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Benjamin EDE + Bessie KING - Ashburton

Benjamin EDE (1866-1927)
born in Ashburton to Benjamin EDE & Amy BREWER, married in 1890 to:
Bessie KING (1873-1960)
born in Devon, England to Richard KING & Elizabeth LIDDLE

BENJAMIN & BESSIE had 14 children:
(born in Ashburton, South Canterbury)
... 1
1892 - 1967 Amy Elizabeth Ede

Amy married Henry George CAMERON in 1910

... 2
1893 - 1956 Ernest Edward Ede

Ernest married Elizabeth HAAR (1891-1969) in 1912
daughter of Johann Diedrich HAAR & Mary McCLELLAND

... 3
1895 - 1897 Laura Helena Ede

LAURA died 17 March 1897 aged 18 months in Ashburton

... 4
1896 - 1937 Joseph Henry Ede

Joseph married Eileen Dorothy SHUKER (1897-1991) in 1920

... 5
1898 - 1983 Ruby Jane Ede

Ruby married Cecil Thomas HUNT (1902-1966) in 1928

... 6
1899 - 1952 Harold James Ede

Harold married Elizabeth LUSK (1896-1974) in 1924
daughter of John LUSK & Annie RANNINGTON

... 7
1901 - ? Maud Irene Ede

Maud married John McCONNOCHIE in 1927

... 8
1902 - 1991 Florence Mabel Ede

Florence married Richard Newton HUGHES (1903-1984) in 1923
son of George Henry Jackson HUGHES & Ada Jane WILLS

... 9
1904 - 1974 William Robert Ede

William married Effie Florence WOOD (1905-1999) in 1924
daughter of Stephen Henry WOOD & Margaret 'Maggie' CREAMER

... 10
1905 - 1974 Gerald Ede

Gerald married Muriel May PHELPS (1905-1969) in 1931
daughter of John PHELPS & Florence Evelyn May WAY

... 11
1906 - 1995 Benjamin Raymond Ede

spouse not found

... 12
1908 - 1994 Arthur Edgar Ede
married Margaret Wallace PURDIE (1912-1978) in 1932
ARTHUR died 24 April 1994, his 86th birthday

... 13
1908 - 1994 Percival 'Percy' Stephen Ede
Percy married Mabel Emily Mary REDDECLIFFE (1908-1974) in 1930
PERCY died 7 May 1994 aged 86, 13 days after his twin Arthur

... 14
1911 - 1989 Gladys Bessie Ede

Gladys married James Felix BURROWS (1911-2002) in 1931
son of James BURROWS & Bernice GOOD

Benjamin EDE died 11 June 1927 aged 61
Bessie EDE died 10 Aug 1960 aged 87
- they are buried together Plot 19, Area 20 at Ashburton cemetery

HEADSTONE of Gerald & Muriel May Ede

Plot 561, Old Lawn Area Ashburton cemetery

Benjamin Ede looks back - Ashburton 1864-1921

Benjamin Ede (1833-1925) married Amy Brewer (1831-1912) 24 April 1853 in Reigate, Surrey. (journal in progress for Ben & Amy and their 11 children -

...(taken from Papers Past)
Ashburton Guardian, 25 May 1921 - LIFE'S LONG SPAN

...To few people is it given to be able to look back over a life extending to 88 years and still be able to remember clearly and discourse interestingly of the varied experiences that go to make up that lengthy span.
This is found, however, in the case of Mr Ben Ede, of Wellington Street, Hampstead, who chatted to a "Guardian" reporter yesterday. Cheery and contented, the old man was a mine of reminiscences, and he related a great deal of the history of Ashburton from its early days. He saw Ashburton first in 1862, and has lived here since 1864, a stretch of 57 years.
"Out of my lifetime of 88 years I have been working for 80 years," said Mr Ede with pardonable pride, "and I can say I have done plenty for the country but not much for myself. As for New Zealand, I have helped to people it. I am the father of 11 children, and have 92 grandchildren and over 100 great-grandchildren."

...Born in Surrey in 1833, Mr Ede commenced life's long labours at the early age of eight years. His first job was keeping birds off the crops, at the munificent wage of fourpence a day and "find" himself. It was not long before the 'young shaver' was promoted to a job driving horses. The horses were then harnessed in front of each other, so that the three in a team could walk in the furrow with a boy to drive them.
...Mr Ede spoke with scorn of the rising generation whom it was proposed to keep at school till they were 16 beacuse they could not stand work. "Look at me, at 88 years. I have been working for 80 years, and am none the worse for it," he exclaimed. "Children were not pampered with fine food in my young days, either. I never saw a leg of mutton in my father's house. Threepennyworth of 'pieces' was all we saw of meat, and that only twice a week. I believe a lot of the ills among the rising generation are due to 'fine' feeding. We were more contented and happy in those days than the great majority today."
...The early Victorian days are well remembered by Mr Ede. He touched interestingly on Queen Victoria's marriage and the celebrations at that time, which included a 'treat' in the park near his home town. There were few railways in those days, and Mr Ede recounts the story of how Queen Victoria made a triumphal progress from London to Brighton in her carriage. Very shortly afterwards the railway was opened between these two places

...When as a young man Mr Ede left the Homeland, Australia was his goal. He came out on the Arabian, with his wife and two infant boys, to Geelong, where he settled for some time. While in Australia his family was increased by the addition of three girls. From Australia the family set sail to Dunedin on a ship packed with men eager to get to the gold diggings at Gabriel's Gully. Of the 300 men on the ship not one was over 30 years old, said Mr Ede. Included in the cargo were 30 stowaways, the two first Cobb's coaches, and the first inspector of police in Otago. Mr Robert Alcorn, once a well-known resident of Ashburton, was among the passengers. "Food was scarce on the boat," said Mr Ede, "although I was not consuming much of it, and when the steward appeared with the meals there was a rush for the viands. I remember the steward appearing once at the head of the companion way and, evidently in disgust at the rush of people who surrounded him, tipped the contents of the dish on the deck and let the passengers scramble for it like dogs. I think it was the exceptional number of stowaways which caused the shortage of provisions."
...It was in 1862 that Mr Ede first came to Canterbury, and was engaged by Mr Acland to go to Mount Peel and engage in making bricks for the homestead there. Mr Acland lent Mr Ede a Sydney tip-dray (the size used for carting a yard of shingle) and a single horse to transport his wife and five children with all their belongings to Mount Peel. The dray's load was increased by the addition of another man, his wife, and two children. "You can guess how much of the world's goods were in our possession when so small a dray accommodated so large a party," said Mr Ede.

...It was on this journey that Mr Ede had his first glimpse of Ashburton, destined to be his home for so many years. There was not much to see in those days - tussock and 'wild Irishman' everywhere, with a good deal of flax where the railway line now runs. The bed of the river, according to Mr Ede, is four or five feet higher to-day than in those days, owing to the constant accumulation of shingle from the hills.
...Turton's accommodation house stood near the river, but the ford was two or three miles up, just above the intake of the present Wakanui Creek. It was called the Timaru crossing, and the regular bullock track to it over the plains left out Ashburton, breaking off from Dromore. There was an accommodation house at Dromore later, and no doubt its position as a break on the main road caused the cutting up into town sections of an acre at Dromore. Many people never considered the site of Ashburton as the coming centre, and Mr Ede, like Mr Andrew McFarlane, was among the number, and neglected the opportunity to buy cheaply the town sections made available by Mr Park's survey at a later date.
...Before finally settling in Ashburton in 1864 Mr Ede spent some time at Mount Peel, and later on Longbeach. Here he was again engaged in brick-making for Mr John Grigg. The first load moved was a crop of rye which Mr Grigg took off the southern terrace of the Ashburton River near the spot now named Wheatstone. Even after the railway came through, Mr Ede carted grain to Christchurch for Mr Grigg at the same price as the railway freight. It was not that freights were so high, but that labour was cheap. Mr Ede got 1s a mile each way for this work, loading on both outward and return journeys

...The great flood of 1868 was the interesting subject raised by Mr Ben Ede in speaking of his recollections of Ashburton during the past three score years. He was living just below Digby's Bridge at the time, and he gives a graphic account of the heavy two days' rain that preceded the deluge. This had the effect of melting the record snow that preceded the downpour, and the two sources combined to let three separate torrents loose upon Ashburton.
Mr Ede tells how his wife and himself watched the rapid rise in the waters of the Ashburton River. Higher and higher rose the flood, bearing on it turgid waters "any quantity of sheep" from the up-country stations. Presently Mr and Mrs Ede saw a bed floating past, which Mrs Ede recognised as belonging to Mrs Williamson, living higher up the river. It transpired later that the Williamson's sod house was completely washed away by the flood, and Mrs Williamson almost accompanied it. With great presence of mind she tied herself to a post in the sheepyards until rescued and taken to higher ground.

...The serious nature of the rise of the river was borne home on Mr Ede, and he mounted his horse to go into Ashburton to discover what was happening at Turton's accommodation house. When he came to the Mill Creek he found that the river had here burst its banks, and was rolling along an old course towards the town. It may be stated here that this branch of the flood waters found its way through the Domain ponds and across the present site of the post office, landing up at the rear of the High School grounds before pushing through the Netherby of to-day to join the old Wakanui Creek. Still another torrent broke through at Winchmore and flowed down the plains, passing Ashburton beyond the present cemetery.
...When Mr Ede reached Ashburton he found Turton's house was fairly safe. Certainly a little water was getting in, but it was perched on a little knob near the present bridge which may be seen to this day. The stables were on lower ground, and the horses were standing in water trace-high. The main flood reached to the present site of Robertson's mill, and extended over hundreds of acres at Tinwald. There was not a thing to be seen above the roaring flood, and yet there was flax and other growth 9ft high thereabouts.
..."It would be a bad job if we had another flood like that to-day," Mr Ede pertinently remarked. "The riverbed itself is three or four feet shallower than in those days owing to its own action in bringing down shingle; also, its course is choked with willows, gorse, and other growth, and about Ashburton its bed has been narrowed and its course obstructed by the rubbish dumps of 50 years."

