoint the said FREDERICK WILLIAM JOHNSTON and MARGARET McIVER of Christchuch, spinster guardians of my said daughter during her minority And I hereby declare that it is my wish to be interred in the same vault with my late husband at the Linwood Cemetery and I declare that my said Trustee FREDERICK WILLIAM JOHNSTON shall be entitled to charge my estate for all business done by him in relation to my estate on the trusts of this my Will in the same manner as he would have been entitled to charge my Executors for the same if he had not been himself an Executor or Trustee but had been employed by my Executor or Trustee to do such business as their Solicitor In Witness whereof I have hereto set my hand to this my last Will and Testament contained on this and the preceding sheet of paper this 24th day of July One thousand nine hundred and eight. (signed A. M. COLEMAN)
[footnote reads]:
SIGNED by the said AMELIA MARY COLEMAN the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who at her request in her sight and presence and in the sight and presence of each other have hereunder subscribed our names as attesting witnesses -
L. M. HARE, Spinster, Christchurch
M. McIVER, Spinster, Christchurch


... [written along the side of the paper is]:
This is the written document marked "A" referred to in the Affidavit of FREDERICK WILLIAM JOHNSTON [of JOHNSTON, MILLS and JOYCE, 213 Hereford Street, Christchurch, which Frederick established in 1895 after becoming a Solicitor in 1892] sworn before me this 28th day of February 1912.
??? - A Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me, AMELIA MARY COLEMAN [nee Knevitt (1844-1912), married Captain George Coleman (1832-1903) in Victoria, Australia in 1864] of Christchurch in the Provincial District of Canterbury in the Dominion of New Zealand, Widow. I give and bequeath to ELIZABETH SHEARMAN [Elizabeth nee PATTMAN (1847-1927), born Poplar, London died Christchurch, married Robert William Shearman (1844-1885), born Poplar, London died Ashburton in 1869. They had the Somerset Hotel in Ashburton] of New Brighton in the said Provincial District and Dominion, Widow, the legacy of Three hundred pounds [July 2013 equivalent of $47,320] free from duty and I declare that in the event of the said Elizabeth Shearman predeceasing me then and in such case I give and bequeath the said legacy of Three hundred pounds free from duty to EMMA ELIZABETH HYNDMAN daughter of the said Elizabeth Shearman [Emma Elizabeth Shearman (1877-1946) married Peter Henry Hyndman (1877-1930) in Ashburton 1904. A son, Parich Peter Hyndman was killed in action in Italy 1943 in WWII]. I appoint FREDERICK WILLIAM JOHNSTON of Christchurch, Solicitor and my legally adopted daughter EILEEN WINTER COLEMAN [born Hilda Annie Webb (1891-1963), father was George Hildebrand Alington - go to top link] on her attaining the age of twenty one years (hereinafter called my Trustees) to be the Executors and Trustee of this my Will. I give all my estate and effects whether real or personal not hereby otherwise disposed of unto my Trustees in trust to pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and to stand possessed of the residue thereof in trust for my said adopted daughter EILEEN WINTER COLEMAN absolutely on her attaining the age of twenty one years or on her marrying under that age [married in 1931 to Frederick McCREANOR (1895-1939)] and I declare that if the said EILEEN WINTER COLEMAN shall predecease me and shall leave a child or children who shall survive me and attain the age of twenty one years then each child or children shall take and if more than one equally between them the share which the said Eileen Winter Coleman would have taken under this my Will had she survived me and attained the age of twenty one years or married and if my said daughter shall predecease me and leave no such child or children then I direct my Trustees to permit my brother MORRIS THOMAS KNEVITT [(1842-1931), lived in Fitzroy, Victoria] to receive the rents income and profits of my residuary real and personal estate during his life and from and after his death to convert my said residuary real and personal estate into money by sale or otherwise and to stand possessed of the proceeds thereof in trust for all his children (excluding adopted and step-children) who shall be living at his death and who being male shall attain the age of twenty one ...
... end of page 1 and signed - A. M. COLEMAN
... years or being female shall attain that age or marry in equal shares absolutely I empower my Trustees during the minority of any infant presumptively entitled to a share under this my Will to invest the share of such infant in or upon real securities only in the said Dominion and with power to vary any investments from time to time as my Trustees shall think fit. And I empower my Trustees to apply the income of the expectant share to which any infant may be presumptively entitled under this my Will for or towards the maintenance and education of such infant or accumulate such income if and so far as the same shall not be required for the purpose aforesaid by investing the same and the resulting income thereof to the intent that such accumulations may be added to the principal of the said share and follow the destination thereof and I empower my Trustees to postpone the conversion of any part of my estate for so long as they shall think fit and in the meantime the rents and income of my estate remaining unconverted shall from and after my death go and be applied in like manner as is hereinbefore directed concerning the income of the proceeds of my estate when converted I hereby appoint the said FREDERICK WILLIAM JOHNSTON and MARGARET McIVER of Christchuch, spinster guardians of my said daughter during her minority And I hereby declare that it is my wish to be interred in the same vault with my late husband at the Linwood Cemetery [Plot 5, Block 14] and I declare that my said Trustee FREDERICK WILLIAM JOHNSTON shall be entitled to charge my estate for all business done by him in relation to my estate on the trusts of this my Will in the same manner as he would have been entitled to charge my Executors for the same if he had not been himself an Executor or Trustee but had been employed by my Executor or Trustee to do such business as their Solicitor In Witness whereof I have hereto set my hand to this my last Will and Testament contained on this and the preceding sheet of paper this 24th day of July One thousand nine hundred and eight. (signed A. M. COLEMAN)
[footnote reads]:
SIGNED by the said AMELIA MARY COLEMAN the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who at her request in her sight and presence and in the sight and presence of each other have hereunder subscribed our names as attesting witnesses -
L. M. HARE, Spinster, Christchurch
[Lilian May Hare (1879-) was the daughter of Henry Howard HARE & Emily Elizabeth Allpress GILLON. Her brother Clarence Howard Hare (1880-1967) was a steward in the first real land expedition in the Antarctic. The British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04), or Discovery expedition, was led by British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. Lilian married Robert Whitburn NICOLLS (1867-1942) in 1909]
M. McIVER, Spinster, Christchurch

BACK FROM THE FRONT on the HMNZ 'Rotorua' Feb 1916


The steamer 'Rotorua' left London 16 Dec 1915 & Cape Town 7 Jan 1916
There were 425 passengers, inclusive of 7 officers & 196 men of the NZ Forces
She arrived in Auckland 3 Feb 1916 & Nelson the following week

Evening Post, 1 February 1916 ANZAC HEROES DEPART
The second contingent of New Zealand soldiers, unfit for further military service, left Plymouth last week by the Rotorua. The men had a great reception from the Devon folk. The band of the Royal Garrison Artillery played the ship away from the harbour, and there was much cheering. Major Brereton was in charge of the New Zealanders on board

Due at Auckland, via Cape Town and Hobart this evening, the New Zealand Shipping Company's R.M.S. Rotorua. Captain Sutcliffe is in command and Dr H. V. O'Donoghue is the medical officer
The Rotorua will berth at the Queen's Wharf tomorrow, 3rd Feb. During the morning the examination of the men by the Medical Board and the completion of the records will be carried out in shed No 14. Passes are being issued to next-of-kin of men on board, which will admit members to the wharf on the occasion of the ship's arrival. The Rotorua's has on board 435 passengers, including over 220 invalided and wounded soldiers in charge of Major C. B. Brereton.
The Southerners will leave the same night for Wellington by the express and the South island men catch the ferry steamer at Wellington on Thursday evening

Major Brereton, of the Canterbury Battalion, who is in charge of the men, states that the conduct of all had been excellent and it had been a most enjoyable voyage. There were two bright diversions, at Capetown and Hobart. Major Brereton was injured in the attack on Krithia in May. He returns fully restored to health and hopes soon to return to the scene of hostilities.
Speaking of the last occasion in which he was in action Major Brereton said that it was the first time that the New Zealanders had been in a stereotyped attack. Till then they had been fighting at Anzacs. On being taken to Cape Helles with a battalion of Australians they were sent forward under shell fire. At first their losses were not great, but when they advanced from the trenches the Turks cut them down like rabbits.

Wairarapa Daily Times, 1 February 1916
The second contingent of members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force invalided home after hospital treatment in England, is being brought back by the 'Rotorua' which is expected to arrive at Auckland tomorrow afternoon., Definite advice has not yet been received from the steamer, but it is expected to reach port about 1 p.m.

Six officers, two non-commissioned officers and 195 men, a total of 203, are returning by the Rotorua. Approximately forty of them have relatives or intimate friends in Auckland. When the steamer has been berthed, the men will be assembled in wharf shed No 14, where the examination by the medical board and the work of the records office will be carried out, as was done in the case of the Ruahine's contingent. Relatives of the men will be admitted into the building on production of passes, which are obtainable from the Defence Office. As there will be cargo in the shed, a request has been made that visitors should retrain from smoking in it.
The Southern contingent will leave Auckland by the evening express train to-morrow. About sixty of them will proceed to the South Island.

The following is the official list of solders on board H.M.N.Z. troopship Rotorua:-

(NOK = next of kin)
* 2/951 - Eric Wharton BRAITHWAITE (1890-1955)
* served as James Eric WHARTON & his sister, Mary Gwendoline Sutcliffe was listed as nok, Talavera Terrace, Wellington
NOK father, Joseph Braithwaite, bookseller, Princes St., Dunedin
- his father Joseph was the Mayor of Dunedin 1905-1909
- mother was Mary Ann BELLET
- enlisted from Malvern Terrace, off Grey Street, Auckland
- married Evelyn Catherine FELL in 1921
* 2/982 - Ernest COOPER
NOK mother, Sarah Cooper, 251 Adelaide Road, Newtown, Wellington
- enlisted from same address
* 2/640 - Charles William ERWOOD
NOK mother, Mrs C. Erwood, 93 Woodstock Rd., Stroud, Green Road, London
- enlisted from Stony Creek Station, Martinborough
- married Cara SARGISSON in 1920
* 2/307 - William FRYER (1892-)
NOK father, William John Francis Fryer, Pahia, Southland
- enlisted from Ahiaruke, Carterton
- mother was Caroline COLLINSON
* 2/1035 - William LINDSAY
NOK sister, Mrs Reginald Milner Fergusson, Ashburton
- sister Lizzie Mary Lindsay married in 1900
- enlisted from Frankton Junction
* 2/1128 - Jacob PEARSON
NOK William Pearson, Battlehill, Portadown, Armagh, Ireland
- enlisted from Roseneath, Wellington
- married Ellen MITCHELL in 1918
* 2/1468 - Leslie John SPINLEY (1896-)
NOK mother, Mrs Annie Spinley, Devonport, Auckland
- parents were Joseph Christopher SPINLEY & Annie Sarah Burgess KING
- enlisted from 38 Queen's Parade, Devonport, Auckland
- brother Henry Cuthbert Spinley also served
- brother Frederick Thomas Spinley also served
* 2/355 Arthur James WOOD
NOK W. H. Wood, Hanover, Wadestown, Wellington

* 3/433 - Duncan McRAE (1889-)
NOK father, Findlay McRae, Puerua, Otago
- enlisted from Puerua
- parents were Findlay & Williamina McRAE

