Three groups of fifty boys were brought to New Zealand as young 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 to be 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.

Twenty five of these boys were from Liverpool and the other twenty five from the East End of London. Upon arrival the boys were then sent on to various parts of New Zealand to work as farm hands under the care of the Labour Department. Newspaper reports do not list the boys at all but they are referred to generically as the 'Sedgwick Boys'. For further information see SEDGWICK BOYS. Thomas Sedgwick also took a group of fifty boys to Ontario, Canada in 1912 - see SEDGWICK BOYS TO ONTARIO - 1912.

Another group of 50 boys arrived in Auckland on board the ss AYRSHIRE on the 20 January 1914, and yet another fifty arrived in Auckland on the 1 March 1914 on board the ss SUFFOLK.

These 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.

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.

Many of the boys signed up for service during the First World War, as well as 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

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.

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BIDWELL (BIDEWELL) Ernest Ernest London 19 26 June 1890 (BIDEWELL Ernest Sep 1890 Stepney 1C 411) Limehouse, London, England Henry William and Elizabeth BIDEWELL (nee SAPSFORD) 70 Samuel St, Limehouse, London 70 Samuel Street, Limehouse, London 70 Samuel Street, Limehouse, London - 31 May 1918 France Killed in Action (1918/19796 Bidwell Ernest NR) Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, France 1NZEF 59589 On line Warea, Taranaki Mrs Florence Smith (S), 190 Ordnance Rd, Canning Town, London. (CWGC - Son of Henry William Bidewell, of 76, Ordnance Rd., Canning Town, London, England. Native of Stepney, London.) Cheesemaker. Res NZ 3yrs
BRAILEY William Joseph Wm London 17 11 May 1893 (BRAILEY William Joseph June 1893 Poplar 1c 635) Bromley, Poplar, London William and Mary Jane BRAILEY (nee MANN) - 246 Oxford St, Mile End Old Town (Parents both died in 1910) 1917 - Ruth Myrtle ESPIN 2 February 1976 Auckland (1976/26770 Brailey William Joseph DOB 11 May 1893) Cremated Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland 1NZEF 1/577 On line Auckland George Stanley Brailey (B), 93 Star Lane, Canning Town, London Father: William died 7 January 1910. Mother: Mary Jane died 17 April 1910
BURROWS Robert Robt Liverpool 18 31 August 1890 (BURROWS Robert Sep 1890 W Derby 8b 626) Liverpool, England (? and Jane BURROWS (nee)) 17 November 1918 Christchurch (1918/12366 Burrows Robert 29Y) Sydenham Cemetery, Christchurch 1NZEF 68592 On line Waiau, Canterbury Mrs Jane Burrows (M), 56 Great Richmond St, off Fox Street, Liverpool (1917) Did not serve overseas. Discharged from army 25 January 1918 suffering from Neurasthenia. Burial Sydenham Cemetery, Christchurch - BURROWS Robert, d 17 November 1918 bur 21 November 1918 Blk 28C aged 29 years of Bath Street, Chch, occupation unknown, POB NZ, Years in NZ Life - however no BURROWS Robert registered in NZ 1/1/1887 - 31/12/1892. Possible flu epidemic victim.
CARR John Jno Liverpool 18 c1891
