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Werter Basil Blake GENTIL & family

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A TIME LINE for Werter Basil Blake GENTIL
- (for Rosewood)

Werter Basil Blake Gentil was born on 5 July 1888 in Paeroa
- parents were George Barrett GENTIL & Annie Elizabeth SMITH
- see NOTES below)


11 DECEMBER 1903 (aged 15)
from the OHINEMURI GAZETTE

SCHOOL CONCERT
... Long before the time of opening the concrt last night throngs of people were to be seen wending their way to the theatre and by the time the curtain was raised there was scarcely standng room and the theatre was taxed to its limit.
- The second-class attendance certificates and prizes are awarded to: ... and Werter Gentil


23 DECEMBER 1904
from the OHINEMURI GAZETTE

PLAINT FOR FORFEITURE
... Receiver of Gold revenue v. Charles Barrett Gentil, plaint for forfeiture of residence site for non payment of rent. There was no appearance of defendant and forfeiture was decreed. Defendat was also ordered to pay $2 10s rent due and cost 11s (about $340 n 2011)


19 FEBRUARY 1909 (aged 19)
from the OHINEMURI GAZETTE

St PAUL'S LADIES GUILD
SOCIAL and CONCERT a SUCCESSFUL EVENING
... A very pleasant time was spent at S. Paul's Parish Hall on Wednesday evening, when a social and concert in aid of S. Paul's Ladies' Guild was held. The vicar, Rev J. P. COWIE opened the evening. The musical programme was as follows: .... and song "Daddy Dear", Master Werter Gentil more


23 APRIL 1909 (aged 20)
from the OHINMURI GAZZETTE

WINTER SHOW SOCIAL
... A social for the purpose of adding to the fund to enable a court to be established at the Winter Show in Auckland was held in the Criterion Theatre on Wednesday night. There was an attendance of about eighty couple, including the euchre and bridge players. Mr E. V. Quick had charge of the euchre and bridge tournaments and everything in this portion of the evening's entertainment went off in a very pleasant manner. The winners of the tournaments were as follows:- ... and Mr W. Gentil, first gentlemne's prize, presented by Mr W. McWatters ... ore


30 JULY 1909 (aged 20)
A notice inserted in the OHINEMURI GAZETTE by his father:

WERTER BASIL BLAKE GENTIL
... This is to notify those to whom it may concern that the above named having left his home I have no connection whatever with him, and I warn any person harbouring him of giving him credit, as I will in no way be responsible for any liability contracted by him or responsible for any of his actions
C. B. GENTIL, Paeroa


4 AUGUST 1909 (aged 20)
from the OHINEMURI GAZETTE

WERTER BASIL BLAKE GENTIL
... Referring to the scurrilous and libelous notice that appeared in your advertisment coloumns of your paper of the 2nd inst., under the above heading, I may say in justice to myself that I have not depended on my father for support for the last ten years, neither have I committed him to any liability whatever during that period, and why he should take up this attitude towards me is a matter that might be better dealt with by experts than myself. To brand me in such a manner is not only unchristian, but cruel in the extreme, for am I not "flesh of his flesh," and if I possess some weakness that he does not approve of, is it not his duty as a parent to strengthen and nurture rather than crush. The reason I left home may be better imagined that described - I am etc., WERTER GENTIL, Paeroa


