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Joseph Richard PAUL & Elizabeth LYSTER - Wanganui

Joseph Richard PAUL (1862-1948)
married Elizabeth 'Lizzie' LYSTER () in 1888
Wanganui Herald, 4 February 1888 At the residence of the bride's father, at Waverley, on the 28th January 1888, by the Rev Mr Clarke, of Patea, Joseph R. Paul, of Wanganui, to Lizzie Lyster, also of Wanganui

they had 9 known children

... 1
1888 - 1986 Grace Helen Paul
- Grace married Alfred Henry YARROW (1889-1952) in 1912
- 3rd of 12 known children of Robert YARROW & Alice Ann STACE

... 2
1889 - 1953 Ethel Elizabeth Paul
- Ethel married George WADEY (1891-1938) in 1911
- 6th of 6 known children of Walter WADEY & Harriet DAVIDSON

... 3
1890 - 1966 David Richard Paul
- David married Florence May NIXON (1896-1971) in 1916
- 2nd of 2 known children of James Cochrane NIXON (1851-1937) & Jane PAUL (1858-1905). James Cochrane Nixon had a Waterman's License and had launches on the Wanganui River, for passengers and races. The 'May' and the 'Alert' were 2. Possible that his wife, Jane Paul, was related to Joseph Richard Paul? Needs research (see comments below)

... 4
1892 - 1967 Percy Harold Paul
- Percy married Rita Agnes SWAN (1899-1987) in 1922
- first of 3 daughters of Hugh SWAN & Louisa WILLCOX

... 5
1894 - 1972 Evelyn Annie Paul
- thanks to distewart for the update (see 2nd comment below)

... 6
1896 - 1972 Norman Joseph Paul
- born in Feilding
- Norman married Gavina Margaret AMOS (1903-1987) in 1922
- 15th of 15 known children of Gavin AMOS & Elizabeth McLEOD of Invercargill
- Norman & Gavina had 2 known children
- Norman died in Wellington 29 Feb 1972 and Gavina died 20 Jan 1987 in Lower Hutt

... 7
1897 - ? Mabel Rose Paul
- Mabel married Alfred Harold DEADMAN (1897-1953) in 1923
- 2nd of 7 known children of Charles Alfred DEADMAN & Mary VOLLHEIM of Masterton

... 8
1900 - 1992 Lillian Florence Paul
- Lillian married Joseph Raymond DUIGAN (1900-1971) in 1922
Lillian & Joseph had 1 child, a daughter, Mary Duigan (see link at comments)
- Joseph was the only known child of James Augustine DUIGAN (1874-1930), a well-known Carrier for the Express Company for many years in Ranana, Wanganui (originally from Ireland) & Annie WILKINSON (1878-1955) who married in NZ 1899. James later severed his connection with the Express Company and was employed by Mr A. P. Lundon. James took poison in Wanganui on 29 April 1930 while in a state of depression caused (according to his son Joseph Raymond Duigan), at his having had an accident to his leg 7 months previously which had caused considerable trouble
John Evelyn Duigan (1883-1950), Military Leader, was a son of James Duigan (1843-1903), (Proprietor of the Wanganui Flour Mills, Owner of the 'Chronicle', part owner of the Wanganui Brewery, Founder of the Wanganui Meat Freezing Works and Editor for a time of the Wanganui Herald) and of Mary Emily Broad of Brighton
* there was a Charles Lowther Duigan, an auctioneer in Wanganui
* a Herbert James 'Bertie' Duigan, an accountant of Wanganui
- they were also sons of James & Mary Emily Duigan
I believe there is a connection with these Duigan and with James Augustine Duigan

... 9
1902 - 1974 Sydney William Paul
- Sydney married Elsie May FROST (1903-1970) in 1925

Wanganui Herald, 4 May 1892
... ODDFELLOWS FANCY DRESS - MASQUERADE BALL, Friday 13th May 1892 to be held at Oddfellows'Hall. Double Tickets, 7s 6d; extra Lady 3s 6d, including Masks. Masks worn during first half of the Programme only. Stage, Card-room and Dress Circle Tickets, 2s 6d. Tickets can be obtained from Members of the Lodge only, Dress Circle Tickets, 1s. Dancing at 8p.m. JOSEPH R. PAUL, Secretary