* 4/689 - John BUCKLEY
NOK sister, Mrs L. M. Hill, c/o Hill and Son, Timaru
- enlisted from 93 Yarrow St., Invercargill
* 4/709 - William Walter CRAMP
NOK sister, Mrs Mary Stone (or Stowe), 4 Grenfield Road, Balham, London
- enlisted from 42 Selwyn Street, Onehunga, Auckland
- married Annie Amelia NORRIS in 1917
* 4/99A - John Ignatius FOX (1878-1926)
(born in Vienna as Fuchs and naturalised an Australian)
NOK wife, Mrs Fox "Te Nolio", Pahiatua
- married Clara Ellen Robinson in 1905 (nee Buxton, widow of Walter George Robinson). According to the court case in 1925, John was sent home after being twice reported as a spy. John took action against William Goodfellow for libel ... read here
Auckland Star, 13 December 1926 HENDERSON SUICIDE
... John Ignatius Fox, formerly organiser for the Waikato Dairy Farner's Union has been missing from his home near Henderson (Auckland) since Wednesday last
Auckland Star, 14 December 1926 PAHIATUA - The late John Ignatius Fox, whose body was found in Henderson Creek, was, several years ago, a member of the local Borough Council, debating society and other institutions. He figured very prominently in public life for a time and generally appeared to have had an eventful career
* 4/458 - Elvet Billany GILL (1894-1950)
NOK father, Mr Christopher Gill, Church St., Palmerston North
- born in Hull, Yorkshire to Christopher John GILL & Zillah Smith BILLANY who emigrated to NZ in 1904 & settled in Palmerston North
- married Zillah Edith BROWNING in 1932
* 4/769 Frank KELLY
NOK mother, Elizabeth Kelly, 49 Alexander Street, Auckland
- enlisted from that address
* 4/808 - James Albert NEILSON (1891-1922)
NOK father, Robert Neilson, 77 Queen's Drive, Musselborough
- enlisted from 33 Dee St., Timaru
- parents were Robert NEILSON & Eliza CUTTLE
- brother Edward Ferguson Neilson embarked 19 Jan 1917
- married Idalene Bell CRAIGIE (1897-1952) 28 May 1917 in South Dunedin
Idalene was born in New York to Thomas Lamb CRAIGIE (1863-1917) & Isabella BELL (1863-1949) of St Clement, Dundee, Scotland who later moved to New Zealand. Idalene's father was a Pastrycook & Confectioner in Timaru when her brother Thomas Lamb Craigie (1897-1970) served as Private 25477
* 4/42 - Albert Charles 'Bert' RICHARDS (1891-1921)
NOK mother, Martha Richards, 11 Tasman Street, Wellington
- enlisted from that address
- son of Henry Edward RICHARDS & Martha BURNISTON
Evening Post, 13 January 1921 RICHARDS - On the 13th January 1921, at Trentham Military Hospital, Lieut. Albert Charles (Bert), the dearly beloved youngest son of Mrs M. and the late H. E. Richards, Tasman-street, Wellington; aged 30 years
Evening Post, 15 January 1921 FUNERAL - The funeral of the late Lieut. A. C. Richards, who died at Trentham Hospital on Thursday morning, took place at the Karori Cemetery yesterday afternoon and was of a military character. General Chaytor and Major Finnis represented the Defence Department. The firing party was in charge of Lieut. Miles and a party of the Senior Cadets of No 42 Company, of which the deceased was formerly O.C., was under Lieuts. Chaytor and Smith. The pall bearers were Major MacFarlane, Captain Munro, Lieut. Dutton and Staff-Sergeant-Major Ledbrook. The Rev J. Dawson conducted the service at the graveside. The Harbour Board was represented by Captain Hale Monro and a large number of the staff, of which the deceased had been a member. The chief mourners were Messrs F. R. Webster and H. L. Whiteman, brothers-in-law of the deceased.
* 4/721 - Leonard John WRAIGHT (1893-1994)
NOK father, Lewis Richard Wraight, 20 Hereford Street, Roslyn
- enlisted from that address
- mother was Margaret Jane 'Maggie' WHYTE
- married Mary Etta HELLYER in 1919
* 4/874 - George YULE
NOK father, T. Yule, 27 Clarence Street, Aberdeen, Scotland
- enlisted from Wellington

* 7/30B - James COCHRANE
NOK mother, Mary S. Cochrane, Glenavy, South Canterbury
- enlisted from c/o Loan Company, Waimate
* 5/453 - Thomas Acton SUMMERS (1888-1963)
NOK father, Frank Summers, Paeroa
- mother was Ada Ellen ASTON
- enlisted from Paeroa
- married Sadie HIGGINS in 1917

* 6/201 Major Cyprian Bridge BRERETON (1876-1962)
NOK brother, Thomas Brereton, Ngatimoti, Nelson
- parents were William & Ann BRERETON
- married Margaret Irene GUY from Orinoco in England in 1915
- a dentist by profession, he was battalion commander of the Nelson 12th Regiment at Gallipoli. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1918. He grew tobacco on his Orinoco farm from 1925 and was involved with the Nelson Pioneer Tobacco Grower's Union in the 1930's. He moved to Nelson in 1935 and became the Curator of the Nelson Institute Museum retiring in 1960. He published 6 books between 1926-1952
* 6/1103 - Lieutenant Dugald MacDonald ROBERTSON (1890-1944)
NOK father, Dugald MacDonald Robertson, 5 St James St, Linwood
- enlisted from that address
- mother was Sarah FERGUS
* 6/751 - Stanley Louis ANDREWS (1899-1981)
NOK father, Frank Andrews, Richmond, Nelson
- parents were Francis 'Frank' ANDREWS & Emma Sophia BULLARD
- enlisted from Brightwater
- married Leathia Maud FENEMOR in 1917
* 6/2347 - Alfred Francis ASHBOLT (1878-1927)
NOK mother, mother, Minnie Jane Ashbolt c/o Mrs Santy, Rakaia
- parents were George ASHBOLT & Minnie Jane HINDE
- his mother lived 182 Chester St, Christchurch & 162 Leet St, Invercargill
- enlisted from Mangawai, North Auckland
* 6/194 - Harry BARLOW
NOK father, John Barlow, 261 Bolton Road, Radcliff, Manchester, England
- enlisted from Golden Bay, Marlborough
* 6/1205 - Frederick John BOWRING (1895-1962)
NOK father, Mr James Bowring, Kaiapoi
- enlisted from Kaiapoi
- parents were James BOWRING & Cassandra JURY
- married Lucy JONES 19 Oct 1915 in Wales & had 2 children in Kaiapoi
* 6/1051 - Albert BRANT
NOK wife, Mrs G. Brant, Percival Street, Rangiora
- enlisted from 356 Madras Street, Christchurch
* 6/1247 - Reuben Morris BROOMFIELD (1893-)
NOK mother, Elizabeth Jane Broomfield, Annat, Canterbury
- enlisted from Annat
- parents were Thomas BROOMFIELD & Elizabeth Jane ZANDSTRA(?)
- married Ethel Haigh in 1931
* 6/421 James Fleming BRYCE
NOK Archibald Bryce, Hatton Street, Timaru
- enlisted from c/o P. W. Hutton and Co., Timaru
- married Edith Blanche Hamlyn in 1927
* 6/2089 - Alexander CAMPBELL
NOK father, Alexander Campbell, Waikari
- enlisted from Waikari
* 6/1113 - Reginald CARROLL
NOK Mrs O. Carroll, Smithfield, Orange Free State, South Africa
- enlisted from Woodend, North Canterbury
* 6/1182 - Charles William COLLINSON (1882-1958)
NOK Mrs Collinson, 489 Hesle Pond, Hull, England
- enlisted as Warder, c/o H.M. Prison, Lyttelton
* 6/437 - Thomas Henry CUNNARD (1888-1962)
NOK father, John Cunnard, Temuka
- enlisted from Temuka
- parents were John CUNNARD & Bridget/Bridgetta McKENNA
- married Euphemia Mary SMITH (1901-1967) in 1923
* 6/449 Frederick George DUNN
NOK Frederick James Dunn, Box 126, Timaru
* 6/951 - Frank Sydney DYER (1890-1967)
NOK Sidney Vincent Dyer, Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch
- enlisted from that address
- mother was Ellen GIBB
- married Emma Louisa CAMERON in 1920
* 6/1284 - John Henry FORBES
NOK Mr J. T. Williamson, Rara Railway Station, Victoria, Australia
- enlisted from Deep Creek, via Canvastown, Marlborough
* 6/1170 - Harold 'Percy' FOUGERE (1891-1974)
NOK father, James Johnny Fougere (1850-1937), Te One, Chatham Island
- enlisted from Tai Tapu, Canterbury
- photo of Percy & his siblings at Te One School, Chatham islands
- married Frances Emily 'Fan' Strang in 1918
- brother, Philip Broughton Fougere embarked 8 Jan 1916
- brother, Maurice Hereward Fougere embarked 5 June 1918
* 6/1857 - James Edward GOSNEY (1895-)
NOK father, John Gosney, Cliff St., Timaru
- enlisted from that address
- 8th of 13 children of John GOSNEY & Ada Fanny BORROWS
* 6/761 - Lance/Lancelot James HAGAN
NOK father, James Hagan, Rifle Range, Trentham
- enlisted from New Century Boardinghouse, Blenheim
* 6/2422 - Charles HAGUES
NOK father, F. Hagues, Clapham, Mysore Rd, Lavender Hill, Clapham, London
- enlisted from Buckland, Auckland
* 6/960 - John HEAD
NOK Mrs J. T. Head, c/o Mrs Harland, Post-office, Waverley, Taranaki
- enlisted from Queen's Hotel, Christchurch
* 6/272 Herbert Arthur JOHNSTON (1893-1862)
NOK father, William Henry Johnston, Takaka, Nelson
- enlisted from Upper Takaka
- mother was Charlotte Elizabeth NALDER
* 6/274 - Charles Valentine KEAR (1894-)
NOK father, William Henry Kear, Glenomaru, Otago
- enlisted from Havelock
- mother was Annie Sophia Van RENEN (or various spelling)
- Charles married (as Charles Valentine Van Renen) in 1922 to Winifred Jean Ballantyne HENDERSON (they divorced in 1928)
* 6/2178 - Timothy KELLY
NOK father, James Kelly, Colungarne, County Clare, Ireland
* 6/1090 - Azel LAWRENCE
NOK Alfred Lawrence, 39 Cornwall Street, Saint Albans, Christchurch
- enlisted from that address
- married Doris FITZELL in 1917
* 6/294 - John Beaton MARR (1884-1937)
NOK wife Margaret Marr, 125 Canon Street, Saint Albans, Christchurch
- enlisted from Havelock South
- married Margaret MERLIHY in 1903, had a son John Beaton Marr (1903-1980)
* 6/842 - Patrick Leonard MINOLA (1890-1948)
NOK Miss E. Harrison, 39 Kent Terrace, Wellington
- enlisted from c/o J. H. Davidson, Saint Leonards, Culverden
- base born 22 Jan 1890 in Wellington to Mary Minola (nee Bond 1861-1914). Mary had married Audro Luis Minola of Italy in 1879 & had 4 children. He died suddenly from an aneurism in 1885 aged 30. Mary had 2 sons, 1888 & 1890. She married Albert SANDSTROM (1876-1930) in 1897. Albert appears to have gone to Scotland then New York where he died in an accident. Mary married John William ANDERSON in 1902. She is buried in Karori
NOTE Patrick's NOK's name, Harrison, and address of 39 Kent St., was also the name & address of the witness to his half-sister's wedding (Herminia Giovanna Anderson, nee Minola) when she remarried in 1922 to William Henry Corlett.
- Patrick Leonard married Janet Swinton ALLAN (1885-1979) in 1917. In 1927 they were living at 3 Claremont St, Newmarket, Auckland & he worked for the City Council
* 6/1646 - Cecil Rawlings MURRAY
NOK mother, Louisa Ann Murray, 758 George Street, Dunedin
- enlisted from 4 Chambers Street, North-east Valley, Dunedin
- married Elizabeth Charlotte FRUISH in 1927
* 6/1064 - Albert Herbert MYERS (1888-1957)
NOK father, J. S. Myers, Marshlands, Christchurch
- enlisted from Preston's Road, Marshland
- son of John Scott MYERS & Sarah CASTLE
* 6/521 - George Patrick NIALL
NOK brother, Gerald Hugh Niall, 102 Grafton Road, Auckland
- 2 of at least 13 children of Daniel William NIALL & Norah CARROLL
- enlisted from 18 Buchanan Street, Timaru
- brother, Gerald Hugh Niall embarked 16 Nov 1917
- nephew, Alexander William Niall killed in action 16 Sep 1943 in France
* 6/1379 Orlando POINTON (1889-1963)
NOK father, Elviss Pointon (1866-1937), 9 Manchester Street, Petone
- enlisted from that address
- mother was Mary Lily MOORE (1869-1927)
* 6/341 Philip Nelson SADD (1896-1980)
NOK father, James Barton Sadd (1869-1949), Takaka, Nelson
- enlisted from Sea View, The Port, Nelson
- mother was Lillias Wilson BOLTON (1870-1943)
- grandparents were James Barton SADD, teach in Nelson & Mary Agnes HODGSON
* 6/361 - Charles Frederick STONE (1895-1959)
NOK father, James Elijah Stone (1857-1945, born Auckland), Reservoir, Nelson
- enlisted from Brook St., Nelson
- mother was Sarah LIMMER (1865-1922, born Motueka)
- married Blanche Letitia STONE (1897-1987, nee BENNETT) in 1920. Blanche first married his brother William John Stone (1887-1917) in 1913 when she was 15. William John Stone served as Captain 6/1990 & died of his wounds in Belgium
* 6/2287 - Henry Oswald SUTHERLAND (1889-1955)
NOK father, Hugh Sutherland, 396 Armagh Street, Christchurch
- enlisted from that address
- parents were Hugh SUTHERLAND (1867-1920), from Scotland & Annie PELVIN (1863-1941, nee WATERLOW), widow at the age of 22, of Henry William Pelvin (1858-1885) who died at home, Trent St., Oamaru from inflammation of the lungs after catching a cold. They had two young children (Clara Blanche Woodward Pelvin (1882-1940) & Robert Bruce Pelvin 1884-1950)
NOTE The Oamaru community held a concert to raise funds for Annie after the death of her husband. They raised L21.16, a 2014 equivalent of $3,836. Hugh & Annie are buried in Bromley, Christchurch
- Henry married Cathleen Agnes ROWE (1892-) in Christchurch 30 May 1918
* 6/1414 - Richard John SWEETMAN (1889-1941)
NOK mother, Johannah Sweetman, 113 Tainui Street, Greymouth
- parents were Peter SWEETMAN (1847-1913) & Johannah MURPHY (1860-1934)
- Richard John Sweetman, embarked Dec 1914
- brother, Michael Joseph Sweetman, embarked Jan 1917
* 6/933 - John Samuel TAYLOR (1886-1926)
NOK John Henry Taylor, c/o Mrs Sheritt, Preston Road, Greymouth
- died 2 July 1926 in Wellington, buried Karori
* 6/1752 - Arthur WEAVER
NOK father, Arthur Weaver, Rakaia, Canterbury
- enlisted from Raikaia