10 MARCH 1910 (aged 20)
from the POVERTY BAY HERALD

A WAGES CLAIM
... The attention of the Magistrate was occupied for some time this moning investigating a duspute, Werter Gentil (Mr T. Alston Coleman) v. William Henry Douglas (Mr barnard), in which plaintiff claimed $2 17s for wages in lieu of notice. Mr Coleman said $1 12s had been paid into Court. Plaintiff in his evidence stated that he was employed by defendant as a waiter at 25s a week (about $39 in 2011). On February 28 he commenced work at 5.45.am and went on until 3.30 or 4pm. He commence again at 7 and worked to 11.30pm. There were a few dishes to wash up then, and defendant told him to attend to them. The other employes had retired, so he went to bed also, intending to wash the dishes next mornng. About 8 next morning, as wirness was getting dressed, defendant rushed into his room in a great hurry and ordered him off the premises and he left ... more
27 APRIL 1910 ... The wages claim Werter Gentil v. W.H.Douglas, the hearing of which was adjourned to enable evidence of Mr F. Pettie to be obtained was concluded at the Magistrates Court to-day. The witness related an incident that had occurred during supper, the plaintiff, after Mr Preddy had gone out, remarking that he did not care hether or not he got the 'sack'. His Worship said the only question in dispute was as to whether defendant was entitled to a weeks notice. In the opinion of his Worship the defendant's conduct justified his summary dismissal. Judgment would be for plaintiff for the amount paid into Court $1 12s, with cost 3s (the amount not habing been paid into COurt in suffucuent time), less $1 1s cost of defendant's witnesses


13 DECEMBER 1914 (aged 26)

- Werter GENTIL enlisted in the Army
Regimental number - 44
Religion - Church of England
Occupation - Theatrical agent
Marital status - Single
Age at embarkation - 31 incorret
Next of kin - Mother, Mrs Annie Gentil, Paeroa, Auckland, New Zealand
Enlistment date - 13 December 1914
Rank on enlistment - Private
Unit name - Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force (Queensland Reinforcement)


19 ARIL 1915 (aged 26)
from the ONINEMURI GAZETTE

LIFE IN NEW GUINEA
A SOLDIERS LETTER
... Private Werter Gentil, well known in Paeroa, who is at present with the Australian forces at Rabaul, New Gunea, send some interesting remarks on that part of the world. He is the only Paeroa soldier there, having gone with the E Company of th Third Battalion of the Australian forces. From his letter we take the following:- more


8 DECEMBER 1915 (aged 27)
from the OHINEMURI GAZETTE

LETTER FROM PRIVATE WERTER GENTIL
LIFE AT NAURU ISLAND

... Writing to his mother in Paeroa, Private Werter Gentil,of the Naval and Military Expeditionary Forces, Nauru, Central Pacific, under date 8th October 1915 says:-
"We have almost settled down to our new home. It is a pretty little place. The climate is very hot, but the nights are quite pleasant, and one good thing about it is there is no malarial fever. There are a number of British people here, working for the Pacific Phoshates Company. This is a very big concern ... more


19 MAY 1916 (aged 27)
from the OHINEMURI GAZETTE

FACES WE LIKE TO SEE "Soldiers Return"
... Private Werter Gentil, who was with the New South Wales reinforcement in Rabaul and Nauru,in the Cental Pacific, is on a visit to his old Paeroa home under the east sky, probably with the memory of the old song 'There is no one like mother to me'. It will probably be remembered that Private Gentil was struck down with enteric fever and was for some time in a hospital. He is only here for a short stay, prior to his return to N.S.W., where he will receive his discharge in accordance with military service


1920
... his father Charles Barrett Gentil is the secretary of the Ohinemuri Masonic Lodge No 107

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CEMETERIES in the Auckland areas where GENTIL are buried

Symonds Street and St Stephens Cemeteries Auckland
Florence Gentil, Dora Francis Gentil, Charles George Gentil, Sarah Blake Gentil, and Alfred Herbert Gentil died 1910.

The St Paul's register has Edith Florence Gentil buried 7 May 1880 aged 17 years 4 months of Coromandel.

The Little's funeral records at Auckland City Libraries have Alfred Herbert Gentil died 21 December 1921 aged 62 years and buried 23 December 1921 in Symonds Street Cemetery.

The New Zealand Herald of 22/12/1921 has Alfred Herbert Gentil died aged 62 years and buried in Symonds Street Cemetery.

