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BOY IMMIGRANTS TO NEW ZEALAND
1914
THE 'AYRSHIRE' BOYS

The following appear to be the second group of fifty boys who were brought to New Zealand as boy immigrants before the outbreak of the First World War. They were brought out to alleviate a shortage of farming boys and were to be trained in all aspects of farming life as well as clothed and fed. Their wages were to be paid to the Labour Department while they were given weekly pocket money.

The first group of boys were organised by Thomas Edward Sedgwick of London, and arrived in Wellington on the 25 January 1911 on board the ss Athenic - see Sedgwick Boys.

The third group of fifty arrived in Auckland on the 1 March 1914 on board the ss SUFFOLK. The second group arrived in Auckland on the 20 January 1914 on board the ss AYRSHIRE.

The Ayrshire and Suffolk boys were also often referred to as Sedgwick Boys though strictly they were not as they were under a Labour Department scheme based on Sedgwick's scheme. The Ayrshire and Suffolk boys were from all over the United Kingdom, rather than just East London and Liverpool.

None of the boys were named in the Department of Labour yearly returns to the AJHR's (Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives) and according to research by Anne Lemon in 1984 on the original Sedgwick boys, the Labour Department files were destroyed in the Hope Gibbons Building fire in Wellington in 1952.

Lists have been made from the passenger lists - see Ancestry - UK Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960.

Unfortunately, as with the ss SUFFOLK boys, the ss AYRSHIRE boys were not listed together on the passenger list or marked in any way. However many of the boys signed up for service during the First World War and appear in the UK census records which has made tracing them slightly easier. For the New Zealand Military Files marked On Line see - Archives New Zealand

With the Ayrshire boys, I have 57 names as I am unable to ascertain which were the 50 (sometimes listed as 51) boys who came under the Labour Department scheme.

The following is from the Auckland Star, Volume XLV, Issue 6, 7 January 1914, Page 8
BOY IMMIGRANTS
FOR WORK ON THE FARMS. THE AYRSHIRE'S PARTY. (By Telegraph.— Own Correspondent) WELLINGTON, this day.
Fifty-one sturdy boys, to be indentured to New Zealand farmers for three years will arrive in Auckland by the SS Ayrshire from England on January 17. [sic]
This will be the first batch of boy immigrants to arrive in the Dominion under the new system which the Immigration Department has established. A reporter to-day gathered some details on the subject, and learned that the Government had set the scheme afoot in order to secure the best possible farm labourer immigrant that the Dominion can have. It is believed that by getting hold of the right kind of boys at Home and putting them on out here, they will make, with experience, good farm labourers, and ultimately good settlers.
The Department recently issued circulars to farmers, stating that if they required boys they should make application. The conditions were that each farmer should deposit £10 for the fare of his future employee. The boys were eagerly applied for in New Zealand, and the result is this first batch on board the Ayrshire.
The High Commissioner for New Zealand (the Hon. Thomas Mackenzie) has forwarded to the Department a GROUP PHOTOGRAPH of the lads. They are a strapping lot and appear to be of the right physique for farm work. They hail from all parts of the United Kingdom, forty-four being of English birth, six Irish and one Scotch. Mr. H. C. Cameron, who is the immigration officer attached to the High Commissioner's staff, recently travelled over England, and personally selected the majority of the boys. They have all had some farming experience at Home, ranging from two to six years. Their ages run from 16 to 20 years, and their average height is 5ft. 6in.
The biggest lad of the party is John Halloran, who has been farming for six years at Moyasta, County Clare. He is a veritable young giant, 20 years of age. standing 6ft. 2in. high, and weighing 13st.
Next comes Sidney Pledger, from Stoke-by-Clare, Sussex [sic - actually Suffolk], who reaches 6ft. in height, and weighs 12st 2lb.
Another Irish lad, Richard McSweeney, who hails from County Kerry, weighs 12 st. 7lb, and measures 5ft l0in.
The "boy" of the group is Stanley Baker, who hağs been at farm work since he was 10 years old, and his age is now 15 years. He measures 5ft. 3in. in height and weighs 7st. 51b.
The conditions laid down for the employment of the boys are interesting. The first years they are to receive 7/6 a week, and out of this each farmer must give his lad 1/ for pocket money. The remaining 6/6 is to be placed to the credit of the boy in the nearest post office savings bank until £10 has been accumulated. That sum is then refunded by the boy to his employer for his fare out from home. The farmer has to provide each boy with board, lodging and reasonable clothing. The minimum wage for the second year is 12/6 per week, and for the third year 17/6.
The boys are coming out in charge of Sergt.-Major W. H. Cooper, who is described as an ex-army officer of wide experience with military cadets. The party left Liverpool on November 22nd last. The Hon. T. Mackenzie had arranged to go from London to the northern port to see them off but an alteration in the sailing date of the Ayrshire interfered with his plans.
Twenty-four boys will go to farmers in the North Island, and 27 to South Island employers.

PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS WORK IN PROGRESS
If you are able to help with any of these boys I would be most pleased to hear from you. PLEASE REMEMBER with UK Births, Deaths and Marriages the Month given is the Quarter ie Jan/Feb/March, Apr/May/June, Jul/Aug/Sep and Oct/Nov/Dec.

AYRSHIRE BOYS - DEPARTED LIVERPOOL 23 NOVEMBER 1913 - ARRIVED AUCKLAND 20 JANUARY 1914. (Update as at 14 January 2013) At present I am awaiting for more of the military files to be put on line.
