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Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu, Māori Queen, Queen of the Kingitanga

Pikimene Korokī Mahuta, 'Piki' as she was known, was born 23 July 1931 at Waahi Marae, Huntly, to Korokī Te Rata Mahuta Tāwhiao Pōtatau Te Wherowhero (1906-1966), 5th Māori King, of Ngāti Mahuta and Ngāti Korokī and his wife Te Atairangikaahu Hērangi of Ngāti Apakura and Ngāti Maniapoto, (her father Koroki fathered older daughters by Tepaia, an earlier relationship).
It was said that a shooting star marked her birth. Piki was two when her father succeeded her grandfather to become the fifth Māori king. She had an older sister, Tuura, who was Korokī’s child from a previous relationship. Of the two girls, their grandfather, King Te Rata, declared, ‘Tuura is mine. Piki belongs to the world. Teach her well.

She was a descendant of the first Māori king, Pōtatau Te Wherowhero (1770-1860)

Piki grew up around the Waahi Pā settlement, attended by hawini (those who looked after the royal family). Educated at the local Rakaumanga Native School, she was groomed for leadership from an early age. Her great-aunt, Te Puea Hērangi, prepared her to lead the Kīngitanga if the rangatira (chiefs) chose her for the role.

Whatumoana Paki (1927-2011) was born in Huntly 2 Feb 1927. His father was Wetere Paki of the Ngāti Whawhakia subtribe of the Waikato tribe. His mother Frances (nee Brown) was from Te Aupōuri, the northernmost Māori iwi in New Zealand.

A tono (arranged marriage) was expected for the daughter of the Māori king, but Piki was determined to choose her own husband. She fell in love with Whatumoana Paki of Huntly, who traced his whakapapa (genealogy) to both Waikato and Te Aupōuri, a northern tribe. Although he was the grandson of Hori Paki, a long-time servant of the Kīngitanga, Te Puea was entirely and publicly disapproving. The couple married in a small private ceremony in Huntly on 3 Nov 1952, a few weeks after Te Puea’s death. Princess Piki Mahuta became Princess Piki Paki and assumed the roles of wife and then mother. They had seven children

Her father, King Korokī, died on 18 May 1966. During the six-day tangi, 48 visiting rangatiram deliberated on who should succeed him. On 23 May 1966, on the day of Korokī’s funeral and in accordance with the whakawahinga (raise up) ritual, the bible which had been used to consecrate Pōtatau Te Wherowhero and subsequent Māori kings, was placed on the head of Princess Piki by Te Waharoa Tarapīpipi, a direct descendant of Wiremu Tamihana, the ‘kingmaker’ who had consecrated Potatau in 1858.

There is much more on the life of Te Atairangikaahu at the links above. She was the Māori queen for 40 years, the longest reign of any Māori monarch. She became the first Māori woman to be made a Dame of the British Empire when she was invested by Queen Elizabeth II. In 1987 Dame Te Atairangikaahu became a founding member of The Order of New Zealand, the country’s highest civilian honour. She also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Waikato in 1979 and an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Victoria University of Wellington in 1999. In 1986 she was made an Officer (Sister) of the Most Venerable Order of St John. One of Creative NZ’s supreme awards is named Te Tohu Aroha mō Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu in her honour.

On 15 Aug 2006, after an extended period of illness, Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu died at Turangawaewae Marae, a month after her 75th birthday. Her six-day tangihanga at Tūrangawaewae Marae was comparable to a state funeral. People came in their thousands to pay their respects, so many that the New Zealand Defence Force was brought in to help the marae feed the visitors. Such was her mana and the outpouring of grief that her funeral was broadcast live, on three television channels, to more than 430,000 people. An estimated 100,000 visited Tūrangawaewae during the mourning period. Messages of condolences came from all around the world, including from Queen Elizabeth.

She is buried on Taupiri Mountain in an unmarked grave, as are her ancestors, a sign of equality with their people.

Video Footage (5:01) passage to Taupiri Mountain on Waikato River

Te Atairangikaahu's photo shared from Fair Use

Taupiri Mountain Urupa

Notable burials:
* Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu (1931–2006), Maori Queen
* Whatumoana Paki (1927-2011), husband of Te Atairangikaahu
* Korokī Mahuta (1906–1966), Māori King, father of Te Atairangikaahu
* Tūkāroto Matutaera Pōtatau Te Wherowhero Tāwhiao (1822–1894), Māori King

Marriages from NZ Herald, 7 April 1934

On February 10 1934, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Auckland, by Rev J. E. Draper, Lucelle Moncrieffe, only daughter of the late Mr J. W. Atkinson, of New Plymouth and Mrs K. M. Craig, of Auckland, to Cecil Henry, elder son of the late Mr P. F. Battley and Mrs L. L. Battley, of Auckland
...who they were:
bride: Lucelle Moncrieffe Atkinson (1908-1990), aka Lucy Sylvia Moncrieffe Atkinson. Born in Auckland to John William 'Jack' Atkinson (1885-1913) & Catherine/Kathleen Mary Harris (1886-1947).
Her father drowned, aged 27, at Sumner, Christchurch, 28 Feb 1913 when she was 4. Her mother Catherine next married (under maiden name Harris) in 1914 to William Alfred Craig (see notes).
* William Alfred Craig (1870-1948) married Florence Eugene Preece (1871-1946) 11 Jan 1894 in Christchurch and they 'settled' in Auckland. After 6 weeks Florence returned to Christchurch and became Christchurch's first professional women photographer. In 1896 she is Florence Preece, living with her father, John Preece the tailor, in Christchurch. In 1899 she is still living with her father (parents?) but under the name Florence Craig, a name she went under until her death.
* William had a son, Leslie Joseph Craig (1904-) with Florence Jane Aitken (1877-1911)
* William divorced Florence Eugene (Preece) in June 1908, citing her desertion.
* William married Florence Jane Aitken on 12 July 1911. Florence died in Auckland 2 months later.
* William next married Kathleen Mary Harris in 1914 as above and had a daughter, Nola Kathleen Linetta Craig (1915-)
groom: Cecil Henry Battley (1906-1988). Born in Auckland to Percy Frederick Battley (1869-1910) & Leila Latham Wilks (1877-1953)

On February 14 1934, at St Paul's Church, Ngatea, by Rev F. G. Truman, Doris Ellen, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs H. P. Hayward, Otorohanga, to William Jack, eldest son of Mr and Mrs J. W. Baxter, Ngatea, formerly of Lydney, Gloucestershire, England
...who they were:
bride: Doris Ellen Hayward (1910-2014). Daughter of Henry Pilkington Hayward (1882-1978) & Mabel Peers Adams (1888-1978). On July 2014, Doris Ellen Baxter, passed away peacefully, in her 105th year. Dearly loved wife of the late William and much loved mum of Lorna and the late Arthur, Barbara and the late David, Richard and Elizabeth, Yvonne and John ..
groom: William Jack Baxter (1906-1975)

On March 3, at St Stephen's, Auckland, by Rev Fraser Barton, Winifred Gertrude, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs E. T. Tate, Herne Bay, Auckland, to Mervyn, only son of Mr and Mrs E. Clark, Mount Albert, Auckland.
...who they were:
bride: Winifred Gertrude Tate (1910-1937). Daughter of Edward Thomas Tate & Winifred Haxton Matthews. Winifred died aged 26, 13 months after her marriage. CLARK On April 26, at the residence of her parents, 10 Marlborough Street, Mount Eden, Winifred Gertrude, beloved wife of Mervyn Clark and youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs E. T. Tate. At rest.
groom: Mervyn Clark (1907-1993). Son of Ernest Clark (1878-1936) & Flora Banbury (1879-1962). Mervyn next married Gladys Frances 'Mollie' ? (1915-1986). He was good all-rounder cricket player, formerly of Parnell, later played for Waikato in the 1940s, died 4 April 1993 at Assisi Home, Matangi, Hamilton. Buried Hamilton Park GOM-L-080 with Mollie

On April 5 1934, at Christ Church, Ellerslie, by the Rev H. H. Bedford, Wilfrid Charles, eldest son of Mr and Mrs C. Cockell, London, England, to Winifred Grace, only daughter of Mr and Mrs G. Windross, One Tree Hill, Auckland. Address: Suva, Fiji
...who they were:
bride: Winifred Grace Windross (1897-1969). Daughter of George Windross (1868-1938) & Kate Barker (1874-1963). Winifred died 28 Feb 1969 and her ashes interred Plot 900, Block B, Area 11 at Hillsborough, Auckland.
groom: Wilfrid Charles Cockell (1903-1999). Wilfred was born 23 July 1903 and died 24 Jan 1999 at Howick, Auckland. He was cremated at Purewa and ashes returned. Possible they are buried at Hillsborough with Winifred

On February 21 1934, at the Beresford Street Congregational Church, Auckland, by Rev A. V. Whiting, Irene Jane, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs F. Barber of Richardson Road, Mount Roskill, to Grahame Robert, youngest son of Mrs and the late Mr H. Edmonds, of Haumoana, Northcote.
...who they were:
bride: Irene Jane Barber (1907-1993)
groom: Grahame Robert Edmonds (1906-1982). 1 of 9 children (6 sons), of Henry 'Leb' Edmonds (1860-1911) & Sarah Jane Fisher (1864-1948). Grahame died 13 April 1982 in Wellington

On April 4, at St Barnabas' Church, Auckland, by the Rev F. G. Harvie, Elizabeth, elder daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Howard, Taunton, England and niece of Mr and Mrs T. Casey, of Buckland's Beach, Auckland, to Harold, only son of Mr and Mrs J. W. Gee, Birkenhead, England.
...who they were:
bride: Elizabeth Howard (1901-) was possibly born in Ireland
groom: Harold Gee (1901-1979)

On February 28, at St James' Church, by Rev C. G. Scrimgeour, Lola Marie, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs B. Dunlop, Paeroa, to Albert, elder son of Mrs and the late Mr T. Hargreaves, Paeroa.
...who they were:
bride: Lola Marie Dunlop (1913-1980). Daughter of Robert Basil Dunlop & Mabel Jessie Dove.
groom: Albert Hargreaves (1907-1960). 1 of 4 children of Thomas Hargreaves (1878-1922) & Mary Devine. His father was a bargeman. He was drowned when knocked overboard from a Northern Steamship Company cargo boat bound from Te Aroha to Paeroa. Albert was aged 14 at the time

On February 28, at St Michael's Anglican Church, Henderson, by Rev F. H. Cable, Leila Mary, fourth daughter of Mr and Mrs A. W. Bussey, Henderson, to Douglas Allan, son of Mr and Mrs J. A. Holt, Henderson.
...who they were:
bride: Leila Mary Bussey (1912-2004) 4th of at least 9 children (8 daughters) of Alfred William Bussey (1877-1955) & Alice Matilda White (1884-1958)
groom: Douglas Alan Holt (1906-1989). Born in Oamaru to Joseph Attwood Holt (1870-1934) & Lena Gebbie (1878-1946). His father Joseph, died in Auckland 8 months later,

On March 6, at Alma Rd., Presbyterian Church, Melbourne, Etta, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Lumsden, Auckland, to Dr Arthur Hughes, of Melbourne.
(unknown why her name was written Lumsden)
...who they were:
bride: Marguerite 'Etta' Whitton (1907-1996). Born in Mangapiko, Waikato, a daughter of John Whitton & Jane Ballantine.
groom: Arthur Hugo Hughes (1894-1968) was born in Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales to Edward Francis Hughes who was later a newspaper proprietor in Portland & Mortlake, Victoria, Australia

On December 21 (1933), at the Pukemiro Presbyterian Church, by Rev A. French, Elizabeth Jardine, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs John Brownlie, Pukemiro, to Percival Lawrence, second son of Mr and Mrs Fred Snelling, Moawhanga, Taihape
...who they were:
bride: Elizabeth Jardine Brownlie (1910-2004)
groom: Percival Lawrence Snelling (1894-1972). Born in Portsmouth, Hampshire to Frederick (1866-1944) & Louisa Eliza (1866-1957) Snelling. Percival served as Rifleman 13816 with the 8th Reinforcements, 2nd battalion, F Company, NZRB. His next of kin was his father F. Snelling of Moawhango. They are buried in Ngaruawahia, Waikato

Amos Smart, Sefton, Waimakariri 1850-1919

Star, 20 Dec 1910 - THE OLD COLONIST Looking Backward.
In The Days Of Long Ago ~ Mr Amos Smart, one of the arrivals by the Randolph, now a farmer at Sefton, told something about the way the new arrivals in the province had to put their shoulder to the wheel sixty years ago. Mr Smart came out under Mr Henry Phillips and was twenty-two at the time he arrived in Lyttelton. His first job was as cook for Mr Phillip's employees at Lyttelton, his culinary experience having been picked up on the voyage out in the Randolph. Next he was required to turn carter and assisted from some time in carting timber from the little landing stage on the Avon at "The Bricks" (near what is now the Barbadoes Street Bridge) to the site of the Public Works buildings, which were then in course of construction. In the absence of roads the carting was a pretty strenuous business. The pay was 4s 6d a day. On two nights in each week Mr Smart was required to go over the hills to Lyttelton and bring back 200lb of flour on a pack-horse. That business took all night and he had to start carting again at eight o'clock next morning, so that twice a week he had no sleep at night at all. On leaving the carting job he entered the service of Mr John Deans, where he "did anything his hand found to do." Amongst other things he planted the thorn fences which still remain on the Deans Estate. One carting job still sticks in Mr Smart's memory and that was the transporting of the iron for the fireplace in Mr John Anderson's first house.

Press, 6 Sep 1913 "I Remember" When The World Was Young Beginnings Of Sefton
Mr Amos Smart is one of the pioneers of Sefton and in an interview with a 'Press' representative he gave some particulars of his voyage out from Home and of his early labours in Canterbury.
"Our ship, the Randolph" said Mr Smart, "sailed from Plymouth on September 8th 1859, just sixty-three years since and arrived at Port Lyttelton at 3.30p.m. on December 16th. The 'Charlotte Jane', which left the same port at noon on September 7th, had beaten us by 5½ hours. The 'Sir George Seymour' and 'Cressy', which weighed anchor to leave the Old Land for the Antipodes, arrived one day and nine days later respectively. The event of the voyage of the 'Randolph' was that a passenger booked by the 'Charlotte Jane' who was left and came with us - Mr Cyrus Davie - was able to join his ship and his belongings in mid-ocean and he beat us in the race for Canterbury. There were eleven of my family and three are still living. It was possible in those days to get work with only a few who had money to employ labour."
Some of Mr Smart's first work was put in on the Riccarton Bush estate of Mr John Deans and also for Mr W. Guise Brittan (William Guise Brittan, (1809-1876) first Commissioner of Crown Lands for Canterbury). It was while so employed that he put up the first official flagpole in Christchurch in front of the Land Office. Mr Smart was engaged to bring in two posts from Riccarton bush for a rain gauge and a sun dial respectively and brought in the flagpole in question, which stood in the then centre of the city in a space subsequently known as the Market Place. It was cut by the Smart brothers and carted out by Mr William Todd, who was the possessor of a team comprising a chestnut and a grey, the latter called Turpin.
The pole was long and heavy and in coming to town the overhanging end struck a bank, bringing the heavy butt down on poor Turpin's loins. The horse was crippled and its loss was a serious one to its owner, who valued it at about £80. The pole was safely erected and was a land mark for years.
One of Mr Smart's first contracts was fencing a section for Mr Horace Brown at Papanui and when it was passed, the event was celebrated with a wine supper at the White Hart, Christchurch. Mr John Marshman was at this time farming on the Lincoln road, near Sunnyside and here for a time Mr Smart did his reaping and managed the threshing with a one-horse power machine, which had superseded the flail. Subsequently there was surveying work to be done at Cashmere and the young man, now having reached his majority, started with tents and pack-horse for Cridland to make a flying traverse. This finished, he went to Mount Grey to fence 500 acres for Mr J. Marshman.
This district was then but little known except for wild pigs. He was in charge of three sets of men - fencers, farm hands and carpenters - who went to erect Mr Marshman's house. They started ploughing with a single-furrow swing plough, drawn by four bullocks. Mr Marshman, about 1860, was appointed Emigration Officer in England and left Mr Smart in charge, providing a house 12ft x 24ft and was to supply him with cows, but failed to do so and the estate remained for many years a sheep run.
As time went on and his engagement terminated, Mr Smart settled down near the scene of his former labours, on a very charming piece of rich agricultural land. He he is able to relate who were the first-comers to the district, the history of the roads and public works up to the formation of the northern railway, on which trains are now passing and repassing within a region which, in the 'fifties, was silent except for the cries of native birds. The land in its then primitive state was sold at £2 per acre, but is now realising between £40 and £50 and in place of the old tussock grass, prolific crops of grain and roots are grown.

Sun, 15 Sep 1915
- On September 14, at Sefton, Amos Smart, the beloved husband of Margaret; aged 84 years
* Amos is buried at Balcairn Cemetery

Press, 17 Sep 1915
, who arrived in Lyttelton by the ship Randolph sixty-five years ago, died at his home, Sefton, on Tuesday, aged 84 years. Some of his first work was to assist the surveyors on the Riccarton Estate and he was also in the employ of Mr W. Guise Brittan. He helped to obtain and erect a flag-pole at the Christchurch Lands Office and to erect posts for a rain gauge and sundial. In succession he was employed by Mr Horace Brown, Papanui, Mr John Marshman, Lincoln road and Mr Cridland, surveyor. As time went on he became manager for Mr Marshman of his Mt Grey Estate, subsequently settling on a farm at Sefton and residing on it till his decease. Mr Smart rarely, if ever, missed the gatherings of his ship-mates on Anniversary Day and could relate many interesting stories of the past.

