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Elizabeth GAZZARD + Alexander BURLING - Masterton, New Zealand

Elizabeth Caroline GAZZARD was born in 1868 in Poplar, Greater London, England
She arrived in New Zealand as a 6 year old with her parents Jesse GAZZARD & Sarah Ann WHITMORE and sister Charlotte Elizabeth Gazzard on the DOUGLAS in 1874
The family settled in Taueru, a settlement 10km west of Masterton on the Castlepoint road

Elizabeth marrid Alexander Alfred BURLING at Taueru
They lived there until 1914 when they moved to Kaituna.
She was a maternity nurse in Masterton and Palmerston North, retiring at the age of 84.
She returned to Masterton where she died in 1963
She is buried in the Archer St Cemetery

Alexander was a son of Alfred John Burling Westham, Stratford, England & Mary GAFFNEY of Armagh, Ireland

The children of ELizabeth and Alexander were all were born at Taueru:
1886 Eliza Caroline Lilian Burling
- Eliza died in Masterton in 1897 aged 11

1897 Alexander Alfred Jessie Burling
- Alexander married Catherine Mabel BUDD in Masterton in 1920
- he died in Tinui in 1961 aged 64

1898 Alfred William Burling
- Alfred died as an infant in 1898

1898 Flora Edith Sarah Burling
- Flora married Claude Peachey JARRETT in Masterton in 1920
- she died in Masterton in 1984 aged 86

1902 Ruth Alice Mary Burling
- Ruth married Francis Lot CROSS in Masterton in 1920
- she died in Masterton in 1922 aged 20
- Francis remarried in 1923 to Mary Ellen BREWER

1906 Charlottle Elizabeth Ruby Burling
- Charlotte married Frederick Ernest COLLIS in Levin in 1923
- she died in 1963 aged 56

16 children of Isabella Nelson HUNT (nee Grieve) - OTAGO

Isabella Nelson GRIEVE (1865-1939) married George HUNT (1856-1936) in 1881
- she was 16 years old and had 16 children over the next 23 years

They lived in Tahatika, in the deep south of the South Island region of Otago
They are buried in Block 6, Plot 29 at Waikouaiti cemetery, Hawksbury

... 1
1882 George Itchman Hunt
- no marriage found at this time
- he died 28 March 1959 aged 76
- buried Plot 74, Block 215 at Andersons Bay Cemetery

... 2
1883 Caroline Annie Hunt
- married John HALFKA in 1906
- she died in 1963 aged 79

... 3
1884 - 1961 Albert Edward Hunt
- died 4 November 1961 aged 77
- buried Block 6, Plot 29, Waikouaiti cemetery with his parents

... 4
1886 Elizabeth Gertude Hunt
- married Robert CHALLIS in 1908
- she died 24 May 1969 aged 82 & buried Plot 768, Block V at East Taieri Cemetery with a daughter, Rita Georgina Challis (1912-1985)

... 5
1887 Charles Hunt
- possibly married Sarah CRUMING in 1917
- he died in 1973 aged 86

... 6
1888 Henry Hunt
- possibly married Dora Ellen ATTFIELD in 1912
- died in 1966 aged 77

... 7
1888 John Frederick Hunt
- married Isabella Agnes Bertha ROOKE in 1921
- died in 1968 aged 71

... 8
1889 Charlotte Hunt
- married James Henry BARNES in 1912
- she died in 1855 aged 65

... 9
1892 Joseph Hunt
- married Janet Fyfe CHALMERS in 1915
- died in 1967 aged 75

... 10
1895 Benjamin Hunt
- no marriage found
- died in 1962 aged 67

... 11
1896 Emma Hunt
- married Clement Charles PALMER (1890-1983) in 1919
- they had 4 sons:
1920 - 1876 Clement Harold Palmer
John Palmer
George Palmer
Allen Palmer
... thanks to the comment of Palmer2 below. Taonga : a Palmer Family Whakapapa
EMMA died in 1933 aged 37

... 12
1897 Isabella Mary Hunt
- married Guy Liddel STRINGER in 1924
- she died in 1946 ahd 48

... 13
1898 Louisa Harriet Hunt
- died in 1918 aged 20 (Flu Pandemic?)
Otago Daily Times, 25 November 1918 HUNT - On November 24, 1918, at Dunedin, Louisa Harriet, dearly beloved youngest daughter of George and Isabella Hunt, of Waikouaiti; aged 20 years. Deeply mourned. Private interment. - A. Archer and Co., undertakers
- Louisa is buried at Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin

... 14
1900 Thomas Richard Hunt
- no marriage found
- he died in 1983 aged 82

... 15
1903 - 1980 Andrew William Hunt
- married Margaret Isobel CHALMERS in 1929
ANDREW died 27 July 1980 aged 77
- he is buried Block 6, Plot 28, Waikouaiti Cemetery with Isobel

... 16
1905 James Herbert Colin Hunt
- no marriage found
- he died in 1972 aged 67

Your help would be apreciated in verifying or amending the spouses

There are 141 HUNTs buried in the Dunedin Cemeteries of Otago

6 comment(s), latest 2 years, 8 months ago

children of Frederick BONNINGTON + Mary Ann SAYWELL Nelson & Canterbury

Frederick BONNINGTON was born 1844 in Chesterfield Derbyshire England.