SURNAME FULL NAMES LISTED AS COUNTRY OF PERMANENT LAST RESIDENCE AGE BIRTH BIRTH PLACE PARENTS 1901 CENSUS 1911 CENSUS MARRIAGE DEATH BURIAL WAR SERVICE MILITARY FILE ENLISTMENT NEXT OF KIN NOTES
AKEHURST Charles Frank Chas F England 19 4 February 1894 (MFile) ((AKEHURST Charles Frank P Mar 1893 Hailsham, Wealden, E Sussex 2b 95)) Heathfield, Wealden, East Sussex Hammerden Cottages, Ticheurst, Sussex (Grandson to Thomas and Elizabeth AKEHURST) 1934 - Vera Gwenlliam FORBES 8 January 1965 Auckland, Auckland (1965/23825 Akehurst Charles Frank 69Y) Kawhia Public Cemetery, Kawhia 13/1001 On line Pirongia, Waikato Frederick Akehurst (Br), Punnetts Town, Heathfield, East Sussex NZ Deaths - 1988/34859 Akehurst Vera Gwenllian DOB 5 August 1897 .
ALLISON Edward George Edward G Ireland 20 28 October 1894 (Ancestry FTree) Co Clare, Ireland Richard Fowler and Mary Ann ALLISON (nee JOHNSTON) Whitegate, Drummaan, Co Clare Gweeneeny, Drummaan, Co Clare (Scholar) 1927 - Florence Gertrude NEWELL 18 July 1965 Hamilton, Waikato (1965/41782 Allison Edward George 70Y) Hamilton Park Cemetery, Hamilton 13407 On line Te Roti, Hawera Richard Allison (F), Whitegate, Limerick, Co Clare, Ireland. William Allison (Br), Annandale, Piako, Auckland Military file gives DOB as 28 October 1895
BAKER Cory Horace (Horace Cory) Cory H England 19 24 September 1894 (BAKER Horace Cory Dec 1894 Torrington (Devon) 5b 445) Beaford, North Devon Walter and Maria Elizabeth BAKER (nee SUTTON) Merton, Devon 1918 - UK - Margaret Daisy PETHERICK (Mar 1918 Torrington 5b 867) 1972 Bideford, Devon, England (Sep 1972 Bideford, Devon 7a 824 DOB 24 September 1895 (sic)) 12342 On line Clareinch, Waipawa, Hawkes Bay Walter Baker (F), Beaford, North Devon. Mrs M D Baker (W), Sunnyside, Beaford, North Devon. Stanley Baker (Br), Te Apiti, Otane, Hawkes Bay. Discharged in England 24 December 1919
BAKER Stanley Wilfred Stanley England 15 c1898 (BAKER Stanley Wilfred Dec 1898 Torrington (Devon) 5b 427) Beaford, North Devon Walter and Maria Elizabeth BAKER (nee SUTTON) Merton, Devon 1925 - Beatrice May CHEER 19 July 1954 Hawkes Bay (1954/25365 Baker Stanley Wilfred 55Y) See Cory Horace BAKER and newspaper report above
BEATY John Scott John Scott England 18 20 October 1895 (BEATY John Scott Dec 1895 Dover 2a 925) Dover, Kent George Henry Shaw and Adelaide Margaret BEATY (nee HIPKISS) Ivy Bank, Temple Ewell, Kent Nat Pror Bank, 39 and 41 High Street, Wem, Salop (No occup given) - 13 Apr 1918 Killed in Action (1918/19592 Beaty John Scot NR) Messines Ridge (NZ) Memorial 34009 On line Tolaga Bay, Gisborne G H S Beaty (F), Wem, Shropshire. CWGC - Son of George Henry Shaw Beaty, of 'Grimstone,' Wem, Salop, England
BECKETT Tom (Thomas) Tom England 16 2 January 1897 (BECKETT Tom Mar 1897 Wantage 2c 322) Beedon, Berkshire Alfred John and Elizabeth Eliza (Bessie) BECKETT (nee HEAD) Beedon Common, Beedon, Berkshire Hill Green, Leckhampstead, Newbury, Berks (Garden and stable boy) M1/ 1921 - Violet Grace HARRIS (Dvcd 1948) M2/1956 - Wilhelmina Robertson VARCOE 7 June 1974 Ashburton, Canterbury (1974/29966 Beckett Thomas 82Y) Ashburton Old Lawn Cemetery, Ashburton 40866 On line Shotover, Queenstown Mrs Bessie Beckett (M), Hill Green, Leckhampstead, Newbury, Berkshire Re 4yrs in NZ in 1916. DOB given as 2 January 1895 in MFile. Mrs Wilhelmina Robertson Beckett buried Ashburton Cemetery. Two of Tom's brothers killed in France (Ancestry email)
BLAIR (SIMM-BLAIR) Stuart Reginald Simm Stuart R England 18 9 July 1895 (BLAIR Stuart Reginald S Sep 1895 Windsor 2c 447) Windsor, Berkshire William Simm and Rosetta BLAIR (possibly nee PAYNE) 36 Janet Street, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne The General Havelock, Wycombe Marsh, Loudwater, Bucks (Dairyman's assistant) 1943 - Joan PINSON 22 June 1996 Manaia, South Taranaki (1996/50643 BLAIR Stuart Reginald Simm 9 July 1895 ) Manaia RSA Cemetery, Manaia (100th year) 50523 No file ? Poss WW2 Service Rawhiti, Bay of Islands Mrs Rosetta J Payne (M), Wycombe Marsh, Buckinghamshire Father William appears to have died 1901 (Dec 1901 Newcastle Upon Tyne aged 49). Mother remarried as Rosetta SIMMBLAIR Dec 1908 Wycombe 3a 1571 to John PAYNE
BRYANT (William Frederick) Wm F England 19 c1894 ((BRYANT William Frederick Mar 1894 Pancras 1b 103)) ((BRYANT William Frederick Sep 1895 Sudbury 4a 763))
BRYANT Frederick Clarence Frdk C England 17 30 April 1894 (MFile) (BRYANT Frederick Clarence Jun 1896 Rye 2b 3) Rye, Sussex Albert Edward and Alice Elizabeth BRYANT (nee BISHOP) Maplehurst Cottage, Staplehurst, Kent Waydown Hill Sedlescombe Battle Sussex (Waggoner) 1917 - UK - Gipsy MILHAM (Sep 1917 Chertsey 2a 169) 26 November 1918 Died of Influenza Walton on Thames Hospital, England (1918/20248 Bryant Frederick Clarence NR ) Sedlescombe (St John the Baptist), Churchyard, Sussex 27158 On line Hari Hari, Westland Albert Bryant (F), Wydown Hill Cottage, Sedlescombe, Sussex. Mrs Gipsey Bryant (W), School Hill Cottages, Sedlescombe, Nr Battle, Sussex. CWGC - Son of Albert Edward and Alice Elizabeth Bryant, of School Hill, Sedlescombe.