...An amusing incident in connection with the flood was related by Mr Ede. The waters swept the homestead of a Mr C. Reid on the river terrace at Westerfield, and, of course, did great damage. Among other flotsam which the deluge bore away on its bosom was a small haystack, which was later found miraculously intact where it had grounded a mile away. A hen had been sitting on this new style of Noah's Ark, and it was the only fowl remaining to Mr Reid after the flood. The story ends triumphantly by the hen hatching out a full brood of chickens from the eggs, which, like her, had defied the fury of the elements. Talk about the luck of the wet hen!
...Stories such as the foregoing naturally led to an enquiry as to what other 'amusements' the pioneers had. Mr Ede could not think of any off-hand, but brightened up when horse-racing was suggested. Yes, there was some very comical horse-racing in those days, and he could remember a kind of super-steeplechase which lasted about an hour. There was one 'old grey nag' which on one occasion "jibbed and would not start for a long time," but when at length he was got going he went so fast that he was still in time to win the race.
...Pig-hunting was another sport which Mr Ede recalled with great pleasure. There were "any amount" of wild pigs between Ashburton and Digby's Bridge in those days and great were the hunts to bring these fellows down. Even the golden glamour that falls upon events long past could not induce Mr Ede to speak appreciatively of the eating qualities of wild pig, especially the old ones; "and we were well used to hard tack in those day," he added.

...The weather in Canterbury has sobered down since former days, in the opinion of Mr Ede. This was especially the case with the prevailing winds, both nor'-west and sou'-west. The latter used to blow with great violence and piercingly cold for three days at a time, rain being continuous. As for the nor'-westers, it was hard to believe to-day the ravages which they wrought 30 and 40 years ago. They would literally lift the whole surface soil off land prepared for sowing and deposit it lower down. Gorse hedges three feet in height were obliterated from the landscape in these big blows, and one could ride for miles without knowing that any such obstruction existed. Mr Ede recalled that on one occasion he and his son were ploughing land for cropping near Methven, and Mr Andrew McFarlane, riding across from Alford Forest, stopped to speak to them. He asked what had become of the hedges; but, of course, he knew they had acted as dams to collect the flying soil and were themselves 'snowed under' in the process. Mr Ede believed that tree-planting had been mainly responsible for the lessened violence of nor'-westers in recent years.

...The majesty of the law was little regarded in the early days of Ashburton's history, as Mr B. Ede's account of judicial procedure will show. In fact, the justice had more of that rough and ready style which nowadays is associated with the court-rooms of the Western States of America. Mr Ede says for the matter of that the charges were seldom any more serious than the procedure, drunkenness being the staple on which the magistrates had to adjudicate.
...The first policeman in Ashburton was Constable Horniman, and his equipment was so scanty that he had not even a lock-up, says Mr Ede. A small lean-to was the make-shift for this inseparable adjunct of the law, and the intrepid Horniman was not long before he secured a lodger. Drunkenness was the cause of the arrest and the prisoner was an old man from the bush who had previously followed the more exciting pastime of a whalers in the Southern Seas. The magistrate in those days was Mr Moorhouse, of Greenstreet and Shepherd's Bush, and he was duly sent for to try the old man.

..."Now, Mr Moorhouse was a thorough sport," said Mr Ede, kindled to enthusiasm by the memory, "and when he arrived at the 'gaol' the prisoner was lying on the broad of his back, snoring. Horniman went to awaken him, but Mr Moorhouse protested against this treatment of the offender. 'Let him lie,' he said, 'But what will I do with him?' asked the perplexed Horniman, baulked of the glories of giving evidence at the trial. From Mr Moorhouse came the generous reply: 'Let the old fellow alone till he wakes, then give him a pint of beer and send him home.'" Evidently the quality of mercy was not strained in those days, even if justice was not held too rigidly.
...Later on the lock-up attained a new dignity, continued Mr Ede, offenders against the law being accommodated in some stables. The stables were anything but gaol-bird proof, and the policeman was obliged to chain up his charges. On one occasion when the narrator was in the tap-room at Turton's accommodation house, a drunk managed to break his chains to come over to the house for a mug of beer. Having received this solace, the disciple of Bacchus returned of his own accord to 'durance vile' to await his sentence in the morning. With regard to Mr Andrew McFarlane's escapade in appearing as proxy for an escaped drunk, Mr Ede remembered the occasion and chuckled over it with great good humour.

...Turning from the comic opera of justice, Mr Ede related some of the stern realities of life when he first settled at Ashburton in 1864. For the first three months his diet made up of wild pig which, as Mr Ede stated previously, was not an attractive diet at the best of times. His first house he built of sods with his own hands just below the present site of Digby's Bridge. He stated that the excavation made to obtain the sods may still be found near the Timaru crossing of the Ashburton River.
...This modest little roof-tree, the first home of this pioneer in his adopted country, consisted of two rooms, no chimney, no windows and no doors, except such as were covered with sacking. To this house he brought his wife and seven children, and was troubled no more by the "housing problem." To the kind-hearted as expression of pity for this humble home circle naturally springs to the lips, but Mr Ede banishes any such sentiment by his sturdy declaration that he and his were quite as happy in their two rooms of sod as any of the young people in bungalows to-day with chimneys, doors, windows and electric light, all complete.
...Having settled his family in this "Englishman's Castle," Mr Ede went off to Orari to work for Mr Tripp. The Rangitata Crossing was then about two miles above the present railway bridge and people were punted across. The bullock teams, often with their wagons hitched on behind, were let go to swim across as best they might. Mr Ede remembers the spectacle of their swim across as an exciting event and often very amusing, especially when the leaders struck ground and stupidly halted while the tail of the team were still in the swirl of the current.
...While Mr Ede was away at Orari, his wife had the charge of a household of seven little ones at the two-roomed sod house near Digby's. In addition to these cares she walked the three miles to Turton's to do a day's washing, carrying a three-months' old baby with her. (The infant is still alive and working in Ashburton.) This she did several days in the week. Like Mr McFarlane, Mr Ede asked what the women of now-a-days would do in like circumstances.

...Of the founding of Hampstead, Mr Ede could say very little, except that the Chalmers' family was settled there very early. The first two farmers at Ashburton were Mr Hunt and himself. Mr Ede's first crops were oats and potatoes, and later, wheat. His first crop of wheat he carted all the way to Geraldine to have it ground. Geraldine then was called Rakapuki from the name of the bush in the neighbourhood.
...Settlement was slower on the plains than up towards the hills, although the latter was then, as now, only the lightest grazing country, said Mr Ede. The reason why all the big families seemed to gravitate at that time towards the hills was that the timber was there to provide buildings. Ashburton did not really begin to grow until the railway came through and "from then on, as you know, its extension has been steady and its days prosperous," concluded Mr Ede

from NZETC written 1903, with early photos: ASHBURTON was first surveyed and partly pegged out in 1863, by Mr. Robert Park
... The first settlers of the Ashburton district went there in the early fifties as squatters and flockowners. Mr. Thomas Moorhouse took up a large run near the present town, and Mr. Moore, of Glenmark, settled similarly at Wakanui. Other settlers arrived gradually, and it was those sturdy, persevering pioneers who began the efforts, which, having been worthily continued by their successors, have transformed the wilderness into a veritable agricultural paradise.
* Mr. William Turton acted as fordsman on the river
* Mr. Louis Berliner established the first store
* John Grigg took up the (later famous) Longbeach run in 1865
* Mr Fooks constructed a water-race 6 miles long on Mr Reid's farm in 1869
* Mr Mainwaring was appointed clerk to the Council in 1877
* Mr Thomas Bullock was the first mayor
Others later were: Hugo Friedlander, Donald Williamson, Rudolph Friedlander, Thomas Sealy, Joseph Sealy, Alfred Harrison. David Thomas, John Orr, Charles Reid and William Henry Collins
* the first Ashburton Borough Council met in 1878. The first councillors were:
Donald Williamson, Weymouth Roberts, Robert Shearman, James Campbell, Andrew Orr, George Parkin, Edward Saunders, Rudolph Friedlander and Joseph Ivess

* The first building in Ashburton was an accommodation house built on a ferry reserve on the northern bank of the Ashburton River in 1858 by William Turton. William Turton also ran a ferry service and was the Postmaster

* Benjamin Ede was the first farmer in the county of Ashburton

* Benjamin Ede had 16 grandsons serving in WWI

The following text (and photo) was taken from the very interesting story on early Ashburton which was originally written in the Ashburton Guardian 30 August 1918 from the reminiscences of Alexander Hewson and mentions many of the names and facts as has Benjamin Ede's reminiscences above
See the link for the full story and more photos at:
Back Country Musterers - behind Geraldine
* ... There were no sheep on Orari Gorge Station when the Smiths went there, but 2000 sheep were brought from Mount Peel shortly afterwards. There being no woolshed on the place, the shearing was done on a tarpaulin the first season. The terms Smith had Orari Gorge from Mr Tripp was a fixed price per year, with a percentage on the increase of sheep and the wool per sheep. The first house built at Orari Gorge was built of totara slabs, cobbed with clay, and roofed with snowgrass tussock. The first part of the present woolshed (the first woolshed) was built in 1860. The first shearers in the shed were Tom Burgess, Harry Sorby, Jim Kimber, Charley Weddell, James Pithie, and Charlie Rippingale. The first five miles of fencing done on Orari Gorge were posts and four rails; there were no wires or standards to be had in those days. The winter of 1862 was the hardest ever experienced at Orari Gorge Station, the snow around the woolshed being four feet deep. No sheep were seen for six weeks, all, being under snow, but the losses were light on account of the sheep being able to get snowgrass tussocks to eat beneath the snow. The losses on the plains were four or five times heavier than on the hills. The summer of 1864 was the driest ever experienced in the district, no rain falling for nine months. The Orari River was dry as far up as tie Black Birch Creek. Ben Ede went to Orari Gorge in 1863, and burned a kiln of bricks to build a large station house, but the bricks were used to build a shearer's hut and sheep-dip. The big house was built of wood taken from the bush, most of the timber being hand-sawn...
* ... Among the instances of animals returning to where they were bred, I recall that when Ben Ede (now living in Hampstead) left Mount Peel, after making and burning the bricks for the present Mount Peel House in 1865, he and Mrs Ede and family were coming from Mount Peel to near Digby's Bridge, the first place Ben Ede settled in Ashburton. They came by bullock dray. When they were having their lunch they had brought a cat from Mount Peel over the Rangitata, they let the cat out of the box while they had lunch. When they looked for pussy she had disappeared. The cat returned to Mount Peel three weeks later. How it crossed the Rangitata no one knows, but we surmised it swam, as there were no bridges over the river then. I know a horse that was ridden from Rangiora to Mount Peel a two days' journey, fording all the rivers. It was turned out at Mount Peel with the other horses. In the morning the horse was gone, and 48 hours after the horse was in Rangiora...