* 7/476 - John BRYDON (1879-1956)
NOK mother, Isabella Brydon, 87 Springfield Road, Christchurch
- also served in the Boer War #3590
- parents were Robert BRYDON & Isabella LINDSAY
* 7/40 Michael Andrew DUGGAN (1889-1965)
NOK Mrs Duggan, Knapdale Post-office, via Gore
- enlisted from Waimate
- married Freda Thistle WALLACE (1899-1982) in 1930
* 7/48 John Thomas GILL
NOK father, Robert Gill, Makikihi
- born in Waikuku to Robert & Anne Elizabeth Gill of Ocean View, Rosewill, Timaru
- enlisted from Makikihi
* 7/860 - Maurice Arthur KNIGHT (1893-)
NOK father, Edward Richard Lewkenor Knight, 48 Hoon Hay Road, Spreydon, Christchurch
- enlisted from that address
- mother was Annie BARTON
* 7/627 - William McCOY
NOK wife, Emily Jane McCoy, Coalgate, Canterbury
* 7/631 - John Munro SCOTT
NOK father, David Nimmo Scott, Land and Survey Department, Timaru
- enlisted from c/o P.O. Box 22, Timaru
- mother was Kate Mary NEWTON
* 7/411 - Sergeant-Major Ernest WILLIAM WEBB
NOK wife, M. J. H. Webb, 82 North Avon Road, Richmond, Christchurch

* 8/1397 - George Thomas BAKER
NOK father, Francis G. Baker, 85 Cargill Road, South Dunedin
- enlisted from that address
* 8/9 - Augustus Nelson BERRY (1889-)
NOK mother, Mrs K. E. Berry, Rockvale Estate, Weston, Oamaru
- enlisted from Weston, Oamaru
- parents were Benjamin Augustus BERRY & Kate Eleanor DAVIS
* 8/1040 - George BROWN
NOK William Brown, 72 Fitzroy Street, Kew, Caversham, Dunedin
* 8/1944 - Dugald BUCHANAN
NOK father, Mr W. Buchanan, 54 Oteramika Road, Georgetown, Invercargill
- enlisted from Oteramika Road, Invercargill
* 8/652 - William Norman CADDIE
NOK Thomas Caddie, 59 Prince Albert Road, Musselburgh
- enlisted from Musselburgh, Dunedin
- parents were Thomas CADDIE & Alice Menzies MUIR
- brother, Rupert Septimus Caddie, Corporal 47855, died in Somme, France
* 8/1211 - Duncan McDonald CHURCH (1894-1937)
NOK father, Percival Church, 11 Grange Street, Dunedin
- enlisted from that address
- mother was Alice Mary TRUMAN
* 8/1448 - Francis James DAVEY (1886-1948)
NOK daughter, Miss Jane Davey, c/o G. Davey, Main North Rd., Temuka
- enlisted from Temuka
- born 25 Nov 1886 in Temuka to George DAVEY & Maria Jane FINLAY
- married Alice Fanny CORBETT in 1917
- died of cancer 21 July 1948 aged 62 in Taumarunui Hospital, King Country
* 8/1059 - Cecil Harold DUNCAN (1885-1954)
NOK mother, Mary Duncan, 115 Main South Road, Caversham, Dunedin
- enlisted from that address
- parents were George Edwin & Mary DUNCAN
* 8/364 - Alfred James DURRANT (1900-1971)
NOK father, George Inverness Durrant, Rangiora, North Canterbury
- enlisted from Otautau
- mother was Beatrice MARLOW (1877-1964)
George Inverness Durrant (1876-1933) was born on board the Inverness into Hawkes Bay. He and Beatrice are buried at Karori
Alfred was born 26 Jan 1900 & embarked 16 Oct 1914 making him aged 14.9
* 8/1759 - John JOHNSTONE
NOK mother, Mrs J. Coutts, 103 Arthur Street, Dunedin
- enlisted from that address
* 8/401 - Alphonsus KIRWAN
NOK father, John Kirwan, East Road, Invercargill
- enlisted from that address
* 8/234 - Oliver John LAY (1885-)
NOK sister, Olive Lavinia Mary Lay, Kelso, Otago
- enlisted from Kelso
- parents were Alfred & Mary Elizabeth LAY
- married Mabel McCARRIGAN in 1917
- (sister Olive married Alexander Officer Wilson in 1915)
* 8/251 - Gordon McKENZIE (1892-)
NOK mother, Mrs William Tilson, Toiro, Balclutha
- enlisted from Clinton
- his mother, Florence Mary (nee Drapper) married Alexander McKenzie in 1881 & remarried in 1901 to William Henry Tilson
* 8/239 - Ian Chisholm McRAE
NOK Mrs Marion Ranken, Lime Grove, Derby Road, East Sheen, London
- enlisted from Edendale
* 8/1377 - Clement MALLINSON
NOK Clement Mallinson, 38 Knight Street, Halifax, Yorkshire, England
- enlisted from Bloomfield, Dannevirke
* 8/1896 - Stanley Hampton MITCHELL (1890-1968)
NOK father, John Mitchell, Ngapara, North Otage
- enlisted from 80 Ghuznee Street, Wellington
- parents were John MITCHELL & Agnes Stanley DAVIDSON
* 8/245 - Charles MOORE
NOK father, John Moore, Tapanui - also Ngapara, North Otago
- enlisted from 80 Ghuznee Street, Wellington
* 8/75 - Joseph MONTGOMERY (1893-)
NOK father, William Montgomery, Ribble Street, Oamaru
- enlisted from that address
- mother was Elizabeth SKENE
* 8/768 David Marshall PATERSON (1896-)
NOK mother, Mrs J. Paterson, Wansbeck St, Oamaru - also 28A Eden St, Oamaru
- enlisted from Palmerston South
- parents were Henry Wallis Smith 'Harry' PATERSON & Jeanie Douglas RIDDELL
* 8/944 - William Louis PATERSON
NOK father, N. Paterson, 19 Winchester Street, Christchurch
- enlisted from that address
* 8/1174 - William Edgar PHILLIPS (1894-1918)
NOK cousin, James Kelsall, Kororo, Te Rapa, Waikato
- born in England
- enlisted from Mrs Jews Private Hotel, Lambton Quay, Wellington
- married Mary Ethel DUNCAN in 1916 (in Napier in 1918)
- died 23 Nov 1918 during the Flu Pandemic in Palmerston North, buried Terrace End
* 8/1633 - Edward SEDGEWICK
NOK father, James Sedgewick, Market Place, Tralee, Ireland
(possibly Edward Seymour Berresford Sedgewick 1891-1975)
- enlisted from c/o Powell, Manaroa, Rewa
* 8/2312 - Sydney Augustus SHARPE
NOK mother, Mrs L. Sharpe, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England
- enlisted from 36 Thompson Street, Wellington (re-enlisted 1917)
* 8/295 - Alexander SHIPMAN (1891-1954)
NOK sister, Mrs Annie PUMPA, Lyne Street, Gore
- enlisted from Gore
- son of John Thomas SHIPMAN (1853-1925) & Sarah BOYLE (1860-1915)
- married Emily GREER in 1921
NOTE Alexander's sister, Christina Maire Shipman married Carl Johann (Charles John) Pumpa in 1902 in Gore. Charles was the 5th of 14 children of Martin PUMPA & Louisa SCHORBACK (from Prussia to Victoria, Australia). Their 10th child, Bernhardt (Bernard) Arthur Pumpa married Alexander's sister Elizabeth Mary 'Annie' Shipman in 1910
* 8/486 - Arthur Wilfred SMITH (1887-1971)
NOK father, William Smith, Punta, Esk Street, Invercargill
- enlisted from 214 Tweed Street, Invercargill
- married Eugenie Victoria McCULLAGH (1891-1974) in 1917
* 8/1842 - Richard Gardner SPEIRS (1886-1959)
NOK father, Richard Gardner Speirs (1856-1933), Dee Street, Invercargill
- enlisted from Surrey Street, Gore
- mother was Agnes McNEILAGE
* 8/305 - John Francis WALSH
NOK father, Mr John Walsh, Burns Street, Milton
- enlisted from that address
* 8/957 - James WOOD
NOK father, Mr J. Wood, Highfield, Timaru
- enlisted from Empire Hotel, Christchurch