* Amos Smart was born in Moulton, England, the 3rd of 14 children of William Smart (1805-1853) & Sarah Wilson (1810-1873) who arrived into Lyttelton on the Randolph, departing Gravesend 4 Sep 1850 and Plymouth 7 Sep 1850. They arrived into Lyttelton on Monday, 16 Dec 1850 with their 12 children. Two further children were born in Christchurch
* Amos (1831-1915) married Margaret Frances Hulcup (1834-1919) 4 Aug 1856 in St Michael's Church, Christchurch and had 15 children (a journal will be written a little later)

HUNWICK marriages New Zealand

HUNWICK marriages New Zealand 1885 - 1939

Arthur Raymond Hunwick (1907-1973)
married Margaret Jean Muir (1908-2000) in 1928

Charles Hunwick
married Ada Bamforth in 1908
Hastings Standard, 22 July 1908
At St Matthew's Church this afternoon Miss Ada Bamforth, of Hastings, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Mr Henry Hunwick, youngest son of Mr Charles Hunwick of Wellington.
The bride was charmingly attired in a dress of white chiffon over creme glace made in Empire style with a long flowing train. The trimmings were of beautiful silk lace. The bride also had a wreath of orange blossoms and veil and carried a beautiful shower bouquet of natural flowers.
Miss Connie Hay (chief). Miss Gibbs and little Noelin Solomon (niece of the bridegroom) acted as bridesmaids and Master Jack Hay as page. Misses Hay and Gibb were charmingly attired in a delicate pale pink muslin de sor, full skirt with lace blouse and Kaimona tasselled straps. They also worelarge black picture hats and carried handsome shower bouquet of narcissus, daphne and violets with sprays of maiden-hair fern .. (more here)

Charles Edward Hunwick (1896-1984)
married Jessie Hume Lindsay (1896-1981) in 1925
.. Charles & Jessie lived in St Andrews, Hamilton

Charles William Hunwick (1862-1943)
born 20 Sep 1862 in Essex, England to Charles Edward Hunwick (1841-1928), buried New Plymouth & Eliza Finch (1837-1887), buried Featherston
married Ellen Batson (1869-1938) in 1894
their known children
* 1894 - 1895 Charles Joseph Hunwick
* 1898 - 1958 Henry James 'Harry' Hunwick
.. Henry is buried at Hamilton East
* 1901 - Lily Hunwick
* 1904 - 1982 Lucy Hunwick
* 1906 - 1970 Ruby Harriet Eliza Hunwick
* 1908 - Rose Emily Hunwick
Hawera & Normanby Star, 11 Nov 1924
An unusual application for maintenance was before Mr F. K. Hunt, S.M., at the Magistrate's Court, Auckland on Friday, when an order for the sum of 5s a week was sought against Charles William Hunwick, a farmer of 61 years of age at Waipuku, towards the maintenance of his father, Charles Hunwick, aged 85. Mr Bennett called the complainant, a daughter-in-law, who said that the old gentleman had been living at her place for three and a half years and for the last two years had not been out of bed. He was receiving a pension of 15s a week and also 5s a week from one son, but the present defendant would not contribute. Evidence given by defendant at Stratford was read, in which he said that he was a farmer at Waipuku with a wife and four children, the youngest of whom was 14 years. All worked on the farm, the son being paid £2 a week and two daughters £1 each. The interest on the farm amounted to so much that defendant could not pay anything towards the support of his father. Order was made for 5s a week

Henry James 'Harry' Hunwick (1911-1964)
* son of Charles William Hunwick & Ellen Batson
married Edna Jean Patchell (1914-1994) in 1939
their known children
Diane, Shona, Glenys & Garry
Harry died 19 March 1964 aged 53
:: Edna next married Ian Septimus Bamford in 1966
Edna died 3 March 1994 aged 79
* She is buried with Harry at Stratford

Henry James Hunwick (1898-1958)
married Leonora Maud Corney (1901-1983) in 1923
* Leonora was the 5th of 10 children (7 daughters) of William Corney & Florence Rose Earl. She also married Alexander George Law (1903-1968) of Thames, Coromandel

Lawrence William Hunwick (1895-1978)
married Winifred Muriel Keen (1897-1970) in 1919
Hawera & Normanby Star, 2 Aug 1919
HUNWICK-KEEN At the Methodist Church, on Wednesday, July 30th 1919, by the Rev A. Liversedge, Lawrence William, eldest son of Mr W. Hunwick of Hawera, to Winifred Muriel, second daughter of Mr J. P. Keen, of Regent Street, Hawera

Seymour Albert Hunwick (1898-1978)
married Myrtle Pugh (1902-1994) in 1925

Wilfred James Hunwick (1904-1998)
married Lorna Phyllis May (1907-2001) in 1936
* May was a daughter of William Alfred May & Caroline Paulsen

William Hunwick (1869-1953)
married Rachel Ann Earl (1872-1946) in 1894
their known children
* 1898 - 1978 Seymour Albert Hunwick
.. Seymour died aged 79. He was cremated at Karori, Wellington
* 1900 - 1900 Florence Hunwick
.. Florence lived for 2 hours. She is buried at Inglewood
* 1902 - Stanley Herbert Hunwick
* 1904 - Wilford James Hunwick
* 1907 - Arthur Raymond Hunwick
* 1910 - Irene Ivy Hunwick
* 1913 - Herbert Hasley Hunwick
* 1913 - Lawrence William Hunwick

William Charles Hunwick (1901-1941)
married Elizabeth Sarah Wright (1911-) in 1930

Clara Hunwick(1878-1959)
married Eustace Hazledon Turner Solomon (1878-1961) in 1903
their known children
* 1904 - Noelin Florence Solomon

Ivy Irene Hunwick (1910-)
married Mervyn Roy Watson (1911-1984) in 1936

Louisa Hunwick
Antonio 'Tony' Miosich (Miošić) in 1885
* Antonio was from Croatia
* If it is the same Tony Miosich, he had three buildings, two shops and a dwelling, on Courtenay Place, Wellington which he auctioned off before leaving the Colony in 1891. His business, in one of the stores, was an old-established Hair dressing and Tobacconists, with hot and cold bathrooms. There had been a large, destructive fire of his store in Jan 1890. A passing policeman, Sergeant Kiely, was walking along Courtenay place and noticed the smoke around 3am on the Sunday morning

Louisa Hunwick
married Patrick Joseph Henley (1867-1941) in 1899

Ruby Harriet Eliza Hunwick (1907-1970)
married Charles Stewart Tempero (1903-1987) in 1929

Bartholomew LORIGAN + Bridget Mary ELLIS, Hawke's Bay

★ BARTHOLOMEW 'Batt' Lorigan (1826-1881)
* the name was spelt variously Lorigan/Lorrigan/Lourigan/Lowrigan
Bartholomew was born in Knockroe, Limerick, Ireland the 6th of 11 known children of Daniel Lorigan (1796-1852) & Jane Walsh (1796-1864). Their name spelt Lowrigan at marriage.
Bartholomew was christened 27 July 1826. He arrived into Auckland with his parents & 8 siblings when he was 16 on the 'Westminster' 31 March 1843.
This early pioneer family was instrumental in the developing of the young town of Auckland, being businessmen, publicans, timber merchants etc. Bartholomew was on the staff of Government Houses in Auckland and Wellington.

★ BRIDGET Mullany (1833-1854)
was born in Dungarvon, County Waterford, Ireland to James Mullany & Johannah (Carey OR Landers)

Bartholomew Lorigan married Bridget Mullany on 7 Feb 1854 in Church of St Francis, Melbourne
* researching why he was in Australia at that time. Perhaps to do with his work. There is mention below in Timeline of a letter for him from Melbourne
Bridget died: in Auckland 23 Nov 1854 aged 21 (a month to the day before Bartholomew's sister Catherine). It is possible she died due to childbirth (9 months after marriage), complications of, or any number of reasons. Records are scarce and there is no info found to date on why.
Bridget was buried at Symonds St Cemetery with others of this family.
:: Over 4,000 bodies were later moved from this cemetery to make way for a motorway. The graves were dug up, bodies disinterred, cremated and relocated en masse in two sites.
Died 27th December 1852
Aged 56 years.
Died 14th June 1864
Aged 68 years.
(husband of Annie Lorigan)
Died 19th November 1848
Aged 30 years.
Died 1st September 1860
Aged 37 years.
..His daughter
Died 5th October 1878
Aged 20 years.
.. AND
(wife of Bartholomew Lorigan)
Died 23rd November 1854
Aged 21 years.
* See link above and notes at end

★ BRIDGET MARY Ellis (1841-1924)
* name spelling sometimes Elles
was born 24 May 1841 in Marylebone, Westminster, to James Elles & Mary Downey/Dooling. She arrived, aged 5 months, with her parents and 7 year old sister Catherine on the 'Gertrude', arriving into Wellington 30 Oct 1841. Her mother died when she was 6 and she was brought up in Wellington by Mr & Mrs James Smith who were later the James Smith's Department Store on Cuba/Dixon Sts)

Bartholomew Lorigan married Bridget Mary Ellis in the Chapel of the Nativity, Wellington on 4 Jan 1859
* Wellington’s Catholic community was served by visiting priests until the arrival on 12 Jan 1843 of Father Jeremiah Purcell O'Reily (1799-1880) from County Cork, Ireland. Wellington’s first Catholic church, the Chapel of the Nativity of our Lord (also known simply as Fr O’Reily’s Chapel), was erected within weeks on nearly the exact site that St Mary of the Angels Church now occupies. The same year a presbytery was built for Father O’Reily a little further up the hill in Mount Street

Children of Bartholomew & Bridget
(born in Hawkes Bay)
.. 1 ..
1859 - James Montague Lorigan

born: 6 Oct 1859
married: Amy Lewis 4 Feb 1882 in Napier
their known children
* 1883 - 1946 James 'Stanley' Lorigan
* 1884 - 1936 Gilbert 'Lewis' Lorigan
James' death: not yet found. He was still alive in 1924 when his mother Bridget died.
:: Amy had a relationship with Edward Ernest Lawrence (1861-1939). Her sons Stanley & Lewis's surname then became Lawrence. Amy had another 6 children. This family is featured at her link above

.. 2 ..
1861 - 1933 Ellen Lorigan

born: 8 March 1861
married: Thomas Lawton 18 Jan 1882 in Napier
their known children
* 1883 - 1964 Mary Ellen Lawton
* 1885 - 1964 Catherine Elizabeth Lawton
* 1887 - 1960 Theresa Bridget Lawton
* 1890 - 1969 Hester Margaret Lawton
* 1892 - 1974 Lottie Lawton
* 1895 - 1968 Annie Winifred Lawton
* 1898 - 1969 Thomas Bartholemew Lawton
* 1900 - 1967 James Mortimer Lawton
* 1903 - 1965 John Francis Lawton
:: Thomas died 21 May 1931 aged 76
Poverty Bay Herald, 25 May 1931
Mr Thomas Lawton, one of Taradale's earliest and most respected settlers, passed away at his residence last week after a short illness, at the age of 76. The late Mr Lawton came from Middleton, County Cork, in 1855, commencing business in Taradale as a blacksmith and wheelwright, at which he continued up to the time of his death.
Ellen died: 25 July 1933 in Waipukurau
buried 5*4*7 Catholic Section 15 at Taradale
Thomas, Husband of E. Lawton. Died 21 May 1931 aged 76. Ellen, wife of above. Died 25 July 1933 aged 72

.. 3 ..
1863 - 1947 Henry Stokes 'Harry' Lorigan

born: 19 Feb 1863
married: Harriet Amelia Beale (1873-1960) 1 June 1894 in Ormondville
:: daughter of William Henry Beale & Mary Ann Lyes
their known children
* 1892 - 1945 Charles William Lorigan
* 1894 - 1985 William Bartholomew Lorigan
* 1896 - 1896 Mary Louisa Lorigan (aged 1 day)
* 1897 - 1959 Henry Samuel Beale
* 1899 - 1979 Lawrence Patrick 'Laurie' Lorigan
* 1901 - 1973 John Percival 'Jack' Lorigan
:: Harry & Harriet divorced
:: Harriet next married George Samuel Stott (1886-1937) 10 April 1918
* George was born in Melbourne to Walter George Stott & Carrie Ness
:: George Stott died 11 Jan 1937 in Auckland Infirmary in Epsom.
NZ Herald, 12 Jan 1937
- On January 11 1937, at Auckland, George, dearly-loved husband of Harriet Stott, 34 Cooper Street (Grey Lynn); in his 51st year.
* He was buried Plot 10, Row 18, Presbyterian Division E at Waikuemte
NOTE 34 Cooper St in Grey Lynn was the home of Harriet's son, William Bartholomew Lorigan (& his wife Florence Miriam Griffiths), where George & Harriet were living.
Auckland Star, 20 Jan 1937
Another case of desecration is reported from Waikumete cemetery. From time to time complaints have been made of the theft of flowers and plants, but the latest is the removal of a wreath. The complaint has been made by Mrs G. S. Stott, of Arch Hill (Grey Lynn). She says that her husband was buried at Waikumete last week and the day following the interment a wreath was missing from the mound. "A watch should be kept at the cemetery to put a check on vandalism of this sort" said Mrs Stott this morning. "Severe punishment should be meted out to any culprit caught stealing flowers, wreaths, plants or ornaments from the public cemeteries"
Henry Lorigan died: 15 Oct 1947 in Auckland
buried: Plot 86, Row 5, RC Division D at Waikumete
:: Harriet Amelia Stott died 22 May 1960 in Cornwall Public Hospital, Epsom
* She was buried Plot 54, Row 6, Protestant Berm B at Waikumete

.. 4 ..
1865 - 1949 John Patrick Lorigan

born: 9 June 1865
married: Eliza Jessie Carmont (1877-1957) 29 May 1890 in Otaki
* aka Jessie Elizabeth, a daughter of Allan Carmont & Susannah Bills
their known children
* 1891 - 1975 Arnold Frederick Lorigan
* 1894 - 1969 Claude William Lorigan
* 1896 - 1984 Horton Bernard Lorigan
* 1898 - 1972 Lawrence Bartholomew Lorigan
* 1902 - 1976 Clarence Herbert Lorigan
* 1904 - 1905 Allan Ambrose Lorigan
* 1907 - 1983 Muriel Joyce Mary Lorigan
:: John was a Blacksmith
John died: 5 Jan 1949 in Auckland aged 85
:: Eliza died 31 March 1957 aged 86
buried: together Plot 19, Row 7, RC Division D at Waikumete

.. 5 ..
1867 - 1947 Vincent William 'Bill' Lorigan

born: 30 Dec 1867
married: Malvene Henrietta Price (1879-) on 5 Dec 1910
* daughter of William Price & Isabella Graham Aitken of Thames
their known children
* 1911 - Aroha Vivienne Isobel Malvene Lorigan
Vincent died: 12 April 1948 in Auckland
He is buried Columbarium Niche Wall Vlt, Row Vlt, Plot 0Vl

.. 6 ..
1870 - 1940 Mary Jane Lorigan

born: 19 March 1870
married: John 'Joseph' Breen (1876-1940) 18 April 1916
* Joseph was born in Timaru 26 Oct 1876, to John Breen & Bridget Cahill from Tralee, Ireland
:: Joseph died in Wellington 11 June 1940 aged 64
Mary died: 2 months later, on 12 Aug 1940, aged 70
buried: together Plot 178 Z, Rom Cath at Karori

.. 7 ..
1873 - 1891 Francis Lorigan

born: 4 May 1873
Francis died in Ormondville on Xmas Day 1891 aged 18
Bush Advocate, 31 Dec 1891
At Ormondville on the 27th inst., Francis Lorigan, aged 17 years. Deeply regretted
he is buried with his parents (see at end)

.. 8 ..
1875 - 1928 Catherine Maude Lorigan

born: 3 March 1875
married: Carsten Alfred Nielsen (1869-1930) 29 Dec 1897 at her mother's house (remarried name Bridget Mary Brennan) in Ormondville
* son of Andreas Nielsen & Christianna Maria Jorgensen
their known children
* 1902 - 1959 Grace Mary Nielsen
* 1903 - 1969 Alfred Bartholomew Nielsen
* 1905 - 1977 Thelma Iris Nielsen
* 1907 - 1980 Ivy Violet Nielsen
* 1910 - 1979 Percy Andrew Nielsen
:: Carsten remarried 9 Jan 1929 in Te Kuiti to Lily Charlotte Anderson (1893-1963)
:: Carsten died 25 July 1930 in Ormondville and is buried at Norsewood Cemetery
Catherine died: 16 July 1952 in Auckland
buried: Plot 98, Row 6, RC Division E at Waikumete

.. 9 ..
1877 - 1921 Margaret Theresa Lorigan

born: 7 June 1877
married: Carl August (Charles Augustus) Amundsen (1866-1936) in Norsewood, 30 Jan 1893
* Carl was born 14 July 1866 in Hedmark, Norway, a son of Amund Amundsen & Lisa Larsdatter Moldusen
their known children
* 1894 - 1894 Ivy Mary Culeta Amundsen
:: Margaret & Carl divorced
:: Carl next married Sarah Dalziell (1869-1944) in Taihape, on 27 Feb 1907 & had a son
Margaret next married: Patrick John Barry in 1920
Margaret died: in Wellington 25 April 1921 aged 43
buried: Plot 106X at Karori
:: Carl & Sarah are buried in Aramoho, Wanganui

.. 10 ..
1879 - 1953 Lawrence 'Bartholomew' Lorigan

born: 19 Sep 1879
married Alice Violet Mathieson (1886-1981) 16 March 1907
* strangely they are registered as having married twice, again on 7 Sep 1910
their known children
* 1911 - 2002 Pearl Eileen Mary Lorigan
* 1913 - 2001 Stanley Francis Lorigan
* 1920 - 2000 Lawrence 'Larry' Lorigan
* 1920 - 1977 Paul Lorigan (twin with Larry)
Lawrence died: 23 April 1953 aged 73
:: Violet died 1 Feb 1981 aged 94
buried: together at Taradale cemetery with their grandson 'wee Paul' (1959-1966), son of Paul & Peg Lorigan

1843 Bartholomew's siblings
those that emigrated with him
* 1815-1860 Patrick Lorigan
. tavern keeper, married Ellen Burke
* 1818-1848 John Lorigan
.helped build the cathedral, married fellow passenger Ann Lundon
* 1819-1885 Lawrence Lorigan
.married Honora Ryan, 11 children
* 1820-1854 Catherine Lorigan
.married Peter Grace
* 1823-1860 William Lorigan
.married Catherine Heather
* 1826-1881 Bartholomew Lorigan
.subject of this journal

* 1828-1904 Mary Lorigan
.married Hans Christopher
* 1830-1913 Margaret Lorigan
.married Thomas Lonergan, 12 children
.a grandson Carey John Carrington
* 1832-1886 Daniel Lorigan
.timber merchant, married Mary Stackpole

March 1843 When the family arrived in Auckland they lived in a raupo whare with an earth floor, beds of dry fern and an open fire for cooking. The 'Southern Cross' paper, 22 April 1843 reported that the "Government of the day was callous in that it had left more than 200 passengers, for four days after their arrival, in cold comfortless houses, after a voyage of four or five months and with not a shilling of money. Their water came from a gully nearby and town was over a mile away on a clay track through thick scrub. This was in what is now the Symonds Street Cemetery in Grafton Gully.

7 Dec 1852 Bartholomew's father dies
Daniel Lorigan was thrown from his horse on Otahuhu road, when on the way to his farm on One Tree Hill. His heart & lungs were injured and he broke several of his ribs. Dr Philson said at the inquest that it wasn't this that killed him, as he chatted freely during the 3 mile trip home, but he died on reaching his home due to the injuries being considerably aggravated by the jolting of the cart which conveyed him. Bartholomew's parents & siblings are buried in Symonds Street, Auckland (see notes below)

In the 1860 Province of Hawkes Bay Electoral Roll of the town of Napier, Bartholomew Lorrigan was the freehold owner of part of Section 76, on Shakespeare Road

Hawkes Bay Herald, 4 Feb 1860. Tenders Rejected Sinking a Well near the Native Hostelry - Mr W. Farrar, 1st ten feet 10s per foot; 15s per foot for remainder. Mr B. Lorigan, at 13s per foot. Messrs J. Dougherty and Michael Mullany at 13s per foot

In April 1862 Bartholomew had a returned letter from Melbourne waiting at the Auckland Post Office for him to pick up

Hawkes By Herald, 11 Aug 1880
Compensation Court
Jeffares v Meanee Road Board. This was a claim under the Public Works Act 1876 for £400, for 4 acres and 34 perches, taken for the formation of a road and injury done to land. The Board had offered £13 as compensation.
.. Bartholomew Lorrigan stated that he had been 17 years in the district. He knew the land in dispute. He considered the value of the land to be from £35 to £40 per acre. From his knowledge of the price that other land had sold at, he would say that the value of the land was reduced by the new road by several hundred pounds. He believed by about quarter of its value ..