Feilding Star, 27 May 1896 FEILDING BREWERY
... JOSEPH R. PAUL having taken over the above Brewery, and made extensive alterations to the building and plant, is now in a position to supply Pure Malt Liquors of the very best qualities, brewed from the best material procurable. J. R. Paul's long experience under the well-known firm of Williams & Garner late of the Wanganui Brewery, will be sufficient guarantee of his abilities as Brewer

Wanganui Herald, 5 May 1905
... In the District Court of Wanganui, holden at Wanganui, and in the matter of Joseph Richard Paul, of Wanganui, Brewer. Notice is hereby given that the public examination of the above-named bankrupt is fixed for the 18th day of May, 1905, at 10 o'clock in the foremoon, at the sitting of the above-named Court in Bankruptcy at the Courthouse, Wanganui. W. RODWELL, Deputy Assignee
Wanganui Herald, 19 May 1905 read Joseph's story here
... re Joseph Richard Paul, Bankrupt stated he was a brewer, had been in business on his won account for about nine years. Started in Feilding about nine years ago, then went to Nelson, where he was something under two years, came to Wanganui and took a leasehold property from the Public Trustee up the River Bank

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Marlborough Express, 25 January 1890
... The Concert last evening was very unsuccessful. The partial success of the programme was more than outweighed by the discourgaing meagreness of the audience.

The instrumental music was excellent, the two overtures by Mr and Miss CHEEK being played in scholarly and effective style

Mr G. A. KENNEDY, of Wellington, contributed two pieces on the violin, both of which were most tastefully played and were encored

Master McRAE won great applause for his Hielan fling, for which Mr KENNEDY played on the piano an accompaniment in lieu of the bag-pipes, Piper MURRAY being absent

Mr NAIRN gave a Scotch reading in a pleasing and quietly effective manner

Mr GASKILL, however, was the success of the evening and saved the concert from failure. His inimitable powers as a comedian quite enraptured the audience, who rewarded him with storms of applause

Mr T. B. CRUMP essayed the Romany Lass and sang it correctly, but without a trace of the dash and abandon with which it is imperative that this song should be accompanied

"Robin Adair" by Miss NORMANBY was sweetly sung, and a duet by this young lady and her sister (Mrs BOOTH) entitles "My Pretty Page" was given with much refinement and musical effect

"Huntingtower" was given My Miss GILLESPIE and Mr GOOLD, and Mr C. LANE sang "Jessie's Dream". Mr GOOLD gave also "Jock o' Hazledean"

Mr TANSELY sang capitally a comic song in character, accompanied very nicely by Miss TANSELY

Miss GIRLING, whom we should like to hear oftener in concerted music, sang "River of Years"

Miss SIMSON, whose clear young voice and natural demeanour make her ever welcome, sang "Comin' through the Rye" in excellent style and was loudly encored

Miss GILLESPIE essayed "The Bonnie Hills o' Scotland, but the song and the accompaniment somehow did not get on well together

"Auld Lang Syne" as a finale was simply a burlesque. The singers joined hands at the first verse, and this of course, quite killed the effect of the thing, and at the second verse the soloist burst into uncontrollable laughter and beat a hasty retreat, the rest of the company following.

The audience then dispersed. If they did not, as they were requested on the programme, "join in the chorus" they joined heartily in the laughter

CAULFIELD War Memorial WWI - E+F

see A names for introduction to the journal:

A ... B ... C ... D ... E + F ... G ... H ... I+J+K
L ... M ... N+O+P ... R+S ... T+U+V ... W+Y

any SOLDIER known to have died as a POW is indicated by *

... E ...
EARLES, Lindsey Joseph Edward - Private 1914
- memorial has J. E. Earles
- born 1892 in Macarthur, Victoria. He attended Daylesford School
- a Clerk of Oswald St, Elsternwick
- served with 23 Infantry Battalion, A.I.F.
- embarked from Melbourne 26 Aug 1915 on HMAT Anchises
- sister, Mrs F. Lindrum, Oswald St, Elsternwick
- KILLED IN ACTION 28 July 1916 in the Battle of Pozieres aged 24
- Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France
* eye witness accounts:
- 5' 4", fresh complexion, grey eyes, light brown hari
... killed in action 28.7.16, previously reported Missing
... by Private Henry Dodd, 1706 "I knew Earles very well. We were chums, I have been constantly making enquiries about him. We were together at Pozieres up to go out. Earles went out as orderly to our Capt. Kennedy to take his messages. I was in the Reserve line behind the jumping pit trench at the time he went over. Earles orders were to keep in touch with his Capt. It was reported later that Earles was missing, and that our Capt. Kennedy badly wounded. The report followed that the Capt. fell into the hands of the enemy, and has since died a prisoner of war. Earles never came back. It is believed he was badly hit by a shell. If he had been taken prisoner, I should have heard from him before now, I was wounded 24 hours later"
... all the information I can give is the last I seen of him was following Captain Kennedy. Some mates say they went in search of Earles as he had a diamond ring and they wanted to get it to send home to his wife
... I knew Earles; his name was Lindsay. He was in D. and a bank clerk in Victoria and was runner for Capt. Kennedy and was killed at Pozieres on 28.7.16 and I saw his dead body in No Man's Land. I knew him well and passed his body. He had been Coy Clerk

