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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)

... 2
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

... 3
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)

... 4
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'

... 5
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)

... 6
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?

... 7
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

... 8
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.

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

... 10
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

... 11
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

... 12
1891 - 1895 Charles 'Charlie' Bree
born 30 June 1891
Charlie died 4 April 1895 aged 3.10 in Tuakau

... 13
1893 - 1895 Sarah Agnes Bree
born 11 January 1893
SARAH died 29 March 1895 aged 2.2 in Tuakau

... 14
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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Benton DAWES + Gwendoline RODGERS - Omata

BENTON DAWES (1873-1968)
was the only son of Benton (1842-1905) & Ann (1838-1929) Dawes who arrived in Lyttelton 25 November 1883 on the Wanganui (also with a sister, Frances Mary Dawes, who married Dick GRANTHAM in 1885)
NOTE of interest
Benton's parents lived at Rawhitiroa and are buried at Eltham General Anglican cemetery

was born in New Plymouth, the 11th of 11 known children of John RODGERS (1824-1908) & Elizabeth Ann JURY (1829-1902)
NOTE of interest
Gwendoline's father, John Rodgers, was the first of 12 children of John Rodgers & Mary Jane Faull. One of John's sisters was Victorine Rogers (1844-1935), who, at the age of 10 watched the murder of their mother

Benton & Gwendoline married in 1893
Taranaki Herald, 2 October 1893
DAWES - RODGERS - On September 18th, at Omata Church, by the Rev F. W. Walker, BENTON, only son of B. Dawes, of Omata, to GWENDOLINE, youngest daughter of John RODGERS, of the same place

their known children:
1894 - 1900 Thomas James Dawes
THOMAS died 28 March 1900 aged 5
he is buried Old Plot 21, New Plot 5531, Block 1 Eltham General

1896 - 1980 Dorothy Dawes
born 17 January 1896
Dorothy married Leslie Miles PRANKERD (1897-1985) in 1925
son of John Samuel PRANKERD & Mary DARTNELL

1897 - 1988 Nancy Dawes
born 11 February 1897
Nancy married Lionel Bertie BURSTON (1894-1976) in 1927
son of James BURSTON & Agnes Maria HOGG

1898 - 1989 Nora Dawes
born 1 August 1898
Nora was a Midwife, R.N., St Helen's Hospital, Wellington
Nora married Charles Frederick HAYCOCK (1897-1985) in 1928
son of Thomas John & Emma HAYCOCK

1900 - 1990 Charles Benton Dawes
born 8 January 1900
Charles married Emma Vera LAIRD (1898-1971) in 1923
daughter of Charles Brown LAIRD & Florence STONE

1901 - 1984 Bessie Dawes
born 14 September 1901
She was the Dux of Rawhitiroa School in 1914 (Standard VI)
Bessie didn't marry

1902 - 1970 William John Dawes
born 12 August 1902
William married Margaret Janet MITCHELL (1910-1986) in 1932

1904 - 1968 Francis Pountney Dawes
born 6 June 1904
nothing else known

1907 - ? Constance 'Eva' Dawes
born 15 January 1907
She was in Standard I at Rawhitiroa School in 1914
nothing else known about Constance

1910 - 2000 Clara Annie Dawes
born 4 May 1910
Clara married ? MICHIE

was opened on 14 Feb 1875 by Archdeacon Govett of New Plymouth. A strong gale knocked the church over in 1894 and when re-erected the church was considerably smaller due to damage at the eastern end.

George BALDWIN + Isabella DRAPER - Hawera

George BALDWIN (1847-1926)
was born in Ightham, Kent, England, a son of:

Isabella DRAPER (1849-1909)
was born in Mereworth, Kent, England, a daughter of:
Edward DRAPER & Frances PETERS

George Baldwin & Isabella Draper
married in Kent, England on 11 September 1871

Their known children:
... 1
1867 - 1939 Emily Draper
born Kent, England
EMILY married George MERCER in 1888
their known children:
* 1888 - Rupert John Mercer
* 1890 - Leonard George Mercer
* 1892 - Violet Winifred mercer
* 1893 - Sydney Lawrence Mercer
* 1895 - Stanley Claude Mercer
* 1897 - Gladys Myrtle Mercer
* 1903 - Reginald Valentine Mercer
* 1906 - Royal Isabel Mercer
EMILY died 28 January 1939 aged 72
GEORGE died 5 September 1946 aged 89
buried Old Plots 5 & 6, New Plots 1084 & 1085, Block 67 at Patea Old Lawn