BARTHOLOMEW Lorigan died 17 March 1881 aged 53 in Taradale, Napier.
NZ Herald, 19 March 1881
- At Taradale, on March 17th, Bartholomew Lorigan, son of the late Daniel Lorigan, of Auckland, aged 53. R.I.P. Auckland papers please copy. The funeral will leave his late place of residence, Taradale, at 2p.m. on Sunday.
Mr Lorigan, who died at Taradale on Tuesday, wrote out his obituary notice for the Herald and also sent us a Southern Cross of early days, containing the announcement of his father's death. Mr Lorigan, sen., arrived in the colony in 1843
He is buried Section 10 at Taradale (see Bridget below)

Daily Telegraph, 14 April 1881
On the application of Mr Lee probate was granted in the will of B. Lorrigan deceased

Bridget Mary Lorigan next married Edward Brennan in 1882
Hawkes Bay Herald, 26 Jan 1892
A case in which Bridget Mary Brennan applied for a protection order against her husband, Edward Brennan, was postponed till the 8th February
Hawkes Bay Herald, 9 Feb 1892
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before Mr Turnbull, R.M., Bridget Brennan, of Ormondville, complained of ill treatment by her husband, Edward Brennan and applied for a protection order. Complainant was represented by Mr Cresswell and defendant by Mr Sheath. The order was granted

BRIDGET MARY Brennan died 6 Jan 1924 aged 82 in Ormondville, Manawatu.
Mrs Bridget Mary Brennan, Makotuku, Hawkes Bay. There passed away at her son's residence, Makotuku, on Sunday, January 6, after a short illness, another of the noble band of pioneers, in the person of Mrs Brennan. The deceased lady was 85 years of age and was twice married; her first husband, Bartholomew LorrIgan, died over 40 years ago and left her a large family to bring up, the youngest being only two years old. She was loved and respected by all who knew her, not only in this district but also in Napier and Taradale, where she spent the early part of her married life. She was an ardent and devout Catholic, She was attended during her brief illness by Rev Father Long of Takapau. She passed peacefully away fortified by all the rites of Holy Church. She leaves a grown-up family, eight of whom are living, to mourn her loss. The remains were conveyed by motor to the Catholic church, Meanee, on Monday afternoon. A Requiem Mass was celebrated at nine o'clock on Tuesday morning for the repose of her soul by the Rev Father Seymour, who also officiated at the graveside. The interment took place immediately after Mass at the family burial ground at Taradale and was largely attended by family, relatives and friends of deceased. - R.I.P.
she is buried Section 10 at Taradale, Napier with 1st husband Bartholomew
.. Bartholomew Lorigan
Died 17 March 1881 at Taradale
.. Bridget Mary Lorigan
Wife of above
.. Died 6 Jan 1924 at Ormondville
Francis Lorigan
.. Died 25 Dec 1891 at Ormondville
NOTE To make 8 children still alive in 1924 means James Montague (#1) was still living. The others being Ellen, Harry, John, Bill, Mary, Catherine and Lawrence

Informative read of this Lorigan family if you go to this database and search their name Symonds Street Cemetery.
It shows burial records, old inscriptions etc, including ..
. Bridget Lorigan (wife of Bartholomew Lorigan) died 23 November 1854 aged 21 years (first wife)
. Mrs Bridget Lorigan buried 24 November 1854 aged 21 years (a child of James and Johanna Mullaney of Dungarvon County Waterford)


children of Amy Lewis/Lorigan/Lawrence - Feilding

AMY LEWIS (1859-1922)
born: 18 Oct 1859 in Kington, Herefordshire, England
parents: Gwynne James Lewis (1828-1904) & Ann James (1831-1914). From Ireland, buried Mangaoranga & Terrace End

Amy married:
JAMES MONTAGUE Lorigan (1859-) on 4 Feb 1882 in Napier
* James was born 6 Oct 1859 in Taradale, Napier, 1st of 10 children of BARTHOLOMEW Lorigan (1827-1881) & Bridget Mary Ellis (1841-1924) from Ireland

children of AMY & James
.. 1
1883 - 1946 James 'Stanley' Lorigan

born: 3 Jan 1883 in Palmerston North
married: Margaret Jane Bradley (1889-1924) in 1910 as 'Lawrence'
* They lived at Makirikiri. Margaret was buried 11 Sep 1924 at Aramoho
married: Sylvia Satherley (1901-1954) in 1926
* daughter of Alfred Satherley & Ellen Satherley (their fathers were brothers)
died: 25 Oct 1946 in Wanganui
* Stanley died as Stanley James Lawrence. His residence was listed as still at Makirikiri
buried: 28 Oct 1946 at Aramoho Cemetery

.. 2
1884 - 1936 Gilbert 'Lewis' Lorigan

born: 12 Feb 1884 in Palmerston North
married: Edith Mary Bush (1884-1936) 17 Jan 1905
* Gilbert married as Gilbert Samson Lorigan Lawrence
died: 5 May 1936 Palmerston North (the month before Edith)
* Gilbert died as Gilbert Lewis Lawrence
buried: together Plot 64, Block 5, Area C at Kelvin Grove

* Death not found in NZ (at this time) for James Lorigan. He was still alive in 1924 (aged 65) when his mother Bridget died.
* The 2 Lorigan children later became 'Lawrence', Amy's second partner, this usually only happens if deserted or divorced.
* No divorce found for Amy & James
* There is no marriage record (at this time) for Amy and Edward Lawrence
* Conclusion, Amy & Edward never married
* Records will change as info is found

Amy partnered:
* Born in England, possibly Islington, London

children of AMY & Edward
.. 3
1890 - 1904 Norah Amy Lawrence

born: 7 Feb 1890
died: 6 March 1904 in Apiti aged 14
buried: in Apiti cemetery
Feilding Star, 7 March 1904
The funeral of the late daughter of Mr and Mrs E. Lawrence will leave the residence of the latter, Coal Creek, at 2p.m. to-morrow (Tuesday) for the Apiti cemetery

.. 4
1891 - 1969 Florence Hilda Lawrence

born: 8 August 1891 in Manawatu
married: Sidney Raymond Shirley (1893-1932) 1921
died: 15 March 1969 aged 77
* Sidney was a Police Constable in New Plymouth. He died 21 April 1932 aged 38
Manawatu Standard. 22 April 1932
NEW PLYMOUTH - The death occurred in hospital this morning of Constable Raymond Shirley, aged 38, from the effects of poisoning believed to be self-administered
Florence died: 10 May 1956 in New Plymouth aged 46
buried: Plot 16, Row D Te Henui

.. 5
1894 - 1964 Mabel Elsie Lawrence

born: 21 May 1894 in Manawatu
married: James Stewart (1898-1964) 1923
* James died 1 Aug 1964 aged 66
Mabel died: 1 Aug 1964 (same day) aged 70
buried Plot 823, Row 15, Block 3 at Feilding
James and Mabel STEWART
Together With The Lord

.. 6
1896 - 1984 Ralph Neville Lawrence

born: 13 Dec 1896 in Hunterville
married: Ivy 'Caroline' Elizabeth Short (1899-1973) 1916
died: 5 Aug 1984 in Wanganui
buried Plot 467 Aramoho

.. 7
1897 - 1963 Victor Richmond Lawrence

born: 1 Oct 1897
married: Leah Emma Avison (1899-1980) 1924
died: 9 Aug 1963 aged 65
buried Feilding Plot 27, Block 2, Row 117
In loving memory of
Victor Richmond Lawrence
Died 9th August 1963 Aged 65 years
Dearly beloved husband of
Leah Lawrence
Died 12th January 1980 aged 80 years

.. 8
1900 - 1975 Roy Horatio Lawrence
born: 10 Sep 1899 Rewa
married: Ethel Hayden (1904-2007) in
* Occupation: Stock Agent
died: 25 Jan 1975 in Hastings
buried: Havelock North cemetery
In Loving Memory of
Roy Horatio Lawrence
10 Sep 1899 - 25 Jan 1975
... AND
Ethel (nee Hayden)
28 Jan 1904 - 10 Dec 2007
Loved parents of Peg, Rod, Judy

Amy Lawrence died aged 63
Feilding Star, 11 May 1922
The death took place this morning, after a long illness, of Mrs Lawrence, wife of Mr E. Lawrence, of Feilding. Mr and Mrs Lawrence came to New Zealand 30 years ago from England and had resided at Taonui, Rewa and Feilding. To mourn the loss of their mother there are five sons and two daughters. The sons are: Messrs Stanley (Wanganui), Gilbert (Levin), Ralph (Waituna), Victor and Roy (Feilding) and the daughters Mrs Shirley (Palmerston North) and Mabel (Feilding)
In Loving Memory Of
Our Darling Mother
Amy Lawrence
Died May 11th 1922
Aged 62 Years
Amy was buried Block 3, Row 8 on 11 May 1922, Feilding cemetery as Lawrence

EDWARD ERNEST Lawrence died aged 78
Manawatu Standard, 21 Jan 1939

The death of Mr Edward Ernest Lawrence, of Feilding, occurred suddenly yesterday morning, at the age of 78 years. The deceased gentleman, who had complained of pains in his chest, was walking along the footpath in Bailey Street, Feilding, in company with a friend when he apparently suffered a heart attack and collapsed. He passed away almost immediately, before medical aid could be summoned.
Born in England, Mr Lawrence came to New Zealand many years ago and at various times was engaged in farming activities at Taonui, Coal Creek and Rewa prior to coming to Feilding to live in retirement. Mrs Lawrence predeceased her husband some years ago. Deceased leaves four sons and two daughters - Messrs Stanley Lawrence (Wanganui), Victor Lawrence (Feilding), Roy Lawrence (Martinborough), Ralph Lawrence (Rangiwahia) and Mesdames J. Stewart and Shirley (Feilding). The funeral took place today at the Feilding Cemetery.
Edward was buried Block 3, Row 6 20 Jan 1939, Feilding cemetery as Laurence

Amy's Headstone At Feilding
In Loving Memory Of
Our Darling Mother
Amy Lawrence
Died May 11th 1922
Aged 62 Years

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The WILKES Family + Peeress Town, Timaru

A journal written for Honeymeade who is looking for her ancestors. On 23 June 2019 she wrote .. Albert & Ann Wilkes and family were sent to Waimate after landing in 1874 off the 'Peeress'. I am a descendant of their second daughter Karen who at some stage changed her name to Carey Ann. She married in Timaru to Edward Newton. My mothers grandparents. Where and for whom did Albert work? ..

* I have first written about the 'Peeress' and the immigrants to Timaru. This will give Honeymeade and everyone else who had ancestors on the 'Peeress', an insight of what their ancestors arrived to, their living conditions etc.
* beneath that I have Albert & Ann Wilkes, their children, grandchildren and lives.

The PEERESS London to Lyttelton
PEERESS TOWN got its name from the ship 'Peeress' which sailed into Lyttelton 23 July 1874, then transported the immigrants destined for Timaru, on the steamers 'Comerang' and 'Wellington'. Living conditions were pretty horrendous, as noted below and those that were able, soon left the area to find better living accommodation.

Timaru Herald, 24 July 1874
.. The Ship Peeress, from London, Captain Miller, with 300 immigrants (164 statute adults) on board for Timaru, arrived at Lyttelton yesterday, 118 days out from Gravesend. Four births occurred during the voyage and six deaths. The telegram from which we obtain this information says that the passengers well be forwarded to Timaru today (Friday) by the Comerang, so that the vessel will not come to this port, as anticipated. The Immigration Officer, Mr LeCren, received a telegram yesterday, stating that Mr March, the Chief Immigration officer, had started for the South to assist in providing accommodation, and in distributing the immigrants and that he would be in Geraldine to-day. An advertisement appears in another column, intimating that persons desirous of obtaining labor will find immigrants open for engagement, after Monday next, at the barracks at Timaru, Temuka, Geraldine and Waimate.

Timaru Herald, 27 July 1874
.. The roadstead presented an unusual lively appearance on Saturday morning last, three steamers arriving pretty nearly together and another riding at anchor at the time. The one at anchor was the s.s.Maori, which arrived on Friday morning from Lyttelton with a large cargo, but owing to the heavy break on shore no communication was affected and she moved out to an anchorage about two miles from the land. The vessels which arrived on the following day were the s.s.Claud Hamilton from Lyttelton, with a small cargo on board for this port and the s.s.Wellington and s.s.Comerang, with the immigrants by the Peeress.
.. On the Wellington there were 35 families, 35 single men and 14 single women; and on the Comerang 16 families, 4 single men and 8 single women; also 5 immigrants from the Eastern Monarch.
.. The sea was, if anything, more boisterous than on the previous day and as there was no possibility of any communication being made with the shore, the vessels cruised about in the roadstead for a few hours. Ultimately the Wellington and Comerang dropped anchors for the night near the Maori and at about noon, after transferring two or three passengers to the Wellington, the Claud Hamilton proceeded on her voyage southwards. The passing of another night on board the steamers was not a pleasant prospect for the immigrants, but by a little scheming very fair accommodation was afforded.
.. The Comerang, as is well known, is well adapted for the conveyance of passengers and on the Wellington good shift was made by giving the married and single women the cabin and the married and single men the steerage.
Early yesterday morning, the sea being pretty favorable for landing, the Comerang and Wellington came to an inner anchorage and steam having been got up at the Landing Services, a cargo boat was despatched from each Service at about half-past seven, to take the immigrants and their luggage, the debarkation being concluded at about 11 o'clock.
.. A large number of persons assembled on the beach to witness the landing, some being friends or relatives of the immigrants. The immigrants, upon landing, were conveyed to the quarters provided for them, the families to the drill-shed on LeCren's Terrace, the single women to the barracks in North street and the single men to the old barracks on the Main road. The Wellington, after parting with her passengers, steamed away for DUnedin

Timaru Herald, 27 July 1874

.. Rarely has there been seen a larger number of persons on the beach at Timaru, than assembled there yesterday morning, to witness the debarkation of the immigrants by the Peeress, from the steamers Wellington and Comerang. A good many of the townspeople turned out and there were also present several people from the country, who had relations or friends among the immigrants.
.. A boat was despatched from the Landing and Shipping Company's Service and another from the Government Service at about half past seven in the morning and by eleven all of the immigrants were ashore, two boats being launched by the former service and one by the latter.
.. Altogether there were landed 51 families equal to 165 adults, 39 single men and 22 single women by the Peeress and five immigrants by the Eastern Monarch. Mr Marshman came down in one of the steamers in charge of the immigrants.
.. Upon landing, the immigrants were conveyed to the quarters set apart for them. The single girls were placed in the barracks in North Street, the single men in the old barracks on the Main road and the families in the drill shed on LeCren's terrace. The single women and men were very well provided for, but the families, as regarded accommodation, fared somewhat roughly in their quarters. A table with forms each side extended along the centre of the room for convenience at meals and two stoves were placed on one corner of the immigrants were obliged to camp for the night on the open floor, the room for cooking, but no sleeping accommodation was provided and the only partitions being one here and there that they erected themselves during the afternoon.
.. The single men look a very useful lot and the single women appear healthy, but the whole of the immigrants have a dingy look, a look however, that only requires a little good water and proper food to remove. They all speak highly of the officers of the ship and of the way in which they were treated on the passage, but stated that not being used to the ship's food, it had a bad effect on them. A number of the immigrants will be forwarded to the various barracks in the outlying districts today.

Timaru Herald, 27 July 1874
... as a rule the man who is not a bona fide laborer, thinks that he is and under this delusion fancies himself quite on a par as regard wages, with the thoroughly well-tried and well-seasoned colonial. He asks 8s per diem, his actual value being 5s and a refusal on the part of the employer causes the applicant to curse the country and vow he would sooner starve than take less than one shilling the hour. New arrivals are generally very conceited of the abilities, very ignorant of the ways of the country and very determined in the matter of wages ... more at link

Timaru Herald, 10 Aug 1874
Several of the newly arrived immigrants ex Peeress, began on Thursday last, the erection of huts on the Government reserve at Patiti Point. The men appear gratified with the help, little as it is, afforded by the Government towards the building of the cottages and naturally enough desire to quit with their families the barracks where they are so inconveniently crowded

Timaru Herald, 1 Jan 1878
.. In the course of some remarks which we made recently regarding the cottages occupied by immigrants on the Government reserves, we ventured a suggestion that the present tenants should be offered an opportunity of acquiring a freehold under certain conditions. We have since made further inquiries into this subject and find that somewhat cogent reasons are advanced for not applying the proposed course of action at least to Peeress Town. The land on which that hamlet stands was originally chosen with great care for a quarantine ground, for which it is admirably suited, by both position and extent.
.. There is no knowing how soon it may be required for its proper purpose and it would manifestly be unwise in the extreme, to alienate any portion of it. It is not by any means too large; but, even supposing it contained a greater area than is ever likely to be needed for quarantine buildings, the proximity of a crowded village in immediate contiguity to the barracks, would render the isolation of the sick practically impossible.
If, however, it is inexpedient to give the people of Peeress Town a permanent tenure of their habitations, on account of the land being part of a quarantine reserve, it is equally injudicious to afford them a prolonged domicile there. In short, if they are not to be allowed to buy their places, the sooner they are removed altogether the better.
.. The accounts which we have received of most of them are not such as to make this course appear in any respect an unmerited hardship. In the first place, it seems to us most unreasonable that able-bodied men should be enabled by favor to the Government to live free of rent and rates, while equally deserving people living just across the road, have to pay both. There is obviously no sense in such a system and it ought never to have been allowed to come into existence.
.. When we speak of the Peeress Town tenants living rent free, we are quite aware that a nominal rent of a shilling a week is payable by them. That, however, is virtually no rent at all, the ruling rate of rent of private property being considered; and yet, in a great many cases, even the shilling a week is not paid.
.. We believe that the Immigration Officer has actually sued for rent in one or two instances and though, of course, he got judgment, has never been able to get the money to this day. Then again, the sanitary condition of the place affords a strong ground for not maintaining the present occupation of it a day longer than is necessary.
.. Peeress Town is neither in the Borough of Timaru, nor in the Levels Road District, so that it is literally outside of any local control whatever. We have reason to believe that many of the tenements there are in an extremely filthy state; that there is no drainage at all and that the refuse and sewage of the whole village has simply been allowed to permeate the soil, ever since the first immigrants took up their abode in it.
.. We need scarcely say what the consequences of this neglect of ordinary sanitary precautions are likely to be. Not only is the neighbourhood already liable to suffer at any time from an outbreak of malignant fever, but it will not be suitable for habitation for a considerable time to come, even though cleanly habits may be observed for the future.
.. It seems then that Peeress Town has been permitted to drift, both morally and physically, into a highly objectionable condition - a condition not compatible with justice or safety to the rest of the community. The Government are solely responsible for this anomalous state of things; and on them alone devolves the task of remedying it.
.. We recognise at once the difficulties which present themselves to removing the population from a spot where they may be deemed to be settle by a kind of left-handed tenure. We do not, however, at all go with those who say that, wrong and foolish as it may have been to allow any kind of right of occupation to grow up, it is impossible to turn these people out of their dwellings now.
.. We say that, if it is just and necessary and for the general good, that they should be turned out, there ought to be no hesitation in adopting that course. House room is both plentiful and cheap in Timaru just now and employment can readily be obtained at high wages; so that the present time seems particularly opportune for breaking up the establishment at Peeress Town.
.. There are, we understand, a few families or individuals, not being immigrants, who are supplied with a house there, avowedly as a benevolence. The position of these, must, of course, be taken into consideration and some arrangement must be made for their protection either at Peeress Town or elsewhere.
.. The rest of the inhabitants should be removed as soon as may be found practicable. It has been represented to us that this cannot be done, for the simple reason that the people will not go, unless compelled by force to do so. We do not think it at all likely though, that the authorities have any cause for anxiety on that score.
.. If reasonable notice to quit, say a month in advance, were given, we have no doubt that all the respectable cottagers would be found to have ensconced themselves in new homes, before the end of that period. The case of those who should persist in remaining, in defiance of everybody, could then be easily met by pulling down all the cottages and removing the debris.
.. This will have to be done sooner or later, because it will never do to have a collection of huts standing empty on the outskirts of the town, the haunt of prowlers and all bad characters. It will be necessary too to make a clean sweep before the reserve can be restored to a wholesome state. We would suggest therefore that the course we have indicated should be recommended to the Government by the municipal body and the Immigration Officer. As soon as it have been completely carried out, the quarantine reserve should be completely fenced and planted and temporarily incorporated with the Domain; thus furnishing a picturesque feature to the town and supplying the public with an additional recreation ground. A very thrifling display of activity on the part of the local authorities would put all these improvements in train and we hope to see the requisite effort made without delay.