* 9/361 - Marcus ANDERSON
NOK father, M. Anderson, 7 Gibson Street, Kaikorai, Dunedin
- enlisted from that address
* 9/601 - William James CLARKE
NOK father, Charles Clarke, Mataura
- enlisted from East Gore
* 9/267 - Walter James DILLON
NOK Alfred Dillon, Pahia, Southland
- enlisted from Seaward Downs, Southland
* 9/278 - Albert William FISHER
NOK father, John Fisher, Kapuka, Southland
- enlisted from same address
* 9/475 - James Eaton GAFFANEY (1880-1919)
NOK father, Francis Gaffaney, Cargill Rd., Dunedin South
- enlisted from Oreti, Southland
- parents were Francis Dominic GAFFANEY (1843-1919) from Belfort, Derbyshire, & Catherine 'Kate' BROSNAHAN (1855-1905) from County Kerry, Ireland. Francis was a Hotelkeeper (of 'The Railway Workshops Hotel' corner of Cargill Rd., & Cutten St., Dunedin) and also a member of the Canterbury provincial police. After his death his freehold residences were auctioned and comprised:- 3 Cutten St (6 rooms), 5 Cutten St (4 rooms), 7 Cutten St (4 rooms), 3 cottages on Lambeth Rd and the Workshops Hotel, a double-story brick building
- brother, Peter Michael Gaffaney, embarked 9 Oct 1915
- brother, Francis Dominick Gaffaney embarked 26 July 1916
- sister, Imelda Gaffaney (1891-1960) was Sister di Pazzi of the Dominican Convent, Oamaru
James Eaton Gaffaney served 3 years at the front, was severely wounded at Gallipoli and died of his wounds in April 1919 at home
On April 22 1919 at Dunedin, Lance-Corporal James Eaton Gaffaney,(No 9/475, Main Body) beloved second son of Francis Dominic Gaffaney of Cutten Street, South Dunedin, and brother of Joseph, Vincent and Francis Gaffaney (on active service) aged 38 years. R.I.P. To be interred with military honours at Northern Cemetery. Hugh Gourley, Military Funeral Director.
* Francis's brother Michael Gaffaney married Kate's sister Margaret Brosnaham (lived Temuka)
* James died 4 months before his father Francis who died at the Chalet Hospital in Aug 1919
* see also the great blog on Peter Michael Gaffaney & family (with photos)
* 9/538 - William Alexander GUNN
NOK father, William Gunn, 112 King Street, Glasgow South, Scotland
- enlisted from Waipounamu, Riversdale, Southland
* 9/177 - Frederick McKAY
NOK Mr John McKay, Wedderburn, Otago Central
- enlisted from Miller's Flat
* 9/948 - Randolph Desmond MATHER
NOK mother, Ellen Mather, Portabello, Otago
- enlisted from Portobello
- parents were James Edward MATHER & Ellen Mary DESMOND
* 9/314 - Robert MORRISON
NOK mother, Mrs Johan Morrison, Eastern Bush, via Otautau
- enlisted from Dipton, Southland
* 9/625 - James PAUL
NOK wife, Mrs T. Paul, 7 Evelyn Place, Wellington, also 116 Fox St, Gisborne
- enlisted from 7 Mount Street, Central Auckland
* 9/742 - John PETERSEN
NOK brother, J. Patersen, Princes St., Dunedin
- enlisted from c/o Little, Omihi, Kaikoura
* 9/875 - Marcus Turnbull ROSS
NOK brother, J. Ross, Bonnivale, Tapanui - also, Rose Hall, Warepa, Otago
- enlisted from Clydevale, Otago
* 9/208 David SMAILLIE (1868-1945)
NOK sister, Mrs Mary Connor, c/o Post Office, Mosgiel
- enlisted from Mosgiel
- sister Mary Addie Smaillie (1866-1960) married William Connor in 1884
- married Ann Dow RAMSAY in 1919
* 9/84A - James STEWART (1890-1918)
NOK Thomas Stewart, Awamoa, North Oamaru
- born 9 April 1890 in Oamaru to Thomas STEWART & Amelia HAMILTON
- enlisted from 34 Cashel St., Christchurch with service number 3/84A, 26 Aug 1914. Service number changed to 9/84A with transfer to Otago Mounted Rifles
- died 8 Dec 1918 from Pulmonary Tuberculosis & buried Oamaru
* 9/1993 - Patrick Joseph SULLIVAN
NOK father, John Sullivan, 34 William Street, Timaru
- enlisted from that address
* 9/93 - Peter TORRIE
NOK wife, Maria Torrie, 12 De Carle Street, St Kilda, Dunedin
- enlisted from Dunedin
- married Maria SUTHERLAND in 1912
* 9/772 - Herbert McDonell WHITE
NOK mother, Elizabeth White, Tahunga, Gisborne
- enlisted from Tahunga

* 10/1724 - Thomas ANTHONY
NOK father, James Anthony, Castlecliff, Wanganui
- enlisted from Castlecliff, Wanganui
* 10/1713 - Alfred ACOTT
NOK father, Alfred Acott, Woodfall, Luddingford, Yalding, Kent, England
- enlisted from Avoca House, Napier
* 10/1406 - Philip Augustus BANKS
NOK sister, Miss M. Banks, 2 Viking Road, Arbair Hill, Military Quarter, Dublin
- enlisted from Royal Hotel, Palmerston North
* 10/588 - Arthur Henry BEABLE (1889-1923)
NOK Mrs Morya Beable, Westbourne Rd., Plymouth, England
- enlisted from Dannevirke
* 10/1181 - William Andrew BELL
NOK sister, Mrs C. H. Marshall, Auchencrow, Scotland
* 10/285 - Alfred Cecil BOWMAN (1890-)
NOK mother, Mrs Edgar Elliot Carew, 78 Nith Street, Invercargill
- born in NZ to Johnathan 'John' Ashbridge BOWMAN (1850-1891) & Rebecca FAZAKERLEY (1867-1941) from Elwood, Melbourne, Australia. His father died when he was about 1 and his mother Rebecca remarried in 1904 to Edgar Elliot Carew. Edgar had first married Helen Jane JEFFCOAT (1861-1902) in 1889
- a brother, Jonathan Bertram Bowman enlisted from Melbourne 14 July 1915
- a brother, James Ashbridge Bowman enlisted in Melbourne 16 July 1915
- a step brother, Eric Evelyn Carew enlisted from Gonville 17 April 1915
- a step brother, Alan Elon Edgar Carew enlisted from Wanganui 14 Aug 1915
- a step brother, Dudley Wilmott Carew was killed in action at Gallipoli
* 10/1752 - Edward BRICKDALE
NOK mother, Charlotte Brickdale, 5 Foster Street, Bedfordshire, England
- enlisted from Waipawa
* 10/1765 - John Thomas BYRNE
NOK mohter, Mary Byrne, 28 Iona Road, Glasnevin, Dublin
- enlisted from 29 Wellington Street, Gisborne
* 10/226 - Sydney DRINKROW (1893-1943)
NOK Mrs Elizabeth Drinkrow, Nafferton, East Yorkshire, England
- enlisted from c/o Post Office, Hastings
- married Florence Eva SAYERS in 1925
* 10/2120 - Sergeant-Major William DUNLEVEY
NOK father, D. Dunlevey (father), 37 Fairview Street, Belfast, Ireland
- enlisted from Alhambra Hotel, Wellington
* 10/319 - Ernest Horatio Thornton DUNN
NOK brother, John Gilman Dunn, Solicitor, Napier
- enlisted from Lucy Road, Napier, Hawkes Bay
- sons of David DUNN & Elizabeth Gilman JAGOE
* 10/953 - Henry George FENN
NOK Henry George Fenn, Riverbend Rd., Meanee, Napier
- enlisted from that address
- son of Henry George FENN & Matilda Harriet BOYD
* 10/1486 Joseph FRANKLIN
NOK mother, Mrs H. Franklin, Chaucer Road, Napier
- enlisted from Coley Street, Foxton
* 10/2166 - Waverley GREEN
NOK sister, Mrs A. Sparrow, St Albans, Christchurch
- enlisted from Whatatutu, Gisborne
* 10/612 Edward Dunstan HARVEY
NOK E. Harvey, Grand Hotel, Calcutta, India
- enlisted from Manunui
* 10/586 - John HENRY
NOK wife, Irene Henry, c/o Mrs J. Thompson, Waikanae
- enlisted from Riseholme, Christchurch
* 10/33 - Edward HUNT
NOK father, Edward Hunt, Mangaremarama, Pahiatua
- enlisted from that address
* 10/1858 - George Thomas HUTTON
NOK father, Thomas Hutton, Lake Rd., Hawera, Taranaki
- enlisted from Criterion Hotel, Wanganui
* 10/1536 - Donald McCall JAMIESON
NOK mother, Elizabeth Jamieson, 37 Saint Andrew Street, Dundee, Scotland
- enlisted from Bormain Terrace, Aro Street, Wellington
* 10/673 - Alfred Robert William KREBS (1892-)
NOK father, Charles Frederic William Krebs, Mangaweka
- mother was Matilda JALLOWFIELD (spelling?)
- enlisted from E. L. Rogers, New Zealand
- married Mabel ALLISON in 1919
- brother Harold Thomas 'Harry' Krebs also served
* 10/2442 - Gilbert Alexander LAWRENCE
NOK father, H. W. Lawrence, Johnsonville, Wellington
- enlisted from Aurora Road, Johnsonville, Wellington
* 10/985 - George LOCKWOOD
NOK father, George Lockwood, 5 Gear Street, Petone
- enlisted from 6 Clyde Road, Napier
* 10/101 - Martin McGRATH
NOK mother, Annie McGrath, Enmore P.O., Sydney
- enlisted from Pahiatua
* 10/1565 - Cyril Herbert MANN
NOK father, J. J. Mann, c/o Ramsbottom and Co., Rintoul Street, Wellington
- enlisted from c/o J. J. Mann, Lyall Bay, Wellington
* 10/1917 - Lieutenant Charles Cockburn MILES
NOK father, A. H. Miles, 39 Hobson St., Wellington
- enlisted from c/o Roberts, and Co., Wellington
* 10/2246 - David Patterson MORRISON
NOK sister, Mrs Sinclair, Brora, Sutherlandshire, Scotland
- enlisted from Sandbank, Turakina
* 10/623 - Ole Peter MORTENSON
NOK Mr J. V. Mortensen, Pio Pio, King COuntry
- enlisted from Matapuna, King-country
* 10/1297 - John James MURRAY
NOK mother, Mrs H. Sparks, Saint Albans St., New Plymouth, Taranaki
- enlisted from New Plymouth
* 10/965 - Albert William NAPIER
NOK father, John Albert Napier, Beresford Street, Hastings
- enlisted from 308 Lascelles Street, Hastings
* 10/770 - Thomas Walter NARBEY
NOK father, Thomas Walter Narbey, Pokeno
- enlisted from Eltham, Taranaki
* 10/850 - Harry Bernard NIKEL (1889-1974)
NOK Miss Kathleen Nikel, c/o Levin and Co., Wellington
- enlisted from New Plymouth
- born in Australia to Carl Ferdinand NIKEL & Constance Mary THOMPSON
- sister, Kathleen Marguerite Nikel (1887-1945) was born in NZ & didn't marry
- Their parents married in Dunedin in 1885. They lived in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Sandhurst, Melbourne & Sydney. Carl left the family in 1890 and was served in London with a divorce petition in 1897. Constance was then in Oamaru
* 10/1936 - Albert NORTON
NOK mother, Mrs Emma Jane Hill, 21 Bolland St., Woodhouse, Leeds, Yorkshire
- enlisted from Peel St., Gisborne
* 10/441 - Edwin Oliver OLSEN (1890-1966)
NOK mother, Mrs Olsen, 133 Grey Street, Auckland
- enlisted from Taihape
- parents were Hans OLSEN & Jeannette CHRISTOPHERSEN
* 10/863 - Charles Henry PLIM
NOK father, Alfred Plim, Highfield, Doxey, Stafford, England
- enlisted from Warea
* 10/2462 - William John ROBERTSON
NOK father, J. R. Robertson, Hawera
- enlisted from Donbank, Wellington
* 10/1161 - Charles Arthur Cecil St PAUL (1890-1918)
NOK Mrs H. S. St Paul, Penhill Avenue, Parkstone, Dorset, England
- married Margaret Eleanor BOND in 1917. Charles died 20 Nov 1918 during Flu Pandemic aged 28. Margaret remarried in 1919 to Maurice Archibald GALL of Ngaruawahia
* 10/1080 - Charles SCOTT
NOK sister, Mrs Rangi Pohipohi, Waimarama, Hastings
- enlisted from Waimarama
* 10/1664 - Frederick Hongi Rewi STIDOLPH (1891-`873)
NOK father, Sydney Stidolph, 98 Lambton Quay, Wellington
- mother was Sarah HEBLEY
- enlisted from same address
- married Mavis Felicity Duneage TODD (1896-1949) in 1919
* 10/1378 - William John STEPHENSON (1894-1945)
NOK father, William Henry Stephenson, 124 Broad Street, Palmerston North
- enlisted from Palmerston North
- mother was Julia Elizabeth BUNGATE