EDEN, John Henry - Private 1709
- born 1887, Cheltenham, Victoria to Isaac James EDEN & Sarah RIDDELL & attended Heatherton State School. He became a Tram Conductor of Heatherton, on the Malvern Tram
- served with 23rd Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 16 July 1915 on HMAT Demosthenes
- father, James Eden, c/o Heatherton P.O., Victoria
- KILLED IN ACTION 28 July 1916 Pozieres, France aged 19
- Serre Road Cemetery No 2, France
* he had his spine injured in July 1916 when the 'Southland' was torpedoed & spent 9 months in hospital in England. (see photo at G)
* 1st cousin of Private 1060 Robert Gordon Duncan

EDGAR, Walter - Corporal 10029
- born March 1891 in Caulfield to James Finlay EDGAR (1859-1918) & Rose Ann AICKEN (1861-1900) of County Down, Ireland, he attended Taronga Road State School
- he was a Clerk of Murray St, Colac
- served with 6th Field Ambulance
- embarked from Melbourne 30 March 1916 on HMAT Suffolk
- father, James Finlay Edgard, "Roseville" 73 Alma Rd., Caulfield
- DIED OF MENINGITIS 9 Aug 1919 in Caulfield Military Hospital aged 28
* The Colac Herald, 5 Sep 1917 Writing to a friend in Colac, Private Walter Edgar says that he has been awarded the Military Medal. The young soldier, who was well known in Colac, is to be congratulated upon his achievement. He left Australia in April 1916, and has been in some big events. He is a son of Mr James Edgar, of Caulfield, and nephew of Mr and Mrs W. R. Edgar of Colac
* The Argus, 11 Aug 1919 EDGAR ? On the 9th August, at Caulfield Military Hospital. Corporal Walter Edgar, M.M., loving son of the late James Finlay and Rose Edgar, loving brother of Corporal Leslie Edgar, aged 28 years

EDGERTON, Eric Henry Drummond - Lieutenant 1524A
- born 1 April 1897 at Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, to James EDGERTON, (secretary of an iron-rolling mill), & Florence 'Florrie' Grace SHACKLOCK, both Victorian-born. He was educated at Hawksburn State School and from 1911 at Wesley College, where he was very active in life-saving activities. In 1915 he passed the leaving certificate and on 14 April, describing himself as a student, enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force as a private (more at link)
- served as Private 1524A with 24th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 25 June 1915 on HMAT Ceramic
- mother, Florrie Edgerton, The Priory, Glen Eira-road, Elsternwick
- KILLED IN ACTION 11 Aug 1918 in France aged 21
- buried first Blangy-Tronville, later in Military Cemetery at Villers-Bretonneux:
* 5' 7", dark complexion, grey-blue eyes, dark brown hairvery boyish-looking, lithe and powerfully built
... Edgerton's letters home reveal a sensitive nature, love of beauty and a strong Christian faith: a padre wrote that the war's effect was to deepen his character and make him 'a true representative of the Master'. He is commemorated by a stained-glass window in the Cato Uniting Church, Elsternwick, Melbourne. Of his four brothers William became headmaster commander, Royal Australian Naval College; James was an industrialist and founder of the Australian Institute of Metals; and Clive, who joined the Royal Australian Air Force, was killed in a flying accident in 1935
... Three days after the great advance on 8 August the battalion went into the front line between Rainecourt and Framerville. On the night of 11-12 August, while standing talking to his men on the post, Edgerton was killed by a stray bullet from out of the darkness. No man in the 24th was more deeply mourned. He was just 21 and unmarried. On 8 November he was mentioned in dispatches