He emigrated to New Zealand before 1865 and settled in Nelson, Marlborough.

He married Mary Ann SAYWELL on 21st February 1865 at her father George Saywell's residence in Richmond, Nelson (her mother was Susan GOATHAM of Bredgar, Sittingbourne, Kent). Mary Ann was the 12th of their 15 children. Her sister Susan Quafe Saywell married Frederick's brother, Herbert Bonnington

In 1873 Frederick and Mary Ann Bonnington left Nelson and settled in Ashburton (which is 86km south of Christchurch, Canterbury) - they actually settled and farmed in Tinwald, which is 3km south again ...
- Tinwald was originally the only settlement within a 10km radius. When the European settlers arrived they finally managed to cross the Ashburton river thus forming the next settlement, Ashburton.
The Tinwald school opened in 1879

On 4th August 1873 at 11 o'clock am they held an auction sale of all their effects:
* 6 useful trap horses, quiet and handy
* 1 saddle horse, a weight carrier
* 60 sheep, ewes and lambs
* 20 first-class pigs
* 1 splendid bred boar
* 1 milk cow in full milk
* 1 steer and heifer calf
* ducks, fowls, and turkeys
* harness - 2 sets harness, plated 1 set cart harness
* carts- 2 spring carts in excellent condition, 1 horse cart
* farming implements - plough, harrows, forks, spades, shovels, grind-stone, chaff cutter
* household furniture - tables, chairs, arm chairs, easy chairs, sofas, washstands, carpets, bedsteads, pictures, lamps, clocks, &c, &c
first class harmonium in musical condition, splendid tuned violin and bow * Grover and Baker sewing machine
* dairy utensils - cheese vats, milk pans, tubs, brine tubs, large
* iron tank
Lunch provided


Frederick and Mary Ann had 13 known children:

1865 - Herbert Edward Bonnington Bonnington
- Herbert married marianne PARRY in 1895
- he died in Ashburton in 1934 aged 69

1867 - Frederick William Bonnington
- Frederick married Mennine McFARLANE in 1907
- he died in 1924 aged 57

1868 - Edgar Charles Bonnington
- Edgar married Sarah Jane DRAKE in 1898
- he died in Ashburton in 1946 ged 78

1870 - Albert George Bonnington
- Albert died in Richmond Nelson in 1873 aged 2

1872 - Bertha Mary Bonnington
- Bertha married Thomas Henry UNDRILL in 1896
- she died in 1923 aged 50

1876 - Rosamond "Rosie" Bonnington
- Rosie married Thomas PETHICK in 1914
- she died in 1975 aged 99

1878 - Eleanor Maria Bonnington
- Eleanor died in 1878 aged 4 months

1879 - Ernest Thomas Bonnington
- Ernest died in 1879 aged 9 weeks

1880 - Clarence Henry Bonnington
- Clarence married Annie GALE in 1904
- Annie died the following year in Ashburton aged 21
- Clarence married Annie WILLIAMS in 1911
- he died in 1925 aged 44

1882 - Stanley John Bonnington
- Stanley married Ethel May PASSMORE in 1907
- he died in 1972 aged 90

1885 - Elsie Maud Bonnington
- Elsie married Percy Gerald RICKARD in 1915
- she died in 1949 aged 63

1886 - Emma Fleetwood Bonnington
- Emma married Walter Warner REDDECLIFFE in 1915
- she died in Hororata, Canterbury in 1959 aged 72

1888 - Lilian Amy Bonnington
- Lilian married Arthur RAIT in 1911
- she died in Christchurch in 1980 aged 92

Frederick died in 1907 in Ashburton aged 63
Mary Ann died in 1912 in Ashburton aged 66

ROLL OF HONOUR - PIOPIO War Memorial

The original list of men was taken from the site:
PIOPIO (KING COUNTRY) AND DISTRICT ROLL OF HONOUR

Piopio is a small town in the Waitomo District 23km south of Te Kuiti.
The Piopio bird was a native Thrush - now extinct.
They were very tame forest omnivores. The South Island piopio was last seen at Lake Hauroko and Caswell Sound in 1947 and was declared extinct in 1963. The last North Island species was observed in 1949 at Te Aurora, Wanganui. Sir Walter Buller described the piopio as unquestionably New Zealand's best songbird, a title bestowed on the Kokako today
... All Streets in Piopio are named after NZ native birds
... (Piopio is commonly sounded as pew pew)

The Piopio war memorial is in the main street outside the hall

To the glory of God in everlasting remembrance of the men of this district who paid the Supreme Sacrifice in the Great War 1914-1918

WORLD WAR I - 1914-1918

BARNETT Lewen Maughan PRIVATE #12/699 (database has Llewelyn)
- born 1894
- he was a son of a prolific composer who emigrated to Australia (circa 1890) where he was appointed organist and choirmaster at Hobart Cathedral. After a tour of New Zealand his father settled in Napier in 1893 where he became the organist at the Cathedral
- he had a sister Gladys Barnett born in 1895
- served with Auckland Infantry Battalion NZEF 16th (Waikato) Company
- KILLED IN ACTION on 25th April 1915 aged 21
- son of: John Maughan BARNETT (1867-1938) & Harriett Frances TUGWELL (1865-1925), 212 Remuera Rd, Auckland
- ALSO LISTED AS: John Barnett (father) Manukau Road, Auckland
- Lewen lived in Piopio at enlistment
- Grave/Memorial Reference: 72. at Lone Pine Memorial Turkey