* 11/673 - Major Charles DICK (1886-1974)
NOK sister, Miss M. Dick, Kimbolton, Manawatu
- enlisted from Kimbolton
- parents possibly Randolph Douglass DICK & Elizabeth HARRIS
* 11/661 - Captain William James HARDHAM V.C. (1876-1928)
NOK father, George HARDHAM, 10 Cardall Street, Wellington
- his mother was Ann GREGORY
- enlisted 4 times (from Wellington & Petone, see next link)
- married Constance Evelyn PARSONSON in 1916 while convalescing in Wellington
- read also first man in NZ to receive the Victoria Cross during Boer War
* 11/620 - William Gibb BLACKLOCK (1889-1965)
NOK father, George Walter Blacklock, Ohakune
- enlisted from Ohakune
- married Nellie Mahaley CRUTTENDEN in 1916
- he married Ivy PATTISON in 1928
* 11/294 - Alexander Murray HUTTON
NOK Mrs Margaret Hutton, Church Street, Woodside, Aberdeen, Scotland
- enlisted from Dannevirke
* 11/482 - William George MARSHALL (1887-)
NOK mother, Rebecca Marshall, Hampden, Otago
- enlisted from Stock Department, New Plymouth
- parents were George MARSHALL & Rebecca GARD
* 11/349 - Thomas William MURPHY
NOK brother, John Richard Murphy, Rangiora
- parents were Thomas Patrick MURPHY & Catherine 'Kate' COSTELLO
* 11/366 - Stanley RONALDSON (1891-1959)
NOK father, Thomas Sherriff Ronaldson, Public Trust Office, Wellington
- enlisted from Ngakonui, Hinakura
- mother was Fanny Mary Berend LUCKIE
- married Winifred Edith PERRY in 1919
* 11/135 - William George Thompson SHANNON (1883-)
NOK father, Graham Shannon, Owen Street, Feilding
- mother was Agnes MULHOLLAND
- enlisted from Feilding
- married Eva ANDREWS in 1917
* 11/152 - Dugald THOMPSON (1890-)
NOK father, Fairfield Thompson, Kimbolton Road, Feilding
- enlisted from c/o Dalgety and Co., Taihape
- 1 of 13 children of Fairfield & Elizabeth THOMPSON
- married Tuihi Maud INGPEN (1898-1971) in 1918
granddaughter of Edward Lockyer INGPEN & Sarah JONES
- a brother, Fairfield Thompson (39499) died of his wounds in Belgium 1917

* 12/681 - Alfred John ANDERSON (1891-1939)
NOK father, Charles John Anderson, Te Kopuru, North Wairoa
- mother was Mary Jane THORNALLY
* 12/1580 - Roy Colin CAMPBELL (1895-)
NOK father, Richard Ernest Campbell, Ether St., Morningside, Auckland
- 1 of 14 children - mother was Maria SYMONDS
* 12/956 - Edgar Bertram 'Bert' De LACEY (1889-1930)
NOK Ellen De lacey, Carterton
- enlisted from Carterton
- married Nora Ellen ANDERSON (1897-1966) in 1916. Nora next married Fredrick Hugh WEDERELL (1906-2003)
* 12/348 Thomas Rees ENGLAND (1883-1948)
NOK father, William Lily England, Tauranga
- mother was Clara HILL
- enlisted from Waiotapu, Rotorua
* 12/2531 John LEES FAULKNER
NOK father, Christopher Faulkner, Kiwi Rd., Devonport, Auckland
- mother was Alice Shaw CAPPER
- married Rita Louisa HARRIS in 1923
* 12/1649 - Jack HALLY
NOK father, James Hally, Cambridge, Waikato
- enlisted from Sonoma, Auckland - wounded at Gallipoli
* 12/563 - John Peter HANSEN (1894-1979)
NOK Mrs N. Hansen, Mangatu, Dargaville
- married Ethel Amy Maria WOLLAND (1898-1924) in 1919
- he next married Wenonah Annie POLGLASE (1909-1984) in 1930
* 12/1432 - Percival Augustus HILLARY (1886-1965)
NOK mother, Mrs Edmund Hillary, Maranui, Mountain Road, Remuera, Auckland
- Founder & Editor of Tuakau District News
- parents were Edmund HILLARY & Annie Clementina FLEMING
- married Gertrude CLARK in 1916
Percival & Gertrude were the parents of Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008)
* 12/986 Ernest HOPTROFF (1870-1933)
NOK wife, Mrs E. Hoptroff, 3 City Road, Auckland
The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 July 1933 HOPTROFF - June 26 1933 at Auckland Hospital, Ernest Hoptroff, late Anzac NZ Expeditionary Forces, formerly of Sidney and Cheshire England, aged 63. (buried Plot 35, Row 4, Soldiers Burial B at Waikumete)
* 12/1671 - Stewart HOUSTON
NOK sister, Mrs E. Blackwell, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
- enlisted from Riverview House, Hamilton
* 12/1441 - Ralph Thomas JAY
- aka Ralph Thomas JAY-AUSTIN (also #23431)
NOK sister, Mrs Chapman, 34 Lambton Road, Hornsey, London
- enlisted from 56 Cook St., Auckland
- married Aimie Estelle DENBY in 1916
daughter of Charles James Springfield DENBY & Annie Maria HOLMES
* 12/145 - Harold JONES
NOK father, T. Jones, 11 Canada Street, Newton, Auckland
- enlisted from that address
* 12/1686 John JONES
NOK sister, Mrs Kate Hughes, 13 David Street, Liverpool, England
- enlisted from Waitomo Caves
* 12/581 - Noel Edwin Le NOEL (1891-1922)
NOK father, Noel John Christie Le Noel, Matakohe
- parents were Noel John Le NOEL & Maria Charlotte COPE
* 12/1701 - William Wilbur LYNCH (1895-1941)
NOK father, P. Lynch, Waitowheta, Waihi
- enlisted from Waimata
- married Ivy Frederica SPARROW in 1920
* 12/1474 - Robert McKAY
NOK mother, Mrs Rebecca McKay, Albion Street, Parnell, Auckland
* 12/1712 - Reginald Herbert MARSHALL
NOK father, G. S. Marshall, Saint James Road, Hastings, Sussex, England
- enlisted from Whangarei
* 12/180 - Ronald Grey MASON (1894-1958)
NOK mother, Annie Hunter Mason, 4 Smith St., Ponsonby, Auckland
- parents were Thomas MASON & Annie Hunter McCAUL
- married Hilda White BALLARD in 1919
* 12/583 Alexander John MUIRHEAD (1891-)
NOK mother, Margaret Muirhead, 27 Calder Street, St Kilda, Dunedin
- parents were James MUIRHEAD & Margaret ROBERTSON
- enlisted from 31 Shoal Bay Road, Devonport, Auckland
* 12/820 Daniel O'BRIEN
NOK Mr Charles O'Brien, Alpha Hotel, Kihikihi
- enlisted from Marakopa, Auckland
* 12/434 James Henry PATTULLO (1888-1973)
NOK father, Reverend James Leburn Pattullo, Kamo, Whangarei
- parents were James Leburn PATTULLO (from Scotland) & Morinie DAVIDSON
- enlisted from Waihi
* 12/2084 - Albert POTTS (1886-1961)
NOK father, Robert Potts, Aramoho, Wanganui (originally Newcastle, England)
- he was a son of Robert POTTS & Matilda CROMBIE who arrived into Napier 16 Dec 1876 on the 'Waitara'. They also lived in New Plymouth and Wanganui
- enlisted from Clifton, Symonds Street, Auckland in 1914 & embarked from Auckland 16 Oct 1914 with the Auckland Infantry Battalion as Private 12/841. His nok was his father Robert at 104 London St., Wanganui
NOTE a number of soldiers enlisted from the Clifton, Whittaker Place, off Symonds street (first tram stop past St Paul's). It was a casual & permanent accommodation hostel/hotel/boarding house.
- enlisted from 2 Russell Place (off Symonds Street in 1877 - off Cook Street by 1914) Central Auckland in 1915 & embarked from Wellington with the Auckland Infantry Battalion, 4th Reinforcements as Private 12/2084.
- married Hannah Elizabeth PRUDEN (nee Bloomfield, of Te Puke) in 1921
- he was Lance Corporal 32807 with the Royal New Zealand Army Ordinance Corps at Hopuhopu, Waikato in 1948 at the age of 61. (see link for more)
* 12/1486 - Albert POULSON (1896-1976)
NOK mother, Mrs A. Poulson, Piriaka, Taumarunui
- enlisted from 48 Grey St., Auckland
* 12/2101 Charles RIST
NOK father, David Rist, Manukau Rd., Onehunga, Auckland
- enlisted from that address
- brother John Henry Rist was killed in action at Gallipoli 1915
* 12/268 Arthur Leith SHAND (1892-1969)
NOK Mrs R. H. Shand, Mackay Street, Thames, Coromandel
- parents were James Arthur SHAND & Margaret Hood LEITH
- enlisted from 18 Huntly Ave., Auckland
* 12/879 - Angus TAYLOR (1892-1958)
NOK mother, Rose Taylor, 25 Cole St., Masterton
- parents were John TAYLOR & Rose STONE
- enlisted from Otahuhu, Auckland
* 12/476 - David Augustus VINCENT (1893-1955)
NOK father, Charles Hamilton Vincent, Paeroa
- mother was Ellen SNODGRASS
- enlisted from Paeroa
- married Gladys Ada HARPER in 1920
* 12/1042 - Fred WEBSTER (1899-1978)
NOK brother, A. S. Webster, Richardson Road, Mr Roskill, Auckland
- enlisted from Awakino, via Waitara

* 13/119 - Lieutenant William Titley PALMER (1890-1968)
NOK G. Palmer, Waingaro, via Ngaruawahia
- enlisted from Lucklaw, Waiuku
* 13/787 - William Horace CRAFAR (1894-1959)
NOK mother, Alice Eliza Crafer, Seddon (WWI)
- enlisted from c/o J. P. Lethbridge, Sherenden
- father William (1864-1948) served in the Boer War & died 11 Sep 1948 - buried Omaka cemetery, Marlborough
* 13/336 - James Steenson FOX
NOK Mrs H. Fox, Papamoa, Tauranga
- enlisted from Taneatua
* 13/195 Eric Wyles INDER (1890-)
NOK father, Simeon Inder, Inspector of Post-offices, Palmerston North
- enlisted from Te Kuiti
- mother was Jessie Bruce WYLES
- married Ethel Margaret Baird HALL in 1918
- brother, Robert Walter Norman Inder served in the Boer War
- brother, Frederick leslie Roy Inder embarked 16 Oct 1914
* 13/379 George LAUER (1890-1960)
NOK Mr G. Lauer, Pukekohe, Auckland
- enlisted from Waimai, Raglan
* 13/714 - Alexander McFARLANE
NOK John McFarlane, Waipu, North Auckland
- enlisted from Waipu
* 13/716 - Robert Holmes McKINNEY (1892-)
NOK father, Benjamin Holmes McKinney, Warkworth
- mother was Janet BALLANTINE
- enlisted from Warkworth
- brother, James Ballantine Holmes McKinney died 1916 from disease whilst training
- brother, Lindsay Stuart Holmes McKinney embarked 13 June 1918
- nephew, Lindsay Holmes McKinney (1923-2013) served in Egypt
* 13/1031A - James MELLING
NOK wife, Mrs Lucy Melling, 92 Calliope Road, Devonport, Auckland
- enlisted from 100 Hobson St., Auckland
* 13/732 - Stanley QUINLAN
NOK father, Edward Quinlan, 41 Austin Street, Wellington
- enlisted from Fenton St., Rotorua
* 13/590 - Thomas Ruddle THOMSON (1889-1946)
NOK Mr W. Thomson, Middlemore, Gordonton via Taupiri
- born Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
- enlisted from Pukekohe
- severe gunshot wound of right eye [later lost] at Dardanelles May 1915
- married Rhoda Mary WALDRON in 1921
- Thomas died 12 Oct 1946 aged 57 & is buried at Gordonton, Waikato
* 13/521 - Frank WATTERS
NOK mother, Elizabeth Watters, Mt Eden, Auckland, also c/o T. C. Watters, Waikino
- enlisted from Te Puke
* 13/752 - Ernest James WILLIAMS (1880-1954)
NOK wife, Mrs E. J. Williams, Albert Rd., Devonport, Auckland
- married Ida STRUDE in 1908
- enlisted from Albert Road, Devonport, Auckland