Subjects Gentil, Edith Florence, d.1880; Gentil, Dora Francis; Gentil, Charles George; Gentil, Sarah Blake; Gentil, Alfred Herbert, d.1921

Symonds Street Cemetery Auckland
The Anglican Memorial has:
Edith Florence Gentil 7.3.1880
Dora Francis Gentil 4.2.1895
Charles George Gentil 11.6.1904
Sarah Blake Gentil 18.1.1897 and Alfred Herbert Gentil 21.12.1921

Purewa Cemetery, Auckland
GENTIL Charles George Cremation 4 Oct 1989 aged 74
- ashes returned
GENTIL Ferdinend St.John Burial 4 April 1966 aged 80
- Location Block E Row 39 Plot 082A
GENTIL Gwenyth Joan Cremation 4 Dec 1989 aged 76
- ashes scattered
GENTIL Sarah Jane Burial 21 April 1937 aged 50
- Location Block E 39 Plot 082A

Paeroa Cemetery
GENTIL Annie Elizabeth 24 Feb 1929 aged 74
- Lot 4, Block K, Section PRO at Pukerimu Lawn Cemetery
GENTIL Charles Barrett 1 December 1935 aged 79
- Lot 2, Block K, Section PRO at Pukerimu Lawn Cemetery


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NOTES

from the journal comment of 19-5-2011
- Rosewood looking for the Gentil family

Werter GENTIL served wtih the Australian forces during WWI at Rabaul, New Guinea
SERIAL NUMBER - 44
OCCUPATION - Theatrical Agent
ENLISTED FROM - Brisbane
RANK - Private
ROLL TITLE - 3 Infantry Battalion, Tropical Unit (November 1914)
UNIT NAME - Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force (Queensland Reinforcement)
DATE OF EMBARKATION - 28 November 1914
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Sydney
SHIP EMBARKED ON - SS Eastern

he was born in 1889 in Paeroa, which is 180km South of Warkworth, New Zealand
- parents were Charles Barrett GENTIL (1856-191935) & Anne ELizabeth SMITH (1856-1924)

* - Werter's paternal grandparents, Charles George GENTIL (1826-1904) & Sarah Blake DAVISON (1837-1897) were from England. They had children in Geelong, Australia then arrived in Auckland in 1865 and had other children
- Charles George Gentil was born in London. He worked for the Bank of Australisia in Geelong, Australia and was the manager of the Bank of New Zealand in Coromandel He died aged 78. His OBITUARY

* - Werter's father, Charles, was born in Geelong, Autralia in 1856 and died in New Zealand in 1935
- his mother Annie was also born in Geelong (1856-1929)
- they married in Christ Church in WARKWORTH which is 64km north of Auckland
- SO, the CHURCH they married in was called Christ Church but the city was NOT Christchurch which is in the South Island.
- Charles was the Poundkeeper in Paeroa in the early 1900s

- Werter (and his siblings) attended the Paeroa School

- Werter's (known) siblings & their spouses (all married in NZ):

1879 - Edith Constance Beryl Gentil
- nothing known

1881 - Amie/Annie Dora Gentil
- married Herbert Edwin PHILLIPS in 1904

1882 - 1945 Charles Herbert Gentil
- married Margaret KING in 1911

1884 - Vera Mildred Gentil
- married Gerald Frank Gilbert SMITH in 1908

1886 - 1966 Ferdinand St John Gentil
- married Sarah Jane STANLEY in 1914

1888 - 1963 Naomi Gentil
- married Thomas Edward IBBOTSON in 1912


Werter's life after the war - marriage, children etc not yet known but hoping someone will 'recognise' him from this short bio

'Rosewood' says that Werter Gentil married Ruby CHILDS in 1924
- can you help ?

Surnames: CHILDS DAVISON GENTIL IBBOTSON KING PHILLIPS SMITH STANLEY
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by ngairedith on 2011-05-20 07:11:26

Werter at the PAEROA SCHOOL CONCERT 1903

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