BRADLEY William George PRIVATE #12/2652 (database has William G)
- born 1885 in Waikouaiti Dunedin
- he was a Farm Hand in Piopio
- served with NZEF Auckland Infantry Battalion 6th Reinforcements
- DIED OF JAUNDICE at sea from Gallipoli 19 November 1915 aged 30
- son of William Bradley
- Next Of Kin - R. Bradley (brother) of Piopio
- his parents lived in Motu, Gisborne at time of enlistment. Motu is about 84km north west of Gisborne. With the Motu River Valley covered with mature forest the settlers began to clear the land during the 1890's and it became a busy sawmilling settlement. Motu means isolated or severed.
- Grave/Memorial - 72. at Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey

BURROW (no S) Reginald Hadderton TROOPER #31065
(database has BURROWS)
- born 1887 in Staffordshire, England
- he was a farmer
- served with NZEF 21st Reinforcements Auckland Mounted Rifles Brigade - DIED OF WOUNDS in Palestine 31st October 1917 aged 30
- Son of Richard Edward (1858-1939) & Emily Louisa (1858-1953) Burrow
- parents lived in Piopio at that time
- Grave/Memorial - B. 52. at Beersheba War Cemetery Israel

CANTLAY Cecil Francis PRIVATE #23969
- born 1884 in Ceylon
- he was a Farmer
- served with NZEF 13th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company
- KILLED IN ACTION on Somme, France on 31st October 1916 aged 32
- son of Charles (1851-1924) & Lillian Jane Aphrah (1860-1944) Cantlay of Bluff Hill, Napier
- his parents lived in Piopio at the time
- Grave/Memorial - IV. A. 26. at Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres Nord, France

COUSTON George PRIVATE #12/709
- born 1889
- he was farming in Te Kuiti
- served with the Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion 16th (Waikato) Company
- KILLED IN ACTION in Gallipoli, Turkey on 25th April 1915 aged 26
- son of William COUSTON (1839-1927) & Fanny BAGLEY (1852-1930)
- his parents lived at 301 Rattray St, Dunedin at the time
- the children of William & Fanny Couston were:
1875-1925 - Benjamin Bagley Couston
1876-1952 - Fanny Mary Whittingham Couston
1878-1939 - Elizabeth Couston
1880-1971 - Harriet Couston
1882-1941 - Charles Kent Couston
1886-1980 - Florence Couston
1888-0000 - Lilian Couston
1889-1915 - George Couston
- Grave/Memorial - 72. at Lone Pine Memorial, Anzac, Turkey

DANKS William DRIVER/GUNNER #2/527
- born 1884 in Tasman Street Wellington
- he was living in Piopio on enlistment
- served with the Main Body NZ Field Artillery 1st Battalion
- DIED OF WOUNDS on 21st October 1916 aged 32
- son of John (1855-1928) and Emily (1850-1938) Danks of Marine Parade, Eastbourne, Wellington
- ALSO LISTED AS: John Danks (father) 88 Tasman Street, Wellington. John was a J.P., on the Wellington City Council and Representative of the Wellington Hospital Board of Trustees. He and his father Samuel Danks (1831-1893) were brass founders in Brandon Street Wellington. They had a patent for a invention for securing the efficient working of water meters on all descriptions of hydraulic motors. Samuel's brother John (the Director/Chairman of the Melbourne Bank in 1879) also had a brass foundery in Moray Street, Emerald Hill, Melbourne around the same time
- John and Emily are buried in Bolton St Cemetery with John's parents and other family members
- the children of John & Emily were:
1880-? - John Danks - a House, Land & Business Agent in Custom House Quay Wellington
1881-1948 - Samuel Danks
1884-1916 - William Danks
1886-1886 - Sarah Danks
1893 - Fred Hilton Danks
1898 - Doris Emily Danks
- Grave/Memorial - I. E. 26. at A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Somme, France

FLOYD Samuel PRIVATE #64483
- born 1882 in Inglewood
- served with NZEF 32nd Reinforcements Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company NZ Entrenching Battalion
- DIED on 1st February 1921 aged 39
- son of George (1851-1928) and Maria (1852-1927) Floyd of Patea, South Taranaki
- husband of Gwendoline FROST (formerly Floyd) of Southleigh, Mylor, Cornwall, England
- his parents and brother Thomas are also buried in Patea
- the children of George & Maria were:
1876-000 - Mary Katherine Floyd
1878-1963 - Joseph Floyd
1880-000 - Matilda Floyd
1882-1921 - Samuel Floyd
1883-1939 - Ellen Floyd
1887-1963 - Frank Floyd
1888-1969 - Emma Floyd
1891-1969 - Ada Floyd
1894-1959 - Alice Floyd
1897-1955 - Lilian Rose Floyd - named as Next of Kin, in Junction Rd Inglewood
1900-1979 - General George Redvers Baden (full name given at brith) Floyd
1903-1940 - Thomas Floyd - buried at Patea with Maurice William Floyd (1937-1944)
- Grave - Old Plot 4, New Plot 763, Block 85 at Patea Cemetery, Scotland Street