* 16/568 - Hone NEPIA
NOK Wheku Nepia, Manutuke
- enlisted from Manutuke, Gisborne
* 16/160 - Awatapu NGAKI
NOK Te Ari Turuturu, Te Puke
- enlisted from Te Puke
* 16/175 - Kouma TAPIHANA
NOK mother, Mrs Kouma Tapsell, Maketu, Bay of Plenty
- enlisted from Maketu
* 16/361 - Paratene TAUMATANGI
NOK father, Paratene Taumatangi, Te Kao, North Auckland
* 16/213 - Pita TAUWHARE
NOK sister, Tiri Tauwhare, c/o Post Office, Kaiapoi
- enlisted from 135A Thorndon Quay, Wellington
* 16/124 - Hatara Matehe Te AWARAU
NOK wife, Emma Matche, Waipiro Bay, Gisborne

Tentative arrangements have been made by the Mayor, Mr J. H. Gunson, for a public reception to the soldiers who are returning to Auckland by the Rotorua and to those who returned by the Willochra. Mr Gunson stated yesterday that it is possible the reception will be postponed until Thursday morning, but this cannot be determined until the Rotorua is within wireless range. Mr Gunson said he was in communication with Colonel J. E. Hume, officer commanding the district, and as soon as possible a definite announcement will be made as to the arrangements.
The Mayor intends to meet the Willochra contingent at the railway station on the arrival of the express train, and these men will be invited to attend the gathering in the Town Hall that afternoon or next morning., Cars will be provided by the Motor Service Corps for the convenience of the soldiers to the Town Hall

The reception in Auckland to wounded soldiers arriving by the Rotorua and Willochra will not take place until Thursday morning, This information has been received by Miss Spedding, secretary of the Auckland Women's Patriotic League who desires to notify members that they should be in attendance at 9 a.m. sharp

* The Nelson returned soldiers are:-
Major Brereton and Privates S. L. Andrews, H. A. Johnston, C. F. Stone and P. N. Sadd. Returned soldiers have suggested that some special welcome should be tendered to major Brereton. He was the original leader of the Nelson Company at Gallipoli and an officer who was highly esteemed by those in his charge

* Captain W. J. Hardham, V.C., who was returning invalided to New Zealand by the Rotorua, disembarked at Hobart in order to undergo a slight operation. The date of his arrival in Wellington, therefore, is uncertain. On Sunday Captain Hardham's parents received a cablegram from him stating, "All's well'don't worry"

* Sergeant Percival A. Hillary, of the Second Reinforcements, 15th North Auckland Infantry Battalion, is returning to Auckland by the steamer Rotorua. Sergeant Hillary was born in Dargaville, Northern Wairoa. For twelve years he was employed on the staff of the 'Bell' newspaper in that district, and afterwards joined the 'New Zealand Herald' at Auckland. After gaining some further experiences he bought the 'North Auckland TImes'. He sold out as soom as possible upon the outbreak of war, and reached Egypt in time leace with the Main Body for Gallipoli. He was present at the landing on April 25, and through the severe engagements in the earlier part of the campaign there. After three months on the Peninsula only 16 out of the 227 men of his company were left. Sergeant Hillary was then injured by a bomb, and was sent to Malta, where it was found that injuries to his ears and eyes were so serious as to necessitate his removal to England. While in England he qualified for a commission, but the medical authorities would not allow him to return to the front, and ordered him to New Zealand

* Captain H. A. Cooper and Captain R. Neave, who are to take up duty in New Zealand under the Defence Department, are passengers by the Rotorua. Captain Cooper is accompanied by Mrs and miss C. Cooper and Captain neave by Mrs Neave

* A party of domestic servants, in charge of Miss Alma Dale, is expected to arrive by the Rotorua, due in Auckland to-day from England

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*Thomas DAULTON + Sarah Jane HUDSON - Te Arai

Thomas DAULTON (1852-1907)
...married 5 March 1881 to:
Sarah Jane HUDSON (1864-1947)

They were storekeepers at Te Arai, Manutuke, Gisborne district

the known children of THOMAS & SARAH
... 1
1882 - 1903 Thomas Miles Daulton
Hawke's Bay Herald, 13 February 1882 - DAULTON
At Wanstead, on the 8th February, the wife of Thomas Daulton, of a son - Auckland papers please copy
Thomas was a Shepherd
In January 1893 (aged 11) Thomas won a hunting crop for coming 1st at the Te Arai School Picnic
Thomas served in the South African War as Trooper 6330 & 8188 with the 9th New Zealand Mounted Rifles. He embarked from Auckland 1 Feb 1902. His next of kin was his father at Te Arai Bridge, Gisborne. Thomas died from an abscess on the brain 3 March 1903 in Te Arai, Gisborne.
Press, 3 March 1903 - DEATH OF A TROOPER
Thomas Daulton, aged 21, died tonight. He was a member of the Seventh Contingent, and was injured by a fall from a horse in South Africa. On the voyage our he contracted pneumonia. He recovered somewhat on landing, but an abscess near the brain set in. He was a very popular young fellow

... 2
1883 - 1969 Joseph Edward 'Joe' Daulton
Joseph was in Second Grade at Matawhero School 1889-1890
JOSEPH married Gladys Catherine CRAILL (1895-1970) in 1916
1 of 4 daughters of Henry 'Harry' CRAILL & Catherine Mary ROBB
- Henry Craill was the manager of John Clark's 11,000 acre, Te Arai station

... 3
1885 - 1918 William Charles Daulton
In January 1893 (aged 8) William came 2nd (race not specified) at the Te Arai School Picnic
William served in WWI as Trooper 11/1788 with the 7th Reinforcements, Wellington Mounted Rifles. He embarked from Wellington 9 Oct 1915. His next of kin was his brother Joe at Manutuke, Gisborne. William died of his wounds 23 Dec 1916 in Egypt & is buried Grave A.194 at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Poverty Bay Herald, 22 December 1917 - DAULTON
In loving memory of Trooper William Daulton, killed in action in Egypt on December 23rd, 1916
...Far away from those who loved you,
...Gently soliers laid you to rest;
...In far off Egypt you're only sleeping,
...One of God's brightest and best.
- Inserted by M. McDowell

... 4
1887 - 1921 George Michael Daulton
In January 1893 (aged 6) George came 1st (race not specified) at the Te Arai School Picnic
George served in WWI as Private 57044 with the NZEF, 29th Reinforcements F Company. He embarked from Wellington 13 August 1917 for Glasgow. His next of kin was his mother at Manutuke, Gisborne
George was a storekeeper in his fathers store

... 5
1889 - 1955 Bertha Jane Daulton
BERTHA married Frederick Hugh SNOWDEN (1884-1946) in 1912
Frederick served in WWI as Lance Corporal 30303 with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 14th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, (F Company). He embarked from Wellington 30 Dec 1916. Bertha was his next of kin at Manutuke.
A son, William Hugh Snowden, was Killed in Action 25 Oct 1942 aged 22 and is buried El Alamein War Cemetery

... 6
1891 - 1891 Mary Catherine Daulton
Mary died 6 April 1891 aged 2 months
she is buried Plot 230, Block MKB at Makaraka cemetery

... 7
1892 - 1918 Royal Frederick 'Roy' Daulton
Roy was a storekeeper in his fathers store
Roy served in WWI as Rifleman 18630 with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 9th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company. He embarked from Wellington 26 July 1916. His next of kin was his mother at Manutuke, Gisborne. Roy was killed in action 12 Sep 1918 at Havrincourt, France & is buried Grave V. D. 17. at Metz-en-Couture Communal Cemetery British Extension, Pas-de-Calais, France
Poverty Bay Herald, 26 September 1918 - DAULTON
Killed in action in France, September 12th, 1918, Royal Frederick Daulton, beloved fifth son of Mrs Daulton, Manutuke, aged 26 years. R.I.P.

... 8
1894 - 1965 Catherine Elma Daulton
CATHERINE married James JOBSON (1892-1960) in 1921
son of William JOBSON & Mary DIXON
- James served in WWI as Trooper 11/1813
JAMES died 19 March 1960 aged 67
CATHERINE died 16 August 1965 aged 71
they are buried Plot 28, Block 27 at Taruheru cemetery
11/1813 Sgt JAMES JOBSON, 1892-1960

... 9
1896 - 1961 Harold John Daulton
Harold was a Coach Driver
Harold served in WWI as Rifleman 18629 with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 9th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company. He embarked from Wellington 26 July 1916. His next of kin was his mother at Manutuke, Gisborne (enlisted same time, served with the same unit & embarked with brother Frank)
HAROLD married Clara Isabel BATEMAN (1900-1982) in 1923
daughter of Aldeberontifus James BATEMAN & Mary Ann/Marianne KILLGOUR of Parawai

... 10
1898 - 1964 Frank Hudson Daulton
Frank was a Labourer
Frank served in WWI as Rifleman 18628 with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 9th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company. He embarked from Wellington 26 July 1916. His next of kin was his mother at Manutuke, Gisborne (enlisted same time, served with the same unit & embarked with brother Harold)

... 11
1900 - 1978 Ernest Robert Daulton
ERNEST married Euphemia Mabel McGOUGAN (1904-1977) in 1923
daughter of Samuel & Mary/May McGOUGAN

... 12
1902 - 1992 Mary Margaret Anne Daulton
MARY married George Oscar LORD (1903-) in 1924
son of George Clement LORD (1870-1948) & Gertrude Maud BAKER
grandson of Jabez LORD & Mary Ann SPENCER

... 13
1904 - 1970 Christina Milesina Gertrude Daulton
CHRISTINA married Willitt Hamilton Harper HOLLIS (1898-1974) in 1923
son of James Richard HOLLIS & Annie Prophet HARPER

... 14
1907 - 1997 Thomas Miles Daulton
nothing else known

Thomas DAULTON died 7 October 1907 aged 55
Poverty Bay Herald, 8 October 1907
An old and highly respected resident, Mr Thomas Daulton, of Te Arai, died last evening, and the funeral leaves the family residence at Te Arai to-morrow afternoon. Mr Daulton had been ailing for some time past, but his death came as a shock to his wife and family and many friends. He was well-known throughout the district, having kept a store for many years at Te Arai, where he took a keen interest in school matters and all other local affairs.
Poverty Bay Herald, 10 October 1907 The interment of the late Mr Thomas Daulton, of Te Arai, took place at Makaraka cemetery yesterday afternoon and was attended by a large number of country settlers, together with several residents from town, including the representatives of various warehouse firms. Half a dozen Te Arai settlers acted as pall bearers, whilst the funeral service at the grave side was conducted by the Rev Fathers Land and Dignan

Poverty Bay Herald, 4 May 1896
Mr Daulton, of the Arai store, notifies that residents of that district are under no necessity to come to town for goods, as he is selling his large stock at lowest town prices

Poverty Bay Herald, 16 September 1899
The annual general meeting of the Te Arai Cricket Club was hel at Mr Evans's residence at Te Arai on Thursday evening last. There were about a dozen members present, and the President, Mr C. Evans occupied the chair. The following officers were elected for the coming year:-
President, Mr Chas. Evans (re-elected)
Vice-Presidents, Messrs J. Woodbine-Johnson, C. White, A. Dewing, J. Clark (re-elected) and Mr Thos. Daulton

(as at time of writing photos will not upload on this site)
Plot 1036, Block MKF at Makaraka cemetery

In Loving Memory of
THOMAS 1852 - 1907
SARAH JANE 1864 - 1947
GEORGE 1887 - 1921
WILLIAM & ROY Killed in Action 1917