Timaru Herald, 22 Dec 1882
We are informed on good authority that the Government have determined to cause the present residents on the quarantine and fortification reserve to remove to other quarters and to have the cottages they occupy razed to the ground. "Peeress Town" is picturesque from a distance, but the existence of such a set of shanties close to a town like Timaru is an anomaly that has called for removal for some time.

Timaru Herald, 24 Aug 1883
.. The collection of sod cabins which have collectively borne the name of Peeress Town for so many years past, will soon no longer exist and the sooner they are destroyed the better for the moral tone of the town.
.. Mr March, Immigration Officer, has given instructions to raze to the ground all the cabins at present unoccupied and to deal similarly with the others as soon as they become unoccupied. The land will then be sown down in English grass. Peeress Town is a suburb close to Patiti Point and has from time to time afforded shelter to some of the worst characters that ever infested Timaru.

Timaru Herald, 13 July 1886
The following report has been made on the above township by Mr March, Immigration officer. Mr March visited the township about a fortnight ago and has made the report at the instance of the Minister for Lands. The report is as follows:- "I inspected Peeress Town on June 17th. A number of the cottages have been removed eighteen families still remain there; they appear to be quiet, respectable people. I made private enquiries, through the police and could not find any serious complaint against any of them. The only fault the officer who collects the rent has to find is that some of the occupiers are in a position to pay and will not do so. As we stated in a previous memorandum, I am of opinion that (so far as the Immigration Department is concerned) these cottages have done their duty. It would seem almost a pity, however, in the present depressed state of the labour market, to pull them all down, as several of them have been made comfortable little homes. I found also that of the eighteen families, five are in receipt aid. In one case the husband is in the lunatic asylum. There cannot be a doubt, therefore, that if these cottages were all removed the South Canterbury Hospital and Charitable Aid Board would be called on to expend a considerable sum of money in rents. The reserve on which these cottages is erected is a reserve for military defence and may be required at any time. I mention this because I understand both the Borough Council of Timaru and the South Canterbury Charitable Aid Board are anxious to obtain this reserve. I had an interview with the mayor of Timaru who is also chairman of the Charitable Aid Board and gathered from him that the board would wish the cottages to remain as they are, on condition that the tenants who can pay their rents should do so and that the board should be allowed the use of these cottages which are at present occupied by charitable aid cases. As I ascertained that several of the occupiers were in a position to pay the rent owing, I gave them one month's notice to do so and also informed them that they must now find other quarters.

NOTE This is a work in progress and information may not be verified. It will be changed often. Treat it all as a guide only to your own research.

ALBERT WILKES (1841-1882)
was born in Tysoe, Warwickshire to John Wilkes (1801-1892) & Eliza Hancox (1810-1891)
NOTES on Albert
* Albert's mother Eliza, married George Soden (1806-1888) on 30 July 1827.
They had at least 4 children:
1831 - Francis William Soden
1832 - John Soden
1834 - Lucy Matilda Soden
1836 - Thomas Soden
George Soden then deserted his family. There was a £1 reward out for information on his whereabouts. Eliza next bigamously married John Wilkes on 30 Jan 1837, listing herself as a widow. Husband George did not die until 1888 at Banbury and was found on the 1851, 1861 & 1881 census living at Hook Norton with his "housekeeper" Sarah Borsberry. Eliza lived to be 91 years old and was supposedly a "white witch"
* Albert had a younger sister named Caron Wilkes. This may be the correct spelling of his daughter Karen Ann's name. Maybe it was transcribed differently along the way (as they do). That would go a long way in explaining her use of the name Carey (nickname? Caron/'Carey').
* In the 1851 Census, Albert's parents & siblings were not spelled with an e in Wilks

was born in Tysoe, Warwickshire, to Joseph Bloxham (1806-1867) & Sarah Jeffs (1815-1886) who married 7 Dec 1833 in Brailes, Warwickshire.

John Wilks & Ann Bloxham married 22 Sep 1862 at Saint Lawrence, Darlaston, Stafford, England.
.. Marriage Record 22 Sep 1862
.. Albert Wilks. Birth Date: 1841. Age: 21
.. Father's Name: John Wilks
.. Ann Bloxham. Birth Date: 1846. Age: 16
.. Father's Name: Joseph Bloxham
* a photo of the old church here

ALBERT & ANN's children born in England
.. 1 ..
1864 - 1931 Amy Sophia Wilkes
* Christened 28 Aug 1864 in Tysoe, Warwickshire
Amy married William James Baldwin (1854-1923) on 16 Jan 1883
their known children
* 1884 - 1967 Ellen Matilda Jane 'Nellie' Baldwin
.. + Reginald Badman 1902
* 1887 - 1964 James William Baldwin
.. + Florence Sophia Patricia Driscole 1909
* 1890 - 1938 Amelia Mary Baldwin
.. + Charles Edward Towns 1908
.. William James Baldwin died 20 Dec 1923
AMY SOPHIA Baldwin died 3 Jan 1931
.. They are buried Plot 110F, Block 8 at Eastern Cemetery
.. In loving memory of
William James Baldwin
Died 20th Dec 1923 aged 69 years
.. And his wife
Amy Sophia Baldwin
Died 3rd Jan 1931 Aged 66 years
For ever with The Lord

.. 2 ..
1866 - Theresa Wilkes
* Born 1866 in Tysoe, Warwickshire.
In the 1871 Census she was at home with:
* Albert Wilkes aged 29 - Head
* Ann Wilkes aged 24
* Amey Wilkes aged 7 - daughter
* Theresa Wilkes aged 5 - daughter
* Thomas Wilkes aged 4 - son
* James Wilkes aged 1 - son
* William Bloxham aged 2 - nephew
.. Theresa was not on the ships list. Her death not yet found

.. 3 ..
1867 - 1943 Karen/Caron Ann Wilkes
(see Albert's notes above re her name)
* Christened 24 Nov 1867 at Tysoe, Warwickshire, same day as brother Thomas
Karen married Edward Henry Newton (1862-1929) in Timaru 24 July 1883
.. name recorded as Caroline
* Edward was a son of Edward Prebble Newton (1830-1915, buried Taruheru, Gisborne) & Sarah Fittall (1830-1891, buried Timaru) who married 6 Aug 1853 in Kent and arrived into Lyttelton 20 March 1859 on the Mystery
their known children
.. name recorded as Caroline on each birth
* 1883 - 1883 Frank Henry Newton
.. born 2 Aug, died 25 Oct aged 12 weeks
* 1884 - 1945 Ellen Newton
.. + Charles Howard Gullery 30 June 1905
....Ellen & sister Amelia had a double wedding at their parents' home in Picton. Ellen & Charles had 9 children, moved to Wanganui, Ellen walked out, they divorced in 1939.
* 1886 - 1971 Amelia Newton
.. + Alfred Stephen Bartlett 30 June 1905
* 1889 - 1977 Frederick Albert Newton
.. + Harriet Florence Hill 1937
* 1891 - 1975 Florence Mabel Newton
.. + John Peter David Le Comte 1913
* 1893 - 1957 Thomas William Newton
.. + Elizabeth Fitzsimons 1915
.. daughter of Thomas Fitzsimons (1829-1913) & Elizabeth Chitham (1835-1917)
.. Edward Henry Newton died 19 Sep 1929
Karen Newton died 24 March 1943
.. name recorded Carey Ann Napeth? Newton
.. They are buried Plot 17, Block 22 in Picton. Her name is Carey Ann on the headstone

.. 4 ..
1867 - 1951 Thomas Wilkes
* Christened 24 Nov 1867 in Tysoe, Warwickshire, same day as sister Karen
Thomas married Letitia Moore (1871-1947) on 27 Dec 1894
their known children
* 1898 - 1968 Lawrence Raymond Geary Wilkes
.. + Elizabeth Alice Wood 1929
* 1903 - 1995 Doreen Lambert Wilkes
.. + Walshaw James Charles Berry 1928
* 1910 - 1942 Norman John Wilkes
.. + Delama May Scott 1935
.. Letitia Wilkes died 25 Aug 1947 aged 74
THOMAS Wilkes died 10 June 1951 aged 83
.. They are buried Plot 3, Block 19 in Eastern Cemetery Invercargill with his mother Ann & 12 hour old nephew Allan Wilkes (not on the headstone)
.. In loving memory of
Ann Williamson
Died 9 March 1909 aged 62.
.. Also Letitia
dearly loved wife of Thomas Wilkes
died 23rd Aug 1947 aged 76 years
.. Also the above Thomas Wilkes
died 10th June 1951 aged 83 years.
.. At Rest.

.. 5 ..
1870 - 1954 James Wilkes
(on the ship list as Jane)
* Christened 30 Oct 1870 at Tysoe, Warwickshire
James married Fanny Williams (1877-1949) in 1895
(they later separated)
their known children
* 1896 - 1916 Randolph Wilkes
.. buried Eastern Cemetery
* 1897 - 1985 James Henry Wilkes
.. + Vida Agnes Chisholm 1922
.. buried Ruru Lawn, Christchurch
* 1899 - 1978 Arnold John Albert Wilkes
.. + Ida Marion Shields 1923
.. buried Eastern Cemetery
* 1901 - 1964 Frederick Alexander 'Fred' Wilkes
.. + Henrietta Ritchie 'Etta' Rattray 1929
.. buried Eastern Cemetery
* 1904 - 1979 Francis Edward 'Frank' Wilkes
.. + Elsie Margaret Clarke (1907-1950) 1935
.. buried with mother Fanny, Ruru Lawn
* 1923 - 2009 Merven Vivian Wilkes
.. buried Avonhead Park, Christchurch
* James & Fanny separated (not divorced) sometime after 1923, although there is a large gap between the last 2 children 1904-1923 so could have been earlier
FANNY died 21 Oct 1949
Otago Daily Times, 24 Oct 1949
- On October 21 1949, at Christchurch, Fanny, dearly loved mother of James, Arnold, Fred, Frank, Mervyn and the late Randolph Wilkes (late of 8 Manning Place, Woolston) - Interment at Christchurch To-day (Monday), October 24 1949
.. Fanny is buried Plot 223, Block 41 at Ruru Lawn
JAMES died 29 Aug 1954
.. He is buried with his son Randolph in Plot 247, Block 23 at Eastern cemetery
.. In loving memory of
Private Randolph Wilkes
Beloved eldest son of
James & Fanny Wilkes
Who died at Featherston Military
Camp 8th Dec 1916 aged 20 years
Till we meet at Jesus feet
.. Also his father
James Wilkes
Died 29th Aug 1954 aged 84 years
NOTES On Randolph Wilkes
* Served as Private with NZ Medical Corps. Next of kin was his father James Wilkes, at Myross Bush, Southland. He died at Featherston Camp of Broncho-Pneumonia following measles
Southland Times, 12 Dec 1916
For The Empire's Cause
WILKES - At Featherston Military Camp, on Friday, December 8 1916, Private Randolph Wilkes, 21st Reinforcements, beloved eldest son of James and Fanny Wilkes, of Myross Bush; aged 20 years. Deeply mourned.

.. 6 ..
1872 - 1949 Frank William Wilkes
* Christened 25 Feb 1872 in Tysoe, Warwickshire
Frank married Ellen ? (1878-1962)
FRANK died 1 July 1949
* Frank wrote his Last Will & Testament 2 July 1945 .. of me Frank William Wilkes of Invercargill, Labourer, hereby bequeath all my real and personal estates of whatever kind and wheresoever situated to my wife Ellen Wilkes and I appoint my said wife to be sole Executrix .. etc. His Probate was stamped 19 July 1949 in Invercargill. Ellen received £507 12s 8d (equivalent 2019 to $37,500)
.. Ellen died 29 April 1962
.. They are buried Plot 259, Block 33 at Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill
.. In loving memory of
Frank W. Wilkes
Died 1st July 1949 aged 76 years
.. Also his beloved wife Ellen
Died 29th April 1962 aged 84 years

.. 7 ..
1874 - 1953 Frederick Albert Wilkes
* Christened 28 March 1874 at Holy Trinity, St Andrews Mission, Milton by Gravesend, Kent
Frederick married Louisa Hermann (1873-1947) on 1 July 1899
* daughter of Alexander Ludwig Hermann & Louisa Menck of Dunedin
their known children
* 1900 - 1963 Henry Albert Wilkes
* 1904 - 1978 Louisa May Wilkes
.. + Arthur Thomas Howie 1932
* 1906 - 1985 Doris Edna Wilkes
.. + Frederick Gordon Ross 1929
* 1908 - 1961 Irene Dulcie Wilkes
.. + Arthur Henry Finn 1936
* 1911 - Ruby Ellen Wilkes
.. + Cuthbert Wilmer Pedler 1934
* 1914 - 1914 Allan Wilkes (aged 12 hours)
* 1915 - 2007 Edith Lorraine Wilkes
.. + Leslie Frank Kingsland 1937
FREDERICK ALBERT Wilkes died 9 Aug 1953
.. Louisa Wilkes died 18 Jan 1956 aged 79
.. They are buried Plot 443, Block 34 at Eastern cemetery, Invercargill
.. In loving memory of
Frederick Albert
Beloved husband of
Louisa Wilkes
Died 9th Aug 1963 aged 79 years
.. Also his wife
Louisa Wilkes
Died 16th Jan 1956 aged 79 years

When Frederick was 3 months old, Albert, Ann and their 6 children boarded The PEERESS to emigrate to New Zealand. It left London 29 March 1874 and sailed into Lyttelton on 23 July 1874 with around 300 passengers (see passenger list at link). Albert & Ann were told they would be settled in Timaru and they boarded a steamer, either the 'Wellington' or the 'Comerang' a couple of days later. The story is at top. The photo below was taken in 1874 where they landed in Timaru

ALBERT & ANN's children born in New Zealand
.. 8 ..
1875 - 1876 John Wilkes
* John was born on 28 Oct 1875, 15 months after they settled in Timaru. He died on 17 Feb 1876 aged 4 months. His burial not yet found. Don't know if they were still in Peeress Town

.. 9 ..
1877 - 1952 John Henry Wilkes
* John was born on 28 May 1877
John married Grace Phoebe Price (1875-1934) on 24 Nov 1903
their known children
* 1905 - 1985 Winifred Grace Wilkes
* 1906 - 1978 Raymond John Wilkes
* 1908 - Rita Jean Wilkes
.. + Donald Boag Henderson 1930
* 1910 - 1968 Herbert Charles Wilkes
.. + Myra Rose Hunt
* 1911 - Linda Alice Wilkes
* 1913 - 1994 Mabel Annie Wilkes
.. + Robert Sutton Jones 1935
* 1917 - 1983 Ida Mary Wilkes
.. + Mervyn Gordon Brown 1938
* 1919 - 2002 Wallace Wilkes
.. Grace Phoebe Wilkes died 5 Sep 1934 aged 59
JOHN HENRY Wilkes died 15 May 1952 aged 75
.. They are buried Plot 184, Block 24 at Eastern cemetery, Invercargill with grandson Ray Sutton Jones
.. In loving memory of
Grace Phoebe
Beloved wife of
John Henry Wilkes
Who fell asleep 3rd Sep 1934
.. Also the above
John Henry
Died 15th May 1952
Aged 75 years
Asleep until the resurrection
In loving memory of
Our wee son
Ray Sutton Jones
Accidentally drowned
22nd Nov 1938
Aged 14 months
Asleep in the arms of Jesus
NOTE Ray was a son of Robert Sutton Jones (1914-2001) & Mabel Annie Wilkes (1913-1992), daughter of John & Grace

.. 10 ..
1878 - 1959 Ellen Matilda Wilkes
* Ellen was born on 24 Aug 1878
Ellen married William John Atkinson in 1897
their known children
* 1898 - Ethel May Atkinson
ELLEN died 15 July 1959 aged 80

.. 11 ..
1880 - 1962 Alice Maud Mary Wilkes
* Alice was born on 12 June 1880
Alice married Alfred Ernest 'Alf' Stuck (1872-1959) 1900
* Alf was born in Southland to Samuel John Stuck & Catherine Agnes Hayes who are buried at Orepuki
their known children
(born in Invercargill)
* 1905 - 1906 Olive Lavina Stuck
.. buried with cousin Nellie Badman
* 1906 - 1998 Ivy Muriel Stuck
.. + John Thomas Morton 1927
* 1908 - Annie Selina Catherine Stuck
.. + Gordon Kenneth Brooks 1927
* 1910 - 1995 Eric John Albert Stuck
* 1913 - 1990 Blanche Irene Mavis Stuck
.. + Fredrick Charles Moore 1938
* 1915 - 2007 Alice Maud Mary Myrtle Stuck
.. + Leonard Lewis Trigger 1933
.. The family moved north to Taranaki sometime after the children were born.
.. Alfred Ernest Stuck died 8 Feb 1959 aged 86
ALICE MAUD MARY Stuck died 27 Oct 1962 aged 82
.. They are buried together Plot 1, Lot 4, Row 6 at Te Henui

ALBERT Wilkes was killed in an accident 28 Dec 1882 aged 41
Southland Times, 29 Dec 1882
An accident which terminated fatally, occurred in Myross Bush yesterday at about 11 o'clock. Two men named Findlay and Albert Wilkes were engaged in bush-felling and had successfully felled a tree, when a neighbouring tree, which had been burnt at the roots some time since and beneath which Wilkes was standing, fell without any warning upon him, death being instantaneous, Deceased was 41 years of age, a married man and, we regret to chronicle, leaves a wife and nine children in very indigent circumstances. He had been a resident in Southland for about sixteen months and previous to that was employed similarly for over seven years in the Waimate bush
Otago Witness, 6 Jan 1883
A bushman named Wilks was killed by the falling of a tree at Myross Bush last week. He leaves a wife and 10 children unprovided for.
* He is buried Plot 1X, Block 1 in the Free Ground at Eastern cemetery, Invercargill

Southland Times, 1 Aug 1885
Unregistered Dogs
Mrs Ann Wilks, for having kept three unregistered dogs at Myross Bush, was fined 20s for each dog.