CHURCHILL John Leslie John L England 18 12 January 1895 (CHURCHILL John Leslie Mar 1895 Dorking 2a 169) Dorking, Surrey Robert Alderton (Atherton) and Anne CHURCHILL (nee LARCOMBE) 21 Orchard Road, Dorking, Surrey 12 St Nicholas Rd Portslade Portslade-By-Sea Sussex (Asst grocer) - 14 December 1917 Died of Wounds (1918/21056 Churchill John Leslie NR ) Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium 6/3653 On line Ashburton, Canterbury R Churchill (F), 12 Compton Ave, Brighton, Sussex. CWGC - Son of Robert and Anne Churchill, of 12, Compton Avenue, Brighton, England. "Awarded MM (Military Medal) for Gallantry in the Field 31 October 1917 - London Gazette, 17 December 1917, p13201, Rec No 1324: Operations Gravenstafel - 1st October to 5th October 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the night of 2nd/3rd October 1917, this man, a Company Runner, repeatedly carried messages from Company Headquaters to the Front line, thus keeping constant communications despite heavy enemy artillery fire. His conduct throughout the operation was worthy of great praise and set a fine example to the Company. "
CRIPPS Herbert Ernest Herbert E England 16 2 May 1897 (CRIPPS Herbert Ernest Jun 1897 W. Ham 4a 202) Forest Gate, Walthamstow, Essex George Edwin and Winifred Elizabeth CRIPPS (nee PARIS) Sandonhill, Sandon Nr Chelmsford, Essex (at school) - 7 June 1917 Killed in Action (1918/21245 Cripps Herbert Ernest NR ) Messines Ridge (NZ) Memorial, Belgium 8/4110 On line Dipton, Southland Mrs Winifred Cripps (M) c/o Miss Cripps, 18 Carlisle Road, Romford, Victoria Road, Romford. CWGC - Son of George Edwin and Winifred Elizabeth Cripps, of 18, Carlisle Rd., Victoria Rd., Romford, England. Military file gives DOB as 2 May 1895
DONAGHUE (DONOGHUE) John John England 19 c1894
FOX Reginald Reginald England 17 25 November 1896 (No registration found) Brixton (Lambeth, Surrey) London 6 April 1923 Wanganui, Wanganui (1923/4832 FOX Reginald 25Y) Aramoho Cemetery, Wanganui 59632 On line Hunterville, Rangitikei Miss Mary Louisa Fox (S), 64 Milkwood Road, Brixton, London, later 46 Spenser Road, Dulwich Road, Herne Hill, London SE24 MFile - Res NZ 3 yrs 1917, parents Not Known.
FREELAND (James) Jas England 16 c1897 ((FREELAND James Sep 1896 S. Shields 10a 784)) Not NZ
GIBBS Frederick Mark Frederick M England 17 14 June 1896 (GIBBS Frederick Mark Sep 1896 Eastbourne 2b 59) Wilmington, Sussex Charles William and Annie Eleanor Mary GIBBS (nee BREACH) Willingdon, Sussex 3 Bullock Down Cottages Via Beachy Head Eastbourne (Cowboy) M1/ 1919- UK- Florence Elizabeth CHRISMAS (Mar 1919 Battle 2b 121) M2/ 1934 - Rita Elizabeth May GREEN 3 April 1977 Whakatane, Bay of Plenty (1977/42435 GIBBS Frederick Mark 14 June 1896 ) Cremated Rotorua Crematorium, Rotorua 12/1636 To order Taneatua, Bay of Plenty Charles William Gibbs (F), Bullock Down, Eastbourne, Sussex
GILDEN Leslie Harry Leslie H England 18 29 December 1895 (GILDEN Leslie Harry Mar 1896 Smallburgh (Nrflk) 4b 53) Barton Turf, Norfolk Harry Edward and Eva Mary GILDEN (nee BEAMISH) Barton Turf, Norfolk Cangate Common, Neatishead, Norwich, Norfolk (Millers apprentice) 1928 - Ellen BRASSINGTON 12 August 1985 Lower Hutt, Wellington (1985/41613 GILDEN Leslie Harry 29 December 1895 ) Karori Crematorium, Wellington 7/1469 On line Hunterville, Rangitikei Mrs H Gilden (M), 12 New Cottage, Horning, Norwich Birth date given as 29 December 1894 on Mfile
GLADMAN William George Wm Geo England 20 c1893 ((GLADMAN William George Sep 1893 Eastbourne 2b 70)) ((GLADMAN William George Mar 1894 Shoreditch 1c 23)) (1917 - Jessie CROMBIE) (2 August 1922 Auckland, Auckland (1922/5149 GLADMAN William George 29Y )) (Waikaraka Cemetery, Auckland) (56281) To order (Mrs Jessie Gladman (W), Riverhead, Auckland) Headstone reads In loving memory of Pte Wm George Gladman No 56281 NZEF beloved husband of Jessie Gladman died 2 Aug 1922 aged 29 yrs In loving memory of Margaret beloved wife of JD Crombie died 10 Jan 1923 aged 58 yrs.