HAMILTON Charles
- there was no soldier with first or second name Charles that (admitted to have) lived or worked in Piopio at that time on any database anywhere - your help would be greatly appreciated

HILL James McClintock PRIVATE #12546
- born 1891, brother of Oliver below
- he was a Bushman
- served with NZEF 12th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, J Company
- KILLED IN ACTION in Somme France on 30th March 1918 (3 months before Oliver) aged 26
- son of J. Hill (father) Haku, Te Kuiti
- ALSO LISTED AS: son of Mr & Mrs Hill of Arthur St West, Onehunga
- parents were: James HILL & Elizabeth THOMAS
- their known children were:
1879-1938 - William John Hill
1881-1918 - Oliver Hill - KILLED IN ACTION see following soldier
1883 - Robert Hill
1891-1918 - James McClintock Hill
- Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 6. at Euston Rd Cemetery Colincamps, France

HILL Oliver RIFLEMAN #48719
- born 1881, brother of James above
- he was a Farmer
- served with NZ Rifle Brigade Reinforcements J Company 4th Battalion 3rd
- KILLED IN ACTION in France on 15th July 1918 (3 months after James) aged 37
- son of James HILL & Elizabeth THOMAS (see above at brother James bio)
- parents lived in Onehunga at the time
- Grave/Memorial - I. J. 2. at Hebuterne Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

JACKSON George Covell TROOPER #13/372
- born 1889
- he was a Lawyer
- served with Auckland Mounted Rifles, Main Body
- DIED OF WOUNDS at Gallipoli, Turkey when he was struck by shrapnel on 5th June 1915 aged 26
- he died 3 years before the birth of his nephew, and namesake, George Covell Jackson, who himself became a victim of war in 1941 on the Western Desert (see WWII below)
- son of George Ernest JACKSON (1862-1944) & Ellen BRYCE (1864-1918) of Wanganui & Piopio
- George (soldier) lived in Frankton Rd, Hamilton at enlistment
- the children of George & Ellen were:
1889-1918 - George Covell Jackson
1890 - Charles Ernest - Charles was to marry Cecilia Josephine LAWSON in 1913 and they became the
parents of George Covell Jackson who died in WWII on the Western Desert (see below at WWII)
1895 - Elizabeth Anne
1898 - Evelyn
- Grave/Memorial - D. 18. at Ari Burnu Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey
- see also George Covell Jackson WWII below
- From the AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS 24 JUNE 1915 JACKSON, Trooper George Covell - who is reported to have died of wounds received at the Dardanelles, was the elder don of Mr George E Jackson of Hamilton and Piopio and a grandson of the late Hon John Bryce. He was born in 1890 and was educated at Wanganui Collegiate School and at Victoria University College. He graduated BA in 1912 and was admitted a solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1913, when he commenced practice in Hamilton in partnership with Mr De La Mare

JOHNSTON William Eli SECOND LIEUTENANT #10069
- born 1870 in Hokitika, West Coast
- he was a Farmer in Piopio at enlistment
- served with NZEF 11th Reinforcements, J Company
- also served on the Western Front and in the South African Campaign
- died on 21st January 1918 aged 48
- son of John JOHNSTON & Elizabeth CLARK
- husband of Annie C. Johnston of 26 Lochiel Rd, Remuera, Auckland
- ALSO LISTED AS: Mrs Annie C. Johnston (wife) Piopio
- she was Annie Christina GEBHARST and they married in 1896
- their children were:
1896 - William Eli Johnston
1899 - Mavis Elizabeth Johnston
1904 - Mary Hammond Johnston
1908 - George Johnston
- Grave Prot. Soldiers Area A, Row 1, Grave 1. at Waikumete Cemetery Auckland

PETCH George Alfred #25582
- born 1898
- he was a farmer at Te Kuiti prior to enlistment
- served with NZEF 17th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
- KILLED IN ACTION France on 8th May 1918 aged 20
- son of Phoebe Rebecca (1876-1948) and the late William (1865-1899) Petch
- his mother was by then living in Fitzroy, New Plymouth
- he had a brother Reginald William (1899-1975) and a sister Annie Alice (1896-?) There were possibly other siblings
- Memorial VI.G.8. at Perth Cemetery (China Wall) Ieper, West-Vlaanderen Belgium

RIDDLE Ewing Stevens PRIVATE #32067
- born 1894
- he was a farmer prior to enlistment
- served with NZ Rifle Brigade 13th Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company
- KILLED IN ACTION Le Quesnoy, France on 4th November 1918 aged 24 (2 years 2 months after his brother John below)
- son of Walter RIDDLE (1836-1914) & Marian Campbell STEVENS (1852-1922)
- his mother was living in Pio Pio at the time
- the children of Walter & Marian were:
1878 Stevens Riddle
1879 Robert Riddle
1881 Collin John Riddle - (of Rira, Te Kuiti was listed as Next Of Kin for both brothers Ewing & John)
1883 Marian Stevens Riddle
1885 John Riddle - KILLED IN ACTION see following soldier
1886 Patrick Alexander Riddle
1887 Amy Ewing Riddle
1889 Sarah Campbell McPherson Riddle
1890 Ann Margaret Riddle
1892 Hormah Riddle
1894-1918 Ewing Stevens Riddle
1900 Campbell Frederick Theodore Riddle
- Grave at I. A. 25. Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France