EDWARDS, Francis Thomas Aloysius 'Frank' - Sergeant 1649
- born 1888 at Carlton, Melbourne, the son of Francis Thomas EDWARDS & Annie NAGLE, he attended Christian Brother's College, East Melbourne then studied accountancy
- on enlistment he was a Clerk of "Araluen" Gisborne St, Elsternwick
- served with 39th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 27 May 1915 on Ascaneus
- father, Francis Thomas Edwards, "Araluen" Gisborne St, Elsternwick
- KILLED IN ACTION 30 Aug 1918 in Clery-sur-Somme France aged 30
- II. C. 16. Hem Farm Military Cemetery, (Curlu), Hem-Monacu, France
* medium height, slight build, sharp features, dark, turning grey
* eye witness report
... I saw Sgt Edward (A. Coy. H.Q. was acting C/S/W) was killed instantly by h.e. (high explosive) shell near Clery in a dugout about 6 p.m. Lieutenant Lefeure and Private Davis were killed by the same shell. He was buried at Corbie
* Frank was awarded the Military Medal on 26 Oct 1918, for gallantry in use of the Lewis gun in capturing an enemy machine post at Suzanne 24/25 August 1918
... On the night of the 24/25 August, two companies were advancing along the road in enemy country towards the village of Suzanne. When the companies got to within 50 yards of the objective, fire was opened on it by rifles and a machine gun from an enemy post in the wood on the left side of the road, and our troops had to halt and take cover. Sgt. Edwards who was in command of a platoon at the time, immediately got one of his Lewis guns in action firing on the enemy post, with the result that several of the enemy were either killed or wounded, and the remainder of the garrison fled leaving their guns. The prompt action undoubtedly saved heavy casualties to the two companies and the objective was gained without further resistance. The prompt action of this N.C.O. saved a critical situation and his conduct was most exemplary throughout the whole operation
- Due to the stress of war his father, Francis, died before the above communication was received.
* He was cousin to Patrick McGuiness who joined the A.I.F in Western Australia and was killed in action in France in 1918.
* At the time of Frank's death, the family were living at 5 Gisborne St., Elsternwick. father, Francis Thomas Edwards, died 9 November 1920 leaving a widow and two daughters.

ELDER, Howard Thomas - 2nd Lieutenant (Signalling Officer)
- memorial has H. G. Elder
- born in Footscray, Melbourne 15 July 1891, he attended Hawkesburn State School & spent five years in the Militia Forces
- at time of enlistment he was a Salesman of 30 Lorne Rd, East Prahran
- served with 5th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 21 Oct 1914 on HMAT Orvieto
- mother Mrs Julia Elder (nee Hinton) of Armadale"
- also, mother, Julia Elder, 30 Lorne Rd, East Prahran
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 9 May 1915 on board the H.S.Braemar Castle at sea, of wounds received the previous day at the Second Battle of Krithia aged 23
- Buried at sea between the Gallipoli Peninsula and Alexandria
- 24 Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
* Howard held a commissioned rank in the 26th Signal engineers from 1913. He was promoted Lieutenant 1 Feb 1915

ELLIOT, Charles Clifton - Lieutenant 20215
- born July 1883 in East Melbourne & attended Wesley College in Melbourne
- served with 3rd Division Ammunition Column Australian Field Artillery
- embarked from Melbourne 20 May 1916 on HMAT Medic
- mother, Ellen Bessie Elliot, 44 Elizabeth St, Elsternwick
- also, mother, Ellen B. Elliot "Monkleigh", Gladstone-Parade, Elsternwick
- DIED 8 Nov 1918 at 12.15a.m. of Influenza, Broncho-pneumonia at 8th General, Rouen, France 35.3
- buried grave 9159, Block S, Plot 5, Row I at St Sever Cemetery, Rouen
- S. V. I. 14 St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France
* 5' 9?", fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair
* Charles was a Station Overseer and manager at Dunkeld, Victoria before enlisting
- at time of death his mother was living at 'Clifton" 44 Elizabeth St, Elsternwick
- brother of Mark Pringle Elliot below