CHESTER Ernest Ernest Liverpool 16 21 April 1894 (CHESTER Ernest June 1894 W Derby 8b 559) Liverpool, England George Percy and Louisa CHESTER (nee BEDDOWS) - 15 Hillam St, West Derby, Liverpool 193 Picton Road, Wavertree, Liverpool 1920 - Roberta Isabell Amelia MOORE 09 January 1968 Shannon, Manawatu (1968/28091 CHESTER Ernest 73y) Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North 1NZEF 5/325 On line Kairanga, Palmerston North, Manawatu Mrs G Chester (M), 71 Empire Street, Liverpool, England 1914-15 Star.
COLLINS Florance Florance London 17 23 Aug 1893 (COLLINS Florance Dec 1893 Poplar 1c 554)[DOB from M/File] London, England [M/File] 1920 - Jessie DURHAM 26 June 1955 Cambridge, Waikato (1955/30361 Collins Florance 61Y) Hautapu RSA Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge 1NZEF 8/3217 On line Tangiwai, Waiouru Mrs M Cranston (A), 9 Gerrand St, Poplar, London
COMER Frederick Arthur Fred London 16 19 August 1894 (COMER Frederick Arthur Sep 1894 Poplar 1c 638) Poplar, London Walter Frank and Alice Pauline COMER (nee GREEN) - 16 Hale St, Poplar, London 15 Hale Street, Poplar E 1921 - Ruth Elizabeth ANDERSON 14 October 1981 Whakatane, Bay of Plenty (1981/48929 COMER Frederick Arthur 19 August 1894) Cremated Rotorua Cemetery, Rotorua Reserves - Frederick Arthur Comer Reserves Tadmore, Nelson Farmer
CONN Charles Edwin Chas London (sic) 17 15 May 1893 (CONN Charles Edwin June 1893 York 9d 27) York, England George Woodburn and Ruth CONN (nee APPLEBY) - 15 Smales St, Micklegate, York 30 Gidlow Rd, Old Swan, Liverpool 1917 - Catherine Iris SPENCE 13 May 1949 Awakaponga, Matata, Bay of Plenty (1949/20384 CONN Charles Edwin 55y) Awakaponga, Matata, Bay of Plenty 1NZEF 41753 On line Puha, Gisborne Mr G W Conn (F), 30 Gidlow Road, Old Swan, Liverpool Born York, Res 6yrs. Did not serve overseas.
COOK William Wm Liverpool 18 18 July 1891 (COOK William Sep 1891 Prescot 8b 636) Huyton, Prescot, Lancashire Edward and Margaret COOK (nee BIRCHALL) - 11 Netherley Road, Tarbock, Lancashire 8 Cliff Street, Holt Road, Liverpool 1921 - Catherine Maud PAY 1 November 1957 Invercargill, Southland (1957/35873 Cook William 66Y)) St Johns Cemetery, Invercargill 1NZEF 9/1271 On line Kanana, Invercargill E Cook (F), 8 Cliff St, Holt Road, Liverpool
COXON George Ernest Geo Liverpool 18 12 August 1893 (COXON George Ernest W Derby Sep 1893 8b 582) Liverpool, England Richard James and Mary Eliza COXON (nee TRAVIS) - 193 Picton Road, Wavertree, Liverpool 1921 - Adelaide Ruby HAMMOND 17 September 1959 Hamilton, Waikato (1959/32957 COXON George Ernest 66y) Papakura Cemetery, Auckland 1NZEF 34336 On line Cambridge, Waikato Mrs R J Coxon (M), 193 Picton Road, Wavertree, Liverpool. Mrs Woods (Csn), Sefton House, Birkenhead, Auckland
CRUICKSHANK George Geo Liverpool 18 c1892
DONOVAN Charles Alfred Chas London 18 4 August 1892 (DONOVAN Charles Alfred Sep 1892 St Geo East 1c 377) London, England Thomas Peter and Mary Anne DONOVAN (nee KEARNS) - 24 Leman St, Whitechapel, London (T P - Wdwr, C A not home) 7 Worcester St, Wapping, London M1/1920 - Alice CLARK M2/1937 - Margaret Joyce MASON 22 May 1966 Palmerston North, Manawatu (1966/3955 DONOVAN Charles Alfred 74y) Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North 1NZEF 10/2921 ORDERED Rongotea, Manawatu T P Donovan (F), 7 Worcester St, Wapping, London E
ENNSON (sic) (EMSON) James Jas Liverpool 17 c1893