GRANT Horace Horace England 17 c1896 (GRANT Horace Sep 1896 Portsea 2b 488) Portsmouth, Hampshire John Henry and Isabel Temperance Maria GRANT (nee WILLIAMS) 24 North End Ave, North End, Portsmouth 33 North End Avenue, North End, Portsmouth (No occupation stated) 12 October 1917 Killed in Action (1918/28537 Grant Horace NR ) Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium 8/3908 To order W Telford (Friend), Clifton Estate, Waiwera South. CWGC - Son of John Henry and Isabel Grant, of 50, St. Edward's Rd., Southsea, England.
GREENWOOD Albert Edward Albert E England 19 19 May 1894 (GREENWOOD Albert Edward Sep 1894 Drotwich 6c 321) Dunhampton, Worcestershire Edmund and Lottie GREENWOOD (nee CLIFTON) Dunhampton, Ombersley, Worcestershire Toplar House, Long Sutton, Lincolnshire (Cowman on farm) M2?/ - 1919 - UK - Eva Eleanor BARBER (Mar 1919 Boston 7a 699) 46710 On line Invercargill, Southland E Greenwood (F), 222 Merivale Road, Bourneville, Birmingham. Later - Mrs E E Greenwood (wife), C/o Mrs F Barber, Dowdgate, Sutterton nr Boston, Lancs Res NZ 3yrs 1917 - Says he is married. Discharged UK 14 July 1919. Court case - Evening Post, Volume LXXXIX, Issue 30, 5 February 1915, Page 8. Deaths Mar 1950 Greenwood Eva E 55yrs Croydon 5g 34I
HALLORAN John John Ireland 20 c1893 Moyasta, Co Clare Thomas and Mary HALLORAN Moyasta, Einagh, Co Clare Moyasta, Einagh, Co Clare (Farm labourer) See newspaper report above
HARLOCK Sydney James Sidney J England 16 27 March 1896 (sic) (HARLOCK Sydney James Jun 1897 Kensington 1a 160) Brompton Road, London George and Bessie HARLOCK (nee LAKE or WARD) 3 Egerton Mews, Brompton Rd, Kensington St George's Home, 51 Upper Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells (School) 1924 - Flora Mary Isabel McDONALD 8 February 1964 Papatoetoe, Auckland (1964/25882 Harlock Sidney James 66Y ) Mt View Cemetery, Marton 18657 On line Marton, Rangitikei Miss E Harlock (S), GFS Diocesan Lodge, 32e Southenay, Exeter. Later Mrs E Harlock, Whatford (sic), England
HARRISON Herbert Henry Herbert H England (sic) 20 20 July 1893 (HARRISON Henry Herbert Sep 1893 Lisburn, Ireland Vol 1 pg 662) Lisburn, Co Antrim, Ireland William John and Martha HARRISON Ballyellough, Knocknadona, Co Antrim Ballyellough, Knocknadona, Co Antrim (Farmers son) (Wife - Amy) 6 August 1973 Napier, Hawkes Bay (1973/47892 Harrison Herbert Henry 20 July 1893 ) Western Hills Cemetery, Napier (Ashes) (10/839) On line Napier Mrs Martha Harrison (M), Culcavey Cottage, Newport, Hillsborough, Co Down, Ireland Enlisted twice - 1917 Res NZ 3.5 years. Main Body but was discharged medically unfit with iritis. Memorial headstone - In loving memory of Herbert Henry HARRISON Died 6.8.1973 Amy HARRISON Died 29.12.1993
HENSLEY Richard (Dickie) Richard England 20 c1893 ((HENSLEY Richard Mar 1896 Williton (Somerset) 5c 253)) ((Minehead, Somerset)) ((Richard Thomas and Annie HENSLEY (nee HOLE)) ((Church St, Minehead)) ((17 Church Street, Minehead)) (Errand Boy) ((1914 - UK - Maud Dyer (Dec 1914 Williton 5c 573)) Not NZ ((23 November 1917 Killed in Action, Egypt)) ((Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel)) ((Somerset Light Infantry - 240587)) Ancestry CWGC - Son of Richard Hensley, of 7, Church St., Minehead, Somerset; husband of Maud Hensley, of Porlock Weir, Porlock, Somerset. See Roland Pickering and Sedgwick Boys list - some of these boys made their way back to UK to serve with home regiments
HICKS (Ernest George) Ernest G England 20 c1893 ((HICKS Ernest George Jun 1894 Woodstock 3a849) and (HICKS Ernest George Sep 1894 Barton R 6a 167)) Only Ernest G Hicks 1891-1894 (Also 2 in 1895)
HUDSON Ernest Ernest England 19 c1894 (8/4449) To order (Mrs M Kennelly (A), Shamrock Hotel, Spey St, Invercargill)
JONES (Sydney) Sidney England 18 c1895 (17077) To order (Mrs A Jones (M), 5 Wilberforce St, Tidal Basin, Essex, England
JOY Lennox Edward Wilson Lennox England 18 19 June 1895 (JOY Lennox Edward W Sep 1895 Tunbridge 2a 693) Tunbridge Wells, Kent Edward and Ellen Kate JOY (nee JUPP) 49 Stone St, Tunbridge Wells, Kent 22 Mereworth Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent (at school) 1922 - Nellie Mary COLLIER 14 May 1967 Auckland, Auckland (1967/34200 JOY Lennox Edward Wilson 73Y) Purewa Cemetery, Auckland 21274 To order Edward Joy (F), 22 Mereworth Rd, Tunbridge Wells, Kent Edward and Ellen Kate JOY both died Auckland, New Zealand. Both buried Purewa Cemetery.