ELLIOT, Mark Pringle - Gunner 20283
- born April 1885 in Bairnsdale, Victoria
- Farmer growing wheat, Gladstone Parade, Elsternwick
- served with 108th Howitzer Battery 8th Brigade Australian Field Artillery
- embarked from Melbourne 20 May 1916 on HMAT Medic
- mother, Ellen B. Elliot "Monkleigh", Gladstone-parade, Elsternwick
- DIED OF ALBUMINURIA 7 Dec 1917 in 2nd Stationery Hospital, Abbeville, France Abbeville aged 32
- Plot 3, Row F, Grave 5 Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
* 5' 8?", fresh complexion, Hazel eyes, black hair
* brother of Charles Cligton Elliott above
The Argus, 31 December 1917 ELLIOT ? Died on the 7th of December, at 2nd Stationary Hospital, France, Gunner Mark Pringle Elliot, second son of the late Edward Cludde Elliot and Ellen B. Elliot, Gladstone parade, Elsternwick, aged 34 years

ETHEREDGE, William Walter - Private 3182
- born 1896 in East Melbourne to Alfred James ETHEREDGE (1855-1929) & Mary Ann FISHER (1863-1947 ), he attended Traralgon State School and the Australian Coaching College
- he was a Chemist when he enlisted at Jolimont 19 Jan 1915
- served with 6th Field Ambulance Australian Army Medical Corps
- embarked from Melbourne 4 June 1915 on HMAT Ajana
- mother, Mary Ann Etheredge, High St, Traralgon
- KILLED IN ACTION 27 Sep 1917 in Belgium aged 21
- Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, Belgium
* The family lived first "Dunrobin" Traralgon, Victoria, then "Dunrobin" 18 York St., Caulfield.
* Brothers who served:
Donald James Etheredge (1898-1960) 27876
Lt. Col. Alfred Robert Etheredge (1894-1982)
* Cousins who served:
Major George Murray Campigli MC (1890-1951)
Donald Hugh Campigli DCM (1896-1953)
* Traralgon Record, 2 November 1917 Mr and Mrs A. J. ETHEREDGE and FAMILY desire to express their heartfelt Thanks to their many kind friends for expressions of sympathy, letters, telegrams and cards received in their recent sad bereavement, in the death of their loved son and brother, Will, killed in action September 27th "Dunrobin," High St, Traralgon

... F ...
FINCH, Frederick Thomas - Private 3296
- born 19 Jan 1897 in Beaufort, Victoria to Alfred Thomas FINCH (1860-1938) & Eleanor KERR (1865-1904)
- Frederick was a Grocer in Caulfield
- served with 6th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 11 Oct 1915 on HMAT Nestor
- sister, Edna Finch, Keeron St, Dumbarton, Caulfield (also Alder St)
- KILLED IN ACTION 5 June 1918 in France aged 21.5
- Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France
* 5' 6", fresh complexion, Grey eyes, dark borwn hair
* admitted to Hospital in Cairo with mumps 1 Feb 1916, discharged 21 Feb 1916. Disobedience of orders (leaving camp improperly dressed) 26 Feb 1916 cost him a days pay. Wounded in action 16 Aug 1916 admitted 13th General Hospital, Boulogne 19 Aug 1916 with gunshot wounds to head. Admitted to Hospital with Diarrhoea 17 Oct 1917, discharged 6 Nov 1917. AWOL for 37 hours in London 24 Jan 1918 cost him 7 days pay
* letter to his sister Edna on 9 July 1918 asking her if there were any nearer blood relatives than herself, for instance, is their father or any brothers still living

FLETT, Arthur Henry - Private 2655
- born 1892 in Warrnambool, Victoria to Peter J. FLETT (1855-1896) & Annie Tyler (1857-1935), he attended Warrnambool State School
- Arthur was a Painter
- served with 21st Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne
- mother, Annie Flett, 18 Villiers St, Elsternwick
- Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France
- KILLED IN ACTION 3 May 1917 in at Bullecourt, France aged 25
- body never recovered, memorial: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France
* 5' 10?", sallow complexion, grey eyes, black hair