GATTRELL Thomas George Thos London 19 19 December 1893 (sic) (GATTRELL Thomas George Poplar Mar 1891 1c 644) Bromley, Poplar, London Henry and Ann Catherine Elizabeth (Annie) GATTRELL (nee HUTTON) 49 Bircham Street, Bromley, Poplar 68 St Leonards Road, Bromley, Poplar 7 Venue Street, Poplar (Henry Wdwr) 31 October 1971 Towoomba, Queensland, Australia Drayton and Toowoomba War Cemetery, QLD, Australia (S/P - V5391 - Private - 37 Works Company) 1NZEF 10/571 On line Waipawa, Hawkes Bay H Gattrell (F), 7 Venue (St?), Poplar, London. Mrs Van Zanton (A), 16 Dawson St, Beramphore (Wellington) "Date of birth also given as 19 Dec 1893 and 19 Dec 1894 in military file. Mother Death Sep 1903 Gattrell Annie C 52 Poplar 1c 304. Australian National Archives WW2 Files - B884 V5391 GATTRELL THOMAS GEORGE : Service Number - V5391 : Date of birth - 19 Dec 1895 : Place of birth - MONTREAL CANADA : Place of enlistment - ROYAL PARK VIC : Next of Kin - GATTRELL ARTHUR. Also GATTRELL ARTHUR ERNEST HUTTON : Service Number - V112159 : Date of birth - 28 May 1917 : Place of birth - ASCOT VALE VIC : Place of enlistment - BRIGHTON VIC : Next of Kin - GATTRELL A. Victoria Deaths - Arthur Edward GATTRELL 1944/5259 59y S/o Henry Gattrell and Ann Catherine Elizabeth Hutton. Births Sep 1884 Gattrell Arthur Edward Poplar 1c 598. Marriages Dec 1907 Pancras 1b 39 GATTRELL Arthur Edward/HUTTON Louisa Ann. Evening Post 3 December 1913 Page 8 - ATTEMPTED SUICIDE CARTERTON, This Day. A young man, aged about 19 years, named Thomas George Gatterell [sic], one of the Sedgwick boys, employed by Mr. E. Eagle, jun., the Belvedere Jersey breeder, attempted to commit suicide this morning by taking poison. Medical attention saved him. He has been arrested and will appear before the Court to-morrow."
GIBSON Robert Robt Liverpool 15 22 January 1894 (M/File) Liverpool, England John GIBSON (Not at 11 Moira St) 15 December 1934 Aramoho, Cemetery, Wanganui 1NZEF 23/148 On line Lismore Station, Makirikiri, Wanganui John Gibson (F), 11 Moira Street, Liverpool, England
GREENALL William Wm Liverpool 17 c1893 (Many Poss including GREENALL William June 1893 W Derby 8b 494)
GRIFFITHS Arthur John Arthur Liverpool 16 2 Oct 1894 (Many Poss Birth GRIFFITHS Arthur - no Arthur John) [DOB from M/File] Liverpool, England Edward and Rosanna (Rosea) GRIFFITHS (nee BRANIGAN) 1920 - Sarah Wolfenden LITTLE (Dec 1920 W Derby 8b 628) 12 November 1965 Blenheim, Marlborough (1965/33726 Griffiths Arthur John 71Y) Omaka RSA Lawn Cemetery, Blenheim 1NZEF 10/1246 On line Kairanga, Palmerston North, Manawatu E Griffiths, 62 Redrock St, West Derby, Liverpool/Reg N Osborn, Corowa, NSW, Australia UK Births LITTLE Sarah Wolfenden March 1900 W Derby 8b 628. NZ Deaths - 1980/47800 Griffiths Sarah Wolfenden 5 January 1900. Burial Omaka RSA Lawn Cemetery, Blenheim
HACKETT Arthur Edward Arthur London 18 4 July 1892 (HACKETT Arthur Edward Fulham Sep 1892 1a 283) Alfred Richard and Louisa Elizabeth HACKETT (nee JEFFERY) - 37 Gladstone Road, Acton, Middlesex M1/ 1927 - Flora Kate IRELAND (nee BENNETT) M2/1929 - Mary Agnes Geraldine (Molly) PYE 27 August 1965 Auckland (1965/39887 Arthur Edward HACKETT 73y) Cremated Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland Middlesex Regt 99197 On line Kairanga, Palmerston North, Manawatu No NOK on file Res NZ about 4 1/2 years. Noted as a Sedgwick boy by his past employer in military file. See Arthur Edward Hackett - Mother: Louisa Elizabeth Hackett nee Jeffries. Father: Alfred Richard Hackett. DOB 4 July 1892 on Ancestry F/Tree. Flora Kate IRELAND (nee BENNETT) Divorced Decree Absolute 22/8/1928.