ANN Wilkes remarried on 27 Oct 1885 to Arthur Williamson (1831-1899). She was 38. He was 54
.. Southland Times, 30 Oct 1888
At this Court yesterday morning, Arthur Williamson, recently of Pebbly Hills, was charged with having failed to provide his wife, Ann Williamson, with adequate means of support. Mr Beade appeared for complainant and Mr MacAlister for the defendant. After hearing the evidence his Worship dismissed the information
.. Southland Times, 25 Aug 1893
Arthur Williamson, of Myross Bush, an elderly man, was charged by his wife with neglecting to contribute towards her support. Mr Wade appeared for complainant; Mr Raymond for defendant. The information was dismissed by Mr Rawson, as it was shown that defendant, who has lived apart from his wife for some time past, has only earned on an average 10s per week of late and that complainant is in fairly comfortable circumstances
* Arthur Williamson died 4 Sep 1899 aged 68 and is buried in the same free plot as Albert (this is probably a common 'pauper' plot so would have a number of other burials)

ANN Williamson died 10 March 1909
.. Southland Times, 11 March 1909
- At the Southland Hospital on Tuesday, 9th March 1909, Ann Williamson, relict of the late Arthur Williamson, of Myross Bush; aged 62 years. The funeral will leave the residence of her son, Thomas Wilkes, No 9 Teviot street, Enwood, South Invercargill, at 1 o'clock p.m. on Saturday, the 13th inst., for the Eastern Cemetery. Friends please accept this (the only) intimation.
* She is buried with son Thomas - see child #4 above

Patiti Point, Timaru 1874
with Captain Miller
(the first European settlement in Timaru)
A boat and crew in front of the Government Landing Services building. The Landing Service Building was unique to New Zealand, possibly to Australasia. Constructed of local volcanic basalt (aka bluestone) the building was European settlers’ solution to a lack of a natural harbour. Sailing ships would anchor off shore, smaller boats would be hauled to and from the ship by cable and unloaded inside the building.
photo from South Canterbury Museum

William Aitken & Elizabeth Towers - Otago

written for DrewMc who wrote on 2019-05-25 ..
Pearl Challis was my great Aunt and lived in Lumsden, NZ. Her father William Aitken, we think remarried after his first wife died, in 1910. Her maiden name was Aitken, she was often called Pearlie. This was a "nickname". Her Father, was William Aitken, born about 1871. William Aitken, married Elizabeth Towers, about 1894 in Dunedin. Elizabeth was born about 1873, in England and died on the 31st Mar, 1910 in Dunedin. Elizabeth Towers was the daughter of; William Arbuckle Towers, who was born about 1850. He died about 1889, aged about 39. Her mother was Ann Elizabeth (Ashwell) Towers, who was born about 1855. Pearl, was born on or around 1913 in Lumsden. We don't yet have conclusive proof, that Elizabeth was her actual mother, as the registration of a birth, had to be done within 6 weeks, of a child being born. However as Elizabeth had just died, this small formality may have been overlooked, after her death.
sorry Drew, you have two families mixed up. Pearl Jessie Gaines 'Pearlie' Aitken was born 19 Oct 1913 to William Aitken and Elizabeth Ann Gaines (1874-1936) not Elizabeth Towers (1873-1910). Pearl married Alfred Challis (1911-1989) in 1932. They died within 3 months of each other in Invercargill. Other children were born to William Aitken & Elizabeth Ann Gaines. One brother of Pearl's was George Ruben Aitken (1902-1985). Registered as George Thomas Mark Ruben Aitken, he used only George Ruben Aitken. You need to follow that line Drew
* I have fully researched both families for you
* Just for now, I will make this one public

Family of WILLIAM AITKEN (1870-1947)
ALEXANDER Aitken was born 24 April 1841 in Scotland to Thomas Aitken (1814-1899) & Margaret Cowie (1819-1892).
MARGARET Craig was born 28 Sep 1849 in Lanarkshire, Scotland to William Wright Craig (1813-1898) & Margaret Allen (1807-1901).

Alexander & Margaret married in Lanark, Scotland 22 Oct 1867. They sailed from Greenock, Scotland, 14 Dec 1867, on the 'Viola', with 125+ other immigrants, arriving in Port Chalmers 12 March 1868
OF NOTE One of Margaret's brothers, James Craig (1840-1924) had emigrated from Lancashire to NZ earlier and was probably their sponsor. James married Williamina McDonald (1844-1896) who emigrated into Dunedin on the 'Paria', 15 Aug 1867, in West Taieri, Otago. They also had 14 children

the children of ALEXANDER & MARGARET
.. 1 1869 - 1912 Thomas 'Tom' Aitken
.. * born 12 Jan 1869 in Otago
* Thomas was an Accountant in Perth, WA
Thomas died 17 Jan 1912 in Cloverdale, Perth, by suicide. He was 43. He is buried grave 60, section DA at Karrakatta with brother Alexander
The West Australian, 1 Feb 1912
- SWAMP TRAGEDY. The adjourned inquest concerning the death of Thomas Aitken, who shot himself at Cloverdale on January 17, was concluded before Mr W. H. McCormack, J.P. and a jury yesterday. Alexander Aitken, a brother of the deceased said he was working on a garden property with his brother on the day in question. Early in the morning witness went out to work, but hearing the report of a firearm he returned to the house and discovered the deceased on the floor with his brains blown out. Prior to January 17, Aitken appeared to be despondent and was unable to sleep.
Dr Blanchard, in his medical testimony, said the top of the deceased's head was blown completely off. He was called to the house directly after the affair and found a gun lying across Aitken's legs. He concluded death was due to a gunshot wound and was instantaneous.
Letters put in by the police, one of which was written by the deceased the day prior to his death, indicated a troubled and disappointed mind in connection with financial affairs. One passage read: "What form of lunacy led me to such a God-forsaken place as this, or to think that I could make a success of it."
The circumstances were pathetic, as it appeared that Aitken had taken up 90 acres of swamp land close to Welshpool, but 31 miles from the nearest road. The approach was all the way through sand and in the second note the deceased made reference to "swamp lunacy." The letters also stated that sufficient money would be left behind, he thought, to meet his liabilities. From information in the hands of the police, probably between £930 and £1,000 will remain after all liabilities have been met.
The jury decided that Aitken came to his death as the result of a gunshot wound, self inflicted, whilst temporarily insane.
Sunday Times, 18 Feb 1912 Probates and Administration: Thomas Aitken, late of Belmont, near Perth, accountant, to Andrew Cowie Aitken, £412 2s 10d (roughly equivalent today to $74,000)

.. 2 1870 - 1947 William 'Willie' Aitken
.. * born 29 Aug 1870 in Maungatua, Otago
* William married Elizabeth Towers (1873-1910) see their family below

.. 3 1872 - 1937 Alexander Aitken
.. * born 3 June 1872 in West Taieri
Alexander died 6 Oct 1937 aged 65 in Perth, WA
He is buried Grave 60, section DA at Karrakatta cemetery with brother Tom
NOTE Spelled as Aitkin on BDM. Alexander moved to Perth and lived in Belmont with his brother Tom

.. 4 1874 - 1966 Margaret Allen 'Maggie' Aitken
.. * born 20 March 1874 in Dunedin
* Allen was her maternal grandmother's name
* Margaret married William Reuben Boyles (1875-1951) in 1903 and had 6 children (4 sons). William was son of George Boyles & Frances Weller and a brother of sister Agnes's husband Bert
* William died 5 Jan 1951 aged 76
Margaret died 13 July 1966 aged 92
They are buried Plot 11, Block 12 at Andersons Bay

.. 5 1876 - 1951 Agnes Barry Aitken
.. * born 20 Jan 1876 in Dunedin
* She was a teacher
* Agnes married George Herbert 'Bert' Boyles (1870-1945) in 1900 and had 5 children (3 sons). Bert was a son of George Boyles & Frances Weller and a brother of sister Margaret's husband William
* Bert died 6 Nov 1943 aged 73 in Waikato
Agnes died 14 Oct 1951 in Hamilton aged 75
They are buried DD-F-18 at Hamilton East cemetery

.. 6 1877 - 1963 John Craig Aitken
.. * born 28 April 1877 in Dunedin
* Craig was his mother's name
* John married Rosina Denton (1878-1967) on his 26th birthday, 28 April 1903 & had 7 children (6 sons)
* Rosina was born in Sandymount, Dunedin, the 4th of 8 children of Christopher Denton (1848-1938) & Eliza Wilby (1848-1914) - England to Dunedin. (Rosina's sister Maria was a marriage witness for John's brother William in 1894)
John died 24 Aug 1963 aged 86. His last address was Sandymount, Dunedin.
* Rosina died 19 Dec 1967 aged 88
They are buried Plot 36, Block 270 at Andersons Bay and others
their HEADSTONE reads In loving memory of John Craig, loved husband of Rosina Aitken, died 24 August 1963 aged 86 years. ALSO His beloved wife Rosina, died 19 December 1967 aged 88 years. They will be done

.. 7 1879 - 1966 Andrew Cowie Aitken
.. * born 29 May 1879 in Dunedin
* Cowie was his paternal grandmother's name
* Andrew married Lillian Lydia Osborne (1879-1947) in Perth, WA in 1903. The names of some of their children were Margaret Alice 'Judy' Aitken, Jeanie Frances 'Jean' Aitken, Pearl Aitken,
Sunday Times, 18 Feb 1912 Probates and Administration: Thomas Aitken, late of Belmont, near Perth, accountant, to Andrew Cowie Aitken, £412 2s 10d (roughly equivalent today to $74,000)
* Lydia died 17 Dec 1947 aged 68
Andrew died 31 July 1966 aged 87
Their ashes are scattered at Karrakatta, Perth

.. 8 1881 - 1966 Jeanie Stuart Aitken
.. * born 20 June 1881 in Dunedin
* Jeanie married George Mitchell Morris (1878-1932) from Scotland in 1904
* George died 2 Nov 1932 aged 54 in Pukehiki.
Jeanie died 33 years later, on 23 June 1966. They are buried Plot 24, Block 2 at Portobello cemetery, Dunedin

.. 9 1882 - 1959 Edward Young Aitken
.. * born 19 Nov 1882 in Dunedin
* Young was his paternal great grandmother's name
* Edward married Ellen Eason Dick (1883-1949) in 1907 & had 6 children (3 sons)
* Ellen was a daughter of William Dick & Ellen Smith. She died 26 March 1949 aged 66 in Musselburgh.
Edward died 10 Sep 1959 aged 76 in Musselburgh, Dunedin. They are buried at Andersons Bay

. 10 1884 - 1946 Annie Wilson Aitken
.. * born 24 Nov 1884 in Dunedin
* Annie married Alfred Henry Hall (1885-1964) in 1911 & had at least 3 children
* Alfred was a son of Richard Hall & Sarah Swinerd
Annie died 3 Aug 1946 aged 61
* Alfred died 5 June 1964 aged 78
They are buried Plot 106, Block 66 at Andersons Bay

. 11 1887 - 1929 Mary Louisa Heron Aitken
.. * born 21 Jan 1887 in Dunedin
* Heron was her maternal great aunt's name
* Mary married William Morton (1886-1952) in 1918
Mary died 19 Oct 1929 aged 42
* William died 30 Aug 1952 aged 66
They are buried Plot 26, Block 51 at Waitati cemetery

. 12 1888 - 1968 David Henry 'Harry' Aitken
.. * born 24 Oct 1888 in Palmerston South
* David married Sarah Alice Cain (1901-1930) in Temuka in 1920
* Sarah was born in Temuka 28 Nov 1901 to Hans Caine (1842-1921), from Belfast & his 2nd wife, Alice Fawdray (1863-1906).
* Sarah died 21 Sep 1930 aged 29 at Sunnyside Hospital
* David complained about his maintenance payments (suggesting dependent children) on 18 Nov 1930, in the Supreme Court in Christchurch. They reduced his arrears payment to £20, to be payable at the rate of 5s a week

. 13 1890 - 1909 Frances Willer 'Fanny' Aitken
.. * born 4 Jan 1890
* Evening Star, 7 Sep 1909 - On September 6, at her parents' residence, Seal Point road, Sandymount, Frances Willer (Fanny), dearly beloved youngest daughter of Alexander and Margaret Aitken; aged 19 years.

. 14 1892 - 1894 Ida May Aitken
.. * born 27 Jan 1892 in Dunedin
* Otago Witness, 1 Nov 1894 AITKEN - On the 28th October, at her parents' residence, Sandymount, Ida May, beloved daughter of Alexander and Margaret Aitken; aged two years and nine months.
NOTE The last 2 girls are buried together in Plot 4, Block 8 at Anderson's Bay, next to their parents and brother William. Also buried with them is William's wife Elizabeth (nee Towers) who died 31 March 1910

ALEXANDER Aitken died 11 Feb 1919 aged 77
MARGARET Aitken died 23 Sep 1929 aged 76
son William (below) died 16 Jan 1947 aged 76
* William's ashes are buried with his parents in Plot 2, Block 8 at Andersons Bay cemetery, Dunedin

Family of.. 2 WILLIAM AITKEN
.....~ WIFE & CHILDREN ~
William Aitken married
Elizabeth Towers (1873-1910)
.. and had 7 children
* Elizabeth was a daughter of William Arbuckle Towers (1850-1889), a Blacksmith from Scotland & Ann Elizabeth Ashwell (1855-1938). Elizabeth's father was admitted to Dunedin Hospital on 9 Oct 1889 and died there on the 14 Oct. He was 38. He is buried in Southern cemetery.
Her mother Ann remarried in 1891 to George Henry Sismey (1855-1932) and had a daughter Emily Sismey (1893-1958).
William & Elizabeth married on 23 March 1894 at the home of her mother (& her 2nd husband George Sismey), in Leith Street, Dunedin. Their witnesses were William's brother Thomas Aitken & the sister-in-law of his brother John Craig Aitken, Maria Denton (1870-1939) (who married 5 years later to William Upton Harvey)
The Sismeys later moved to Auckland and are buried in Hillsborough

.. 1 ..
1895 - 1967 Alexander Craig
'Alec' Aitken
.. * born 1 April 1895 in Dunedin
his mother died the day before his 15th birthday : he was 52 when his father died
Alec married Mary Winifred Betts in NZ 1920
* She was a daughter of Alfred George Geoffrey Betts (1870-1946) & Ada Mary Grindley (1871-1950)
* Alec became Professor Aitken.
* Another biography of Professor Aitken says he was 1 of 7 children.
* Alec had an impressive war record.
* He kept his war mates entertained playing a violin
Alexander died 3 Nov 1967 in Edinburgh, Scotland aged 72
* Mary died 29 April 1971 in Edinburgh aged 77
They are buried at Warriston Crematorium

.. 2 ..
1896 - 1988 Elizabeth Margaret
.. * born 30 Sep 1896
13 when her mother died
50 when her father died

Elizabeth married Charles Herbert Kayes (1900-1958) in 1925
* Charles was a son of Charles William Kayes & Edith Shepherd
* Charles died 2 May 1958 aged 57
Elizabeth died 3 March 1988 aged 91

.. 3 ..
1898 - 1955 Winifred Stuart
.. * born 28 Dec 1898 in Dunedin
11 when her mother died
48 when her father died

Winifred married Albert Victor Ernest Manley Keast (1896-1969) in 1927
* Albert was a son of Albert Ernest Alfred Keast & Laura Ann Manley
Winifred died 2 Dec 1955 in Invercargill
* Albert died 20 April 1969 aged 73
They are buried together Plot 375, Block 35 at Eastern Cemetery
HEADSTONE reads Remembrance. Winifred Stuart Keast 1898-1954. Albert Victor Keast 1896-1969

.. 4 ..
1901 - 1988 William Towers
.. * born 10 Jan 1901 in Dunedin
9 when his mother died
46 when his father died

William married Martha Craig (1904-1991) in 1928
* Martha was a daughter of James Craig & Margaret Alexandrina White (1879-1979)
William died 18 Jan 1988 aged 87
* Martha died 30 April 1991 aged 86
They are buried Plot 28, Block AG1 at Oamaru Lawn

.. 5 ..
1903 - 1971 Leslie Milner
.. * born 22 April 1903 in Dunedin
7 when his mother died
44 when his father died

* Leslie was a journalist and the chief sub-editor of the Christchurch 'Press'
Leslie married Belle Darling Renaut (1905-1985) in 1933
* Belle was born 26 Nov 1905, a daughter of Captain Charles Malcolm Renaut & Isabella Darling Ormiston
Otago Daily Times, 25 July 1933
The marriage was celebrated on Saturday evening at the Knox Presbyterian Church, Bealey avenue, Christchurch, of Belle Darling, younger daughter of Captain and Mrs C. M. Renaut, of Papanui and Leslie Milner Aitken, of Christchurch, son of Mr W. Aitken, Dunedin. The Rev T. W. Armour officiated. The bride, who was escorted by her father, was wearing a lovely frock of cream and gold brocade, Designed on long slender-fitting lines, the frock was enhanced by its simplicity. The sleeves were close-fitting to the wrists and from knee-height the skirt fell in full flares to the instep. A tiny spray of orange blossom was placed on one shoulder. Her veil of tulle was held by a coronet of pearls, with a strand of orange blossom buds across the back and she carried a sheaf of lilies. Mr R. Tudor Roberts, of Dunedin, attended her sister as matron of honour. She wore an attractive ensemble of grey and violet. the frock of dove grey crepe was finished with a high-collared cape. On her hair she wore a circlet of purple pansies and carried a posy of violets. Mr Trevor Ross, of Christchurch, was best man.
After the ceremony a reception was held at Warner's Hotel. Mrs Renaut received her guests wearing a smart frock of beige georgette and lace, under a brown faced cloth coat with a collar of musquash. A spray of orange-shaded flowers added a touch of colour. Her hat was of brown felt. Mr and Mrs Aitken left later for the North Island, the bride wearing a smart nigger brown wool crepe de chine frock with touches of beige at wrists and neck, a brown cloth coat and a becoming hat of beige fur felt.
Leslie died 28 Sep 1971 aged 68
* Belle died 18 May 1985 aged 79

.. 6 ..
1905 - 1934 Harry Arthur Ashwell
.. * born 30 Nov 1905 in Dunedin
4 when his mother died
deceased when his father died

* Harry was a Chemist (read his obituary)
Harry died 23 March 1934 in London aged 28
Evening Star, 28 March 1934 AITKEN - On March 23 1934, London, Harry Arthur Ashwell, dearly beloved son of Wm. Aitken, 1 Norwood street, Dunedin.
OBITUARY of Harry Arthur Ashwell Aitken. Harry was born at Dunedin, New Zealand, on November 30th, 1905. He studied at Otago University 1924-7 and graduated M.Sc. with honours in Chemistry. After holding a post-graduate bursary and working on the essential oils of Podocarpus species he obtained in 1929 a National Research scholarship of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research; during its tenure he investigated the sulphur in organic and inorganic combination in pasture grasses. From 1930 to 1932 he was chemist to the Goitre and Cancer Research Department of the Otago University Medical School and with C. E. Hercus and others, published papers on iodine in goitre, a paper with A. M. Begg on tumour regression and, by himself, papers on a continuous dialyser and on the determination of iodine in blood and butter. In 1933 Aitken was granted a University Free passage for research in this country, where he at first continued his work on sulphur in grasses in the laboratory of Prof. G. Barger and then migrated to London to take the Institute of Chemistry Fellowship examination, which he passed. Unfortunately, application to study had undermined a somewhat delicate constitution, leading to an illness from which he died in London on March 23rd 1934. Aitken was of a shy and retiring disposition and hardly became known to British biochemists as he deserved to be.
Otago Daily Times, 28 March 1934
Mr Harry A. Aitken
The friends of Mr Harry A. Aitken will learn with regret of his death in London on March 23, news of which was received in Dunedin by cablegram yesterday. Mr Aitken was a brilliant student at the Otago Boys' High School, from which he won a junior University scholarship in 1923, a distinguished graduate of the University of Otago and acted for some time as chemist in connection with cancer research. He passed the examination for F.I.C. only a few months ago. The deceased was a younger brother of Dr. A. C. Aitken, a distinguished mathematician on the staff of the University of Edinburgh and also of Mr L. M. Aitken, of the sub-editorial staff of the Christchurch 'Press'.