KING Victor Birty (Bertie Victor Benjamin) (Victor Bertie Benjamin) Victor B Ireland (sic) 19 c1894 (KING Bertie Victor B Sep 1895 Mitford, Norfolk 4b 293) East Bilney, Norfolk Benjamin and Elizabeth KING (nee TUCK) East Bilney, Norfolk 4 Hall Cottages, East Bilney, East Dereham, Norfolk (Yardboy on farm) - 15 September 1916 Killed in Action (1918/28820 King Victor Birty NR) Caterpillar Valley (NZ) Memorial, France 6/3764 To order B King (F), 4 Hall Cottage, East Bilney, East Dereham, Norfolk. CWGC - Son of Benjamin King, of 4, Hall Cottages, East Belney, East Dereham, Norfolk, England. Victor Bertie Benjamin on the 1911 Census
LOWRY Arthur W England 19 c1894 Not NZ
MARSH John John England 20 22 October 1892 (See 1901 census entry) London (Paddington, Middlesex) (William and Mary Ann MARSH or grandparents) (Tapestry Cottages, Old Windsor, Berkshire) - John possibly John PARKER adopted son aged 8 born London. (Tapestry Cottages, Old Windsor, Berks) (Carter for general contractor) 1917 - UK - Eva PAYNE (16 March 1917 Windsor, Berkshire on Mfile - Not reg.?) 8/1795 On line Wright's Bush Southland W Marsh (F), 1 Eva Tce, Albany Road, Old Windsor, Berkshire. Later Mrs E Marsh (W), The Poplars, Napton nr Rugby, Warwickshire Gallipoli Vet. Noted in MFile - wife returning on transport with soldier - embarked Plymouth 9 January 1919 TS Ruapehu. Daughter Mary Evelyn Payne born 30 September 1918 Southam, Warws. (UK Births - MARSH Mary E Dec 1918 Southam 6d 1078 Mothers maiden surname PAYNE) (NZ Deaths - 1977/43965 MARSH Eva DOB 7 February 1895 buried Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge - no John)
MARSHALL William John Frederick Wm J F England 19 c1894 ((MARSHALL William John F Jun 1894 E. Preston 2b 357)) 1932 - Selina PAIN 26 August 1937 Masterton, Wairarapa (1937/27429 MARSHALL William John Frederick 40Y) Archer St Cemetery, Masterton Reserve "World War One Reserve - Surname MARSHALL Given Name William John Frederick Category First Reserves Last NZ Address Wairau Valley Marlborough Occupation Station Hand Recruiting District Nelson. 1938 NZ Eroll Wairarapa - William John Frederick and Selina MARSHALL c/o Frank Tutty, Gladstone, labourer and married. "
MATHERS Alexander Alexander Ireland 18 c1895 NZ Death - 1980/32701 MATHERS Alexander DOB 8 December 1894 (not NZ) ) 20 July 1980 Ashburton, Canterbury Bur Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery, Ashburton
McSWEENEY Richard Rd Ireland 18 c1895 of Co Kerry, Ireland (Reserve) "See newspaper report above. World War One Reserves - Surname MCSWEENEY Given Name Richard Category First Reserves Last NZ Address Featherston Occupation Labourer Recruiting District Wairarapa. Surname MCSWEENEY Given Name Richard Category Defaulters Regimental Number 34531 Last NZ Address Featherston Occupation Labourer "
MORAN James James England 20 c1893 NZ Death - 1972/42283 Moran James Alfred DOB 24 December 1898
O'FLAHERTY Morgan Morgan Ireland 10 c1893 23035 To order Miss R O'Flaherty (S), 24 Grampien Ave, Newtown Ards Road, Belfast, Ireland NZ Death - 1980/29904 O'FLAHERTY Morgan 19 November 1893
PARKINSON Albert E England 17 c1896 (Between 1891-1897 2 x Albert Ernest PARKINSON, 8 x Albert Edward PARKINSON registered in England) NZ Deaths - 1968/25317 Parkinson Albert Edward 72Y (DOD 25 July 1968 cremated Waikumete) (1970/35578 Parkinson Albert Edward 76Y - DOD 25 Dec 1970 Bur Reefton (record shows Albert C bur is Albert Edward) Probate - war pensioner - No 16113 Born Totara Flat, 14 February 1894 - NZ Birth - 1894/18070 Parkinson Albert Edward Ellen Matilda Thomas.
