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Hello my name is Paula Batt I am the Daughter of Paul Batt and the late Ann Batt(Nee Nicol)

I am currently facing a brick wall in my tree I am trying to find any Information on Florence Margaret Harris BIRTH 1909 • Invercargill, Canterbury, New Zealand DEATH JUN 1984 • Nelson, New Zealand, she is my maternal Great grandmother but i can find nothing about her parents i know she had a brother Eric.

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on 2019-09-04 08:30:10

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by ngairedith on 2019-09-05 01:58:34

Hello paula,
Florence's parents were David Harris (1876-1936) & Margaret Young (1879-1951) who married 15 Sep 1897
Their known children
* 1897 - 1972 David Harris (received an OBE in 1962 for local government and trade union services)
* 1899 - 1899 William Harris (died aged 1 day)
* 1900 - 1955 Randle Ivan Harris (served as Rifleman 22981)
* 1902 - 1940 James Malcolm Harris
* 1904 - 1967 Eric Richard Harris
* 1909 - 1984 Florence Margaret Harris
* 1910 - 1980 Richard Douglas Harris
* 1916 - 1916 unnamed infant Harris (15 Feb)

David Harris served in WWI as Rifleman 22969, embarking 27 May 1916 with the 4th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company, NZRB. He was listed as a Cook/Baker. His next of kin was wife Margaret at Lowe St., Invercargill.
David died 11 Aug 1936 aged 60
He is buried Plot 40, Soldiers Avenue 7 at Eastern Cemetery
His Headstone reads
22969 Pte
D. Harris
Rifle Brigade
Died 11.8.1936
NZEF
Aged 60

Margaret died 24 Feb 1951 aged 71 in Invercargill
She is buried Plot 98, Block 34 at Eastern Cemetery
Her Headstone reads
In loving memory of
Margaret
Beloved wife of
David Harris
Died 24th Feb 1951 aged 71 years
Also their son
Richard Douglas Harris
Died 19th March 1980 aged 69 years
Beloved husband of
Louisa May Harris
Died 11th August 2002 aged 84 years

by ngairedith on 2019-09-05 02:53:11

Some dates to add to your Wiki Tree Paula ..
Florence Margaret Harris was born 30 June 1909
* She married Reginald Wilks Nicol (1908-1996) 19 April 1927
* Reginald served in WWII as Private 50527 with the 37th (Mixed) Battalion, 2nd NZEF. His address before enlistment was c/o Muir's Hotel in Winton. His next of kin was Florence at 86 Melvin St., Invercargill
* Florence next married ?Patience
* Reginald next married Kathleen Avis Leete
* Florence died 4 June 1984, 26 days from her 75th birthday

by paula9099 on 2019-09-05 03:07:20

Thank you it helps, hopefully I can then trace her parents

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