* WILLOWBY, is a farming locality 11km south west of Ashburton.
Early settler, Ben Ede, obtained willow cuttings from the banks of the River Avon in Christchurch and planted them by the stream that passed close to his homestead. From these tress the district got its name

where Ben worked for a time for Mr Tripp

This is a similar hut as the first home of Ben & Amy where they lived and raised 7 of their 11 children. Theirs had no windows or doors and was made of sod.

Photograph taken in 1943 by John Dobree Pascoe
Sheep musterers and dogs standing in front of a hut on Orari Gorge Station, Canterbury. The musterers are, from left:
Fred Stevenson, Alec McLeod and Dan Scully.
The hut had been the home of a boundary rider and was known as the Devonshire Arms. It was originally built of cob with a stone chimney and a thatched roof.

William BEAUMONT + Frances Polynesia JAGGER

William BEAUMONT (1844-1920)
was born in Portadown, Armagh, Ireland 9 March 1844
he died in Auckland 19 January 1920 aged 75
Auckland Star, 19 January 1920 An old and highly-esteemed resident of Auckland, Mr William Beaumont, died at his residence, Argyle Street, Ponsonby, after a very brief illness early this morning, aged 74 years. Mr Beaumont was for very many years an active member of the Methodist Church, and in his earlier days did good work as a local preacher. He was associated with the late Mr W. H. Smith in founding the Helping hand Mission in Freeman's Bay, which subsequently was taken over by the Methodist Church. Mr Beaumont was a native of the North of Ireland, and came to Auckland in the early sixties. After being employed in various business capacities, he was engaged by Messrs Reed and Brett in 1871, on the staff of the 'Auckland Star," and continued in the capacity of business manager until failing health resulted in his retirement on superannuation at the end of 1913. Mr Beaumont was present at the Jubilee gathering of the staff of the "Auckland Star" last Thursday week, and on their behalf presented the congratulatory address to the proprietors. Mr Beaumont then appeared to be in good health and spirits. Last week, however, he over-exerted himself in the garden, and suffered a collapse from which he never recovered, gradually sinking, until death tool place peacefully this morning. Mr Beaumont married Miss Jagger, and is survived by his widow and an adult family. A thoroughly upright man, and a faithful friend, Mr Beaumont was very popular, both in business circles as manager of the "Auckland Star," and also with his fellow-members of the Staff

Frances Polynesia JAGGER (1844-1925)
was born in Rewa, Fiji
she died in Auckland 21 February 1925 aged 80
Auckland Star, 23 February 1925 An old resident of Ponsonby, Mrs Frances Polynesia Beaumont, died at her residence, Argyle Street, Herne Bay, on Saturday, in the 81st year of her age. The interment took place at Waikaraka Cemetery this afternoon. She was the widow of the late Mr William Beaumont, who was for many years commercial manager of the Auckland 'Star'. He was connected with the 'Star' form early days, and only retired when advancing years rendered rest imperative. An adult family survive their parents.

William & Frances married in New Zealand 17 May 1867
they had 11 children:

... 1
1868 - 1949 Richard Wentworth Beaumont
Richard was a Gardener
spouse not found
RICHARD WENTWORTH Beaumont died 1 September 1949 in Auckland aged 81
- his ashes were scattered from Waikumete

... 2
1870 - 1875 Evelyn Frances Beaumont
born in Auckland 12 April 1870
EVELYN FRANCES Beaumont died 10 March 1875 aged 4.11
Daily Southern Cross, 12 March 1875 BEAUMONT - On March 10, at her father's residence, Collingwood-street, Evelyn Frances, eldest daughter of Wm. Beaumont; aged 4 years and 11 months. The funeral will take place this (Friday) afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends are invited.

... 3
1872 - 1930 Edith Mary Beaumont
born in Auckland 18 April 1872
Edith didn't marry
EDITH MARY Beaumont died 28 December 1930 aged 58

... 4
1874 - 1942 Leona May Beaumont
born in Collingwood street, Freemans Bay, Auckland 5 May 1874
Leona married Albert Victor FURNESS (1882-1932) in 1907
ALBERT died 14 July 1932 in Auckland aged 50
Auckland Star, 18 July 1932 The funeral of Mr Albert V. Furness at Waikumete on Saturday afternoon was very largely attended by commercial men of the city. The family has had many letters and telegrams expressing sympathy from all parts of the province. Mr Furness was in France for about two and a half years, and was wounded at the battle of Ypres. On his return he resumed his position with Messrs A. J. Entrican, Ltd., and had been a director of the firm for several years past. His wife was Miss Leona Beaumont, daughter of the late Mr William Beaumont, the former business manager of the 'Auckland Star'
LEONA MAY Furness died 22 October 1942 aged 68
- they are buried WESLEY DIVISION C Row 2, Plot 18 at Waikumete

... 5
1876 - William Melville Beaumont
born in Auckland
William Melville Beaumont possibly died in Orange, NSW

... 6
1878 - 1943 Alfred Leslie Beaumont
Alfred was a Draper
spouse not found
In July 1910 Alfred was a visitor to the NZ pavilion at Shepherd's Bush, London
Alfred served in WWI as Private 26771 with the NZEF, 17th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company. He embarked from Wellington 25 Sep 1916 (with brother Harold) listing his next of kin as his sister Evelyn of 18 Argyle Street, Ponsonby, Auckland
Auckland Star, 9 September 1931 Knocked down by a motor car near Wallace Street, Herne Bay, yesterday afternoon, Mr A. L. Beaumont, aged 54 of 18 Argyle Street, Herne Bay, had his arm broken. he was taken to Auckland Hospital
New Zealand Herald, 20 March 1939 Mr Alfred Leslie Beaumont, aged 61, of 28 Argyle Street, Herne Bay, suffered an injury to the shoulder when he slipped and fell at a picnic at Pine Island yesterday
ALFRED LESLIE Beaumont died 1 September 1943 in Auckland aged 65
he is buried SOLDIERS BURIAL A Row 4a, Plot 16 at Waikumete

... 7
1880 - 1944 Ethel Madge Beaumont
born in Auckland 27 April 1880, Madge was her the name of her paternal grandmother
Ethel married Joshua Cobden KEESING (1865-1945) in 1900
Ethel next married Thomas? LUXTON
ETHEL MADGE Luxton died 19 August 1944 aged 64
- they were cremated at Waikumete

... 8
1882 - 1965 Evelyn Florence Beaumont
born in Auckland 29 April 1882
spouse not found
EVELYN FLORENCE Beaumont died 8 December 1966 aged 84

... 9
1884 - 1972 Muriel Constance Beaumont
born in Auckland 30 June 1884
Muriel married Edward Lester METHERELL Christmas Eve 1914
Auckland Star, 16 January 1915 METHERELL-BEAUMONT - On December 24 1914, at the residence of the brides parents, Edward Lester, son of the late William Edward Metherell of South Norwood, England and Auckland, to Muriel Constance, daughter of William Beaumont, of Argyle Street, Ponsonby
MURIEL CONSTANCE Metherell died 2 May 1972 aged 87 (a widow)
- she was cremated at Waikumete

... 10
1887 - 1976 Clara Lillian Beaumont
born in Auckland 22 December 1887
Clara married Keith Anthony Wallace MacKENZIE (1892-Oct 1976) in 1919
Auckland Star, 13 August 1919 MACKENZIE-BEAUMONT - On July 21, at St Peter's Church, by the Rev Haselden, Keith Anthony Wallace, son of Dr. F. Wallace Mackenzie of Wellington, to Clara Lillian, daughter of William Beaumont of Auckland
CLARA LILLIAN MacKenzie died 25 June 1976 aged 88

... 11
1890 - 1943 Harold Leonard 'Sam' Beaumont
Harold was a Clerk, he didn't marry
he served in WWI as Private 26770 with the NZEF, 17th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company. He embarked from Wellington 25 Sep 1916 (with brother Alfred) listing his next of kin as his sister Edith of 18 Argyle Street, Ponsonby, Auckland
HAROLD LEONARD 'Sam' Beaumont died 6 August 1943 in Auckland aged 53
Auckland Star, 7 August 1943 BEAUMONT - On August 6, at his residence, 28 Argyle Street, Herne bay, Harold Leonard (Sam), son of the late William and Frances beaumont. Funeral leaves the above address 11 a.m., Monday for Waikumete
he is buried SOLDIERS BURIAL G Row 3, Plot 2A at Waikumete

Mr Arthur R. BRETT reminiscences: earliest days of the 'Auckland Star' when the press was a primitive little machine of the flat-bed type, operated by hand ...