PATTERSON Thos E England 19 c1894 (Between 1891-1897 - PATTERSON Thomas Elliott Jun 1893 Bellingham, Northumberland 10b 377, PATTERSON Thomas Edwin Mar 1896 Hexham, Northumberland 10b 343, PATTERSON Thomas Elliott Sep 1897 Bellingham, Northumberland 10b 391) No Thomas E PATTERSON deaths in NZ - 1 x Thomas Edward PATERSON d1949 aged 65 bc1884
PHILLIPS Arthur E England 19 c1894 (Many Arthur E PHILLIPS between 1891 and 1897 England) (NZ Deaths - 1974/45089 Phillips Arthur Edward DOB 9 September 1892 (Not NZ) 17 November 1974 Palmerston North, Manawatu Cremated Kelvin Grove)
PICKERING Reginald Reginald England 18 c1895 (sic) (PICKERING Reginald Dec 1893 Northwich, Cheshire 8a 246) Bartington, Cheshire, England William and Susan PICKERING Church Lane, Weaverham, Cheshire 4 Hoylake Street West Gorton Manchester (Driller) 9 May 1952 Christchurch, Canterbury (1952/22706 PICKERING Reginald 57Y) Ruru Cemetery, Christchurch (1NZEF 35306) 35306 To order (Mrs Pickering - Sister-in-law C/o W W Spencer, Aparima, Southland). See 1891, 1901 and 1911 census - Frederick George PICKERING born 1890 Northwich, Cheshire (NZ Marriages George Frederick PICKERING m 1914/5211 Jessie ELLIOT). DEATH 1953/21441 Pickering George Frederick 63Y bc1890 (Christchurch ?) . (WWOne - Surname PICKERING Given Name George Category Nominal Roll Vol. 3 Regimental Number 38307 Rank Rifleman Next of Kin Title R (Robert) Next of Kin Surname PICKERING Next of Kin Relationship Brother Next of Kin Address Hororata Canterbury Roll 55 Page 30 Occupation Engine-driver Killed in Action 12 October 1917 Born 13 Dec 1881 Hororata) World War One Reserves - Surname PICKERING Given Name George Frederick Category Second Reserves Last NZ Address Puerua Balclutha Otago Occupation Farmer Classification B . Also a Alice PICKERING buried at Ruru cemetery with Reginald - Dec 1918 Reginald PICKERING m Alice ROBINSON Chorlton,Lancs 8c 1420. SS Corinthic Plymouth - Lyttelton August 1919 Mrs A Pickering of 35 Palmerston St, Mosside, Manchester.
PICKERING Roland (Rowland) Roland England 16 c1897 (PICKERING Roland Dec 1897 Northwich, Cheshire 8a 235) Acton Bridge, Cheshire, England William and Susan PICKERING Church Lane, Weaverham, Cheshire 3 Hoylake Street West Gorton Manchester (At school) Not NZ (Royal Fusiliers ) Roland PICKERING b c1898 British Subject from Lyttelton, New Zealand to Astoria, Oregon SS Pampa Arrival date 12 March 1915 (Oregon, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1888-1957 ). Roland Pickering aged 19yrs , seaman signed up with British Army 30th Batt Royal Fusiliers 14 October 1915 No 4182 - of 30 Margaret Street, West Gorton, Manchester
PLEDGER Sidney (Sidney George ?) Sidney England 20 c1893 (PLEDGER Sidney Jun 1892 Risbridge 4a 716) Stoke by Clare, Risbridge, Suffolk George and Martha PLEDGER (nee CLARKE) Chapel St, Stoke By Clare, Suffolk Chapel St, Stoke By Clare, Suffolk (Gardener domestic) Reserve "See newspaper report above. NZ Death - 1967/37700 Pledger Sidney George 75Y ie c1892 (Whakatane). UK Births - PLEDGER Sydney George Jun 1892 Orsett, Essex 4a 4502, PLEDGER Sidney Jun 1892 Risbridge, Suffolk 4a 716, PLEDGER Sidney Mar 1894 Shaftesbury, Dorset 5a 210, PLEDGER Sydney Mar 1893 Saffron Walden, Essex 4a 714, PLEDGER Sydney Sep 1893 St. Saviour Southwark , Surrey 1d 92. World War One Reserves - Surname PLEDGER Given Name Sidney Category First Reserves Last NZ Address C/- W Taylor Otarere Whakatane Occupation Farmer Recruiting District Bay of Plenty. Death - 14 July 1967 Sidney George PLEDGER Bur Whakatane Hillcrest Cemetery with Elizabeth Jane. Marr NZ 1938 Elizabeth Jane JENNENS (nee WEBB ) "
PRYDE Alexander Alexander Scotland 19 c1894 "NZ Deaths - 1918/23465 Pryde Alexander NR or 1948/21272 Pryde Alexander Marshall 52Y . PRYDE Alexander Reg No 23239 born Scotland 9 March 1884, Son of William Pryde, Pimuir St, Lower Hutt, Wellington, Killed in Action 10 Apr 1918. World War One Reserves - Surname PRYDE Given Name Alexander Category First Reserves Last NZ Address C/- E E Lelievre Omako Akaroa Occupation Farm Worker Recruiting District Christchurch. "
RICKETT Charles Henry Chas H England 20 c1893 (RICKETT Charles Henry Dec 1893 Romford 4a 410) Barking, Essex Alfred and Sarah Ann RICKETT (nee ELVY) 26 Union Street, Barking, Essex 86 Cooke Street, Barking (Farm labourer) 1916 - UK - Emma Jane/Jane Emma HATFULL (Dec 1916 Romford, Essex) 6 October 1957 North Shore, Auckland (1957/34806 Rickett Charles Henry 63Y ) Birkenhead/Glenfield Cemetery, North Shore, Auckland Reserve "World War One Reserves - Surname RICKETT Given Name Charles Henry Category First Reserves Last NZ Address Ness Valley Clevedon Manukau Occupation Farm Labourer Recruiting District Auckland. Charles H RICKETT marr Jane Emma/Emma Jane HATFULL in Romford, Essex in 1916 - migrated to New Zealand in 1926 on board SS Arawa with wife and children Doris (born 16 May 1914 according to NZ Deaths - birth not reg), Charles, Grace, Rose and Alfred from Romford, Kent. Did Charles return to UK after arrival and then re-emmigrate to NZ ? Only other C H Rickett birth in UK at same time -RICKETT Charles Henry Mar 1894 Sleaford, Lincs 7a 479 but he died Dec 1/4 1979 Grantham, Lincs DOB 24 Dec 1893. "
RISING Henry Norman Henry Norman Ireland (sic) 20 c1893 (RISING Henry Norman Sep 1893 Islington 1b 332a) Islington, Middlesex Robert Watts Wellington and Jessie Margaret RISING (nee DUNN) 5 Alwyne Rd, Islington, Middlesex 27 July 1917 Killed in Action (1918/23726 Rising Henry Norman NR) Messines Ridge (NZ) Memorial, Belgium 10/3721 To order Mrs Rising (M), Gorse Cottage, Ware, Hertforsdshire. CWGC - Son of Robert Watts Wellington Rising and Jessie Margaret Rising, of R.M.D.I., Victoria, British Columbia. Native of London, England.