.. 7 ..
1907 - 1971 Alan Arbuckle
.. * born 26 Dec 1907
3 when his mother died
39 when his father died

Alan married Doris Anne 'Dorrie' (1910-2007 surname to be found)
he served in WWII. Private 9765 with the 2nd N.Z.E.F. His next of kin was his wife, D. A. Aitken of Alexandra, Central Otago.
* In the 'Evening Star' 3 Aug 1940, a novel arrangement, sponsored by the South Dunedin Businessmen's Association, saw loved-ones send 'Cheerios From Home' to the Boys Overseas. Doris wrote .. 9765 Pte. Alan Aitken, 1st Ech. overseas - Love and best wishes and good luck from Dorrie at Alexandra.
* Alan was a prisoner of war in Camp 107 Italy in 1943 and was transferred to Stalag XVIII A in Germany in 1944.
* He was home by 1946 when they had a daughter in Tarbert St., Alexandra on 6 Oct 1946
Alan died 28 Nov 1971 aged 64
* Doris died 9 Nov 2007 aged 97
They are buried Plot 101, Block E at Alexandra cemetery

Drew suggested Alan was a twin with Alice Mary Jane Aitken. Alan was born 26 Dec 1907 to William & Elizabeth. Alice was born 2 months later, 6 March 1908 to William & Elizabeth Ann, a sibling of Pearl

ELIZABETH AITKEN died 31 March 1910 aged 37
Evening Star, 1 April 1910 AITKEN On March 31 1910, at her residence 107 St David street, Dunedin, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of William Aitken; aged 37 years. Deeply regretted. Private interment
* She is buried with 2 of William's young sisters (see above)
William remarried on 30 Dec 1916, to Minnie Couper Thompson (1878-1966)
* Minnie was a daughter of Robert Thompson & Elizabeth Couper

16 Jan 1947 aged 76
Evening Star, 17 Jan 1947
AITKEN - On January 16 1947 (suddenly), at his residence, 1 Norwood street, William, beloved husband of Minnie Aitken. No flowers, by request - The Funeral will leave our chapel, 78 St Andrew street, on Saturday, the 18th inst., at the conclusion of the service, commencing at 1.30 p.m., for the Anderson's Bay Crematorium.
Evening Star, 20 Jan 1947
The death occurred in Dunedin recently of Mr William Aitken, father of Dr Alexander C. Aitken, who has become famous as a mathematician and who at present occupies the Chair of mathematics at the Edinburgh University. Dr Aitken, formerly a student at Otago university, is credited with many astonishing feats of memory while at that institution and has since made many valuable contributions to the science of mathematics. His portrait is hung in the Royal Gallery of Famous Men in London.
The late Mr William Aitken was for many years established in the grocery business in the north end of Dunedin. He was closely associated with the Central Mission, where he was held in the highest esteem. He served for a long period as circuit steward and for over 50 years he had been a trustee. A keen gardener, Mr Aitken made a special study of the cultivation of chrysanthemums.
He was twice married and is survived by his widow, four sons and three daughters. A son, Mr Leslie Aitken, at one time on the reporting staff of the 'Evening Star' and now sub-editor of the 'Christchurch Press.' Other surviving sons are Mr W. Aitken, a farmer at Hakataramea and Mr Alan Aitken of Central Otago. The daughters are Mrs A. Keast, of Invercargill, Mrs Kayes of Wellington and Mrs M. Kirk(sic)
William's ashes are interred with his parents in Anderson Bay

NOTE Aitken buried Karrakatta

Family Plot 2, Block 8 at Andersons Bay Cemetery
Grave of WILLIAM AITKEN & his parents

Troopship 'AYRSHIRE' into Lyttelton 1919

Expected at Lyttelton 19 Sep 1919
The Ayrshire left Liverpool with 30 officers & 639 men on the passenger list, (but.. Alfred Curtis died before embarking & George McNicholl drowned at Panama. See both below)

Dominion, 20 Sep 1919 Ayrshire at Lyttelton. The Ayrshire from Home, with troops, arrived in the stream at Lyttelton at 10.20 to-night. The troops will disembark in the morning. She has on board a large English mail. There are 831 receptacles, 523 being bags of ordinary mails and 308 bags of parcels. It is probable that a special counter delivery will be made at the G.P.O. between 7.30pm and 8.30pm of all correspondence usually delivered by letter-carriers. There are 452 details for the North island and 219 for the South Island. This will mean a delay of from one to two days in the return of the North island troops to their homes, a delay which could easily have been obviated by making Wellington the vessel's first port of call.

* The Auckland portion of 184 men, reached home by the steamer Monowai 6 days later, on 26 Sep 1919 and were welcomed on the wharf by a large crowd
* In Nov 1919 several members of the crew were charged with embezzling the ship stores
* The Ayrshire left Wellington to return to London, via Panama, on 6 Dec 1919

A nominal roll of troops returning from England by the transport 'Ayrshire' has been issued by the Defence Department. The draft, which is under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel W. F. Narbey Hamilton, is as follows:-

.. A ..
★ Abbott, Reginald Clube, Corporal 56518, Essex & Huntly
★ Ackerman, William Thomas, Private 62220, Christchurch
★ A'Court, Charles Harold, Sergeant 31393, Westland
★ Agnew, Thomas, Sergeant 7/1433, Ireland & Hastings
★ Aitken, Keith, Corporal 13/2289, Wanganui
★ Aitkin, Edward George, Lieutenant 33166, Auckland
★ Akuhata, Orihau, Private 16/195, Greytown & Hastings
...☆ 28th Maori Battalion, 1st Contingent, NOK: Hikowera Akuhata, Hastings
★ Alexander, Mervyn Champion, Corporal 59822, Auckland
...☆ son of James Phillips Alexander & Mary Hyde from St Petersburg, Russia
★ Alexander, Samuel, Rifleman 39930, Feilding
★ Allan, Walter, Lieutenant 24122, Fairlie
★ Allcott, Cyril Francis Walter, Sergeant 74536, Blenheim
...☆ Cyril (1896-1973) was born in Motueka to John Francis Allcott & Eleanor Diggens. He played six Cricket Tests for NZ from 1930-1932. He married Jean Marion Beart (1911-2001) in 1933. He died 19 Nov 1973 of lung cancer in Epsom, Auckland
★ Allen, Horace George, Private 75056, Westport
★ Allen, James Collyer, Rifleman 25/478, Christchurch
★ Ames, Arthur Joseph, Trooper 24863, Wellington
★ Ames, Frank, Corporal 11/1254, England & Tolaga Bay
★ Anderson, Archibald John, Private 77406, Frankton Junction
★ Anderson, Robert Stephen, Sergeant 24/340, Mataura
★ Artha, John Phillip, Private 65927, Auckland
...☆ John was a member of the British Astronomical Association and 'observed & recorded' many new Sun Spots and New Comets
★ Ashley, Cyril David, Lance Corporal 53114, Invercargill
★ Ashley, Norman Thomas, Private 59841, Auckland
★ Austin, Phillip Selwood, Private 67782, Palmerston South
...☆ Phillip (1897-1966 married Rona Minnie Kirton Staff (1905-) in 1924. He died 20 Aug 1966 & is buried at Ruru Lawn
★ Auton, William Richmond, Sergeant 11/1114, England & Kaupokonui
★ Avery, Frederick Sydney, Private 69374, New Plymouth
★ Ayers, John Henry, Private 61180, Dunedin

.. B ..
★ Bacon, Archibald Thomas, 2nd Lieutenant 64743, Wellington
...☆ Archibald was a son of Frank Thomas Bacon & Kate McAlpine. He excelled at school winning the Bayly Memorial scholarship at the New Plymouth High School in 1911 (along with a gold Rugby Union medal). To win the Alf Bayly scholarship a candidate had to rely on two qualifications, efficiency in ordinary work and efficiency in athletics, a combination not frequently found. He won a Grade I pass in Electrical Engineering in 1915. Sergeant Archibald Thomas Bacon of the 5th Wellington Regiment became a 2nd Lieutenant on 5 Sep 1916. When his father died in Roseneath, Wellington in Oct 1941, Archibald was in London
★ Ballantyne, William Wood, Sergeant 18944, London, Wellington, Waikato
★ Banks, Arthur, Lance Corporal 68638, Kaiapoi
★ Banks, Leonard Rye, Private 23/1936, Wanganui
..☆ middle name on service file is Rye. Born Leonard Ryce Windebanks (1894-1973), to George James Windebanks & Sarah Louise Burton. He used both surnames throughout his life
★ Bartley, Alva Martin, Lance Corporal 56090, Auckland
★ Bartley, Harry Francis, Private 8/732, Oamaru & Napier
...☆ served Egypt, Gallipoli & Western Front with the Medical Corps. Invalided from Specialist Machine Gun Company 1919
★ Barton, Gerald Arthur Arnold (MM), Lieutenant 10/272, Wanganui
★ Bassett, Robert William, Rifleman 52058, Blenheim
★ Bater, Arthur William, Quartermaster Sergeant 36940, Pokeno, Waikato
...☆ Arthur (1885-1945) was a son of Charles Bater & Mary Frances Griffin. His brother, Richard Norman Bater (1894-1918), Private 12/2639, was killed in action on the Somme
★ Bates, Allan Rishworth, Private 59253, Wellington
★ Bates, Edward Francis, Corporal 7/165, Victoria & Blenheim
★ Bayley, Keith John, Private 75816, Omata
★ Beecroft, William George, Corporal 32424, Christchurch
...☆ also WWII 463064
★ Bell, William, Private 71317, Wellington
★ Belworthy, Edgar, Private 82336, Dunedin
★ Benge, Albert George, Private 80726, Upper Hutt
...☆ also WWII 611890
★ Bentley, Charles, Private 39742, Masterton
★ Berker, Michael, Lance Corporal 12116, Auckland
★ Bettridge, Alfred, Private 71883, Christchurch
★ Beveridge, Arthur, Sapper 23667, Christchurch
★ Bickley, Carrol James, Trooper 7/2232, Takaka
★ Bindon, William Vereker, Private 64424, Auckland
★ Binns, Frank Clayton, Gunner 12728, Hawera
★ Birch, Frederic, Rifleman 20958, Huntly & Matamata
...☆ also WWII 2/5C/713 & 305836
★ Blake, Ernest, Gunner 2/845, England & Gisborne
★ Blanchett, Theodore Ernest, Rifleman 30905, Nelson
...☆ also WWII 589108
★ Bland, Thomas, Private 79358, Wanganui
★ Bleasdale, Bethel Henry, Private 69669, Wanganui
...☆ The Wanganui, Manawatu and Taranaki Reservists Call-Up list on 4 Sep 1917, has: Bleasdale, Bethel Henry, cabinet-maker, c/o Mrs Prosser, Young St., Wanganui (1889-1962)
★ Blyth, James Alexander, Private 25446, Christchurch
★ Bone, George De Nyste, Lance Corporal 72781, Hastings
...☆ George (1884-1968) was 1 of 10 known children of Henry Bone & Ada Fannin. He married Margaret Donaldson McIntosh in 1922
★ Booker, James Richard Jonathan, Rifleman 56713, Toko
...☆ James (1884-1944) was a son of Jonathan Booker & Mary Louisa Oldridge. He married Violet Emily Jane Bright in 1929
★ Booth, Thomas Hugh, Private 10/3838, New Plymouth
★ Booth, William Stewart, Trooper 16374, Nelson
★ Boswell, John, Private 3/2716, Gisborne
★ Bourke, Thomas Michael, Lance Corporal 81102, Patea
★ Boustridge, Frederick Leonard, Corporal 79594, Brunner
...☆ Frederick (1897-1958), was a son of Francis Frederick Boustridge (1863-1938) & Emily 'Emma' Senior (1877-1958). He was a grandson of Francis Henry Boustridge (1832-1865) & Rosina Jane Harris of London who married in Ballarat & moved to Dunedin. Frederick married Elsie May Senior (1897-1949) in 1922 & had 3 children. He was elected Mayor of Taylorville from 1921-1924 and was the Station Master at Runanga until 1924 when he moved to Wellington. He died in Lower Hutt.
★ Boyd, Thomas Sherrad, Trooper 29212, Leeston
★ Boyer, Charles William, Corporal 16/1374, Tonga
...☆ also WWII 812420
★ Boyle, John, Driver 43542, Hastings
★ Brady, William Joseph, Corporal 47848, Wellington
★ Brant, Charles Allen, Private 61512, Hunterville
★ Breeze, Sydney, Private 8/2853, England & Invercargill
★ Brewer, Henry Stephen, Lance Corporal 71435, Spreydon
★ Brook, Robert Selwyn, Private 53463, Wellington
★ Broom, George Edward, Rifleman 39015, Christchurch
★ Brough, Edwin James, Gunner 2/2588, Wellington
★ Brown, Basil Byron, Gunner 71905, Wellington
...☆ also WWII 466266. Basil (1897-1980) was a son of Brigadier General 15/14, Charles Henry Jeffries Brown DSO (1872-1917) who led the brigade during the Battle of Messines, for which he was mentioned in despatches for a third time. On 13 Sep 1915 he writes a letter to .. "My Dear Basil". While visiting the Le Moulin de l'Hospice on 8 June 1917, Charles was killed instantly by a shrapnel bullet during an artillery barrage as he stood talking with Major General Andrew Russell, the commander of the NZ Division. Basil's middle name being Byron, there would obviously be a connection to Byron Paul Brown (1866-1927), Otaki businessman, community leader, broadcaster, entrepreneur, philanthropist
★ Brown, James Leslie, Private 78225, Timaru
★ Brown, Wilfred Gordon, Lance Corporal 48901, Christchurch
★ Bruce, Herbert Roy, Private 45975, New Plymouth
★ Brunton, George Lang, Private 42276, Auckland
...☆ also WWII 613825
★ Bryers, Frederick Tautari, Private 76969, Hokianga
★ Buckley, Cyril James, Gunner 78636, Lyttelton
★ Bullot, Ernest Wilfred Lees, Sergeant 42277, New Plymouth
...☆ Ernest (1892-1961) was born in Thames, a son of Ernest Parker Bullot (1867-1923) & Clara Elizabeth Bateman (1870-1899). His NOK was 1st listed as his sister Margaret Lloyd Bullot. This was later changed to his uncle Eugene Isadore Bullot of Moturoa. He died 17 Oct 1961 in Hawera. His NOK was listed as Mr P. J Hayter of 27 Fentan St
★ Burton, Harry, Private 70235, Auckland
★ Busbridge, Peter, Private 8/1037, Dunedin & Gore
...☆ Peter (1892-1956), son of Peter Busbridge & Mary Welch, married Alice Bamber in June 1914, had a daughter, Eileen Mary Busbridge in Aug, arrested in Wellington in September and charged with failure to provide for his wife & child. They divorced in 1927, Alice alleging desertion. She remarried the following year to William Francis Atkinson. Peter is buried in Karori
★ Butler, Arthur Tutan, Rifleman 23135, Gisborne
★ Butler, Leslie Waltham, Private 3/2878, Wellington
★ Butterworth, William Arthur, Rifleman 42625, Ashburton

.. C ..
★ Cain, William Caesar, Private 81721, Auckland
★ Cameron, Duncan, Sergeant 11/280, Scotland & Wellington
★ Camp, George William, 76110, Port Chalmers
★ Campbell, Claude Arthur, Private 52064, Marlborough
★ Campbell, William John, Private 76407, Auckland
★ Cann, William, Sapper 75733, Wanganui
★ Carlyon, Albert, Private 24563, Wellington
★ Cassidy, Perry, Private 19453, Wairoa
★ Cater, Edward Ernest, Rifleman 48909, Christchurch
★ Chappell, Charles Edward Gibson, Private 33300, NSW & Wanganui
...☆ Born Camden, NSW to Joseph Chappell & Mary Jane Gibson. Charles (1882-1967), married Elizabeth Merry in 1921. Married Alice Maude Wright in 1936. Lived at Mangaohutu, Wanganui River. His brother, Everett Allan Chappell, Private 49800, died aged 34 at Trentham Military Hospital of toxic paralysis & coma, 26 May 1917
★ Chappell, Frederick Fielder, Private 75143, Tauranga
★ Christie, John Wright, Private 12/2663, Whangarei
★ Christmas, Arthur Walter, Corporal 56247, Auckland
★ Christopher, Reginald Francis, Private 76343, Auckland
★ Clark, Alfred, Captain 3/1538, Auckland
★ Clark, Laurence Wyatt, Corporal 28934, Christchurch
★ Clark, Owen Ralph Dalton, Sergeant 12/2910, Auckland
★ Clark, Philip Henry, Private 2/2977, Hamilton
...☆ Driver with #4 Howitzer Battery
★ Clear, George, Corporal 6/1813, Waimate
★ Cleary, Charles, 71480, Gisborne
...☆ aka Charles Tamanui Colville Cleary
★ Clephane, McLean Thomas, Lance Corporal 56161, Auckland
★ Clifton, Geoffrey Cuthbert, Sergeant 25986, Auckland
★ Coakley, Daniel Francis, Sergeant 36772, Thames
★ Codlin, William Robert, Private 76417, Auckland
...☆ also WWII 1/18/2042
★ Collins, Albert John, Private 45253, Otago
★ Collins, John Patrick, Private 6/3278, Dunedin
★ Coleman, Francis Gerard, 2nd Lieutenant 26/1112, Wellington
★ Colbeck, Wilfred Seymour, Captain 23/2128, Auckland
★ Cook, Thomas Graham, Gunner 79023, Paekakariki
★ Cooksley, Herbert Daniel, Private 76329, Pahiatua
★ Coppins, Charles, Trooper 7/182, Motueka
★ Corry, Wilfred Alfred (MM), Corporal 3/2133, Wellington
✯ Coulson, Job, Private 70448, Grey Lynn
✯ Coulson, Robert, Private 70449, Grey Lynn
...☆ Robert (1877-1931) & Job (1883-1950) were sons of Robert & Ann Coulson. They enlisted at the same time
★ Courtney, Matthew Griffith, Private 67616, Auckland
★ Cousins , John Joseph, Lance Corporal 33840, Auckland
★ Coutts, Archibald Beaton, Private 79128, Wellington
★ Cowan, David Archibald, Private 3/3555, Greymouth
★ Cox, Thomas, Sergeant 1/341, Wellington
★ Craig, Alexander George Muir, Sergeant 3/2177, Taranaki
★ Craighead , Huia Bruce, Corporal 69334, Wellington
★ Craze, Sydney Francis, Sergeant 46557, Christchurch
★ Credin, Joseph, Private 62441, Auckland
★ Crocker, Edward Robert, Corporal 14950, Lyttelton
★ Crombie, John Lyon, Gunner 35247, Southland
★ Cumberworth, Frederick Herbert, Corporal 34569, Mahoe
★ Curgenven, William Leslie, Private 10789, Auckland
Curtis, Alfred Robert, Private 79724, Westport
..☆ born 8 April 1891 to Henry John Curtis & Elizabeth Hannah Bissett, nee Jones. He married Jessie Jane Voyce (1892-1975) in 1912 and had a son, Edward James Curtis 1912-1912, who lived for 30 hours. Alfred was sentenced to 2 years hard labour & 5 years reformative treatment in Auckland in Feb 1914 for a string of offences in the North Island. He & Jessie were divorced in May 1914. He escaped from prison camp at Kaingaroa (Rotorua) in March 1915, recaptured 3 days later and sentenced to a further 2 years. He embarked for war in 1918 on the 'Ulimaroa'. A year later Alfred was on the passenger list of soldiers expected to return on the Ayrshire, but he was too ill to leave. A hospital and progress report on the 7th stated that Alfred was 'dangerously ill'. He died of TB on 9 Oct 1919 in UK aged 28. He is buried Torquay Cemetery Devon. Jessie Jane remarried 8 months later to William Robertson