DENNISTON soldiers of New Zealand

some DENNISTON young men served in war for New Zealand

ARTHUR Denniston
served as: Private 46310
unit: 26th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Regiment, A Company
occupation: tanner
next of kin: R. Denniston (brother), Great South Road, Ellerslie, Auckland
embarked: from Wellington 9 June 1917

CHARLES PITT Denniston (1883-1966)
served as: Lance Corporal 14402
unit: 14th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company
occupation: orchardist
next of kin: Mrs Jeanne Eugene Mabel Denniston (wife), Waikumete
embarked: from Wellington 26 June 1916

DAVID BRUNTON Denniston (1896-1977)
served as: Rifleman 24/114
unit: 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, A Company
enlistment address: c/o McDonald, Annat, Canterbury
next of kin: Reverend A.E. Axelsen (guardian), 41 Clyde Street, Dunedin
embarked: from Wellington 9 Oct 1915
born: Fremantle, WA to Robert Archibald DENNISTON & Susan Jane BRUNTON
- an older brother, Robert Blair Denniston was also born in Perth, WA, the 6 younger siblings were born in Otago

FRED Denniston
served as: Sapper 4/1255
enlisted from: Box 7, Hamilton
unit: Headquarters (available for transfer), Tunnelling Company
next of kin: Fred Dennison (nephew), Hamilton
embarked: from Auckland 18 Dec 1915

GEORGE GORDON Denniston (1885-1958)
served as: Second Lieutenant 9/918
unit: Otago Mounted Rifles, 4th Reinforcements
enlisted from: 36 Melville Street, Dunedi
next of kin: Mrs Frances Dorothea Denniston (wife), care of Hon. Justice Sim, Musselburgh Rise, Dunedin
embarked: from Wellington 17 April 1915
- George married Frances Dorothea SIM in 1915
he also served in 1918:
served as: Lieutenant 9/997
unit: Headquarters Staff, Officer Commanding Troops
occupation: auctioneer
next of kin: Mrs F. D. Denniston (wife), c/o Mr Justice Sim, Musselburgh Rise, Dunedin
embarked: from Wellington 16 May 1918
son of: George Lyon DENNISTON & Eleanor Bissell REYNOLDS

JAMES ARCHIBALD Denniston (1898-1917)
served as: Rifleman 24/115
unit: 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, A Company
enlisted from: c/o G. L. Rutherford, McDonald Downs, Hawarden
next of kin: Reverend A. E. Axelsen (guardian), 41 Clyde Street, Dunedin
embarked: from Wellington 9 October 1915
son of: Robert Archibald DENNISTON & Susan Jane
JAMES ARCHIBALD Denniston was KILLED IN ACTION 12 Oct 1917 at Ypres

JAMES Denniston
served as: private 4520
unit: No 25 Company, Otago Section, South African War
occupation: blacksmith in Southland
enlisted from: Fox St., Avenal
nest of kin: Samuel Edward Denniston, father, Fox Street, Avenal
embarked: 27 Feb 1901

LESLIE HUNTER Denniston (1890-1965)
served as: 14538
unit: 9th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company
occupation: Judge's associate
next of kin: G. L. Denniston (father), Bond Street, Dunedin
embarked: from Wellington 11 October 1916
son of: George Lyon DENNISTON & Eleanor Bissell REYNOLDS

MAURICE EDWARD Denniston (1879-1935)
served as: Captain 3/1810
unit: Hospital Ship No. 1, "Maheno" (Second Charter)
occupation: surgeon dentist
next of kin: Mrs M. Denniston (wife), Pendarves, Lower Hutt, Wellington
embarked: from Wellington 25 January 1916
son of: John Edward DENNISTON & Mary Helen BATHGATE

served as: Private 8/3890
unit: 10th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company
occupation: bank clerk
next of kin: Mrs M. I. Denniston (mother), Glasgow Street, Balclutha,
embarked: from Wellington 4 March 1916

THOMAS HILLIER Denniston (1892-1915)
son of: George Lyon DENNISTON & Eleanor Bissell REYNOLDS
served as: Sergeant 3/195
unit: New Zealand Medical Corps, Field Ambulance
enlisted from: 36 Melville Street, Dunedin,
next of kin: G. L. Denniston, Noble Street, Dunedin,
embarked: from Auckland 16 October 1914
THOMAS HILLIER DENNISTON died of enteric fever 28 July 1915 in Malta, aged 23

TWOMEY marriages New Zealand - Brides

known TWOMEY BRIDES in New Zealand 1879 - 1932

* Alice Iris Twomey
...married Joseph Henry FINNERTY in 1921

* Bridget Twomey
...married Cornelius O'NEILL in 1889
their known children:
* 1890 - Thomas Morris O'Neill
* 1894 - Margaret Teresa O'Neill
* 1895 - Cornelius O'Neill
* 1897 - Bridget O'Neill
* 1899 - Morris O'Neill
* 1901 - Mary Ann O'Neill
* 1903 - Martin O'Neill

* Catherine Twomey
...married Patrick Joseph SMITH in 1912

* Doris May Twomey
...married William Francis Albert RATHBONE in 1925

* Eileen May Twomey (1902-1993)
...married Herbert Henry GRAEFF (1905-1962) in 1929

* Ellen Twomey
...married John CAHILL in 1885

* Ellen Twomey
...married John Roger TRYON (1892-1977) in 1915
- son of Paul & Bridget TRYON
- John was a 'Traveller' in Greymouth in 1918 when 'called up'

* Elsie Grant Twomey (nee McKAY, 1885-1972)
- daughter of Donald McKAY & Barbara McGREGOR
...married Henry WILCOX in 1929
Elsie first married Patrick Martin Twomey (1887-1920) in 1913
- Patrick died in Taumarunui aged 34

* Emma Ada Twomey (1893-1951)
- daughter of Joseph Thomas TWOMEY & Emma DURRANT
...married Harry Leopold TOLLEY (1889-1965) in 1914
- son of Thomas James TOLLEY & Rebbeca LEWERS of Wellington

* Fleta Constance Twomey (1893-1968)
- daughter of John TWOMEY & Kate Edith NEWSHAM
...married Timothy Stack HICKEY (1889-1974) in 1918
- son of John Cornelius HICKEY & Hannah STACK

* Hanora Patricia Twomey (1886-1944)
...married Roderick Macleod STEVENS (1884-1973) in 1916
- lived at Bloomfield Terrace, Lower Hutt

* Helena Ada Twomey (1862-1912)
...married William Reid LENNIE (1862-1888) in 1888
Evening Post, 14 January 1888 On the 4th January, at the Baptist Church, Vivian-street, (Wellington) by the Rev H. H. Driver, William Reid Lennie, of Hokitika, to Helena Ada, youngest daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Twomey, of Wellington. Hokitika and Nelson papers please copy
their known children:
* 1888 - 1969 William Michael Reid Lennie
Evening Post, 11 September 1888 On 11th September, at Molesworth-street, William Reid Lennie, aged 26 years; deeply regretted. Hokitika and Westport papers please copy
- William is buried at Bolton street
HELENA next married John RORRISON (?-1911) in 1896 & they farmed in Kaikoura
- Helena is buried at Karori
The interpretation of the Will of John Rorrison was held in the Supreme Court in May 1916 and said in part:- the testator died on 23rd February 1911, leaving a will dated 8th August, 1910, in the terms of which he bequeathed five acres of land to Dr William McAra, of Gore, and another five acres to William Lennie, his stepson

* Johanna Twomey (1852-1922)
- born in County Cork, Ireland
married James Usher CLUNAN (1843-1916) in Wanganui 17 July 1879
- born Galway, Ireland to Joseph CLUNAN & Honor USHER
they settled in Cape Foulwind, Westport
their known children:
* 1880 - 1976 Nora Teresa Clunan (born Greymouth, buried Orowaitu, Wesport)
* 1881 - 1959 Ellen Mary Clunan (born West Coast)
* 1884 - 1959 Johanna Catherine Clunan (teacher, didn't marry)
* 1886 - 1963 Joseph Usher Clunan
* 1887 - 1915 Matthew Edward Clunan
Grey River Argus, 12 March 1915 Matthew E. Clunan, second son of Mr and Mrs J. Clunan, died at Cape Foulwind on Saturday, aged 27, owing to an injury he had suffered from epileptic fits for some years
* 1889 - 1959 Margaret Mary Clunan
* 1890 - 1892 Mary Honor Clunan (19 months, buried with brother Charles)
* 1892 - 1970 Patrick John Clunan
* 1894 - 1894 Charles James Clunan (aged 10 days, buried Plot 152 Westport)
JAMES USHER Clunan died 18 March 1916 in Westport
JOHANNA Clunan died 22 September 1922 in Westport
- they are buried with sons Matthew, Joseph & Patrick, Plot 292, Block E Orowaiti

* Johannah Twomey
...married Hugh McSWIGAN (1888-1961) in 1913
- son of John & Mary McSWIGAN of Christchurch

* Julia Gabriel Twomey
...married Robert Sinclair SUTHERLAND in 1905
their known children:
* 1908 - Robert Sinclair Sutherland
* 1910 - Phillis Mary Sutherland
* 1913 - Joan Sutherland

* Kathleen Louisa Twomey
...married James Alexander GRAYSON in 1928

* Margaret Mary Twomey (1891-1937)
...married Maurice Joseph HASLER (1881-1952) in 1908
their known children:
* 1909 - Edward George Maurice hasler
* 1910 - Margaret Mary Eileen Hasler
* 1913 - Francis Thomas Augustin Hasler

* Margaret Mary Twomey (1889-1985)
...married Victor Constantine MEEHAN (1890-1946) in Timaru 1921
- born Timaru to James MEEHAN & Christina MARTIN from Bendigo, Australia
their known children:
* 1822 - 1978 Victor James Meehan
* 1923 - 1989 Marie Meehan
* 1926 - Margaret Christine Meehan
* 1929 - Gerard Patrick Meehan
VICTOR died 20 April 1946 in Timaru & buried Plot 196, Row 99 at Timaru
The Argus, 18 September 1946 AFTER fourteen clear days the PUBLIC TRUSTEE for Victoria, the duly constituted attorney under power of the Public Trustee of New Zealand, the executor of the will of VICTOR CONSTANTINE MEEHAN, late of Timaru. New Zealand, merchant, deceased, will APPLY to the Registrar of Probates of the Supreme Court to have its SEAL AFFIXED to an exemplification of probate of the said will, granted by the Supreme Court of New Zealand at Wellington on the 17th May, 1946, to the said executor.
MARGARET Meehan died 20 July 1985 in Timaru & buried with Victor & his parents in Timaru

* Margaret Rose Twomey
...married Maurice TWOMEY in 1930

* Mary Twomey
...married Timothy MOYNAHAN in 1884

* Mary Twomey
...married Wallace William LARAMAN in 1906
their known children:
* 1909 - Mary Constance Laraman

* Mary Agnes Twomey
...married Wright VICKERS in 1894
their known children:
* 1895 - Walter Joseph Vickers
* 1897 - Rowland Vickers
* 1899 - Leslie Wright Vickers

* Mary Ann Twomey
...married Daniel O'BRIEN in 1887
their known children:
* 1888 - Michael O'Brien
* 1894 - John Francis O'Brien

* Mary Ann Twomey
...married Henry Victor ARMSTRONG in 1912

* Mary Margaret Twomey
...married James Rea WYLIE in 1924

* Maud Olive Twomey
...married Albert Woods JACKSON in 1919

* Mavis Audrey Twomey
...married Terence Peter O'FLAHERTY in 1932

* Ruby Grace Twomey
...married Aubrey Milton AUSTIN in 1915

* Theresa Gertrude Twomey
...married Cecil Alphonsus CASSIN in 1917

* Violet Cathline Meria Twomey
...married Albert Charles DEAN in 1923

* Whanna Twomey
...married Thomas McARTHUR in 1925

* Winifred Twomey
...married James Guthrie STEVENS in 1916


Grave of Victor Constantine Meehan
& his wife and parents
Plot 196, Row 99 at Timaru Cemetery