ROUT Albert John Albert England 16 22 July 1897 (ROUT Albert John Sep 1897 Guildford 2a 72) Woking, Surrey Harry and Lucy ROUT (nee PINK) Ashford Rd, Laleham, Middlesex No 4 Water Oakley Cottages, Bray, Berks (at school) 1922 - Ivy Margaret Clunia KENNEDY 27 September 1986 Dunedin, Otago (1986/48169 Rout Albert John 22 July 1897 ) Anderson's Bay Cemetery, Dunedin (Ashes) 13105 Part on line/To order balance Hampden, Oamaru Mrs L Rout (M), Greys Ave, Lentey Road, Windsor Birthdate given as 4 January 1896 on military file.
ROUT Edward Arthur Edward England 19 16 February 1896 (ROUT Edward Arthur Mar 1896 Guilford 2a 68) Ripley, Surrey Harry and Lucy ROUT (nee PINK) Ashford Rd, Laleham, Middlesex No 4 Water Oakley Cottages, Bray, Berks (House boy domestic) 3 October 1916 Died of Wounds (1918/34823 Rout Edward NR) Walton and Weybridge Cemetery, Walton on Thames, Surrey 23/1168 On line Papatoetoe, Auckland Henry Rout (F), 4 Somerton Road, Chepstowe Rd, Newport, Surrey. Later Mrs L Rout (M), 3 Louvain Cottages, Wigton, Cumberland, England. CWGC - Son of Harry and Lucy Rout, of 3, Louvaine Cottages, Wigton, Cumberland, England. 1914-15 Star. Date of birth given as 16 February 1894 on military file
ROUT Ernest Ernest England 20 26 April 1894 (ROUT Ernest Jun 1894 Guildford 2a 84) Guildford, Surrey Harry and Lucy ROUT (nee PINK) Ashford Rd, Laleham, Middlesex No 4 Water Oakley Cottages, Bray, Berks (Carter) 1919 - Winifred Fanny TRUSCOTT 1 September 1972 Palmerston North, Manawatu (1972/41195 ROUT Ernest 26 April 1894) Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North 13098 To order Mrs L Rout (M), Greys Ave, Lentey Road, Windsor
SANDERS Vivian Edwin Vivian England 16 c1897 (SANDERS Vivian Edwin Jun 1897 Medway 2a 625) Gillingham, Kent Edward Henry and Elizabeth Sarah SANDERS (nee WRIGHT) 4 West St, Gillingham, Kent 30 Russell Road, Peckham, London S E (Apprentice) 1927 - Alfreda Olga BAYLEY 10 July 1944 Wellington, Wellington (1944/24973 SANDERS Vivian Edwin 47Y ) Karori Crematorium, Wellington 11196 To order E H Sanders (F), Lacre Motor Works, Hitchen, Hertfordshire "Evening Post, Volume CXXXVIII, Issue 11, 13 July 1944, Page 6 OBITUARY MR. V. E. SANDERS Mr Vivian E. Sanders, whose death occurred this week in Lewisham Hospital, was well known in power and harbour board circles in New Zealand. Mr. Sanders came to New Zealand 34 years ago from England, and was a returned soldier of the Great War. He was first on the staff of the Otago Harbour Board, and then went to Thames as secretary of the Harbour Board there. An appointment as secretary to the Southern Hawkes Bay Electrical Power Board, Dannevirke, followed, and later Mr. Sanders went to Gisborne as secretary of the Poverty. Bay Power Board. He was secretary of the Napier Harbour Board at the time of his death, and as a delegate to conferences in Wellington on power board and harbour, matters was well known for his able, constructive contributions and far-seeing ideas. Mr. Sanders leaves a wife (formerly Miss Alfreda Bayley, Dunedin), two daughters, and a son. "
SHARP Ernest John Ernest J England 18 23 November 1895 (Military File and Death Entry - not registered in England) Maidstone, Kent Ernest J L Sharp - Grandson to Mary Anne SHARP (nee BROAD) - Bn Yalding, Kent - Res: Barn Hill, Hunton, Maidstone, Kent with aunt - Mabel Sharp 4 November 1987 New Zealand (1987/51110 SHARP Ernest John DOB 23 November 1895 ) 12/2466 Part on line/To order balance Manawaru, Te Aroha Mrs Mabel Smith (A), 13 Victoria St, Maidstone, Kent UK Births - SHARP Ernest Mar 1896 Strood, Kent 2a 561. Marriages SHARP Mabel/SMITH Charles Dec 1902 Maidstone 2a 1651 (1911 Census 1 Progress Villa's, Tonbridge Road, Maidstone)
SKEATH Arthur Arthur Ireland 17 21 November 1896 (Certificate) 28 Marquis Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland Arthur and Annie Maria SKEATH (nee HINDS/HYNDS) Kernan, Tullylish, Co Down Kernan, Tullylish, Co Down (Scholar) 22 June 1966 Dunedin, Otago (1966/30780 SKEATH Arthur 69Y ) Anderson's Bay Cemetery, Dunedin 12490 To order Mrs A Skeath (M), County Down, Ireland His sister Annie Marie and brother James Skeath had both immigrated to Australia in 1911 and 1909 respectively. Unfortunately Arthur Skeath did not recover from head injuries received during service and spent his life, firstly at Seacliff and later Cherry Farm where he worked in the gardens. (Patricia Shephard, Orange, NSW) See also MENTAL HOSPITALS -Enquiries Concerning Soldier Patients - Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XLI, 30 September 1920, Page 5.