FORSTER, Leonard William 'Len' - Sergeant 5199
- memorial has I. W. Forster
- born 1893 Inkerman Rd., Caulfield to Henry William FORSTER & Jessie Graham WHEELER, he attended Caulfield Grammar School & in 1914 played Hockey for Victoria at the Interstate Hockey Carnival defeating South Australia
- enlisted from Broadmeadows
- a Stock Agent's Clerk for J. M. Peck & Sons, Melbourne
- served with 3 Light Horse Brigade Train
- embarked from Melbourne 2 Feb 1915 on HMAT Chilka
- mother, Jessue Graham Forster, 'Niagaroon', Inkerman Rd, Caulfield
- KILLED IN ACTION 1 Nov 1916 at Flers, France aged 23
- body taken by the Pioneers & buried near the Flers 'Dump', Somme
- Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France
* 5' 9?", medium complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair
* he served in Egypt and Gallipoli with the 3rd Light Horse Brigade. Later transferred to the 56th
The Argus, December 1916
... FORSTER ? Killed in action in France 1st November Sergeant Leonard William, eldest son of Mr and Mrs H. W. Forster, Inkerman road, Malvern.
... FORSTER ? Killed in action, on 1st November, in France, Sergeant Leonard William, late of Inkerman road, Malvern. - (Inserted by the directors and staff of J. M. Peck and Sons Pty. Ltd., as a tribute to his many sterling qualities)
* eye witness accounts:
... he was killed while on his way to the Dump behind Flers on Nov 1st, by a shell. He was riding a horse and both were killed outright
... he was Sergeat of transport to 56th Battalion. He was just going into the line (Turk's Trench, Flers) when a shell got him and his horse. He was buried behind the lines. Our Pioneers made the cross with name, no, rank
... I knew casualty. He was a man about 5ft 10ins about 28 years of age. He was on horse-back at Turks Lane, Delville Wood. He was riding along when a shell exploded near by wounding two or three men. He went back to dress them and was mounting his horse again when another shell exploded overhead killing Casualty and his horse. He was buried just where he fell
... he was killed at Fleurs. I was beside him at the time. He was buried near the hospital. I would very much like to get into touch with his people. They could write to me. He was a particular friend of mine. I have his Sgt stripes which I have kept for his people. They might like to have them and to hear from me
... I knew him very well. He being a transport Sergeant, wnet out daily to the trenches with the Mule Train which carried food and water for the men and on the fateful day he was on his way out when they shelled very heavily. He was a fine fellow no doubt and unfortunately met his death at a place called Turk's Lane on the Somme on the date mentioned. I have received a letter from his fond mother, thanking me for a letter informing her of the death regarding the poor boy
* on 19 Oct 1922 his parents send a letter from Albert Park House, Bridport Street, Victoria
*J. M. Peck and Sons Pty. Ltd
* John Murray Peck, (1830-1903), coachline proprietor and auctioneer. born on 26 January 1830 at Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States of America, third son of John Waters Peck and his wife Frances (Fanny), n?e Huntington. His ancestors had arrived at Boston in 1637 from England and helped to found New Haven, Connecticut. Brought up on his parents' farm, Peck joined Wells, Fargo & Co. In June 1853 he arrived at Melbourne in the Eagle and with Freeman Cobb, James Swanton, and John B. Lamber soon founded a carrying company known as Cobb & Co.
* Richard Oren 'Dick' Peck (1864-1925), was the second son of the late John Murray Peck, of Lebanon, Pascoe Yale, and was born close to the Moonee Ponds Creek in 1864

FRETWELL, John Dewdney - Private 4499
- born March 1893, a Clerk of 42 Blenheim St, St Kilda
- served with 6th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 28 Jan 1916 on HMAT Themistocles
- sister, Elfreda D. Fretwell, 42 Blenheim St, St Kilda
- KILLED IN ACTION 19 Aug 1916 'in the Field', France aged 23
- Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France
* 5' 7?", sallow complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair
* a letter written 7 Nov 1921 from A. (E.?) D. Fretwell of Northcote Ace, Caulfield, they confirm that the nearest relation of John is his eldest brother F. R. Fretwell of South Gippsland. His sister Elfreda asked in April 1916 if they had any info on a Robert Edward Dewdney Fretwell enlisting from Queensland