GIDDENS marriages New Zealand 1863-1933

the known GIDDENS marriages New Zealand 1863 - 1933

Arthur Joseph Giddens (1883-1970)
married Ann Maud BURTON (1885-1924) in 1915
Arthur served in WWI as Corporal 64200
JOSEPH next married Mary Anne QUINN (nee STEWART) in 1925
- Mary Ann first married Thomas Henry Quinn (1870-1922) in 1920
MARY MAUD died 15 March 1924 aged 39
MARY ANN died 24 Sep 1959 aged 86
ARTHUR is buried Plot 568H, PUBLIC2 at Karori cemetery, Wellington
- with his first wife

Claude Leo Giddens (1908-1978)
married Dorothy BROWN (1899-1979) in 1933

David Giddens (1878-1949)
married Clara Gladys BROWN in 1913

Ernest Giddens (1878-1966)
married May Calder ROGERS (1890-1953) in 1914

Ernest Heather Giddens (1900-1977)
married Victoria Marjory BEHRNS (1902-1965) in 1926
In 1933 the partnership of SMITH & GIDDENS, between himself & John Digby Smith of Akaroa Motor Garage Proprietors, was dissolved
ERNEST died 11 May 1977 aged 77 & buried Rakaia

George Giddens (1836-1913)
married Maria/Myra Kate HAWTHORNE (1846-1929) in 1863
their known children:
* 1864 - William Giddens
* 1872 - Joseph Giddens
* 1898 - Ernest Giddens

George Giddens
married Helena HUNT in 1890
their known children:
* 1891 - Henry Martin Giddens
* 1892 - Lawrence George Giddens
* 1895 - Elsie Phoebe Giddens
* 1898 - Reginald Allen Giddens
* 1900 - Stephen Spencer Giddens
* 1904 - Percival Hubert Giddens
* 1908 - Gladys Doreen Giddens

Henry Giddens
married Sarah HOLMES in 1913

Inna Clement George Giddens (1885-1923)
married Winnifred Louisa HAWTHORNE in 1910

James Joseph Austin Giddens (1898-1972)
married Muriel Elsie Henrietta LEWIS (1901-1967) in 1929

John Leonard Giddens (1878-1940)
married Phoebe HUNT (1875-1969) in 1904
- Phoebe was born in French Farm, Banks Peninsula
their known children:
* 1905 - Leslie William Allan Giddens
* 1908 - Claude Leo Giddens
* 1912 - Isabel Giddens

John Thomas Giddens (1870-1951)
married Emily Edith SAMUELS (1877-1944) in 1906
their known children:
* 1907 - Lily Rebecca Giddens
* 1910 - Marjorie Gertrude Giddens

Joseph Giddens
married Ellen Hannah WRIGHT (1879-1952) in 1898
their known children:
* 1898 - Joseph James Austin Giddens
* 1900 - Ernest Heather Giddens
* 1904 - Ellen Venetta Hawthorne Giddens
* 1907 - Walter Steven Osborne 'Buster' Giddens
* 1913 - Beatrice Elizabeth Wright Giddens

Lawrence George Giddens (1893-1953)
married Edith Olive Le VAILLANT in 1924

Leslie William Allen Giddens (1907-1968)
married Ellen Hilda BRYANT (1906-1993) in 1931

Martin Henry Giddens (1892-1960)
married Emma Elizabeth PLAISTED (1898-1959) in 1920

Montague Frank Giddens (1905-1978)
married Edith LUNT (1905-1984) in 1928

Percival Hubert Giddens (1904-1967)
married Beryl Grace KERR in 1929

Reginald Allen Giddens (1898-1986)
married Olga TAYLOR (1901-1989) in 1931

Richard Frank Giddens (1877-1963)
married Harriet HUNT (1871-1930) in 1899
their known children:
* 1904 - Clarice Lelia Florence Giddens
* 1905 - Montague Frank Giddens
* 1909 - Edward Laurance Giddens
* 1912 - Myrtle Edna Giddens

Stephen Spencer Giddens (1900-1978)
married Georgina Sarah Jane WILSON (1909-1969) in 1929

Thomas Giddens (1871-1944)
married Edith NEALE in 1901
their known children:
* 1906 - Edith Frances Giddens
* 1908 - Thomas Edmund Giddens
* 1911 - Annie Ina Muriel Giddens
* 1914 - Mavis Rose Giddens

Thomas Edmond Giddens (1908-1969)
married Maisel Thelma TIBBLES (1912-1978) in 1933

Walter Algie Giddens (1899-1981)
married Norrie Edna DIXON (1907-1989) in 1924
WATLER died 21 Jan 1981 aged 81. His last address was Manuka St., Otaki Beach

William Giddens
married Elizabeth WAKELIN in 1871
their known children:
1874 - William Charles Giddens
1877 - Richard Frank Giddens
1878 - John Leonard Giddens
1880 - Ada Elizabeth Giddens
1885 - Inna Clemence George Giddens
1888 - Christina Bessy Giddens

William Giddens (1864-1957)
married Louisa Charlotte EVERETT (1867-1943) in 1886
- they were living on the Maori Pa at Little River in the early 1900s
their known children:
* 1887 - William Giddens
* 1888 - Louisa Caroline Giddens
* 1891 - John Thomas Giddens
* 1892 - Charles James Giddens
* 1894 - Edith Alice Giddens
* 1897 - Mary Catherine Giddens
* 1899 - Walter Algie Giddens
* 1901 - Annie Maude Giddens
* 1903 - Violet May Giddens

William Giddens
married Eva Bertha LAUDALL (1892-1918) in 1914

William Giddens
married Muriel Grace WILLIS (1900-1973) in 1919

William Charles Giddens (1875-1963)
married Fanny Amelia HAMMOND (1874-1920) in 1900
WILLIAM next married Elizabeth WILSON in 1921

Ada Elizabeth Giddens
married Alexander Jack THOMSON in 1903
their known children:
* 1904 - Alexander Thomson
* 1906 - Ida Mildred Thomson
* 1907 - Inna Alexander Thomson
* 1911 - Marjorie Olive Thomson

Annie Maud Giddens
married Thomas Samuel William JOHNSON in 1905

Annie Maude Giddens (1901-1976)
married George Royston WINTERBURN (1897-1937) in 1918

Christina Bessie Giddens
married Arundel Stoyle WEBSTER (1875-1916) in 1910
- son of Arundel WEBSTER & Emilie STOYLE
Arundel Stoyle Webster and Edward John Cusdin had the partnerhip of WEBSTER & CUSDIN, Livery Stable Keepers at Little River, Ducauchelle & Akaroa. The partnership was dissolved in 1913

Edith Alice Giddens (1894-1966)
daughter of William GIDDENS & Louisa Charlotte
married Claude Vincent PIKE (1891-1960) in 1910

Ellen Vennetta Hawthorne Giddens (1905-1967)
married Arthur Cyril PARRIS (1902-1987) in 1927
- son of Arthur John PARRIS & Alice WEBLEY

Elsie Phoebe Giddens (1896-1968)
married James JOYCE in 1915

Hilda Beatrice Giddens (1914-1985)
married Archibald 'Archie' James Samuel WEILY (1910-1989) in 1933
- born in Ashburton, a son of Samuel Henry WEILY & Edith KELTY (married Longford, Tasmania)

Louisa Caroline 'Carrie' Giddens (1889-1918)
married John Horton 'Jack' BILLS (1867-1920) 13 Feb 1907
their known children:
* 1907 - Grace Irene Bills
* 1909 - Madeline Mary Bills
* 1910 - Ida Louisa Bills
* 1914 - Gordon Horton Bills

Marjorie Gertrude Giddens (1910-1987)
married Alexander George Kenneth MacKAY (1903-1956) in 1933

Mary Kathleen Giddens (1897-1975)
married William Henry COOTES (1875-1948) in 1928

Mavis Rose Giddens (1913-1983)
married Andrew Clarence KIMBER (1908-1986) in 1933
- son of Robert George & Lily Ann KIMBER

Myra Giddens
married George Edgar WELLS (1873-1945) in 1906
their known children:
* 1898 - Ethel Gwendoline Wells
* 1900 - Ida Pretoria Wells
* 1900 - Ella Marguerite Wells
* 1906 - Verna Alice Wells
* 1910 - Marjorie Maude Wells

Myrtle Edna Giddens
married Ronald Leslie CHICK (1904-1966) in 1929

Victoria Harriet Elizabeth Giddens (1901-1987)
married John MALONEY in 1925

Violet May Giddens
married Albert Edward Herbert VINCE 6 Sep 1923 in Otaki
Violet left 3 months later
Albert remarried to Emily Marion JEWELL (using the name Hubert Allan Burns), of Hamilton and became a chef at the Kohukohu Hotel. However he was still married to Violet

Winnifred Louisa Giddens (1890-1962)
married Robert Edward LANKEY (1880-1963) in 1928
- Robert served in WWI as Trooper 64531
- he was in Waitomo 1938-1949 & later in Tauranga

BOUSTRIDGE marriages New Zealand 1867-1931

the known BOUSTRIDGE marriages 1867 - 1931

Agnes Rosina Boustridge (1888-1976)
* daughter of Thomas Hubert BOUSTRIDGE & Isabella Baird TENNENT
AGNES married Clement PEILLON (1887-1919 of France) 9 Nov 1908 in Brunnerton
(they lived in Maori Creek, Dunganville)
the known children of AGNES & CLEMENT:
* 1909 - Agnes isabella Rose Peillon
* 1911 - Elsie Muriel Peillon
Marlborough Express, 20 August 1919 RUN OVER AND KILLED
GREYMOUTH, Last night a fatal accident occurred at Taylorville. An aerated water manufacturer named Clement Peillon, aged 32 years, married, was returning from Blackball, when he fell from his cart, which passed over his body. He died almost immediately
NOTE Clement's father, Paul Peillon (1848-1896), was one of the 65 miners killed in the Brunner Mining Disaster in 1896
AGNES next married Richard Roger HALL (1884-1965) in 1925
the known children of AGNES & RICHARD:
1926 - 1989 Roger Francis Hall
* Agnes died in Greymouth