RIDDLE John PRIVATE #12/3140
- born 1885
- he was at Rira, Te Kuiti at enlistment
- served with Auckland Infantry Battalion 7th Reinforcements
- KILLED IN ACTION Somme, France on 30th September 1916 aged 31
- son of Walter (1836-1914) Riddle & Marian Campbell (1852-1922) Stevens
- his mother was living in Pio Pio at the time
- see his siblings above
- Memorial at Caterpillar Valley (NZ) Memorial Somme, France

ROWE Alfred
- there was no soldier named Alfred Rowe that (admitted to have)lived or worked in Piopio at that time and died in WWI on any database anywhere - your help would be greatly appreciated

SLINES William James PRIVATE #12/864
- born 1892 POSSIBLY before parents immigration
- he left for Suez, Egypt on the Star of India or Waimana on 16th October 1914
- served with the Main Body of the Auckland Infantry Battalion
- he was wounded in 10th June 1915, admitted to the Deaconess Hospital in Alexandria, Egypt on 17th June 1915 and on the 21st October 1915 was returned, wounded on the TOFUA (photo of SS Tofua)
- died on 17th November 1918 aged 26. Not mentioned anywhere as dying of wounds but date suggests
he may have been a victim of the Flu Pandemic (died 3 years after returning to NZ)
- son of James (1865-1931) & Margaret (1872-1951) Slines of Paemako, via Te Kuiti
- he lived in Kawhia at time of enlistment, was listed as being from Piopio on his death details
- he is buried in Hamilton West
- the known children of James & Margaret Slines were:
1892-1918 - William James Slines
1895 - Mary Theresa Slines
1897 - Margaret Emma Slines
1899 - Fanny Slines
1902-1967 - Norah Evelyn Slines
1904 - Martin Joseph Patrick Slines
1906-1970 - Robert Desmond Slines
1909 - Eileen Margaret Slines
- Grave: Location A3-XX-21 at Hamilton West Cemetery
- NOTE there was also a John Sline, farmhand from Piopio, who served in WWI with the NZEF 36th Reinforcements A Company as Private #70750. His Next Of Kin was listed as Mrs I. Slines (mother) Piopio, King-country

STACEY William PRIVATE #45564
- born 1889 in Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
- he was a Bushman
- served with NZEF 25th Reinforcements E Company 2nd Battalion
- he died on 11th October 1918 in Le Cateau, France aged 29
- son of Robert J. and Henrietta Stacey of Nubeena, Tasmania
- Grave/Memorial II. A. 6. at Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France


WORLD WAR - II 1939-1945

ARMSTRONG Richard Clyde FLIGHT SERGEANT #405770 (database has R G Armstrong)
- born 1912 in Te Kuiti
- served with Royal New Zealand Air Force, 228 Squadron
- MISSING PRESUMED DEAD on 12th July 1943 aged 31
- son of Albert Harold ARMSTRONG (1882-1958) & Florence Daisy NICHOLSON (1888-1957)
- his parents lived in Brown's Bay, Auckland at that time
- Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 198. at Runnymede Memorial Surrey UK

BATTLEY Thomas Herbert PRIVATE #64441 (database has BATLEY)
- born 1913
- served with New Zealand Infantry
- died on 21-11-1945 aged 28
- son of Herbert William BATTLEY (1875-1928) & Christina Allan McMILLAN (1887-1953) of Piopio
- Herbert & Christina were married on 17-3-1909 in St Davids Parish, Kyber Pass Auckland
- Grave/Memorial 2. 57. at Piopio Cemetery

BUCKERIDGE Clifford Herne CORPORAL #8815
- born 1917
- served with NZ 27th Machine Gun Battalion
- DIED OF WOUNDS in the Western Desert on 4th July 1942 aged 25
- son of Edmund Herne BUCKERIDGE (1886-1962) & Violet ROLTON (1887-1953) Pio Pio, Te Kuiti
- Grave/Memorial - XXVIII. F. 8. at El Alamein War Cemetery Egypt

DEMPSEY Dennis James SERGEANT (PILOT) #405240
- served with Royal New Zealand Air Force, 11 Operational Training Unit
- DIED in the United Kingdom on 15th December 1941 aged 22
- son of James and Annie Dempsey of Te Kuiti
- Grave/Memorial - Row DD. Grave 9. at Bassingbourn Cum Kneesworth Cemetery Cambridgeshire

DOWNARD Henry William Manfred SERGEANT #NZ41315
- born 1914
- served with Royal New Zealand Air Force
- DIED on 18th December 1942 over the Pacific aged 28
- son of Henry DOWNARD & Maria BLUMHARDT
- husband of Doreen Downard of Pio Pio
- Grave/Memorial - Panel 7. at Bourail Memorial, New Caledonia

