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NEW ZEALAND AND WORLD WAR ONE
SOLDIER SETTLEMENTS
MANGATEPARU, MORRINSVILLE, WAIKATO

To give returning soldiers a new start after the First World War the New Zealand Government made purchases of land under the Discharged Soldiers Settlement Act 1916.

These blocks were subdivided into sections and the offered to returned soldiers

The following were the soldiers and the farms that they won by ballot. Some soldiers did not stay long and the farms were offered to other returned soldiers hence more than one name for a farm number.

In November 2014 I received the following email - I found you most informative website 'Sooty's Home Page' through searching on-line for information regarding my grandfather Frederick Charles Horatio Cowan. Fred was a returned WW1 serviceman, arriving back in Auckland in early 1917. In November 1917 Fred was granted 130 acres in an allotment of 'unimproved land' in the Waitoa Survey District in the soldier settlement of Mangateparu - this shows at the top Section '10' and 'FCH Cowan', the neighbour being 'RH Farland'. I note your list of soldier settlers does not include either FCH Cowan, RH Farland or DH Parke, but as the settlement map is dated 1919, it is possible that these three soldier settlers shown at Sections 8, 9 and 10 pre-dated those shown in your list. It also begs the question "where were Sections 1-7 of the first soldier settler land grants?" Maungakahiku Road' is the road upon which Fred's property lay. I can find no reference to this road today, and assume that this is now the present 'Herbert Road'. Grandfather Fred farmed this land until 1929, when he leased the property out and moved to Whangarei. My father and two uncles were born while at this property, all attending the Mangateparu School where Fred sat on the school committee. R J (Lou) Cowan - Palmerston, NT, Australia.

For further information see the book - Soldiers of the Mangateparu by Sidney M Perry (1990)

BALDWIN 9
BALME Percy Charles 12
BARROWCLOUGH Myles Edward (Staff Sgt) 33
BECK Thomas 26
BISHOP James Henry 45
BLAND Raymond 10
BRIGHTWELL Frank Howard 19
BRIGHTWELL Percy Knight 18
BRINKWORTH Robert 25
BRUNTON Arthur 6
BRYCE P A 57
CAMERON Herbert Florance 15
CARTER Arthur William 14
CLARK Philip 17
CUMMINS Chidley Dormer Coote 58
FARRELL Daniel 37
FERRIDAY John Moultrie (Lt) 5
FISHER Walter 8
FLOWERDAY Charles 42
FOSTER W 39
FRANCIS L 32
GORDON James 3 & 4
GRUBB David Henry Edward (2nd Lt) 29
HASTIE Harold Douglas 23
HATTON Samuel 46
HERBERT Henry Stephen (2nd Lt) 7
HOWARTH Arthur 55
HUGHES William Charles 3 & 4
HUTCHINGS Ernest Herbert 50
JOHNSTON William Henry 24
KETTERINGHAM John Robert 38
LEHMANN Norman Ernest 11
MARSHAL Richard Andrew Joseph 35
MARTIN W 8
MARWOOD William George 52
MAXWELL Alan 34
McAUFIELD Richard 30
McLEOD W G 29
MILLER Isaac McKenzie 8
MORRIS W J 31
MORRISON R G 2
MULCAHY Richard James 28
NEABER Charles William 54 & 59
NEWMAN Irvine Leslie 16
NICHOLSON E C E 51
PATERSON Telfer Ritchie 32
PIPER D V 43
POLLARD Edward 31
RATCLIFFE Leslie John 60
READ Robert Lindsay 41 & 47
ROBINSON Edmund Colin Nigel 36 & 41
ROPER Berkeley James 40
ROSS Alexander (Sandy) 39
SCOTT James 2
SCOTT W J 48
SELLARS Daniel 53
SMITH Leslie Allenton 56
STARK James 1
THOMAS W 41 & 47
THOMPSON Arthur Walter 22
TIMMS John 49
UPRICHARD Frank Clifford 27
VICKERS Frederick 13
WIGGINS G A 2
WILCOX Henry 1
WILDING Sydney Howard (Sgt) 21
WILSON A D 48


Thanks to Lou Cowan for the following







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