Amelia Tennent Boustridge
* daughter of Thomas Hubert BOUSTRIDGE & Isabella Baird TENNENT
AMELIA married Francis William Thomas 'Frank' RUNDLE in 1926

Annie Alma Boustridge (1898-1992)
* daughter of Thomas Hubert BOUSTRIDGE & Isabella Baird TENNENT
ANNIE married Thomas Leslie Doweling FORREST (1895-1962) in 1924
* son of Frank Doweling FORREST & Elizabeth CAIRNEY

Doris Adeline Boustridge (1903-1984)
* daughter of Thomas Hubert BOUSTRIDGE & Isabella Baird TENNENT
DORIS married John Arthur PADDY (1901-1987) in 1927
* son of William James PADDY & Mary Ann HALL

Emily Hazel Boustridge (1909-1975)
* daughter of Thomas Hubert BOUSTRIDGE & Isabella Baird TENNENT
EMILY married Ernest Napier SCOTT (1902-1950) in 1930
* son of Stewart Alison SCOTT & Isabella Brown Barton TELFORE

Francis Frederick Boustridge (1863-1938)
* born in Dunedin to Francis Henry BOUSTRIDGE (1821-1865) & Rosina Jane HARRIS
FRANCIS married Emma SENIOR (1877-1934) in 1896
the known children of FRANCIS & EMMA
* 1897 - 1956 Frederick Leonard Boustridge
* 1899 - 1926 William Vincent Boustridge (drowned Taiere Mouth Bar)
* 1903 - 1937 Olive Maysel Boustridge
* 1908 - 1971 Zillah Irene Boustridge
Evening Post, 23 June 1938 GREYMOUTH, This Day. The death occurred in the Grey Hospital today of Mr Francis Frederick Boustridge, aged 75, of Wallsend, who was struck by a car driven by Mr Alfred Heissenbuttle while walking home on Saturday after the races held at Omoto

Francis Frederick Boustridge (1895-1964)
* son of Thomas Hubert BOUSTRIDGE & Isabella Baird TENNENT
he served in WWI as Sergeant 10/3294. He was 'from Wellington' when sent to Trentham in September 1915
FRANCIS married Ivy Olive Pearl RIDDIFORD (1900-) 11 May 1922
* daughter of Arthur James RIDDIFORD & Ellen HARRISON
IVY remarried in 1930 to John James Tiplady (1889-1957)
FRANCIS remarried to Doris MacASKILL
Francis was the Mayor of Brunner in 1925 when defeated by 6 votes by F. Williams

Frederick Leonard Boustridge (1897-1958)
* born in Brunnerton to Francis Frederick BOUSTRIDGE & Emma SENIOR
he served in WWI as Private 79594
FREDERICK married Elsie May SENIOR (1897-1949) 28 March 1922
* Elsie was cremated at Karori, Frederick died in Lower Hutt

Isabella Jane Boustridge (1893-1970)
* daughter of Thomas Hubert BOUSTRIDGE & Isabella Baird TENNENT
ISABELLA married James PENDER in 1915

Ivy Olive Pearl Boustridge (nee Riddiford)
* daughter of Arthur James RIDDIFORD & Ellen HARRISON
IVY married John James TIPLADY (1889-1957) in 1930
Ivy had first married Francis Frederick Boustridge in 1922

Myrtle Florence Boustridge (1901-1990)
* daughter of Thomas Hubert BOUSTRIDGE & Isabella Baird Tennent
MYRTLE married Roland Edwin COTTLE (1899-1987) in 1926
* son of George Richard & Jane Isabel COTTLE of Greymouth

Olive Maysel Boustridge (1903-1940)
* daughter of Francis Frederick BOUSTRIDGE & Emma SENIOR
OLIVE married Arthur Isaiah FREEMAN (1899-1968) in 1923
* son of Isaiah FREEMAN & Caroline YARDLEY

Robert Armstrong Boustridge (1891-1965)
* son of Thomas Hubert BOUSTRIDGE & Isabella Baird TENNENT
ROBERT married Frances Susannah TODD (1891-1977) in 1914
* daughter of George & Margaret Jane TODD

Rosina Jane Boustridge (1833-1902 nee HARRIS)
ROSINA married Robert ARMSTRONG (1843-1907) in 1867
* son of Richard ARMSTRONG & Elizabeth IRVINE
(Rosina had first married Francis Henry Boustridge (1832-1865) in Ballarat, Victoria 1859 & had 4 children, mentioned here)
the known children of ROSINA & ROBERT:
* 1868 - 1951 James Armstrong
* 1871 - 1890 Jane Armstrong

Thomas Hubert Boustridge (1865-1944)
* born Cornwall, England
THOMAS married Isabella Baird TENNENT (1867-1958) in 1888 at Brunnerton, West Coast
the known children of THOMAS & ISABELLA:
* 1888 - 1976 Agnes Rosina Bousotridge
* 1891 - 1965 Robert Armstrong Boustridge
* 1893 - 1970 Isabella Jane Boustridge
* 1895 - 1963 Francis Frederick Boustridge
* 1897 - 1979 Annie Alma Boustridge
* 1899 - 1979 Amelia Tennent Boustridge
* 1901 - 1990 Florence Myrtle Boustridge
* 1904 - 1984 Doris Adeline Boustridge
* 1906 - 1984 John Hubert Boustridge
* 1909 - 1975 Emily Hazel Boustridge

Zillah Irene Boustridge (1908-1971)
* daughter of Francis Frederick BOUSTRIDGE & Emma SENIOR
ZILLAH met Walter Clyde SUTHERLAND (aka PEARCE) (1901-1969) in Wellington on 10 Dec 1928 and they married the following day.
However, Walter was still married to Ellen Elizabeth Kebler ANNISS
* Walter was base born, 30 June 1901 in Carterton, to Nellie SUTHERLAND
ZILLAH next married in 1931 to John WILLIAMS
* In Dec 1932 Zillah Irene Williams, a married woman, was staying with her first husband Walter Clyde Sutherland and Athol Jordon Buckley in Riddiford street, Island Bay, Wellington
* Zillah & John William received a decree nisi in Wellington, 19 May 1938
ZILLAH next married Leon Chong YUNG in 1939 (& had 4 children)
ZILLAN next married ? KEMP
- Zillah was cremated at Waikumete March 1971


the WEST COAST Region of New Zealand is one of the more remote and most sparsely populated areas of the country. It includes three districts: Buller, Grey and Westland. The principal towns are Westport, Greymouth and Hokitika. In the early years of settlement in Westland, gold was a major commodity, causing prospectors to flock into the area.

Grey River Argus, 5 June 1920 LICENSING BENCH
Yesterday the Bench met at Hokitika, there being present: Messrs: E. C. Levvey (Chairman), C. J. Nightingale, F. McGregor, A. Clifton and F. H. Kilgour. Sergeant Rawle and Sergeant McCarthy appeared for the Police

The following application were granted:-
Edwin ASHTON, Railway Hotel, Greymouth

Mary JANE BERGSTROM, Marquis of Lorne Hotel, Hokitika

Charles BLACK, Junction Hotel, Ross

Alexander COWIE, Post Office Hotel, Hokitika

Thomas DEVANEY, Club Hotel, Hokitika

Hugh Francis DOOGAN (1866-1930), Recreation Hotel, Greymouth

Samuel G. FERGUSON, Fern Grove Hotel, Ferguson's

P. M. FITZGERALD, Suburban Hotel, Greymouth

Martha FOLEY, Foley's Hotel, Westbrook

Joseph Llewellyn FOWLER (1870-1942), Central Hotel, Hokitika

Norman FRIEND, Royal Hotel, Waiho

Henry Charles Douglas GAYLOR, Royal Mail Hotel, Woodstock

James William GRAHAM, Glacier Hotel, Waiho

Mary GRAHAM, Longford Hotel, Kokatahi

William HALL, Dunedin Hotel, Hokitika

Michael HANRAHAN, Helvetia Hotel, Goldsboro

Elizabeth A. HEAD, Empire Hotel, Kanieri

Margaret R. HENDERSON, Mahinapua Hotel, Mahinapua

Frank HEVELDT, Okarito Forks Hotel

Margaret HINNIGAN, Union Hotel, Maori Gully

David HUNTER, Pioneer Hotel, Hokitika

David A. JACKSON, Bush Inn Accommodation House

Henry JONES, Railway Hotel, Hokitika

Gerald W. KELLER, Keller's Hotel, Hokitika

Alethea LAMACROFT (1863-1945 nee McFADYEN), Commercial Hotel, Rimu
- Alethea married George Hooper Lamacroft in 1887. George was at Donnelly's Creek, Ross in 1881 otherwise little else is known of him. George, Alethea and their two daughters, Ellen Violet & Jessie Victoria, appear to have been the only Lamacroft family in NZ. George died in Rimu in August 1891 aged 44

Thomas LEAMY (1859-1943), Perry's Range Hotel, Jacksons

Charlotte LEWIS, Pearn's Hotel, Kunara

Emma Rose LUNDQUIST, Empire Hotel, Greymouth
- Emma married Thorwald Vilhelm RASMUSSEN in 1920

William MacFARLANE, Royal Hotel, Greymouth

Frances MAHER, Dominion Hotel, Hokitika

Mary G. MARSHALL, Three Mile Hotel, Three Mile

Joseph MARKHAM, Paroa Hotel Paroa

Annie MARTIN, Brian Boru Hotel, Greymouth

Edward MARTYN, Empire Hotel, Kumara

Patrick Thomas McCONNON (1876-1960), Kokatahi Hotel, Kokatahi

Patrick McCORMICK, Golden Eagle Hotel, Greymouth

Peter McDONALD, Dundalk Hotel, Kumara

John J. McINTOSH, Red Lion Hotel, Hokitika

William McLEAN, Railway Hotel, Kumara Junction

Francis MOORE, Clydesdale Hotel, Ross

Lewis Edward MORGAN, Caledonian Hotel, Stafford

William MORGAN, Mitchell's Hotel, Brunner

John MORRISSEY, Cashmere Bay Hotel, Te Kinga

Denis MOYNIHAN, Otira Gorge Hotel, Otira

Margaret MULVIHALL, Courthouse Hotel, Kumara

Julia MULLINS, Kamaka Hotel, Kamaka

Michael MURPHY, Murphy's Hotel, Kumara

Patrick O'BRIEN, Commercial Hotel, Nelson Creek

Thomas O'BRIEN, Caledonian Hotel, Greymouth

Gerald PEROTTI, Commercial Hotel, Greymouth
- there was a Gerald Perotti snr & jnr, The following could refer to either.
Gerald Perotti (possibly snr) was the Italian Consul in Greymouth.
In Feb 1890 Gerald Perotti was the manager of the Minerva Gold-Mining Company Ltd., the office of which was at his residence in Tainui street, Greymouth. In Feb 1891 his application for a special site at Smoke O Creek, Upper Blackball was granted. He was still in Blackball in 1894. In Feb 1911 he surrendered his prospecting license in Reefton and obtained a sawmill license. His old (unoccupied) boardinghouse at Dunollie was burned to the ground in Dec 1917 in a fire that raged out of control in the township for some days