FRICKER, Norman Charles - Sergeant 1704
- born 1889 in Coghill's Creek, Australia to John George FRICKER (1860-1952 school master at Chinamans Flat) & Annie Louisa TINK (1863-1950)
- he was a Clerk of Middle Park, Melbourne on enlistment
- served with 21 Infantry Battalion, 2nd Reinforcements
- embarked from Melbourne 16 July 1915 on HMAT Demosthenes
- father, John George Fricker, 57 McGregor St, Middle Park, Melbourne
- KILLED IN ACTION 26 Aug 1916 at Mouquet Farm, Somme, France aged 19
- Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France
* eye witness accounts:
- dark, tanned skin, full round face, dark hair & eyes, well built, 5' 8" or 5' 9"
... I was the last man to see Sergt. Fricker and had to give evidence as to his disappearance afterwards. He and I and Tom Watkins were all three together on August 26th during the attack at Mouquet Farm. We left the Quarry at 4a.m. and took the German first line, and dug ourselves in beyond. We were taking messages, and I took a message. The Germans began to bomb us and the two others disappeared. I had to go on in from there but never saw Sergt Fricker again. It is impossible to say whether he is a prisoner or not
... I came over from Victoria with N. C. Fricker. He was acting R.S.H. in Heliopolis, Egypt from Aug 16th 1915 for about 1 month. In July 1916 he was in France with the 2nd Div. I was talking to Lieut H. Craig about 18th Dec 1916 and we both thought that N. C. Fricker was taken prisoner about 26th Aug and I understood that Lieut Craig had written to N. C. Fricker's people to this effect
... I feel sure that Sergt Fricker is a prisoner of war and that news came through to one of the lads. We made an attack about Aug 26th at Pozieres, we went over about 3.45a.m., we took two lines and held them
... I knew Fricker and his number, He was in my Coy. B. & 6 Plt. He was the 2nd or 3rd Reinforcements and had been on the Peninsula. He was Regt. Sgt. Major in Egypt but was Sgt. when he was taken prisoner at Mouquet. Everybody in the battalion knows he was taken prisoner. It was in orders and some have had letters from him. N. Fricker has two brothers in the 3rd Division
* much was done to find Norman and it was finally determined that he was not a prisoner of war and was declared as Killed in Action, body not found

The Battle of Pozieres
, Somme, France 23 July?7 August 1916
see Lindsey Joseph Edward Earles
& John Henry Eden
& Norman Charles Fricker

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BREACH marriages New Zealand - BRIDES

the BREACH BRIDES of New Zealand 1877-1930

* Agnes May Breach
* married James McChayne WHITE in 1930
* daughter of Henry James BREACH & Agnes Margaret HARPER
* son of Charles WHITE & Lilias Martha JARVIS
* James's siblings:
1897 - Amy Ambrosine White
1898 - Elsie Doris White
1900 - Annie Laura White
1904 - Hughey Eric White
1905 - Norman Oliver White
1908 - James McChayne White
1910 - Cora Esma White

* Bessie Marion Breach (1891-1949)
* married Charles McKEGNEY (1892-1963) in 1920
* daughter of William Henry BREACH & Bessie Annie PEARSON
* son of Harry & Mary McKEGNEY

* Charlotte Emma Breach (1861-1946)
* married John WALLACE in 1880
* daughter of Samson George BREACH & Emma PENGELLY

* Dorothy Annie Breach (1901-1986)
* married Edward Ernest DUNDAS (1897-1956) in 1930
* daughter of Henry James BREACH & Agnes Margaret HARPER

* Ellen Elizabeth Breach (1856-1913)
* married Samuel Henry Dall CLARKE (1858-1935) in 1881
* daughter of Samson George BREACH & Emma PENGELLY
* they had a daughter, Isabella Lydia 'Bella' Clarke (1886-1965) who married Percy Morgan HAINES in 1911 and had 7 children in Wellington
* On 17 June 1913 at Park street, Hokitika, the dearly beloved wife of S. H. Clarke, after a lingering illness. Inserted by her loving daughter and son in law, Mr. and Mrs. P Haines, Mitchelltown
* On 27 Jan 1935 at Hokitika, Samuel Henry, beloved father of Mrs. Percy Haines, after a long illness; aged 77 years

* Emmeline Ivy Breach (1896-)
* married William George CHEGWIN in Christchurch 26 Feb 1920
* daughter of Alfred John BREACH & Emmeline RAINHAM
* son of John Henry Burrell CHEGWIN & Caroline 'Kate' ODGERS
* at Durham St Methodist Church, Christchurch, William George CHEGWIN aged 26, Hairdresser, born Christchurch, parents: John Henry Burrell & Kate Chegwin nee ODGERS, boilermaker. Emmeline Ivy BREACH aged 23, born Rangiora, parents: John & Emmeline Breach nee RAINHAM traveller

* Enid Annie Grange Breach (1906-1995)
* married Ronald Frederick RUDDENKLAU (1899-1981) in 1927
* daughter of William George BREACH & Phoebe Elizabeth MAGINNESS

* Evelyn Susannah Breach (1911-1993)
* married Clarence Douglas WEILY in 1929
* daughter of William George BREACH & Phoebe Elizabeth MAGINESS