.. D ..
★ Dalrymple, John, Rifleman 23/2180, Masterton
...☆ also WWII 2/26/23 & 1140774
★ Dalziell, Leonard Douglas, Sergeant 58450, Wanganui
★ Darrington, Arthur Wilfred, Trooper 31070, Waitomo
★ Daue , Louis Atkinson, Gunner 69930, Miramar
★ Dee, Kenneth Albert, Private 78773, Nelson
★ De Senna, Francis Frederick, Sergeant 38359, Auckland
★ Devine, William, Private 81520, Hamilton
★ Dewhirst, Joseph Alma, Private 72550, Petone
★ Dickey, Vivian Harcourt, Corporal 52783, Wanganui
...☆ also WWII 804955
★ Dickson, John, Private 3/1011, Ireland & Wellington
★ Dodwell, Philip Rex, Corporal 30188, Waipukurau
★ Doherty, Francis, Private 37991, Wellington
★ Donnelly, John, Private 78452, Te Kini
★ Dow, Andrew James, Corporal 8/3151, Auckland
★ Downs, Norman Horace, Private 3/3992, Toko
★ Doyle, James Henry, Corporal 68108, Manawatu
★ Drummond, Peter Carmichael, Sergeant 53556, Dunedin
★ Drury, John Noble, Private 69472, New Plymouth
★ Duck, John, Gunner 50542, Hamilton
★ Duffy, Sydney, Private 81117, Waitotara
★ Dumbleton, Victor Lyal, Corporal 56915, Otamita
★ Duncan, Albert Edward, Private 23285, Hokitika
★ Dunn, John, Corporal 65208, Dunedin

.. E ..
★ East, John, Private 82357, Hillgrove
★ Eaves, Harold, Private 76007, Auckland
★ Edgecombe, Thomas Henry, Private 3/3835, Patea
★ Elgar, Reginald Davenport, Corporal 12564, England
★ Elliott, Charles Clarke, Gunner 2/1153, Auckland
★ Ellis, Arthur Eric Mellor, Private 74620, Dunedin
★ Emia, William, Sergeant 16/1254, Whangarei
★ English, Robert, Private 59344, Wellington
★ English, William Henry, Sergeant 35696, Wellington
★ Esson, Alymer Firth, Sergeant 25689, Picton
★ Evans, Edwin Walter, Sergeant 27256, Christchurch
★ Everett, William Cornelius, Gunner 79821, Christchurch
★ Eversfield, Thomas Charles, Private 79447, England & Opunake
...Thomas married Isabel Prosser 1 Dec 1917, 7 months before embarking

.. F ..
★ Farmer, John, Private 71653, Auckland
★ Farrelly, Matthew George Edmond, Private 73090, Khandallah
★ Ferguson, James Telfer, Corporal 26/1204, Johnsonville
★ Ferguson, Neil Robert, Rifleman 45768, Invercargill
★ Ferris, Jack Sydney, Corporal 16/876, Gisborne
★ Finch, Oliver Alfred, Private 60923, Timaru
★ Finn, Albert, Lance Corporal 77430, Papakura
★ Finnerty, George Lawrence, Trooper 9/2067, Dunedin
★ Fletcher, Donald John, Private 8/3897, Port Chalmers
★ Flood, Robert Henry, Private 12/3639, Wellington
★ Flower, William, Lance Corporal 75629, Friendly Island
★ Fly, Norman William, Private 47825, Masterton
★ Flynn, John Walter, Sergeant 23819, New Plymouth
★ Flynn, William Patrick, Private 80762, Lower Hutt
★ Forrester, John, Sergeant 3/1018, Invercargill
★ Foster, Harold Stanley, Private 51563, Paraoanui
★ Fowler, Arthur, Lance Corporal 39792, Tauranga
★ Fowler, George Harold, Private 73041, Blenheim
★ Francis, Archibald Gordon, Private 73245, Auckland
★ Fraser, Edward, Private 69843, Hastings
★ Frick, Alexander, Private 6/1087, Dunsandel & Auckland
★ Fuller, Rowland Stanley, Private 75569, London & Wellington
★ Furness, William Thomas, Private 16691, Wellington
★ Fyfe, William Clark, Private 3/3565, Dunedin

.. G ..
★ Gallagher, Joseph George, Private 78134, Auckland
★ Gard, Vernon Claud, Sergeant 13174, Wellington
★ Gardiner, George Francis Friend, Trooper 11/1433, Wimbledon & Taranaki
★ Garlick, Englebert Arden, Private 79323, Feilding
★ Garvey, Michael Rodger, Private 79262, Kihi Kihi
★ Gee, Thomas Alfred, Gunner 13/1031, England & Taneatua
★ Gemmell, Herbert George, Private 65377, Onehunga
★ George, Arthur John, Lieutenant 25406 , Wadestown
★ Gilbert, Duncan McAllister, Private 6/233, Nelson
★ Gill, Walter William Henry, Private 76811, Onehunga
★ Gills, John, Corporal 6/873, Westport
★ Gladding, Walter Hayter, Private 70267, Auckland
★ Godfrey , Francis Reuben, Private 61135, Dunedin
★ Godfrey, Hugh Halcombe, Lieutenant 41208, Eketahuna
★ Golding, Arthur, Sergeant 59201, Taradale
★ Goodrick, Oscar Lorton, Trooper 43122, Taihape
★ Goodsir, George Augustus, Sergeant 45689, Invercargill
★ Goonan, John Richard, Private 79654, Auckland
...☆ also WWII 492646
★ Gorrie, Donald, Rifleman 28463, Manaia
★ Goss, William John, Private 81415, Gisborne
★ Graham, George, Corporal 19468, Opawa
★ Grant, James Arthur Charles, Lance Corporal 69216, Wellington
★ Grant, Sydney George, Corporal 16296, Wairarapa
★ Gray, Reginald, Quartermaster 23/1398, Hawkes Bay
★ Green, Joseph, Gunner 2/2628, Foxton
★ Green, Wilmot Cornelius, Sergeant 28467, Rata
★ Gregg, Cecil Wentworth, Trooper 17496, Raetihi
★ Greig, Percival Gordon, Gunner 58045, Taranaki
...☆ also WWII 2/18/775
★ Griffin, Ernest, Trooper 43120, Karori
★ Gudgeon, Melville Quantrille, Corporal 64058, Invercargill
★ Gunn, Cecil Dayle, Sergeant 3/2166, Lower Hutt

.. H ..
★ Habgood, Herbert John, Private 44369, St Albans
★ Halcrow, Arthur, Corporal 18994, Invercargill
★ Hall, Ernest, Private 59901, Petone
★ Hall, James, Private 73308, Auckland
★ Hall, William Henry, Sergeant 31046, Takapuna
★ Halley, Gilbert Cecil, Rifleman 27882, Island Bay
★ Halverson, Percival Harry, Private 75187, Auckland
★ Hanley, James, Lance Corporal 47627, Masterton
★ Hanna, Daniel James, Rifleman 27136, Riccarton
★ Hansen, Marcus Christian, Private 74744, Lower Hutt
...☆ also WWII 445183
★ Harford, Alfred Lawrence, Quartermaster Sergeant 45953, Wadestown
★ Hargreaves, Percy Cecil, Private 12/2725, England
...☆ Lost his right arm. Pension 32/-
★ Harkess, James Otho Walter, Bombardier 72063, Lyttelton
★ Harris, Eric Lloyd, Trooper 7/576, England & Banks Peninsula
★ Harris, George Albert, Private 8/222, Auckland
★ Harris, Peter Chambers, Gunner, 50833, Christchurch
★ Harrison, Edward Oliver, 2nd Lieutenant 7/1081, Christchurch
★ Hawken, William Henry, Rifleman 12390, Christchurch
★ Hawker, Leslie John, Private 79146, Wellington
...☆ also WWII 556199
★ Hawkins, Thomas, Private 62985, Waimate
★ Hayden, Clarence Wilfred, Private 38912, Feilding
★ Hayes, James, Private 30216, Auckland
★ Head, Harold Robert, Gunner 75622, Petone
★ Heale, Albert Henry, Private 78331, Auckland
★ Hegh, Charles Jacob, Private 12/3353, Auckland
★ Henderson, Angus, Sergeant 68496, Dunedin
★ Hendriksen, George, Private 30220, Levin
★ Herdman, Hector Alexander, Private 56978, New Plymouth
...☆ also WWII 609618 & 619618
★ Heslip, Frank, Private 74521, Christchurch
★ Hewett, Charles Henry, Trooper 16402, Feilding
★ Hicks, Thomas Arthur, Private 81777, Christchurch
★ Hiley, Thomas Michael Percy, Sergeant 23/2001, Kumara
★ Hislop, Kenneth Robert, Private 63874, Eketahuna
★ Hoare, William Herbert, Sapper 74788, Wellington
★ Hobson, Hiram Watson, Sergeant 60120, Auckland
★ Horan, Edward Andrew, Captain 18215, Invercargill
★ Hornibrook, Francis Norcott, Lance Corporal 55883, Wellington
...☆ also WWII 824156
★ Houston, Ivon, Private 74945, Otaki
★ Hunt, Albert Ernest, Corporal 2/2648, North Canterbury
★ Hursthouse, Thomas Jackson, Captain 15/116, Kelburn

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★ Innis, Henry 'Harry', Private 74273, Thames

.. J ..
★ Jacobsen, Alfred Stanley, Private 3/3783, Dannevirke & Feilding
★ Jacobsen, Victor Emmanuel, Sergeant Major 58030, Petone
...☆ also WWII 14703
★ James, Charles, Private 69954, Greymouth & Wellington
★ Jamieson, John Newey, Private 18808, Hataitai
★ Jamieson, Gordon Govan, Private 70054, Auckland
...☆ died 13 Jan 1932 aged 34
★ Jenkins, Andrew, Private 46722, Arrowtown
★ Jenkins, Cyril Vivian, Private 75243, Kaipara
...☆ also WWII 408460
★ Jenkins, Thomas Oliver Llewelyn, Private 3/262, Kaipara
...☆ left 1914 & 1918 with the Medical Corps
★ Jervis, Arthur, Corporal 69597, Palmerston North
★ Johnsen, Clement Steppings, Rifleman 54516, Palmerston North & Otaki
★ Johnston, John Wallace, Rifleman 25/986, Scotland
★ Johnstone, John Richard, Private 71621, Auckland
★ Jones, Arthur Thomas, Corporal 4/907, Lyall Bay
★ Jones, Charles Clarence, Private 15550, Ohakune
..☆ left 1916 with the 15th & 1918 with the 41st
★ Jones, Peter William, Private 61300, Milton
★ Johns, William Robert, Captain 50130, Waitara
★ Jolly, Francis Leslie Gordon, Lieutenant 6/1889, Wellington
★ Jose, Charles, Private 54368, Invercargill
...☆ also WWII 804660 & 2/26/327

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★ Kane, Laurence, Rifleman 26/311, Taradale
★ Kay, Bernard Thomas, Corporal 2/2655, Karori
★ Keebler, Robert, Lance Corporal 44291, Gisborne & Queensland
★ Kelleher, Edward Patrick, Sergeant 62075, Stratford
★ Kelly, Edwin, Corporal 12/3065 (DCM), Hamilton & Auckland
★ Kelly, Robert Francis, Private 13633, Auckland
★ Kelly, Robert James, Corporal 65989, Auckland
★ Kennedy, Thomas William, Corporal 8/4157, Otautau
★ Kerr, Alexander Charles, Rifleman 15379, Australia & Auckland
★ Keven, Leonard Victor, Private 52224, Waihi
★ Kilby, George Henry, Trooper 35841, England & Hamilton
★ Kimble, Wilfred James,Rifleman 24/1245, Invercargill
★ King, William Allan, Trooper 36114, Wanganui
...☆ also WWII 817185
★ Kingston, Leonard Henry, Sergeant 43617, Auckland & Wellington
...☆ left July 1917 & Dec 1918, also WWII 802351
★ Knezovich, Mate, Private 70074, Dalmatia & Hokianga
...☆ father Ilija Knezovich from Nupa, Rascane, Dalmatia
★ Knox, Harry, Private 41578, Turakina
...☆ also WWII 294998
★ Kouka, Wiremu, Corporal 16/15, Gisborne

.. L ..
★ Laffoley, Philip D'Auvergne, Corporal 45527, Auckland
...☆ Philip (1896-1968) was born St Peter, Jersey to Philip d'Aucergne Laffoley & Ada Steen who emigrated into Auckland 1 July 1908. He married Louis Olive Folwer in Auckland 1920. His brother, Arthur Philip Laffoley served as Lance Corporal 45526
★ Lamb, Alexander Ewen, Private 28163, Stratford
★ Laurie, Charles Champion, Private 54897, Auckland
★ Lawrence, Geoffrey Thornton, Sapper 25078, Stratford
★ Lawson, James, Private 42127, Whakatane
★ Lawson, William Brew, Gunner 79667, Auckland
★ Lee, Archibald Wyndall, Sergeant 33208, Auckland
...☆ Archibald (1895-1962) married Lily Evans 20 Oct 1924 at Balmoral Edendale, Auckland Parish
★ Lees, Harold, Private 3/3382, Auckland
★ Lees, Joseph, Corporal 24/823, England
★ Lewis, Arthur Phillip, Quartermaster 4/1, Ashburton
★ Lewis, Edward William, Lance Corporal 29424, Auckland
★ Lewis, John, Private 75308, Eketahuna
★ Leydon, Desmond, Private 58443, Hawera
...☆ also WWII 2/14/1107
★ Liddiment, Frederick, Driver 2/1285, London & Pukekohe
★ Liddington, Thomas George, Private 3/3787, Te Kiri
★ Lines, Kenneth Vernon, Private 82464, Nelson
★ Linton, Walter, Lance Corporal 7/1864, Scotland & Canterbury
★ Little, Edwin Frederick, Private 81182, Foxton
★ Little, William Stroudley, Corporal 52232, Auckland
...☆ also WWII 2/22/56
★ Loftus, Frank, Sergeant 3/172, Wellington
★ Lonergan, John William, Corporal 57945, Onehunga
★ Longmore, Leith Anderson, Corporal 13/3046, Onewhero
★ Logan, Alexander, Private 22342, Dunedin
...☆ also South African War 8th Mounted Rifles
★ Looney, Hubert, Corporal 63896, Opunake
★ Loughrin, Samuel, Private 79679, Pukekohe
★ Lovatt, Robert Henry, Private 81795, Whangarei
★ Lukey, Walter Mason, Rifleman 48833, Waikari

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★ Macdonald, Edgar James, Gunner 78797, Dunedin
★ Macdonald, James Hendry, Lance Corporal 67761, Wellington
★ Mackie, Arthur, Corporal 41157, Mosgiel
★ Mackie, James Ogilvie, Trooper 11/317, England & Dunedin
...☆ James was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1891. He was a psychiatric nurse in Maharahara before enlistment in 1914. He served in Gallipoli, Sinai & Palestine. He was hospitalised in Malta with disease and wounds. He married Jessie Helen Doris Nielsen in 1920, 12 months after his return. He died of Diptheria 20 Dec 1938, in Dunedin, aged 47.
Evening Star, 30 Dec 1938 MACKIE - On December 30th 1938, at Dunedin, 11/317, Trooper James Ogilive Mackie, Wellington Mounted Rifles, N.Z.E.F., beloved husband of Jessie Doris Mackie, 11 Elm Row and only son of the late Louise and James mackie (M.D., K.C.M.F.), Aleandria, Egypt; aged 48 years. R.I.P.
★ Mackintosh, Frederick John, Sergeant Major 11/1186a, Oamaru
★ MacVicar, George Henry, Private 75200, Te Papapa
★ Madigan, Richard John Gordon, Sergeant 79571, Napier
★ Mahalm, John, Private 73333, Christchurch
★ Maker, Thomas, Corporal 8/3000, Mosgiel
★ Makin, Frank, Private 79541, Karori
★ Malcolm, Thomas Wilson, Private 69258, Scotland & Petone
★ Malden, Henry Fletcher, Corporal 24909, Wellington
★ Malloch, Archibald, Corporal 6/3776, Christchurch
★ Mander, John Hirons, 41443, Lieutenant, New Plymouth
★ Mansell, Frederick Willilam, Corporal 24464, Christchurch
★ Mardon, Alford Gordon Leonard, Sergeant Major 24386, Rangiora
...☆ also WWII 63141
★ Marwick, William, Sapper 68261, Auckland
★ Marris, John Richard, Trooper 9/2263, Nelson
★ Marshall, Frank, Sergeant 3/902, Wellington
★ Marshall, Robert, Corporal 22264, Pukerau
★ Martin, George Alexander, Private 75325, Auckland
★ Martin, James Stewart, Corporal 49097, Auckland
...☆ also WWII 1/18/668
★ Martin, Norman McLeod, Sergeant 64093, Palmerston North
★ Mason, James, Private 78707, Christchurch
★ Mason, Richard, Private 81803, Auckland
★ Mayer, Richard, Lance Corporal 65723, Hastings
★ Melgren, Roland Frederick (MM) Sergeant 11069, Auckland
★ Meredith, William Arthur, Private 16917, Auckland
★ Merrick, Ernest Raymond, Private 71240, Christchurch
★ Merrick, Henry, Corporal 8/3705, Auckland
★ Mexted, Harold Stephen, Sergeant 69441, Pahiatua
★ Miller, George Allan, Private 39412, Invercargill
★ Miller, Neil, Private 8/3708, Scotland & Otago
★ Mirfin, Melville, Sergeant 3/58, West Coast & Palmerston North
★ Moir, George Morrison, Private 74676, Dunedin
...☆ open his biographical link here
★ Moir, Thomas, Sergeant 11/341, Wellington
★ Molloy, William Charles, Private 73267, Waiuku
★ Monteith, Thomas Edwin, Sergeant 57117, Hastings
★ Collins-Morgan, George Frederick, Corporal 25148, Napier
★ Morgan, Power Goulburn, Gunner 17311, Auckland
★ Morman, George Percival, Gunner 58469, Auckland
★ Morrison, David, Sergeant 55992, Wellington
★ Morrison, Matthew, Private 71575, Napier
★ Morton, Edward, 11990, Lieutenant, Auckland
★ Moss, Bernard Hilton, Lance Corporal 70322, Auckland
★ Mounsell, Raumanga, Private 16/1529, Whananaki
★ Mudford, James Ernest, Corporal 13/2066, Waikato
★ Murray, Alexander Kinninmont, Corproal 72825, Raurimu
...☆ also WWII 503045
★ McCall, John Albert, Gunner 65223, Dunedin
...☆ also WWII 807402
★ McCarthny, Clarence Victor, Corporal 24/1432, Waihi
...☆ also WWII 515237
★ McCarthy, Esmond William, Corporal 59674, Wanganui
★ McCleery, William George, Trooper 13/2052, Dublin & Northland
★ McCullough, John, Private 76470, Auckland
★ McDermott, Walter Gordon, Rifleman, 26/498, Palmerston North
...☆ also WWII 1/31a/48
★ McDonald, Colin Campbell, Corporal 74980, Marton
★ McDonald, Donald James, Corporal 13672, Scotland
★ McDougall, Donald William, Private 7/764, Maylands
...☆ also WWII 822141
★ McDougall, George McLachlan, Gunner 35297, Petone
★ McEachran, Charles James, Sergeant 71069, Invercargill
★ McEwen, James, Private 81333, Dunedin
★ McFadyen, Alfred, Lance Corporal 8/3684, Georgetown
★ McFaul, Daniel, Lance Corporal 75964, Timaru
★ McFetridge, John, Trooper 62115, Taranaki
★ McGregor, Robert, Sergeant 3/607, Dunedin
★ McGuire, James, Private 81556, Auckland
★ McHugh, James, Private 28764, Auckland
★ McIntyre, Alexander, Private 36657, Pukerau
★ McIver, Lewis Donald, Lance Corporal 69352, Gisborne
★ McIvor, John, Private 64326, Auckland
★ McKane, Wesley, Private 69513, Manaia
★ McKeefry, j e a 68164, Rotorua
★ McKeefry, John Henry Aloysius, 39720, Lieutenant, Rotorua
★ McKenzie, John Alexander, Private 72307, Gore
★ McKenzie, Kenneth, Private 68835, Nelson
★ McKivett, Daniel, Corporal 23768, Wellington
...☆ also WWII 806784
★ McLachlan, Robert, Private 37149, Dunedin
★ McLaughlin, Robert, Corporal 73159, Wellington
★ McLeod, Kenneth, Private 71698, Auckland
★ McLisky, Claude Francis, Gunner 50158, Rotorua
...☆ also WWII 520226
★ McMahon, Frank, Private 8/1303, Melbourne & Otira
★ McMaster, Angus, Corporal 80959, Wellington
★ McMillan, Charles, Private 3/4227, Cambridge
★ McMullen, Herbert, Private 79910, Bay of Islands
McNicholl, George Albert, Private 15013, Christchurch
...☆ George was 1 of 11 children of Andrew McNicholl & Agnes 'Aggie' Findlay of 256 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central. He was lost overboard and drowned on 22 Aug 1919 aged 23, in mid-Atlantic just before reaching Colón, Panama.
Star, 27 Sep 1919 McNicholl - In loving memory of our son George Albert McNicholl aged twenty-three. Returning by ship Ayrshire, lost at sea. So loved, so mourned. Thy will be done