FEATHERSTON School - Wairarapa 1886

attendance at FEATHERSTON SCHOOL, Wairarapa 1886
Wairarapa Daily Times, 23 October 1886
The following are the names of the scholars who passed the various standards at the recent examinaiton by Mr Lee:-

? Lillie BENTON
? Mary BEZAR
? Charles CUNDY
? Nita CUNDY
? Winnie GREEKS
? Annie LAWRIE
? John LAWRY
? Gertrude MANNING
? Margaret McGILL
? Fred SMITH
? Kenneth SPACKMAN
? Thomas WILLIS
? Thomas WORSLEY

? Wilmore ABBOT (Edwin Wilmore Abbott 1878-1912)
? Bertha BURT
? Louisa GAZELEY
? Alfred HODDER
? Bertha KEYS
? William McSHANE
? Maria SHEEN
? Ernest O'NEALE
? George OSMAN
? Langworth YELVERTON

? Kate ABBOT
? William ABBOT
? James BURT
? Kenneth BURT
? Harriet COE
? Oswald DENTON
? Charles Edward BEZAR (Charles Edwin Bezar 1877-1959)
? William BUNNY
? George BURT
? Grace CUNDY
? James CURRIE
? Henry FURLONG (Henry O'Bernie Furlong 1874-1918)
? James GAZLEY (James Thomas Gazley 1874-1958)
? Mabel KEYS
? Joseph Thomas LAWRIE
? Sarah MANN
? Margaret MURPHY
? Stafford MURPHY
? Fred O'NEALE
? Mabel O'NEALE
? William OSMAN
? Augustus TORSTONSON (+ Christina Margaret DALZIEL 1904)
? Arthur VILES
? William WHITEMAN
? George YULE

? Augustus ABBOTT (Augustus Oswald Abbott 1876-1944)
? James CRAIG
? Mabel CUNDY
? Samuel GREATBATCH (Samuel Greatbatch 1874-1915)
? William HODDER
? Nora MacSHANE
? Daniel McGILL
? Annie MURPHY
? Henry MURPHY
? Mary O'NEALE
? Claude SPACKMAN (Claude Spackman 1873-1955)
? George TOOGOOD
? Albert VILES

? Frederick BEZAR (Frederick William Cezar 1871-1955)
? Charles BURT
? Bessie DONALD
? Louis KEYS (Louis Thea Keys 1874-1956)
? Clara MacSHANE
? Charles READ
? Nellie RIDDICK
? Ellery TOOGOOD (Ellery William Channing Toogood 1871-1956)
? Walter VILES (Walter Franklyn Viles 1871-1963)
? Grace YULE

? Bertram BUNNY (Bertram Rutherford Bunny 1873-1928)
? Herbert KEYS (Herbert Edward Keys 1874-1954)
? Samuel McDOUGALL
? Wallace SMITH
? Robert YULE

also see Featherston School
written in 1957 to mark the centenary of Featherston
... When Featherston was founded in 1857, the Provincial Government was responsible for education and it was under an act passed in 1855 that the frrst public school in Featherston was founded in 1863, with Mr. J. G. Cox as teacher
... In July, 1880 the original school building in Featherston was burnt down. It was on the site in Fox Street opposite the Town Hall, on part of the acre of Education Reserve set aside by the Provincial Government. The story is that the school cleaner was in the habit of using wooden box to hold the ashes from the fireplace. On this occasion she neglected to take the box outside so that, early in the evening, Featherston was called out to see its school totally destroyed. This is one of the earliest memories of some of the oldest inhabitants. Even a well in the school grounds did not enable the school to be saved
... The board acted promptly and on August 25, the tender of Messrs. Riddick & Cadenhead, ?772 10s was accepted and in January, 1881, the new school was opened - a well-built three-roomed building

taken from the link above
includes a number of the names here

Helier BREE + Elizabeth Haxton YOUNG + 14 children

Helier BREE (1837-1929) (aged 92)
was born Jersey, Channel Island to:
Phillippe BREE (1795-1865) originally from Normanby, France & Jeanne MOURANT (1792-1840). Helier arrived into Auckland 6 July 1863 on the 'Telegraph'

Elizabeth Haxton Lawson YOUNG (1853-1926) (aged 73)
was born in Auckland, New Zealand to:
David John YOUNG (1818-1855) & Agnes Lawson MILLER (1818-1908)
Her father died in 1855 & Agnes remarried in 1857 to John HANNAH?
Her paternal grandparents were George YOUNG & Isabell MITCHELL of Glasgow
Her maternal grandparents were James MILLER & Agnes KINLOCK of Lanark
A sister of Elizabeth's, Isabella Young, married Robert Millar in Auckland in 1863. They had at least 12 children, one of whom they named Charles Haxton Millar (1865-1951). Not yet found where the name Haxton comes from, nor the name Lawson but of interest (or coincidence?) that she married at the home of a Charles Lawson.

HELIER & ELIZABETH married in Epsom, Auckland 28 April 1870
Daily Southern Cross, 3 May 1870
On April 28, at the residence of Mr Charles Lawson, Epsom, by the Rev. A. Macdonald, Helier Bree, farmer, Waikato, to Elizabeth Haxton Lawson Young, seventh daughter of the late David Young, Auckland

their known children:
... 1
1871 - 1950 Helier Oswald MacDonald Bree (aged 79)
born 18 February 1871 in Auckland
Helier married Thirza Annie OEMCKE (1870-1934) in Clive, Hawkes Bay in 1893
the children of HELIER & THIRZA
* 1895 - 1934 Helier Oswald Bree
- married Nellie 'Kathleen' BAILLIE (1897-1998)
* 1896 - 1952 Arthur Bree
- married Mavis Gertrude Deeming (1911-2005) married Bessie Nock (1901-1968)
* 1899 - 1992 Annie Elsie Bree
- married Ernest Stanley GIBSON (1890-1988)
* 1901 - 1974 Vincent 'Clive' Bree
- married Mary Veronica JENKINS (1900-2004 - died in NSW, Australia
* 1902 - 1992 Vera Bree
- married William John AITKEN
* 1905 - 1983 Herbert Russell 'Dick' Bree (died Te Kuiti)
- married Nora Hannah Grace Prior CORRIGAN (1900-1980)
* 1906 - 1994 Mervyn Dudley Bree
- married Dorothy HODDER - he died in Queensland, Australia
* 1909 - 1909 Bernie Bree
- Bernie died aged 5 days
he next married Thirza's sister, Maude Elizabeth OEMCKE (1880-1959) in 1935
2 of 12 children of Ernest Carl Christopher OEMCKE & Thirza Annie CASHMORE
he was a Chief Postmaster in Auckland
HELIER OSWALD MacDONALD Bree died 14 August 1950 aged 79
he is buried WESLEY DIVISION C Row 28, Plot 73 at Waikumete with Thirza
Application filed August 28, 1926, Serial No. 132,226 and in NZ July 31, 1926
This invention relates to the switching and starter apparatus for electric motors and has been devised to eliminate the danger and damage to apparatus and machinery by the possibility of putting into operative position the main switch when the starter itself is already in the 'on' or in any intermediate position ... more (pdf with diagram)

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1872 - 1969 Harold George Bree (aged 96)
born 7 May 1872 in Cambridge, Waikato
* paid for sister Olive to attend the Bible School in St Kilda Road Melbourne
Harold married Margaret Metcalfe 'Maggie' HARE (1874-1962) Auckland 8 May 1907 in Auckland (see sister Olive's link)
1 of 10 children of William John HARE & Elizabeth BROWN
They lived in Raglan, Waikato for a time
the known children of HAROLD & MARGARET:
* 1908 - 1992 Donald Wilmot Bree (doctor, died in Multnomah County, Oregon)
Harold & Margaret went to the USA where possibly other children were born
MARGARET METCALFE Bree died 22 April 1952 aged 78 at Middlemore Hospital
she was cremated at Purewa, Auckland
HAROLD GEORGE Bree died 31 January 1969 in Auckland aged 96
he was cremated at Waikumete

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1873 - 1943 Amy Elizabeth Bree (aged 70)
born 19 November 1873 in Waikato
Amy married Sedman ASHTON in 1913
they had at least 2 children
Bay Of Plenty Times, 25 October 1916 BOROUGH COUNCIL
WEST STREET - Mr Sedman Ashton wrote asking that something be done to the roadway on West Street. He said it is nearly impossible to get either up or down with a load of material. He also asked the Council to cut a cart track so as to give access to the beach at the lower end; if so he would give a hand with the job and would pay for any filling there is to spare
The Matson liner 'Mariposa', which sails at 8 o'clock tonight for Sydney and Melbourne, has the following passengers booked at Auckland:
Second Class: Mr Sedman Ashton, Mrs Sedman Ashton, Mr Sedman Ashton jnr
AMY ELIZABETH Ashton died in England (possibly Yorkshire)

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1875 - 1892 Phillipe John Bree
born 27 February 1875
Phillipe died 2 February 1892, 3 weeks from 17
Evening Post, 9 February 1892
AUCKLAND - A lad named Phillip Bree, aged 17 years, while bathing on Sunday at Tuakau, was drowned
New Zealand Herald, 10 February 1892
CORONER'S INQUEST - on Philip Bree, the young man who was drowned on Sunday here, was held at the Tuakau Hotel on February 8, before Captain Jackson, coroner, and a jury of six, of whom Mr Thomas Walker was foreman. It appears from the evidence of Mr Bree, father of deceased, that he left home about ten o'clock on Sunday Morning, to attend service at Tuakau, and he never saw him alive afterwards. He stated the deceased had always been very healthy and strong. Tow intelligent lads, Albert Doddicott and William Hosking, about twelve or thirteen years of age, stated that Philip Bree and themselves came together to the Wesleyan Church on Sunday morning. After the service, about one o'clock, they went to bathe at the usual place in the Whakapipo stream, close to the railway station. Bree was first in the water, and started swimming, and having gone a few yards the boys lost sight of him owing to some tea-tree which obstructed the view. They, without wholly undressing, sat down on the bank for a little while, when not seeing anything of their companion, they ran along the bank calling out his name. Being by this time somewhat alarmed, they ran for help. Mr Pulman, who lives near, stated that the boys came to him and told him they thought Bree was drowned. He went immediately, and was joined by some others, who dived repeatedly, but not being able to find out where Bree went down, could not recover the body by that means. Meanwhile some others had fetched a boat belonging to Mr Oldham, when after some time spent in careful searching the body was found. The verdict was 'That the deceased was accidentally drowned while bathing'

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1878 - 1966 Olive May Bree (aged 88)
born 16 May 1878 in Auckland
Olive attended the Bible School held in St Kilda Road Melbourne and later found work at the Bible Echo Publishing Assn. office at North Fitzroy & studied nursing at the Christchurch Sanitarium where she met William Pascoe (see link below at NOTES)
... (from the link) William worked as an evangelist in many places, bring many people into the church. He became the first president of the South New Zealand Conference, then he moved to North New Zealand and the Queensland Conference as Secretary-Treasurer. He later served as the first President of the South New South Wales Conference when it was set up in 1920. Then he moved to South Australia as President. This all meant many changes in the schooling of the boys. Other moves were to Victoria, Tasmania and finally to Avondale. A brother, Jim, was also called into administration work in the Victorian Conference.
Olive married William Henry PASCOE 19 April 1901 in New Zealand
son of Simon & Caroline Pascoe from Cornwall
the 5 sons of OLIVE & WILLIAM:
* 1905 - Arthur Leslie 'Les' Pascoe (Pastor)
* 1908 - Henry 'Vincent' Pascoe
* 1912 - William Lewis 'Will' Pascoe
* 1917 - 2004 Helier 'Martin' Pascoe (+Joyce Mahalia Willis 1942 Goulburn)
* 19?? - 'Lindsay' Oliver Pascoe (+Joyce Edith Maud Musgrove 1943 Casino)
OLIVE MAY Pascoe spent many years at Avondale, NSW and died 12 October 1966 in Kurri Kurri, NSW
* A number of this Bree family (if not all) were members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. I have added this link under Olive because it is her 5 sons who, on 5 June 1999, told the story of their Bree family at the Alton Villas Recreation Hall, Cooranbong, which was filled with members and visitors who had gathered to listen. It makes very interesting reading and a great insight into this family
* Today the Avondale Estate is a Seventh-day Adventist owned estate opposite the Cooranbong shops. The estate is home to Avondale College, a Seventh-day Adventist tertiary education institution, the Sanitarium Health Food Company, Avondale College Church, Avondale Memorial Church, a disused dairy farm and Avondale Retirement Village each spoke of his part in the work of the church (pdf)