FARRER Matthew Cameron LANCE CORPORAL #13/102 OR #13/1023
- born 4th June 1922 in Hamilton, Waikato
- he was a student
- served with Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve, Fleet Air Arm, HMS Victorious
- DIED an accidental death on active service miles west of Treugga, Cornwall, United Kingdomon on the 27th August 1945 aged 23
- Son of Matthew Roland & Dorothy Lucy Clare Farrer of Te Kuiti
- received the Distinguished Service Cross
- Grave/Memorial - Panel 8. at NZ Naval Memorial, Devonport Auckland

GRIFFITHS Gordon Neil Ross CORPORAL #81843
- born 1918
- he was a Truck Driver prior to enlistment
- served with NZ Armoured Corps, 18th Armoured Regiment 2nd NZ Expeditionary Force
- KILLED IN ACTION on 25th July 1944 in Italy aged 26
- son of Robert Ross GRIFFITHS & Amy GRASON of Rotorua
- husband of Mrs E.R. Griffiths (wife) c/o A. Dodunski, Otewa Road, Otorohanga
- enlistmnet address: c/o Mrs E. Brooks, Huntly South
- Grave/Memorial - VII. G. 2. at Florence War Cemetery, Italy

JACKSON George Covell #24097
- born 1918 in Piopio and named after his uncle who was killed in action in Gallipoli 3 years before he was born
- served with NZ Infantry 24th Infantry Battalion
- died in the Western Desert on 30th November 1941 aged 23
- son of George Ernest JACKSON (1862-1944) & Ellen BRYCE (1864-1918) of Piopio
- see also George Covell Jackson at WWI above
- Grave/Memorial - 6. G. 19. at Knighsbridge War Cemetery Acroma, Libya

JONES D.L. - (database has D L Jones)
- POSSIBILITIES ARE:
- Douglas Loftus Jones OR David Lloyd Jone OR David Llewellyn Jones
- there was also just D. L. Jones who served with the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 57 Squadron, took off 2000 Feltwell in a Wellington IC, Operation Berlin and was captured as POW - no other information but I believe this is probably the one mentioned

KELSO Francis PRIVATE #66829
- born 1913
- served with 21st NZ Infantry Battalion
- DIED in the Western Desert on 22nd July 1942 aged 29
- son of Son of James and Margaret Kelso
- Grave/Memorial - I. C. 21. at El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt

NEWTON Hautapu CORPORAL #25960
- born 1908
- he was a Labourer in Te Kuiti
- served with 28th (Maori) Battalion Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force
- KILLED IN ACTION in the Western Desert on 5th July 1942 aged 34
- son of Te Wharangi Ngarotata & Marama Ngarotata Newton of Piopio
- husband of Eliza Newton of Otorohanga
- he was a widower at time of enlistment
- Grave/Memorial - VIII. F. 12. at El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt

O'MALLEY (database has N. O'MALLEY)
- only N killed in WWII was LANCE CORPORAL Nui O'MALLEY #16372
- born 1910
- served with New Zealand Armoured Corps and Long Range Desert Group - DIED in the Western Desert on 18th November 1942 aged 32
- son of James O'MALLEY & Agnes MabelPULLMAN
- husband of Ethel Dorothy O'Malley of Wairoa, Hawke's Bay
- Grave/Memorial - 12. D. 4. at Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya
- confirmation of Nui would be appreciated

SMALE Victor Edwin TROOPER #434617
- born 1922
- served with New Zealand Armoured Corps 20th Armoured Regiment
- DIED in Italy on 15th December 1944 aged 22
- son of Thomas Philip SMALE (1894-1966) & Margaret MAY (1890-1964) of Gisborne, Hawke's Bay
- husband of Anne Smale of Gisborne
- Grave/Memorial - VI, A, 10. at Forli War Cemetery, Italy

TARRANT Roy Maurice WARRANT OFFICER CLASS 2 #NZ40729
- born 1916
- served with Royal New Zealand Air Force 3rd Squadron
- KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE on 9th June 1944 over the Pacific aged 28
- son of Fred Rudman Tarrant and his 1st wife Edith Mary GREY of Onehunga, Auckland
- his father remarried in 1929 to Eliza Hibbert SHEPHERD
- husband of Hilda Adelaide Tarrant of Taunton, Somerset, England
- Grave/Memorial - 5. 28. at Bourail NZ War Cemetery

VIPOND Alfred Henry PRIVATE #36887 (database has H Vipond)
- born 24 January 1915
- served with New Zealand Infantry Brigade 22nd (Motor) Infantry Battalion
- DIED OF WOUNDS on 15th July 1942 in the Western Desert aged 27
- son of William Henry VIPOND (1877-1952) & Elizabeth May WOODCOCK of Avondale Auckland
- Grave/Memorial - XXVIII. F. 23. at El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt




photo from
PIOPIO WAR MEMORIAL


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William SPINLEY + Emily WILHAM - Auckland 1800s

William SPINLEY was born in 1868
- he was a Coach Builder in Queen St, Auckland
- he married Emily WILHAM in 1890
- they lived in Auckland

