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WALTER KING Methven New Zealand.

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Has anyone ever heard of WALTER KING and family from METHVEN NZ around 1866 Was the father of my GGF and he was born there. Have a death Cert(that i ordered) for a Walter died 4 Aug 1916 Westport, all the dates add up, but according to the cert he only had a daughter, not a son, but seeing as he died of senility, he could have been confused. Anyone out there, know of any King's around that way. Thanks Carol

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on 2013-03-01 03:00:50

capers49 , from West Australia, researching NZ, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Sep 2011. is researching the following names: MUIR.

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by ngairedith on 2013-03-01 04:30:26

maybe a little more about Walter could help others:

Walter was Private #29 when he served with the H.M. 40th Regiment (1850-1870) and is on the New Zealand Medal Roll

12 August 1916 - An old resident of Westport, Mr Walter King, a Crimean veteran, seventy-eight years of age, passed away at Westport this week. Deceased, besides seeing service in the Crimean War, served with the 40th Foot Regt. in the New Zealand War. He was greatly respected by all who knew him. A military funeral was accorded deceased yesterday


what was your great grandfather's name etc?

by capers49 on 2013-03-01 21:12:04

My grandfather was JOHN KING, born 1866, METHVEN, that is all I have on him. he went to Australia met his wife MARY McKENZIE (still working on tracing her) went to Tasmania, had my grandfather LESLIE EDWARD RICHARD and then moved back to NZ and went to Wellington.

by capers49 on 2013-08-08 03:10:28

Still trying to trace WALTER, he was a farmer in Methven.. Only name on son Johns death cert is Walter, no mother and occupation farmer. He wasnt the soldier from Sudbury who died 12 Aug 1916, any more hints on how to find him. Thanks Carol

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