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1880 - 1968 Esther Jane Bree (aged 88)
born 21 February 1880 in Raglan, Waikato
Esther moved to Adelaide, South Australia
Esther married Alexander A. MacDONALD in St Leonards, Sydney in 1906
she next married Arthur William CLAPP (1877-1972) in Prospect, Adelaide in 1914
- 1 of 14 children of Arthur CLAPP & Elizabeth HANCOCK
Arthur died aged 95 in the fire that destroyed 'Matron Clapp's Sanitarium' in 1972
the 2 sons of ESTHER & ARTHUR:
* 1915 - Cedric Norman Clapp (Captain SX20055 - mentioned in despatches)
* 1919 - Edwin Kenneth Hamilton Clapp
ESTHER was a graduate of the Wahroonga Sanitarium nursing class, eventually becoming the Matron of the Nailsworth Sanitarium, the 'San', 66 Barker Rd., Adelaide for 55 years
The following extract was taken from the Australasian Record (pdf file) dated 9 Oct 1972, I hope you are able to view it and read it in full as there is a photo of Esther and 2 other nurses in uniform, Minnie Reeves (later Mrs Ray Thomson) & Hannah William (Mrs William F. Rudge), who became mother of (Adventist) Pastor Wilf Rudge
... On August 16, 1972, a tragic fire took the life of a ninety-five-year-old man in Adelaide and drew the final curtain on a story that began with high hopes soon after the turn of this century
... One of the first staff nurses was Mrs. Esther McDonald (nee Bree, Wahroonga Sanitarium graduate, 1905). In due course a patient from the country came to the "San" for treatment an eligible bachelor named William Clapp. He fell in love with the sanitarium and he fell in love with the attractive widow, Esther McDonald. They married and the General Conference Year Book of 1915 lists Mrs. Clapp as Matron of the Adelaide Sanitarium. A few more years passed, but the burden of running the sanitarium proved too much for the small South Australian Conference. After twelve years of church ownership, the Adelaide Sanitarium was sold to Mrs. Clapp to be run as a private institution. For almost half a century the "San" continued under the supervision of Matron Clapp. Rooms were added and the bed capacity doubled. Matron Clapp became a legendary figure in medical circles in Adelaide. Doctors referred patients to her for massage, special hydro and thermal therapy, obstetrics, and general tender, loving care. To within a short time before her death in 1968 at the age of eighty-eight, "Matron" kept up her dedicated medical ministry. After her death the nursing and therapy work at the "San" came to an end. The buildings erected with so much hope and faith so many years before, took on a sad and neglected air. But despite the entreaties of his two sons, husband Will Clapp, who had tended the orchard and gardens for so many years, refused to leave the place he had grown to love. For four more summers this man with the dry sense of humour and philosophic mind lived quietly on in his rooms at the back of the old hospital, surrounded by his pictures, his souvenirs, and his memories. (After living for ninety-five years you have much to remember.) Then a few weeks ago came the fateful fire, and the end of an era. But one cannot help asking: Is it the end of an era. At the beginning of the century the pioneers had a dream. Has that dream completely faded? In this more affluent age, can a medical work arise from the ashes to witness again in this fair city of Adelaide?

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1882 - 1963 Arthur Oliver Bree (aged 81)
born 1 March 1882 in Raglan, Waikato
Arthur married Mary PEACH (1893-1938) at Mt Albert, Auckland 7 March 1917
daughter of Joseph PEACH & Mary SANDERSON
the 3 children of ARTHUR & MARY:
* 1918 - 1985 Arthur Obed Alexander Bree
* 1919 - 2006 Olive Mary Elizabeth Bree
* 1929 - 2009 Lois Ada Pearl Bree
ARTHUR OLIVER BREE died 20 October 1963 in Auckland
his ashes were scattered at Purewa

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1883 - 1980 Lucy Matilda Bree (aged 97)
born 25 September 1883 in Raglan, Waikato
Lucy married Leo William 'Nelson' BYRNE (1894-1965) 1915 in Brisbane
- son of William Matthias & Emma Christine Byrne
they had 5 children (read next)
from the Australasian Record, 18 August 1980
BYRNE. On September 25, 1893, Helier and Elizabeth Haxton Lawson Bree welcomed the birth of their fourth daughter, naming her Lucy Matilda. Shortly after, they accepted present truth and were baptised into the faith, uniting with the Seventh-day Adventist Church in its very beginnings in Auckland, New Zealand. Lucy grew up a devoted Adventist Christian, working for God. In her young womanhood she carried the heavy responsibilities of secretary of the Sabbath School and Young People's Departments of the New South Wales Conference, and later of the Queensland Conference. In Brisbane she married Nelson Byrne. To them five children were born, but two died in infancy. Ivan, Neil and Esther mourn the death of their mother, as also do her two surviving sisters, Mrs. Ethel Bathgate of Auckland, and Mrs. W. Lock of Cooranbong. Just a few weeks short of her ninety-seventh birthday she fell asleep in Jesus, and on July 16, 1980, we committed her to God's keeping in a service in the chapel of Northern Suburbs Crematorium. We commended her sorrowing loved ones to the promises of God and the approaching glad day of reunion. Pastors Lester Lock and Wynstan Dowling were associated with the writer in this service, to whom, along with the writer, Lucy Byrne was an aunt. A. L. Pascoe.

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1885 - 1895 Louisa Beatrice Bree
born 26 December 1885
Louisa died 4 April 1895 aged 9

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1887 - 1982 Ethel Florence Bree (aged 94)
born 9 June 1887 in Raglan, Waikato
Ethel married William Alexander BATHGATE in 1905
their known children:
* 1906 - Ethel Irene Jane Bathgate
* 1907 - Amelia Mary Isabella Catherine Bathgate
* 1909 - William Alexander Duncan Bathgate
* 1911 - 2004 Olive Melva Bathgate
ETHEL died 20 March 1982 in Auckland aged 94

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1889 - 1989 Amelia 'Millie' Bree (aged 3 months from 100)
born 5 September 1889 in Wangarata, Auckland
Amelia married Edward ROSENDAHL (1886-1960) 4 December 1913 in Halifax, Queensland
Edward was born in Cordelia, Queensland to Niels Christian Jessen ROSENDAHL & Ane MORTENSEN of Denmark who sailed from Hamurg, Germany on the 'Shakespeare' 21 March 1871
the 5 children of AMELIA & EDWARD:
* 1915 - 1980 Dorothy May Rosendahl (born Wellington, died Avondale, NSW)
- married Eric WARRELL - married Donald Leslie AVELING - married Albert ROWE
* 1916 - Edward Christian Rosendahl (born in Auckland, married in NSW)
- married Thelma Lizzie Edith Grace JOHANSON (1907-1997) 8 Sep 1941 in Teralba
* 1918 - Mavis Amelia Ane Rosendahl (born NZ, married in Queensland)
- married Arthur Charles NEEDHAM 17 March 1943
* 1919 - Ruth Lois Rosendahl (born NZ, married in Victoria, died NSW)
- married Owen Charles RICKARDS (1909-1999) 20 Sep 1944
* 1925 - Dulcie Milbree Rosendahl (born in Perth, WA, married in Cooranbong, NSW)
- married Wynston George DOWLING 18 Dec 1947 in Wyong
EDWARD Rosendahl died 27 November 1960 in Avondale, New South Wales
Amelia next married Pastor William Norman LOCK in Gosford, NSW in 1962
AMELIA Lock died 10 June 1989 in Charles Harrison Home, Cooranbong
DEATH NOTICE, 12 August 1989 Lock, Amelia (formerly Rosendahl, nee Bree), born September 5, 1889, at Wangarata, New Zealand, died June 10 at the Charles Harrison Home, Cooranbong, NSW. After attending Attending Avondale College in 1909, Amelia completed her nurses training at Sydney Adventist Hospital. She married Edward Rosendahl and later taught at Avondale, Longburn and Carmel Colleges. Following the death of her husband, she later married Pastor W. N. Lock, who predeceased her in 1982. She is survived by her children, Edward, Mavis Needham, Lois Rickards (all of Cooranbong) and Milbree Dowling (Silverwarer); 14 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Pastor W. N. Lock, a stepson, was associated with the writer, a nephew, in the services.
* taken from page 13 of the Record, 12 August 1989 (pdf - with Millie's photo)
Mrs Amelia Lock (formerly Rosendahl) was born on September 5, 1889 in Wangarata, Auckland, New Zealand, 11th of the 14 children of Helier and Elizabeth Bree. She died at the Charles Harrison Home, Cooranbong, NSW, on June 10, 1989 - just three months short of her 100th birthday. Her death severed a link with the earlies days of the Adventist Church in the South pacific.
When Amelia was six years old her parents became Seventh-day Adventists after their eldest son, Helier, had accepted the doctrines of Adventism from pioneer evangelists to New Zealand. Many of the Brees' 14 children became prominent church workers and Amelia was no exception.
She went to Avondale College in 1909, and in her second year was secretary to the college president. While at Avondale she met Edward Rosendahl and together they completed the nurses training course at the Sydney Sanitarium before the marriage on December 5, 1913.
Their first home was in the men's dormitory at Avondale, where Edward was dean and Millie taught. Among her students were C. H. Watson, who was later to become General Conference president and W. G. Turner, late a GC vice-president and Australasian Division president.
In 1915 the Rosendahls moved to New Zealand, living in Wellington when Edward was secretary-treasurer of the New Zealand Conference and in Auckland when the conference was divided. In 1921 Edward was appointed principal of the New Zealand Missionary College. Millie was a teacher and relieving matron.
The couple then served in similar positions at Carmel, W.A. before moving to Avondale in 1934. From 1939 until 1944 Millie served as her husband's helper as he pastored churches before being recalled to Avondale, where he served as principal.
After her husband's death in 1960, Millie married Pastor W. N. Lock, pioneer missionary to Papua New Guinea. Together they enjoyed 20 years of companionship. During her 98th year she left her own home to live with her youngest daughter. A stroke necessitated her moving to the Charles Harrison Home. Three daughters and a son mourn a loving mother, secure in the promise of the blessed hop. - A. L. Pascoe

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1891 - 1895 Charles 'Charlie' Bree
born 30 June 1891
Charlie died 4 April 1895 aged 3.10 in Tuakau

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1893 - 1895 Sarah Agnes Bree
born 11 January 1893
SARAH died 29 March 1895 aged 2.2 in Tuakau

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1895 - 1958 John Bree (aged 63)
born 4 March 1895 in Auckland
served in WWI as Private 56239
John married Edith Jessie PEARSON in 1924 & divorced in 1945
he next married Peggy BLACK
JOHN died 18 February 1958 in Auckland aged 62

* In June 1867 the Crown grants (Militia) in favour of the following persons are now ready for delivery at the office of the Registrar of Deeds, High-street, Auckland:- Helier BREE, 2nd Waikato
* In September 1875 the Government paid Helier Bree 62 10s each for sections 246 & 248 at Pirongia, Waikato.
Purchased as a place of settlement for the King's people
* my personal observation (discounting tragedy and without stating the obvious)
is the longevity of this family and their spouses.
MANY in their 90s, some around 100 & one 104!

Elizabeth Haxton Bree died 23 June 1926 in Onehunga, Auckland aged 72
Helier Bree died 7 June 1929 in Waikato aged 92

Sanitarium factory at Cooranbong, New South Wales
The Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing Company is the trading name of two sister food companies (Australian Health and Nutrition Association Ltd and New Zealand Health Association Ltd). Both are wholly owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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