- they had 3 children:
1892-1973 William Henry Barker Spinley
- William married Arabella STANCLIFFE in 1918

1893-1893 Clarence Percy Spinley
- Clarence died aged 10 months

1895-1966 Lucy Doris Spinley
- Lucy married George Haye Friend HYNES in 1919

In August 1892 William wrote this testimonial to the makers of HITCHEN BLOOD RESTORER:
... Karangahape Road, Auckland, August 25th, 1892
In justice to you I think it only right that others should know what a wonderful change has been effected in me by the use of Hitchen`s Blood Restorer, In Janury, 1890, when in Melbourne, I caught a severe cold, and had to lay up for five months. Several doctors whom I consulted told me that before I could recover I must run the risk of having an operation performed on my liver, that no medicine they could give me would do any good. I came back to Auckland and consulted several medical men, who said they could not do me any good, but advised me to go into the country. I went to Helensville, where I met Mr Bassett. He advised me to take Hitchen`s Blood Restorer, saying, "It cured me when I had been informed that there was no hope for me". I am glad that I took his advise, for I am to-day thoroughly cured, and can do a day`s work as well as even I did in my life. Anyone wishing to verify the above statements can find me any working day at Mr Adler`s Coach Factory, Upper Queen Street, when I will be happy to give a detailed statement. - I remain, faithfully yours, WILLIAM SPINLEY, Body-maker. I certify the above to be correct - H.A. ADLER, Coach-builder


- that ad was rerun in the Bay of Plenty Times in February 1895
- William died aged 27 in September 1895
- the ad may suggest cause of death
- his new daughter Lucy was then 8 months old

Emily remarried in 1900 to Joseph Frederick SOFFE (1862-1929)
- Joseph was a plasterer in Auckland

- they had 2 known cildren:
1901-1935 Reginald Clarence Joseph
- Reginald died aged 33 in 1935
- he is buried in Waikumete

1904-1922 Violet Verona Soffe
- Violet died aged 18 in 1922
- she is buried with her brother Reginald

the children of Edward & Janet HYNES - New Zealand

Edward & Janet HYNES hd 6 children in New Zealand from 1877

- I assume they were immigrants as no marriage in New Zealand has been found. They may have had children prior to emigrating

The children they had in New Zealand were:

1877-1964 Albert Henry Hynes
- he marriedd Mary Margaret MULHOLLAND in 1901

1879-1971 Matilda Janet Hynes
- she married James GALLAGHER in 1904

1882-1956 James Hynes
- he married Margaret FOX in 1913

1884-1981 Oliveria Eva May Hynes
- she married Leonard Kinniburgh WATERS in 1908

1886-1963 Gertrude Winifred Hynes
- Gertrude did not marry

1889-1962 William John Hynes
- he married Christina Ballantyne FLEMING in 1919

1893-1970 George Haye Friend Hynes
- he married Lucy Doris SPINLEY in 1919

Do you know the maiden name of their mother Janet and where they were from ??

17 children of George Alfred ADLAM & Elizabeth SEFTON - Taranaki

George Alfred ADLAM was born 14 May 1842 in Westbury, Wiltshire England, one of 9 known children of Nathaniel ADLAM and Elizabeth BULLOCK:
Andrew Adlam
Eliza Adlam
Emma Adlam
Maria Adlam
Nathaniel Adlam
George Alfred Adlam - emigrated to New Zealand
Jabez Edward Adlam
John David Adlam - emigrated to New Zealand
Ruth Maude Adlam
- (believe there may have been more) -

George married Elizabeth SEFTON in New Plymouth on 15th June 1869
- Elizabeth emigrated to New Zealand on the CADUCEUS with her uncle before she was 15. She worked at the Aitkenson`s home in New Plymouth helping with their children up until she married George at the age of 16

George and ELizabeth had 17 children over the next 25 years

16th July 1870 Alfred John Adlam
- Alfred married Senai Eliza BIGGS
daughter of Charles BIGGS & Eliza Travancore PRIEST
- he died aged 65 in 1936

18th October 1871 Frances Elizabeth Adlam
- Frances married Percy GEORGE
- she died aged 68 in 1940

15th June 1873 Ernest Albert Adlam
- Ernest married Jessie PRESTON
- he died aged 77 in 1950

1st July 1874 Helena Maria Adlam
- Helena married Arthur GRIFFIN
- she died aged 88 in 1963

21st February 1876 William Harry Adlam
- William married lily WOOD
- he died aged 73 in 1949

11th November 1877 Coraline Rose Adlam
- Coraline married Henry WELLS
- she died aged 74 in 1952

6th July 1879 Arthur Edward Adlam
- Arthur married May ERICSON
- he died aged 73 in 1953

12th February 1882 Frederick George Adlam
- Frederick married Mary Jane SMITH
- he died aged 89 in 1971

1883 unnamed twin Adlam
- the unnamed twin was born still

1883 unnamed twin Adlam
- the unnamed twin was born still

30th May 1885 Valentine Herbert Adlam
- Valentine married Isabel THOMPSON
- he died aged 83 in 1968

13th June 1887 Oswald Victor Adlam
- Oswals married Annie Jean KELLS
- he died aged 58 in 1946

