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Wilfred Smith BADGER 1883 - 1944 New Zealand

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During WWI Wilfred Smith Badger was a Reservist (men who were resident in a particular area during the First World War who could be called on for military service)

He was listed as a farmer of Matemateaonga via Eltham - which is in Eastern Taranaki

His father was Wilfred Badger, born 18th Feb 1852 in ROTHERHAM, South Yorkshire, England
- he died 8th Oct 1915 in Christchurch aged 63 of Bulbar Paralysis
- he was living at 429 Gloucester St, Christchurch
- he is buried in PLOT 190, BLOCK 35 of the Linwood Cemetery
- he was a lawyer/solicitor/barrister as were 2 of his brothers, as was his grandfather and 3 of his brothers, as was his father and 2 of his brothers,

His mother was Edith Aldam Stapylton Smith, born 27th Dec 1855 in DONCASTER South Yorkshire England
- she died in Auckland on the 8th Sep 1928 aged 73, 13 years after her husband
- she is buried with him in Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch
- Wilfred and Edith emigrated into Auckland on the Glenlora which left London 0n the 3rd August 1880, arriving in Auckland on the 29th October 1880 (not known at this time if they disembarked at Auckland or if the bargue continued on to Christchurch) - with them were their 1st two sons, Bryan and Ronald

Wilfred's siblings were:
Bryan Smith Badger, born 1879 in Grovedale, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, England
- arrived on the GLENLORA as a 1 year old
- he married Jane Graham of Greiff, Scotland
- he died on 23rd Nov 1946 aged 67 (2 months after brother Ronald)
- he is buried in PLOT 70, BLOCK 21 at Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch

Ronald Smith Badger, born 1880 in England
- arrived on the GLENLORA as an infant
- he married Sylvia Winifred Eames of Christchurch
- he died on 18th Sep 1946 aged 66
- he is buried in PLOT 63, BLOCK 19 at Ruru Lawn Cemetery

Edith Christine Badger, born 24th Oct 1881 at Vogel street, Stanmore road, Christchurch
- she married Charles Reginald Ford of England
- she died aged 55 in 1937, burial unknown

Eric Smith Badger born 1885 in Christchurch
- he married Gwendoline Isabel Mary Lamb
- he died 29th March 1969, buried at Ashhurst in PLOT 011 - BLOCK 010 with his wife Gwenoline

Henry Smith Badger, born 1887 in Christchurch
- he died in 1957 aged 69, burial unknown

Jessie Stapylton Smith Bagder, born 1889 in Christchurch
- she married Eric Robert Booth
- in 1915 they were farming in Bulls, Manawatu

John Smith Badger, born 2th Dec 1890 in in Gloucester St, Linwood, Christchurch
- he married Harriet Elizabeth Gibb
- he died in 1971 aged 80 in Hamilton, Waikato - burial unknown

Archibald "LIONEL" Smith Badger, born 1893 in Christchurch
- he was a Rifleman, Serial Number 24/39, with the New Zealand Training Unit
- he died on the 4th July 1915 (3 months before his father) at the Trentham Racecourse Camp (scroll to end)
- he was buried in PLOT 125 P PUBLIC2 SECTION of the Karori Cemetery Wellington on the 6th July 1915

Kathleen Adlam Smith Badger, born 1895 in Christchurch
- she married Oswald Fyffe Lamb
- she died Xmas Day 1988 aged 93 in Auckland, her ashes are buried PLOT 095 ROW 32 BLOCK J at Purewa Cemetery

Surnames: BADGER BOOTH EAMES FORD GIBB GRAHAM LAMB SMITH
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