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William Copeland WOODNORTH & Helen Skinner NUMBERS - Invercargill & Victoria

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William Copeland WOODNORTH married Helen Skinner NUMBERS in Dunedin, New Zealand 30 Sep 1889
- they had 2 children:
a daughter, Margaret Northwood, nothing known
a son, William Nicholson Woodnorth, born on 19 March 1890


William was from Byrslem, Staffordshire, England


William arrived into Bluff, New Zealand, with his parents, Peter WOODNORTH & Hannah nee COPELAND, on 26 November 1875 on the PETER DENNY
... the Woodnorth family on board:
Peter age 39 (died in NZ 1907 aged 72)
Hannah aged 38 (died in NZ 1906 aged 69)
... and their children
* William Northwood aged 18
- moved to Victoria, Australia
* Ann Elizabeth Woodnorth aged 14 (died in NZ 1942 aged 81)
- married John MEEHAN in 1892
* Henry Sherratt Woodnorth aged 12 (died in NZ 1946 aged 82)
- married Ann ?
* Mary Woodnorth aged 9
- nothing known
* Cecilia Copeland Woodnorth aged 5 (died in NZ 1944 aged 74)
- married Alexander DONALDSON in 1891
* Hannah Woodnorth aged 3 (died in NZ 1941 aged 70)
- may not have married
* Eleanor Woodnorth aged 7 months
- possibly died as an infant as another 'Eleanor' was born 2 years later
... the NZ born children of Peter & Hannah
* 1877 Eleanor Alice Woodnorth(died in NZ 1956 aged 80)
- married Joseph Middleton JEWITT in 1899
* 1880 Edith May Woodnorth
- married John Moses MURRAY in 1897


the family settled in Invercargill and had the "The Woodnorth Pottery and Brick and Tile Works"
William and his brother Henry Woodnorth worked for their father
NOTE it is recorded on William Nicholson's army enlistment that he was born in Auckland ??


on 18 July 1889 William Copeland Woodnorth lectured on pottery
from the SOUTHLAND TIMES:
... Pottery - ancient and modern - with practical illustrations - W.C. Woodnorth, Ramsay's Hall, 8pm

in 1882:
SOUTHLAND INDUSTRY - WOODNORTH & CO., Merchants', Manufacturers, Belgravis Pottery Works, Invercargill

on 25 July 1888 William Copeland Woodnorth lectured on Physiognomy in the Primitive Methodist Church, Invercargill

on 18 February 1890 William Copeland Woodnorth advertised in the Otago Times:
PROFESSOR WOODNORTH, Exhibition Side Show Grounds, PHREMOLOGY, PHYSIOGNOMY, your character read for 2s.
The Professor will Read your Character either Physiognomically, Phrenologically, or Photographically, telling you what you are best adapted for so that you will have a better knowlege of your abilities than you can have in life

on 16 June 1893 William Copeland Woodnorth, being a practical craftsman, gave a glass blowing exhibition at St George's Hall. "One of those marvellous performances that manipulates brittle glass as if it were potter's clay"


by 1914 William, Helen and at least their son William Nicholson Woodnorth, were living in Victoria, Australia


William Nicholson Northwood, served in WWI for Australia:

* Regimental number - 569

* Occupation - Blacksmith

* Address - 7 Henry Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
* Also - Son of William Copeland & Hellen Skinner Woodnorth of 306, Station St, North Carlton, Victoria, Australia

* Marital status - Single

* Age at embarkation - 24

* Next of kin - William C Woodnorth, 7 Henry Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria

* Enlistment date - 17 August 1914

* Rank on enlistment - Private

* Unit name - 6th Battalion, E Company

* AWM Embarkation Roll number - 23/23/1

* Embarkation details - Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914

* Rank from Nominal Roll - Sergeant

* Unit from Nominal Roll - 6th Battalion

* Sergeant William Woodnorth was Killed in Action in Somme, France - 23 August 1918

* Age at death - 28

* Place of burial - PLOT VI - ROW E - GRAVE 11 at Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France





Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme, France

Surnames: DONALDSON JEWITT MEEHAN NUMBERS WOODNORTH
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