* Gertrude Elsie Breach
* married Arnold Eli DOWNING in 1909
* daughter of William BREACH (1861-1926) & Emma Elizabeth BAILEY of Christchurch
* son of Eli DOWNING & Lillian Oliver TURNER
* Arnold's known siblings:
1888 - Arnold Eli Downing
1890 - Florence Lillian Downing
1893 - Elsie Amelia Downing
1895 - Ruby Eveline Downing
1898 - Pearl Victoria Donwing
1903 - William George Downing
1906 - Harold Adolphus Downing
1910 - Arthur Kitchener Downing

* Gladys Breach
* married Thomas Murfitt JONES (1889-1952) in 1922
* born in Chichester, Sussex, 7th of 9 children of Harry Elliott BREACH (1855-1905) & Catherine Ann AIREY (1852-1905) who married in 1881 in Tormoham, Devon
* Gladys had a brother, Rodney Breach who married Ella Jane ESCOTT (1910-1963) in 1931 (see Brooms link below)

* Holly Alma Breach
* married Bertram Ernest SINCLAIR (1879-1918) in 1905
* base born son of Frances Mary Ann SINCLAIR
* Bertram & Holly were Storekeepers in Rakaia
* their known children:
1906 - Margaret Annie Sinclair
1907 - Holly Mabel Sinclair
1910 - Jack Alexander Sinclair
1911 - Dorothy Grace Sinclair
1913 - Bertram Ernest Sinclair
* On 2 June 1918 at his residence, 263 North road, North-East Valley, Bertram Ernest, the beloved husband of Holly Alma Sinclair; in his thirty-ninth year. "At rest"

* Isabella Sarah Breach
* married Frederick William CAMPBELL in 1877
* daughter of Samson George BREACH & Emma PENGELLY
* their known children:
1879 - Rosetta Margaret Campbell
1880 - Isabella Lydia Breach Campbell
1882 - Susannah Campbell
1886 - Elizabeth Ellen Campbell
1889 - Catherine Glass Campbell
1897 - Frederick William Campbell

* Ivy Alma Breach
* married Richard TREVELLA in 1905
* daughter of William Henry BREACH & Betsie Annie PEARSON
* their known children:
1907 - Gladys Emma Rita Trevella
1909 - Arthur Stephen Trevella
1911 - Richard Henry Trevella

* Jane Breach
* married Thomas BROWN in 1889

* Lydia Breach (1865-1949)
* married Henry JONES in 1889
* daughter of Samson George BREACH & Emma PENGELLY
* their known children:
1891 - 1948 James Andrew Jones
1896 - 1897 John Feiston Jones
1898 - John Feiston Jones
1899 - 1921 Albert Matai Jones

* Mary Breach
* married James HARVEY in 1889

* Myrtle Eliza Breach (1890-1923)
* married James Edward BAKER in 1916

* Sarah Elizabeth Breach (1858-)
* married George TOPP in 1878
* daughter of William & Martha BREACH
* their known children:
1879 - Eliza Ellen Topp
1881 - Elizabeth Emily Topp
1882 - William Henry Topp
1884 - Eliza Annie Topp
1887 - Caroline Agnes Topp
1893 - Lily May Topp

* Susan Ann Breach (1859-1952)
* married Philip Henry AMBERYN in 1878
* daughter of Samson George BREACH & Emma PENGELLY

* Sylvia Martha Elizabeth Breach (1903-)
* married Nicholas James KELLY (1901-1938) in 1924
* daughter of Alfred John BREACH & Emmeline RAINHAM
* son of James KELLY & Margaret Mary LONERGAN

* Wilhelmina Elizabeth Jane Ruddock Breach
* married Alfred KENNISH in 1921
* daughter of William George BREACH & Phoebe Elizabeth MAGINESS

* Yruth Janeive Venorah Breach (1877-1959)
* married Henry Wilfred NORDSTRUM (1871-1918) in Kaipara 1914
* daughter of Moses Somes BREACH & Elizabeth Jane HEATH
* Yruth remarried to Alfred Duncan Gray ADAMS (1884-1966), a Horse Trainer in Auckland
* Alfred was a son of William ADAMS & Amelia Elizabeth FRYER
* Yruth died 8 Jan 1959 aged 82. Alfred died 6 Sep 1966 aged 82. Their ashes were scatterd from Waikumete