Edward M. QUINN, Oriental Hotel, Greymouth

Deborah Jane RATHBON (1870-1938), Imperial Hotel, Greymouth
- had the Railway Hotel at Kumara Junction in 1918
(previously owned by William Robert KETTLE (1855-1928)

Bridget ROBERTS, Commercial Hotel, Ross

Arthur ROBINSON, Tramway Hotel, Taramakau

Samuel J. ROWE, Junction Hotel, Dillmanstown

Robert RUSSELL, Park Hotel, Greymouth

Daniel RYAN, All Nations Hotel, Rimu

Thomas SHANNAHAN, Criterion Hotel, Greymouth

James SHANNON, Globe Hotel, Dillmanstown

Edward Tanner SHERRIFF, Exchange Hotel, Blue Spur

Joseph SHRIVES (1856-1942), Midland Railway Hotel, Kokiri

William S. STEWART, Masonic Hotel, Hokitika

Ellen Mary TOKER (1875-1960), Greyhound Hotel, Arahura

James Douglas WINGHAM (1883-1931), Albion Hotel, Greymouth
- James married Henrietta McINTYRE in 1910

William WRIGHT, Lake Ianthe Hotel, Lake Ianthe

The application of Charles George McKECHNIE (1885-1951), Empire Hotel, Moana, was withdrawn
- Charles married Jane Gertrude KOHLOFF (1887-1961) in 1906

(aka Dillmanstown)

ANDERSON buried Hastings & Havelock North

the ANDERSON buried/cremated Hastings & Havelock North to Jan 2014
* dates may be of death OR burial

died 6 Oct 1941 aged 68
buried: PUKETAPU

died 28 Dec 1944 aged 75
buried: HASTINGS

died: 29 June 2000 aged 87

AGNES MAUD 'Nessie' Anderson
died: 17 July 1974 aged 73
buried: HASTINGS

died: 27 April 1949 aged 72
buried: HASTINGS

ALFRED Anderson
died: 10 June 1955 aged 74
buried: HASTINGS with Emily

ALFRED Anderson
died: 13 Aug 1979 aged 82
buried: Park Island

ALICE Anderson
died: 20 July 1986 aged 57
buried: HASTINGS

died: 15 July 1950 aged 68
buried: HASTINGS

died: 13 Aug 1940 aged 66

died: 26 March 2007 aged 84
buried: HASTINGS

ALLAN ROY Anderson
died: 3 April 1995 aged 63

ALLEN Anderson
died: 23 June 1950 aged ?

ALLEN Anderson
died: 27 Sep 1929 aged 69

died: 17 April 1967 aged 53

died: 18 Oct 1955 aged 81 (BDM has 86)

died: 21 June 1985 aged 28
buried: HASTINGS with grandparents

died: 29 Nov 1969 aged 51

died: 18 Sep 1965 aged 48

ANNE Anderson
died: 14 June 1987 aged 54

ANNE Anderson
died: 27 Oct 1964 aged 93

ANNIE AGNES Anderson (nee BAIN)
married: William Frederick Anderson in 1908
died: 28 Dec 1967 aged 90
buried: HASTINGS with William

ANNIE Anderson
died: 20 July 2013 aged 89

died: 7 Sep 2002 aged 63

ARTHUR Anderson
died: 28 Oct 1930 aged 77
buried: HASTINGS with wife Ellen & son Arthur Fitzpatrick

died: 9 Oct 1971 aged 92
buried: HASTINGS

died: 20 July 1977 aged 42

died: 3 July 1988 aged 48

BERTRAM Anderson (husband of Edith Lavinia)
died: 15 Aug 1933 aged 63
buried: HASTINGS

died: 9 April 1995 aged 68

died: 1 Nov 1983 aged 91
buried: MANGAROA

CEBA Anderson (nee TIMMINS)
married: Allan Anderson in 1896
Wairarapa Daily Times, 21 September 1896 Mr Allan Anderson, of Ballance, was united in the bonds of holy matrimony the other day. to Miss Ceba Timmins, daughter of mr W. Timmins, of Newman, The Rev Mr Ryan performed the ceremony
died: 24 June 1950 aged 85

died: 29 March 1913 aged 35
buried: HASTINGS

born: 3 Jan 1970 aged 69
buried: HASTINGS

CHARLES Anderson
died: 23 Aug 1932 aged 45
buried: HASTINGS

married: Maud Eudora McKENZIE in 1908
died: 19 Aug 1958 aged 92
buried: HASTINGS with Maud

(believe this name should be AndersEn)
Charles was the 8th of 11 children of Martin ANDERSEN & Mina CHRISTOPHERSDATTER GRUNERLOKKEN
died: 2 Aug 1954 aged 70
buried: HASTINGS with wife Grace Lloyd (Drewitt)

CHARLES 'Chas' DANIEL Anderson
died: 19 Feb 1958 aged 70

served as: Rifleman 23/1537
married: Dorothy Woodward TAYLOR in 1920
died: 9 Dec 1934 aged 44
buried: HASTINGS

died: 11 Nov 1932 aged 63 at Poporangi, Kereru

died: 13 Aug 1985 aged 58
buried: HASTINGS

CLARENCE ALFRED 'Clarry' Anderson
died: 18 July 2000 aged 76
buried: HASTINGS

son of Frederick ANDERSON & Ethel Clara SHERMAN
died: 10 Sep 1992 aged 83

son of Allan ANDERSON & Ceba TIMMINS
died: 7 Feb 1942 aged 44

died: 19 Jan 1984 aged 47
buried: MANGAROA

died: 9 Aug 1971 aged 2.6
buried: HASTINGS

died: 9 Oct 1915 aged 5 months
buried: HASTINGS

died: 18 Oct 1993 aged 78

died: 21 July 2012 aged ?
buried: HASTINGS

died: 17 July 1961 aged 27

DIANE Anderson
died 25 July 2001 aged 49
buried: MANGAROA

DORA Anderson
died: 28 July 2001 aged 85

died: 18 July 2003 aged 80

died: 16 Oct 1994 aged 86

DOROTHY Anderson
died: 25 Oct 2006 aged 91

DOROTHY Anderson
died: 24 June 1974 aged 90

died: 14 March 1985 aged 93

DOUGLAS Anderson
died: 6 March 1998 aged 71
buried: HASTINGS

DUNCAN Anderson
died: 28 Nov 1997 aged 76

died: 13 Jan 2004 aged 82

died: 9 July 2003 aged 61

died: 17 Dec 1943 aged 60
buried: PUKETAPU

married: Bertram Anderson in 1890
died: 4 Jan 1943 aged 73
buried: HASTINGS

died: 10 June 1983 aged 77
buried: HASTINGS

EDNA MAY Anderson (nee FLAVIN)
died: 16 April 1987 aged 78
buried: HASTINGS with Leonard Douglas

died: 19 Oct 1965 aged 59

died: 17 March 1960 aged 75

died: 21 Oct 1953 aged 85
buried: Plot 50, Block B HAVELOCK NORTH(see photo)

died: 7 June 2005 aged 99

died: 27 Dec 2003 aged 87

ELLEN Anderson
died: 2 Jan 1943 aged 86
buried: HASTINGS

married: William Herbert Anderson in 1926
died: 28 June 1933 aged 26
buried: HASTINGS

died: 4 Nov 1972 aged 72
buried: HASTINGS

EMILY Anderson
died: 20 March 1933 aged 50
buried: HASTINGS with Alfred

died: 13 March 1983 aged 90
buried: HASTINGS

died> 5 Dec 1963 aged 78
buried: HASTINGS

EMMA Anderson (nee COLLIS)
married: Francis William Anderson in 1899
died: 5 May 1936 aged 58
buried: HASTINGS with Francis

EMMIE Anderson
died: 22 April 1963 aged 91
buried: HASTINGS

died: 23 April 1990 aged 62
buried: HASTINGS

died: 23 Jan 1977 aged 75
buried: HASTINGS

died: 18 April 1990 aged 82

ERNEST Anderson
died: 23 Dec 1944 aged 62

died: 29 Nov 2001 aged 95

died: 30 Oct 1995 aged 97
buried: HASTINGS

served as: Rifleman 45780
died: 22 Jan 1965 aged 77
buried: HASTINGS

served as: Flight Lieutenant 422245 in WWII with R.N.Z.A.F.
died: 12 May 1988 aged 72
buried: HASTINGS

EULALIE Anderson
died: 1 May 1992 aged 71

died: 10 July 1982 aged 75
buried: HASTINGS

EVELYN MARY 'Eve' Anderson
died: 18 July 1997 aged 66

died: 7 June 1976 aged 45
buried: HASTINGS (wife of Milton)

died: 31 May 1966 aged 18

died: 16 Sep 1954 aged 82
buried: HASTINGS with Emma

died: 17 Nov 1986 aged 77
buried: HASTINGS

died: 9 Jan 1980 aged 75

GEORGE Anderson
married Kate TAMEPO in 1929
died: 28 Aug 1941 aged 45
buried: HASTINGS

died: 5 Sep 1945 aged 13
buried: HASTINGS

died: 28 May 1967 aged 81

died: 7 April 1976 aged 40

died: 20 March 1986 aged 62

GORDON Anderson
died: 3 Nov 1998 aged 75

died: 15 May 1957 aged 75
buried: HASTINGS

married: Annie JACKSON in 1898
died: 26 Nov 1949 aged 77
buried: HASTINGS with Annie