24th May 1889 Ethel Margaret Jane Adlam
- Ethel married Albert Tom WEST
- she died aged 84 in 1973

26th May 1891 Ruth Mary Adlam
- Ruth died aged 2 in Oakura
- she is buried with her parents

6th October 1892 Harriet Jane Adlam
- Harriet married Patrick John MANNING
- she died aged 56 in 1949

9th September 1894 Ronald Charles Adlam
- Ronald married Jenny Louisa HARDY
- he died aged 67 in 1961

1895 Phillip Adlam
- Phillip died an infant in 1895

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children of Thomas Rogers KELLS & Eva Mary TAYLOR - New Zealand

Thomas Rogers KELLS was born in Wellington in 1857
- a son of Thomas Kells of Collon, Louth, County Louth (59km NW of Dublin, Ireland) and Sarah Ann TONKS of England

Thomas Rogers KELLS married Eva Mary TAYLOR in 1884

- their known children were:
1885 - Sarah Ann Kells
- Sarah died aged 23 months in 1887

1887 - Eva Maud Kells
- Eva married John Andrew Nicholson MAGRATH in 1905
- John was a son of:
... John Andrew Nicholson MAGRATH & Caroline Louisa MAGRATH
- Eva died aged 75 in 1962
- John died aged 64 in 1949

1889 - Annie Jean Kells
- Annie married Oswald Vitcor ADLAM in 1912
- Oswald was one of 17 known children of:
... George Alfred ADLAM of Westbury, Wiltshire England who arrived in New Zealand with the 43rd Regiment on the LADY JOCELYN from India to fight in the Maori War & Elizabeth SEFTON of County Antrim, near Belfast, Ireland, early settlers of New Plymouth. They married in New Plymouth amd all their children were born in the area
- Annie died aged 77 in 1966
- Oswald died aged 58 in 1946

1891 - William Rogers Kells
- he married Violet Esma White GOWER
- Violet was one of 6 known children of:
... John Henry GOWER & Isabella BAIRD
- William died aged 78 in 1969
- Violet died aged 46 in 1947

1894 - Kathleen Maud Kells
- Kathleen married Robert Wallace ANDERSON in 1911
- Kathleen was one of 12 children of:
... George ANDERSON & Margaret WISHART
- Kathleen died aged 31 in 1926
= Robert died aged 71 in 1959

children of William TONKS & Emily PINKER - New Zealand

William Tonks was born 1859, a son of Enoch TONKS & Susanah SPENCER

- he married Emily Gertrude PINKER in 1880
Emily was a duaghter of Alfred PIKER & Emma STREET
- her mother died aged 38 in Hove England and Alfred emigrated to New Zealand, remarried and lived in Maketu

The children of William TONKS & Emily PINKER were:

1881 - Percival William Tonks
- he married Alice Maude TAYLOR in 1904
- he died aged 87 in 1969

1883 - Mabel Edith Emma Tonks
- she married Robert BENNETT in 1908
- shed died aged 90 in 1973 in Wellington

1884 - Alfred Stanley Tonks
- he married May Ethel HERBERT in 1914
- he died aged 82 in 1967

1886 - Jane Florence Tonks
- she married George William Frederick ROUSE in 1911
- she died aged 58 in 1945

1888 - Emily Gertrude Tonks
- she married Lindsay McNeil FLYGER in 1913
- she died aged 55 in 1944

1890 - Enoch Leonard Tonks
- he married Gladys Dagman Jacqueline JOHNSON in 1911
- he died aged 73 in 1964

1892 - Ida Marion TOnks
- she married William Ogilvie URQUHART in 1912
- she died aged 73 in 1966

1892 - Joyce Merivale Tonks
- she married John Trevor THOMAS in 1919
- she died aged 84 in 1976

1895 - Edgar Rupert Tonks
- he died aged 16 weeks in 1895

1897 - Jack Spencer Tonks
- he died aged 16 in 1913

1897 - Arthur Benjamin Tonks
- Arthur served in WWI as Lance Corporal #36373
- he died enroute to France in 1918

1898 - Jessie Elizabeth Tonks
- nothing is known of Jessie

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children of Enoch TONKS & Susanah SPENCER - New Zealand

Enoch TONKS was born in 1839 in England
- a son of William TONKS & Jane INGRAM
- Enoch emigrated to New Zealand when he was 2 with his parents and siblings on the BIRMAN - they arrived in Port Nicholson (Wellington) on the 1st March 1842

Enoch married Susanah Ann Saunders SPENCER about 1858
- their known children were:

1859-1954 - William Tonks

1861-1863 - Harry Edward Tonks

1863-1910 - Edith Susan Tonks

1865-1936 - Jane Tonks

1866-1875 - Elizabeth Ann Tons

1867-1941 - Frank Tonks

1868-1938 - Emily Tonks

1870-1944 - Enoch Edmund Tonks

1872-1959 - Henry Thomas

1875-1903 - Albert Ernest Tonks

1877-? - Henrietta Mable Tonks

1878-1951 - Horace Charles Tonks

1879-? - Eva Bertha Tonks

1881-1938 - Lilliam Winifred Tonks

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