.. N ..
★ Neal, William, Private 78175, Auckland
...☆ also WWII 801163
★ Neilsen, Harry Alfred, Private 81089, Mauriceville
★ Nelson, Charles, Private 76996, Pukekohe
★ Nichols, William Whitford, Corporal 3/2232, Christchurch
★ Noble, George Leo, Private 10/860, Ireland & Warea
★ Noon, Joseph, Trooper 12538, Auckland
★ Norman, Burford Alfred, Trooper 74919, New Plymouth
★ Norris, Noel Hensleigh, Gunner 79867, Waikato
★ Nutting, Leslie James, Lieutenant 29698, Dunedin

.. O ..
★ O'Connor, James Arthur, Sergeant 24827, Wellington
★ O'Donnell, Michael John, 75843, New Plymouth
...☆ also WWII 569483
★ O'Grady, Patrick Timothy, Private 77374, Palmerston North
★ O'Neill, Richard Charles, Rifleman 54579, Woodville
★ O'Neill, William, Trooper 11/354, Ireland & Hastings
★ Obuglien, Francis Joseph, Private 75344, Auckland
★ Ogilvy, Lionel Victor, Corporal 24045, Hokianga
★ Oldershaw, Francis Charles, Lance Corporal 71368, Pahiatua
★ Olds, Charles Henry, Chaplain Class IV (Captain) 81891, Christchurch
★ Orr, John Forbes, Gunner 71350, Johnsonville
★ Owen, Ernest Evan, Corporal 48965, Wanganui
★ Owers, William, Trooper 24921, Timaru

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★ Paddon, Samuel Willis, Private 72299, Southland
★ Page, Thomas William, Private 3/3657, Northland
★ Palmer, Charles William, Private 3/2891, Feilding
...☆ also WWII 2/8b/51
★ Pankhurst, Ernest Arnold, Sergeant 44559, Riverton
★ Parsons, Charles William, Private 90969, Wellington
★ Parsons, Frederick Evans, Private 78652, Riccarton
★ Partridge, Albert William, Private 41160, Featherston
★ Partridge, Osborne David, Private 62193, Hawera
★ Paterson, Neil, 24/1458, Rifleman, Hawera
★ Paton, Gordon Parrant, Private 60321, Wellingotn
★ Patterson, Samuel, Corporal 74047, Bay of Plenty
★ Payne, Percy Thomas, Private 81587, Waihi
★ Payton, John Bede, Private 73447, Christchurch
★ Pencock, Robert Graham, Sergeant 67633, Wellington
★ Pegg, Henry Arnold, (MM) Sergeant 11/1361, Wellington
★ Penfold, Edgar Wilmot, Private 14673, Mahoe
★ Penk, Harold Cuthbert, Rifleman 37036, Rotorua
★ Pepper, Leonard, Gunner 12824, Takapai
★ Perry, William Norman, Corporal 68219, New Plymouth
★ Phillips, Cecil Wilkin, Private 70061, Warkworth
★ Phillips, Eric, Private 34138, Havelock North
...☆ also WWII 497177
★ Philpot, Owen Jackson, Private 70120, Auckland
★ Pinkney, Leonard, Driver 26/1157, Masterton
★ Plumley, Albert, 2nd-Lieutenant 14036, Porirua
★ Pointon, Cecil Vivian, Sapper 79157, Petone
...☆ also WWII 803167
★ Pollock, Thomas Edward, Trooper 54153, Mataura
★ Porteous, Edward, Private 70724, Christchurch
★ Porter, Joseph Cyril, Private 28289, Auckland
★ Potton, Frederick Selwyn, Sergeant 71469, Nelson
★ Poutawera, Leonard Rahiri, Sergeant 60610, Wellington
...☆ also WWII 2/5c/601
★ Prescott, Arthur Joseph, 2nd Lieutenant 2/2900, Auckland
★ Preston, William Henry, Sapper 57855, Invercargill
★ Print, Albert Gordon, Sergeant 44864, Bunnythorpe
★ Print, William Richard, Corporal 8/4207, Ohura
★ Proctor, Francis Joseph, Lance Corporal 57141, Wellington
★ Prout, Norman Percy, Driver 50953, Waverley
★ Pulman, James Alexander, Sergeant 13610, Auckland
★ Punch, Frederick Walter, Private 75204, Auckland
★ Purdie, Hugh Montgomery, Private 74222, Auckland

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★ Radcliffe, Basil, Sapper 4/1652, Lyttelton
★ Rafter, Thomas Albert, Gunner 74768, Christchurch
★ Rainsay, Charles Stuart, Corporal 26911, Papakura
★ Ramsay, Robert Campbell, (MM) Lance Corporal 60314, Papakura
★ Ramsay, Sydney Percy Claude, Private 65908, Auckland
★ Ramsey, John Ere, Sergeant 38592, Hamilton
★ Ramsey, William Edward (MM) Lance Corporal 12474, Papakura
★ Read, Frederick John, Sapper 26453, Wanganui
...☆ also WWII 2/18/957
★ Reardon, Richard, Private 80380, Kaikoura
★ Reay, George, Corporal 11/2368, Taumarunui
★ Reidy, David, Lance Corporal 4/1987, Christchurch
★ Reilly, William Charles, Private 61389, Dunedin
★ Renkin, Robert, Lieutenant 49963, Wellington
★ Rhodes, Thomas, Private 72866, Gore
★ Rice, Edward, Corporal 6/3442, Te Aroha
★ Rice, Wilfred Victor, Rifleman 4/36, Wellington
★ Richardson, Charles Stuart, 13/948, Ireland
★ Riddle, Reginald Walter Hugh, Private 3/3581, Foxton
...☆ also WWII 473611
★ Ries, Andreas Madsen, Trooper 69662, Dannevirke
...☆ also WWII 1/20/370, 513915 & 513912
★ Riggs, Reginald Walter, Lance Corporal 28539, Palmerston North
★ Robbie, Percy James, Lance Corporal 5/142, Palmerston North
★ Roberts, William Henry, Sergeant 44952, Wellington
★ Robertson, Herbert Mortimer, Private 8/4484, Carterton
...☆ also in WWII 2/26/1069
★ Robertshaw, Allan Keith, 18584, Captain, Auckland
★ Robinson, Albert, Private 28798, Wellington
★ Robinson, Albert Victor, Sergeant 53071, Palmerston North
★ Robinson, Parker Jackson, Private 70415, Auckland
★ Rogers, Percival, 2nd Lieutenant 8/1150, Dunedin
★ Ropata, Hemi, Lance Sergeant, 45017, Christchurch
...☆ also WWII 821070 & 5/10/573
★ Rose, George Elliott, Lance Corporal 13/2076, England & Hamilton
★ Ross, Charles Bradlaugh, Private 69974, Hokitika
★ Ross, William, 11/1055, Sergeant, Newmarket
★ Ross, William, Private 44420, Whangamomona
★ Ross, Wallis Glenny, Corporal 59726, Palmerston North
★ Rowsell, Robert Bishop, Rifleman 26/1684, Tauranga
★ Rushbrook, Walter Henry, Private 3/2185, Auckland
★ Russell, William Pilbeam, Private 60209, Auckland
★ Ryan, George Edward, Sapper 23731, Ponsonby
★ Ryan, John Richard, Private 72955, Westport

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★ Sandle, Henry John, Private 3/2705, Westland
★ Sankey, Arthur William, Lance Corporal 70128, Auckland
★ Sarjeant, Eric Keith, Rifleman 56866, Wanganui
★ Savory, Alfred Ernest, Sergeant 26693, Auckland
★ Schioler, Aage Christian, Lance Corporal 4/2133, Woodville & Stratford
★ Schrader, Bernard Christian Therien, Private 60211, Kingsland
★ Scott, Gordon Willis, Gunner 12839, Dunedin
★ Scott, Percival George, 2nd Lieutenant 7/929, Timaru
★ Secord, Leonard, Private 69885, Shannon
...☆ also WWII 66320
★ Senior, William Alexander, Corporal 12268, Westport
★ Shakeshaft, Clement Eustace, Lance Corporal 34532, Wellington
...☆ also WWII 474824 & 76838
★ Shardlow , Benjamin John, Rifleman 23/1261, Wanganui
★ Shearer, William, Private 81877, Auckland
★ Sheriff, John, Trooper 11/2375, Stratford
★ Shewring, a g Corporal 78255, London
★ Shires, Francis William, Private 78255, Geraldine
★ Sievers, James, Lance Corporal 76262, Wellington
★ Siggelkow, George Arthur, Private 75933, Nelson
★ Silva, George Anthony, Private 72121, Dunedin
...☆ also WWII 3/18/100
★ Simpson, David Milne, Gunner 56194, Wellington
★ Simpson, Henry Washington, Gunner 12843, Nelson
★ Simpson, George Alexander, Private 76988, Wairoa
★ Simson, Harold Ian, Sergeant 53851, Te Aroha
★ Singleton, John St Aubin, Corporal 76533, Waikato
★ Skinner, Frederick George, Lance Corporal 76284, Lower Hutt
★ Slater, Thomas Gray, Private 70630, Hunterville
★ Smith, Alfred Charles, Private 33260, Waitara
★ Smith, Albert Leonard, Private 79778, Christchurch
★ Smith, Edwin France, Private 76265, Wellington
★ Smith, John, Private 3/2236, Blenhein
★ Smith, James Richard, Corporal 2/751, Frasertown & Palmerston North
★ Smith, Louis Archibald, Private 79093, Onehunga
★ Snellex, 'Ned' 'Bob', 10/3743, Rangiora
...☆ This was Edward Hunt Snellex (1897-1968). In his 1st service for NZ, Jan 1916, his Next Of Kin was N. Snellex (brother), Kalim, Poong, Bengal. In his 2nd service for NZ, Oct 1917 his Next Of Kin was A. Hunnibell (friend), High St, Rangiora
★ Snodgrass, Wallace Frankham, Gunner 78780, Nelson
...☆ also WWII 11761
★ Souness, John Colin, Private 74709, Palmerston South
...☆ also WWII 2/18/113
★ Spearman, Purvis Cowell, Corporal 28373, Trentham & Wellington
★ Spiller, Oswald, Private 64278, Auckland
★ Stallard, Charles Henry Douglas, Private 79872, Raetihi
★ Stanley, Francis George, Corporal 26/1078, Auckland
★ Cotton-Stapleton, Charles, Private 3/4218, Hastings
...☆ Charles (1897-1972) also WWII 36554. His brother, George Cotton-Stapleton 4/213A (1889-1983) served in the Air Force
★ Stedman, Horace Court, Sergeant 11/927, England & Lower Hutt
★ Stern, William Carl, Private 74966, Shannon
★ Stevenson, George Joseph, Sergeant 25959, Palmerston North
★ Still, Reginald Ethelbert, Private 16589, New Plymouth & Wellington
★ Stokes, John Edward, Gunner 2/1570, Dunedin
★ Stout, Thomas Duncan MacGregor, Major 3/3/ (DSO), Wellington
★ Strickett, Arthur Aldred, Gunner 58085, Kaipara
...☆ also WWII. His other service numbers: 15020, 1/22/377 & 413321
★ Stuart, Arthur John, Corporal 33955, Auckland
★ Stubbington, James Herbert, Trooper 7/1528, Nelson
★ Sullivan, Nicholas John, Private 75306, Timaru
★ Sutherland, Clarence Donald, Private 51545, Wellington
★ Swales, Charles Hereward, Private 66045, Auckland
★ Swan, Victor, (MM) Sergeant 41661, Hawera & Kaupokonui
★ Swinton, Robert Alwin, Rifleman 22885, Wellington

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✯ Tait, James Donaldson, Corporal 3/942, Hawera
✯ Tait, William Leslie Stuart, Private 73971, Hawera
...☆ James (1889-1973) & William (1896-1972) were sons of Robert Tait & Mary Anne Donaldson
★ Taylor, Frederick Hope, Corporal 40692, Auckland
★ Teehon, William, Rifleman 25650, Napier
★ Te Waara, Hauwaho, Private 20049, Ruatoki, Whakatane
★ Thomas, Joseph James, Private 38770, Auckland
★ Thomas, Noel John, Gunner 74552, Nelson
★ Thomas, William Herbert, Private 81194, Feilding
★ Thompson, Johnnie, Private 20066, Kakahi
★ Thompson, Joseph, Rifleman 26/1050, Ashburton
...☆ also WWII 3/32/222
★ Thompson, William Henry, 2nd Lieutenant 53283, Arrowtown
★ Thompson, William James, Private 56680, Opotiki
★ Thornton, Stanley Garnet, Rifleman 13137, Napier
★ Tierney, Reginald Charles, Lance Corporal 46152, Onehunga
★ Timpson, Leslie Arthur, Corporal 6/2300, Ashburton
★ Tipping, Francis Joseph, Sergeant Major 27189, Bluff
★ Todd, James, Trooper 36138, Scotland & Hinuera
★ Tomlinson, George, Private 72197, Waitaki
★ Tourrell, Francis Thomas, Rifleman 53444, Dunedin
★ Trainer, James Joseph, 57318, 2nd Lieutenant, Wellington
★ Tregurtha, Douglas Charles, Corporal 76187, Westport
★ Treloar, Cecil, Lance Corporal 2/1901, Westport
★ Tremain, Victor Shackleton, Private 79166, Feilding
★ Trott, William Ernest, Sergeant 11/935, Wellington
★ Tuatara, Charles, Private 16/1444, Morrinsville
★ Tucker, Norman Cyril, Sergeant 54672, Auckland
★ Turei, Te Ama, Bombardier 16/217, Greytown
★ Turner, Cecil Alfred, Corporal 52498, Auckland
★ Tuxworth, Gerald Hewson, Private 61846, Tokomaru Bay
...☆ also WWII 14951
★ Tweedie, Hugh Moore, Private 63795, Hastings
★ Twidle, Thomas Edmund, Private 13613, Frankton Junction
★ Tye, Thomas, Sapper 33269, Dunedin
★ Tyler, Frederick Seymour, Sergeant 54715, Hamilton
★ Tyson, Gilbert Arthur, Private 62887, Timaru
... also WWII 3/17/1192

.. V ..
★ Van Asch, Gerrit, Gunner 58093, Rangiora
...his father, Gerrit Van Asch
...his father's College
★ Veale, James, Rifleman 45758, Ireland & Greytown
★ Vivian, Reginald George Private 16594, Sockburn
★ Voitrekovsky, Herbert Felix, Private 79480, Waitara

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★ Waite, Norman Frederick, Sergeant 10/539, Gonville
★ Walker, Harold Howard, Rifleman 23/1227, Wellington & Te Kuiti
★ Wallace, Frank James, Lance Corporal 74969, Kakahi
★ Walters, Herbert Lorraine, Private 60235, Wellington
★ Ward , Richard Froude, Corporal 57856, Hampshire & Auckland
...☆ also WWII 810536 & 1/18/978
★ Ware, Albert, Private 14705, Walthamstow & Hawera
★ Ware, Albert Alfred, Private 75906, Hastings
★ Waring, Herbert Thomas, Rifleman 38632, Aratapu
★ Warren, Frederick, Rifleman 53721, Auckland & Timaru
★ Warren, George Charles, Lance Corporal 7/1324, Greendale
★ Warren, James, Private 15633, Christchurch
★ Warren, William David, Lance Corporal, 69016, Queenstown
★ Waterston, William, Private 80314, Port Levy
★ Watkin, Raymond Alan, Private 3/2825, Wanganui
★ Watson, John, Private 81692, Auckland
★ Webb, Augustus Charles, Corporal 44326, Wanganui
★ Webster, William, Private 24837, Cheviot
★ Wells, Gerald Ernest, Private 15815, Mangatainoka & Napier
★ Wells, John Howie, Corporal 41255, Milton
★ Wheeler, Walter Ashley Patrick, Sergeant 39923, Wellington
★ White, William, Trooper 17457, Christchurch
★ Whittington, Cyril Ernest, Corporal 58425, Palmerston North
★ Wicks, Alfred James, Private 77286, Okaiawa
★ Wilkins, George Vincent, Corporal 75217, Northern Wairoa
★ Wilkins, William, Private 78771, Nelson
...☆ also WWII 819243
★ Williams, Ernest Lynn, Private 78398, Akaroa
★ Williams, Richard Herbert, Private 69783, Gisborne
★ Wills, Frederick John, Sergeant 40422, Wellington
★ Wills, Robert, Private 57535, Invercargill
★ Wilson, Albert, Trooper 9/2007, Dunedin
★ Wilson, Francis Adam, Private 65136, Bluff
★ Wilton, Ernest Henry, Private 40406, Auckland
★ Winstanley, Joseph, Private 37958, Wellington
★ Witheford, Robert, Lieutenant 44193, Auckland
★ Withers, Edward Oscar, Private 5/18, Wellington
★ Wood, Albert Thomas, Private 71299, Otaki
★ Wood, Charles Denis, Lance Corporal 72536, Wellington
★ Wood, John, Private 76540, Hamilton East
★ Wood, Thomas, Corporal 58330, Rangiora
★ Woolley, George Ernest, Sergeant 79805, Whangarei
★ Wright, Thomas John, Private 42447, Auckland
★ Wyeth, Thomas, Private 34951, Woodlands
★ Wylde, Walter Paxton, Private 71701, Thames, Waimana & Waikino
★ Wylie, Andrew Parkes, Lance Sergeant 60249, Auckland
★ Wynne, Sydney Nicholas Bryan, Gunner 78810, Dunedin
★ Wynyard, Arthur Ropata Colson, Private 55011, Auckland
...Music Teacher, Hamilton 1928

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★ Young, William Robert, Private 76500, Auckland
★ Younger, Matthew James, Private 80878, Petone