... 2
1871 - 1941 James Baldwin
born in Kent, England
JAMES married Amy PAKENHAM-SMITH (1876-1952) in 1892
their known children:
* 1892 - Albert Joshua Baldwin
* 1896 - Edith Elizabeth Baldwin
* 1897 - Rebecca Agnes Baldwin
* 1903 - James Walter Godfrey Baldwin
* 1906 - Thomas Henry Pakenham Baldwin
* 1910 - Amy Isabella Baldwin
* 1911 - George William David Baldwin
JAMES died 5 May 1941 aged 70
AMY died 29 February 1852 aged 76
They are buried Old Plot 19 & 20, New Plot 10169 & 10677, Block LXIII at Hawera

... 3
1873 - 1873 Sarah Baldwin
born in Kent England
SARAH died as an infant

... 4
1875 - Elizabeth Baldwin
born in Kent, England
Elizabeth married George William SMART
nothing else known

... 5
1877 - 1918 Reuben Baldwin
Reuben served in WWI as Private 71869
REUBEN died 4 November 1918 of Alcohol Poisoning aged 41
Evening Post, 6 November 1918 Private Reuben Baldwin, of the Featherston Camp, who died at hawera on Sunday evening, was 41 years of age and single. His next-of-kin is his father, Mr George Baldwin, Eltham, Taranaki. He was at the time of death on leave without pay
He is buried Old Plot 19, New Plot 4288, Block XIX at Hawera General Episcopalian

... 6
1880 - 1929 Rose Baldwin
born Kent, England (2 weeks old at immigration registration date)
the family then emigrated on the Pleione
Rose married William Francis HARWOOD 28 Feb 1899
their known children:
* 1900 - 1981 Rose Elizabeth 'Ruby' Harwood
* 1902 - 1971 'Roy' Francis Harwood (+ Hazel Margaret Addis 1944)
* 1903 - 1963 Ivor Lucian Herbert 'Jim' Harwood
* 1904 - 1977 Stanley George Harwood
* 1906 - 1906 Albert William Thomas Harwood (aged 2 months)
Rose next married Charles James BUCKLAND (1882-1930) 7 June 1915
they had 4 children:
* 1914 - 1965 Ronald Charles Buckland (+ Jean Catherine Stratford)
* 1917 - 2006 Rona Rose Buckland (+ Arthur Rupert Watt 1936)
* 1919 - 2002 Thora May Buckland (+ Ernie John Hazelwood 1943)
* 1922 - 2006 Jule Mabel Buckland (+ Michael Joseph Sugrue 1940)
ROSE died 31 August 1929 aged 49
she is buried Old Plot 1, New Plot 260, Block XXII at Hawera General

... 7
1882 - 1954 George Baldwin
born in Patea, South Taranaki
George served in WWI as Private 81105
George married Aroha Gertrude GUSSETER(?) (1885-1925) in 1912
GEORGE died 18 September 1954 aged 72
He is buried Old Plot 2, New Plot 12066, Block LXX at Hawera RSA

... 8
1885 - 1904 Thomas Baldwin
born in Patea, South Taranaki
THOMAS died 22 January 1904 in Huntly, Waikato aged 18

... 9
1887 - 1951 Stephen Baldwin
born in Patea, South Taranaki
Stephen married Alexina BANKS (1885-1963) in 1914
STEPHEN died 29 January 1951 aged 63
He is buried with Alexina in Plot 131, Block 19 at Ruru lawn cemetery, Christchurch

... 10
1889 - Isabella Matilda Baldwin
born in Taranaki
Isabella married Arthur Charles William PEARCE (1886-1964) in 1908
their known children:
* 1908 - Ivan Arthur Mercer
* 1911 - Cecilia Emily Pearce

Isabella BALDWIN died 25 June 1909 aged 61
George BALDWIN died 23 July 1926 aged 79
Evening Post, 9 August 1926 An old Eltham resident, Mr George Baldwin, aged 79, was found dead in bed on Saturday. He returned on 22nd July from a visit to his daughter, Mrs Buckland, at Hawera, and had not been seen till his daughter visited his home here. Medical opinion is that Mr Baldwin had died about a fortnight ago. Deceased leaves a grown-up family residing in various parts of the Dominion.
- they are buried at Eltham cemetery
Old Plot 35 & 36, New Plot 2366 & 2367, Block 3

being towed into Dunedin c1888