SLADE Sydney/Sidney Sidney England 19 c1894 (SLADE Sydney Sep 1893 St. Saviour , Southwark, London 1d 45, SLADE Sydney Dec 1893 Totnes, Devon 5b 156, SLADE Sydney Mar 1896 South Stoneham, Hampshire 2c 63) 15 February 1914 Wanganui (1914/1352 SLADE Sydney 19Y) Old Cemetery (Heads Road), Wanganui Death of a Sedgwick Boy - Wanganui February 17 (1914) - A youth named Slade, one of the Sedgwick boys was thrown from a horse on Sunday and died in Hospital this morning. The lad had only been only three weeks in the Dominion. SLADE - on the 15th inst at the Wanganui Hospital, Sydney Slade, late of England, aged 19 years. Private interment. (Wanganui Chronicle 17 Feb 1914 p24).
SMITH John John Scotland 16 c1897
SNELLING Chas H England 20 c1893 (UK Births - SNELLING Charles Howland Mar 1891 Wandsworth 1d 659, SNELLING Charles Henry Mar 1893 Camberwell 1d 993, SNELLING Charles Henry Jun 1896 Camberwell 1d 840) (UK Deaths - SNELLING Charles Henry Sep 1893 St Saviours (Southwark) 1d 74 aged 0yrs, SNELLING Charles Henry Jun 1897 Camberwell 1d 436 1yrs, SNELLING Charles Howland Sep 1952 Surrey 5g 217 aged 61yrs)
SPARROW Albert Albert England 18 c1895 (SPARROW Albert Dec 1895 Malmesbury, Wiltshire 5a 50) (Hankerton, Wiltshire) Samuel and Minnie SPARROW (nee COLLAR) Hazleton, Northleach, Gloucestershire Salperton, Compton Abdale (Gardener) 3 November 1951 Auckland, Auckland (1951/29459 Sparrow Albert 53Y) Waikumete Soldiers Cemetery, Auckland (K Row 10, Plot 38) 15429 Part on line/To order balance Mrs M Sparrow (M), Salperton, Compton Abdale, Gloucestershire Mfile gives address at 15 July 1919 as 20 Clarence St, Ponsonby, Auckland
TAYLOR (Reginald William) Reginald W England 18 c1895 (Six Reginald W Taylor's born England 1894-1896 - all Reginald William) Death on 24 February 1966 Wellington, Wellington (1966/28299 Taylor Reginald William 68Y) However born Auckland 18 April 1896. WW1 Service No 34454 NOK mother Mrs L M Taylor, Bandon St, Frankton Junction, Hamilton.
TITTERTON Charles Chas England 19 10 December 1895 (TITTERTON Charles Mar 1895 Ashborne, Derbyshire 7b 701) Derbyshire Thomas and Fanny Maria TITTERTON (nee STARR) Clifton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire (Farm hand (General)) Clifton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire (Farm hand (General)) 1916 - Williamina KENNARD 12 April 1969 Macandrew Bay, Dunedin (1969/44904 TITTERTON Charles 73Y) Palmerston South Cemetery, Palmerston South 9/2133 On line Palmerston South, Otago Mrs W Titterton (W), Bourgh St, Palmerston South. Mrs T Titterton, Clifton, Derbyshire Baptism record show DOB as 14 December 1894. Military file gives DOB as 10 December 1893
WILBURN Stanley Stanley England 20 27 January 1893 (WILBURN Stanley Mar 1893 Sculcoates (ER Yrks) 9d 232) Hull, ER Yorkshire Albert and Kate Ellen WILBURN (nee ABEY) 21 Grosvenor Tce, Sculcoates, Hull (Railway - in warehouse) 1921 - Lily CRIPPS 20 December 1975 Auckland, Auckland (1975/46092 WILBURN Stanley 27 January 1893 ) Purewa Crematorium, Auckland 24/1862 Part on line/To order balance Rakaia, Canterbury Mrs Kate Ellen Wilburn (M), 21 Grosvenor Tce, Bevley Road, Hull His brother also served - Harold (Harold Reginald) Wilburn, 1NZEF 59574 NOK Mrs Kate Wilburn (M), 21 Grosvenor Tce, Grosvenor St, Hull. Stanley enlisted 18 October 1915 at Ashburton - gassed in France on 18 February 1918 - gave date of birth as 26 January 1895.

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