GWYNETH Anderson
died: 1 Feb 2009 aged 89

died: 3 March 1984 aged 80

died: 5 May 1941 aged 54

HECTOR Anderson
served as: Private 70449
died: 8 June 1998 aged 89
buried: HASTINGS with Helen Jean

died: 5 April 2005 aged 96

died: 1 March 1996 aged 75
buried: HASTINGS with Hector

died: 28 Dec 1927 aged 62
buried: HASTINGS

died: 6 July 1987 aged 74

died: 8 Nov 1945 aged 64
buried: HASTINGS

died: 14 Sep 1945 aged 91
buried: HASTINGS with Margaret

died: 14 Sep 2002 aged 88
buried: HASTINGS

died: 12 Aug 1955 aged 71

IDA Anderson
died: 16 Aug 1958 aged 69

died: 4 Feb 1997 aged 86

died: 10 Nov 2001 aged 77
buried: HASTINGS

JAMES Anderson
died: 25 Oct 1962 aged 77
buried: HASTINGS with Nessie

JAMES Anderson
died: 19 July 1986 aged 74
buried: MANGAROA with Betty Winifred

died: 25 Aug 1945 aged 67
buried: HASTINGS

died: 1 Dec 1997 aged 77

JENNIE Anderson
died: 8 March 1943 aged 69

died: 10 Jan 1941 aged 3
buried: HASTINGS

JESSIE Anderson
died: 30 Oct 1986 aged 78

JESSIE Anderson
died: 26 Feb 1981 aged 70

died: 26 June 1987 aged 70
buried: HASTINGS

died: 12 Oct 2013 aged 92

married: Alexander Keil Anderson (1881-1961) in 1921
died: 22 Feb 1975 aged 93
buried: HASTINGS with mother Ane Marie Persen (1852-1937)

JOHN Anderson
died: 19 March 1936 aged 71

JOHN Anderson
died: 27 Jan 1942 aged 96
buried: HASTINGS

JOHN Anderson
died: 5 Jan 1973 aged 64
buried: Plot 50, Block B HAVELOCK NORTH (see photo)

died: 10 Nov 1967 aged 82
buried: HASTINGS

died: 17 Jan 2014 aged 83
buried: MANGAROA

died: 26 Aug 2008 aged 89

served as: Private 44929
died: 23 April 1989 aged 78
buried: HASTINGS

died: 31 May 1990 aged 69
buried: HASTINGS

died 10 April 1963 aged 85

KATE Anderson
died: 6 April 1973 aged 81
buried: HASTINGS

KENNETH Anderson
served as: Gunner 2/2573
died: 23 Sep 1941 aged 48
buried: HASTINGS

died: 5 Dec 1985 aged 74

died: 28 Sep 1972 aged 61
buried: HASTINGS

LAURENCE Anderson (husband of Emmie)
died: 1 Aug 1942 aged 76
buried: HASTINGS

died: 22 May 1969 aged 62
buried: HASTINGS with wife Edna May

died: 7 Feb 2001 aged 78

died: 2 Sep 1967 aged 57

died: 7 Sep 1985 aged 60
buried: HASTINGS with Montague

died: 6 Aug 1984 aged 70

died: 25 Jan 1937 aged
buried: HASTINGS

died: 17 Sep 1968 aged 61

died: 17 Sep 1976 aged 67
buried: HASTINGS

died: 9 July 1992 aged 91

died: 19 May 1920 aged 65
buried: HASTINGS

died: 9 Nov 1974 aged 44
buried: HASTINGS

MARION Anderson
died: 30 May 1972 aged 91

died: 25 Aug 1984 aged 87

died: 13 June 2000 aged 85

died: 7 April 1993 aged 80
buried: HASTINGS

died: 18 April 1975 aged 90

died: 24 May 1921 aged 70
buried: HASTINGS

died: 18 July 1991 aged 81
buried: HASTINGS

married: Charles Duncan Anderson in 1908
died: 8 Feb 1947 aged 74
buried: HASTINGS with Charles

died: 20 March 2004 aged 74

died: 20 April 2009 aged 60

died: 12 July 2000 aged 89

died: 11 June 2007 aged 76
buried: HASTINGS

MOLLIE Anderson
born: 12 June 1925
died: 25 Jan 2006 aged 80

died: 22 Nov 2004 aged 96
buried: HAVELOCK NORTH with Mardel

died: 19 Jan 1978 aged 79
buried: HASTINGS

died: 5 June 1993 aged 76
buried: MANGAROA

died: 5 Oct 2000 aged 62

died: 5 Jan 1999 aged 83

died: 31 Oct 1989 aged 62
buried: HASTINGS

OLAF Anderson
died: 23 Dec 1926 aged 70
buried: HASTINGS

died: 15 July 1993 aged 78
buried: HASTINGS

OLIVE Anderson
died: 14 April 1976 aged 72

died: 12 Feb 1990 aged 53

OLIVER Anderson
died: 28 July 1993 aged 78
buried: HASTINGS

died: 25 Feb 1985 aged 86
buried: HASTINGS

died: 28 Dec 2000 aged 74

died: June 1986 aged 59
buried: HASTINGS

died: 21 April 1987 aged 9 months
buried: MANGAROA

PETER 'Andy' Anderson
died: 8 Oct 1924 aged 37
buried: HASTINGS

PETER Anderson
died: 3 Dec 2000 aged 83
buried: MANGAROA

PETER Anderson
died: 4 Sep 1932 aged 80

died: 27 Sep 2007 aged 59

died: 12 April 1991 aged 49

died: 21 Aug 1990 aged 70
buried: HASTINGS

died: 15 July 1997 aged 91

died: 24 March 1998 aged 84
buried: HASTINGS

died: 14 March 1996 aged 46

born: 16 Nov 1915
died: 17 Sep 1977 aged 61

died: 6 July 1964 aged 72
buried: HASTINGS

RITA MAY Anderson
died: 22 Aug 2000 aged 88
buried: HASTINGS

ROBERT Anderson
died: 21 March 1955 aged ?
buried: HASTINGS

died: 26 June 1969 aged 68

died: 23 Nov 1926 aged 55
buried: Plot 50, Block B HAVELOCK NORTH (see photo)

died: 9 Aug 2013 aged 88

served as: Lance Corporal 159160
died: 21 Nov 1989 aged 66
buried: HASTINGS

died: 14 Aug 1985 aged 83
buried: HASTINGS

died: 28 Nov 1979 aged 80

died: 3 Sep 1992 aged 74

ROYSTAN Anderson
died 3 Aug 1999 aged 80

died: 1 Aug 2006 aged 77

died: 26 Aug 1998 aged 91

died: 24 Dec 1990 aged 86

died: 12 Jan 1978 aged 14
buried: HASTINGS

died: 27 May 1983 aged 71
buried: HASTINGS

died 11 April 2004 aged 78

died: 5 July 1991 aged 97

died: 1 March 1986 aged 71

STUART Anderson
died: 22 June 1944 aged 52
buried: HASTINGS

STUART Anderson
died: 12 March 2009 aged 77
buried: 12 March 2010 HAVELOCK NORTH

died: 15 Dec 1979 aged infant

died: 25 July 1989 aged 60

died: 26 Jan 1955 aged 53
buried: HASTINGS

THOMAS Anderson
died: 21 May 1927 aged 73

died: 25 Dec 1989 aged 80

died: 23 May 1969 aged 85

VERA ROSE Anderson
died: 12 Sep 1951 aged 63

died: 28 June 1933 aged 3
buried: HASTINGS

died: 19 Aug 2013 aged 90

died: 28 July 1965 aged 81
buried: HASTINGS

son of Sam & Ina
died: 26 Nov 1955 aged 2 months
buried: HASTINGS

WILLIAM Anderson
died: 23 Nov 1949 aged 88

WILLIAM Anderson
died: 14 Dec 2010 aged 71

WILLIAM Anderson
born: 7 Feb 1895
died: 12 Feb 1976 aged 81

died: 27 April 1965 aged 82
buried: HASTINGS with wife Annie Agnes

served as: Private 6/1448A, Canterbury 3rd
died: 6 Feb 1948 aged 59

son of William Frederick ANDERSON & Annie Agnes BAIN
died: 3 July 1984 aged 75

served as: Private 45907
died: 6 Jan 1959 aged 80
buried: HAVELOCK

Plot 50, Block B at HAVELOCK NORTH

WWI soldiers - OTIRA, New Zealand

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

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

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

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

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

L. H. ARMSTRONG, tunneller
- not found

John ASPIN, blacksmith and farrier, Otira
- not found

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

John COURTNEY, miner, Otira
- not on Cenotaph

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

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

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

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

Percy Theophilus DODGE, labourer, Otira
- nothing found

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

H. W. GARDNER, miner
- not on Cenotaph

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

Thomas Henry GOUGH, labourer, Otira
- not on Cenotaph

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

Gordon Edward HARCOURT, miner, Otira
- not found

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

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

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

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

Henry HYNDMAN, machineman
- not found

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

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

J. D. JAMES, mechanic
- not found

Thomas Arthur JOHNSON, assistant engineer, Otira
- not found

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

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

G. KIRK, tunnel-digger
- not found

William Edmund LAKE, miner, Otira
- not found

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

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

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

William LEE, tunnel worker, Otira
born: too many

William LINKLATER, Otira
- not on Cenotaph

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

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

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

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

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

William Thomas McEWAN, cabinetmaker, Otira
- not found

John James McGUIGAN, schoolteacher, Otira
- not on Cenotaph

Alexander McHARRY, storekeeper, Otira
- not found

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

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

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

Charles McKINTY, tunnel-worker, Otira
- not found

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Henry PATTERSON, postmaster, Otira
- not found

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thomas SHANNON, police constable, Otira
- not found

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

Edgar King SMITH, miner, Otira
- not found

John SMITH, laborer, Otira
- about 90 on Cenotaph

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

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

William TRACEY, labourer, Otira
- not found

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

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

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

James TOOHEY, machinist, Otira
- not found

George TRILL, miner, Otira
- not found

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

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

John WALSHE, laborer, Otira
- not found

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

Henry WATSON, miner, Otira
- not found

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

Charles WHITE, labourer, Otira
- not found

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

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

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

William WILLIAMS, bricklayer, Otira
- many on Cenotaph

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

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

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

Sapper 4/63A, Piers Acton Eliot Warburton

died at sea on board the HMHS Mashobra ex Gallipoli

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