HART William Wm Liverpool 16 c1894 1NZEF 23/2568 - HART William born 10 October 1890 London, NOK John Joseph HART (F), 130 Elizabeth Street, North Woolwich, London.
HENDRY Harold Harold Liverpool 16 c1894 (HENDRY Harold June 1894 W Derby 8b 353 ) Liverpool, England William and Matilda HENDRY (nee SMITH) - 47 Olivia Street, Bootle, Liverpool 29 September 1912 Wanganui (1912/7750 Hendry Harold 19Y) Old Cemetery, Heads Road, Wanganui "Wanganui Chronicle , 1 October 1912, Page 4 DEATHS HENDRY.—On the 30th inst., at the Wanganui Hospital, Harold Hendry, aged 18 years. FUNERAL NOTICE. The funeral will leave the Wanganui Hospital on Wednesday, the 2nd inst., at 2 o'clock. —Purser and Son, Undertakers. Feilding Star, Volume VII, Issue 1890, 3 October 1912, Page 2 Mr Harold Hendry, one of the ""Sedgwick boys,"" who came to New Zealand at the beginning of last year, died at Wanganui on Sunday from meningitis. He was 19 years of age and was employed by Mr G. Moore, at Kai Iwi. The Labour Department, as his guardian, made all necessary arrangements for the funeral. THE SEDGWICK BOYS. Wanganui Chronicle , Issue 12857, 23 December 1912, Page 5 THE SEDGWICK BOYS. - CHRISTMAS LETTER. … Dear old Hendry passed away on the Festival of St Michael and All Angels, September 29th. His mother and father were already dead. He had meningitis…. "
HINBEST William Frederick Head Wm London 19 26 January 1891 (M/File) (HINBEST William Frederick June 1891 Medway (Kent) 2a 604) Chatham, Kent, England Edwin Head and Alice HINBEST 7 June 1917 France Died of Wounds (1918/29775 Hinbest William Frederick Head NR) Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France 1NZEF 8/2619 On line Kelson, Dunedin Mrs Alice Hinbest (M), 111 Norwich Road, Walsoken, Norfolk , England Medals sent to Mrs Elsie Head MAYHEW (sister), East Ham, London, England
HOLBROOK William Henry Wm London 17 16 December 1892 (M/File) (HOLBROOK William Henry Mar 1893 St Olave 1d 232) Bermondsey, London Frank and Alice HOLBROOK (nee JOLLEY) - Ernest Cottage, Ernest St, Bermondsey, London 1919 - Marguerite Alice TREBY 9 May 1939 Auckland (1939/26368 HOLBROOK William Henry 46y) Waikumete RSA Cemetery, Auckland 1NZEF 51565 On line Taneatua, Bay of Plenty Mrs Alice Longhurst (M), 54 Ernest St, Grange Road, Bermondsey, London (June 1903 St Olave 1d 455 Alice HOLBROOK/William Henry LONGHURST) Cheesemaker at Opouiao Dairy Co, Taneatua
JAMES Oswald George Oswald Liverpool 17 19 September 1894 (JAMES Oswald George W Derby Dec 1894) Everton, Lancashire Oswald George and Frances JAMES (nee THOMPSON) - 59 New Combe Street, Walton On The Hill, Liverpool 59 New Combe Street, Walton On The Hill, Liverpool 1918 - Esther May DUNNE 4 May 1971 Rotorua, Bay of Plenty (1971/31644 JAMES Oswald George 78y) Rotorua Cemetery, Rotorua (RSA Blk 6 Plt 393) 1NZEF 11/300 On line Tokomaru Bay, Gisborne O G James (F), 76 Knocklaid Rd, Clubmore, Liverpool Also enlisted again from Liverpool
JONES Thomas Thos Liverpool 17 c1892 (Poss JONES Thomas George Sep 1892 W Derby) [8 May 1892 on M/File for Thomas George JONES] Liverpool, England George JONES 1918 - Elizabeth Martha McCABE 22 Nov 1967 Wellington (1967/42058 JONES Thomas George) Cremated Karori Cemetery, Wellington 1NZEF 2/3024 Thomas George JONES On line Wellington George Jones (F), 50 Lonsdale St off Crown St, Liverpool.
KELSEY John Frederick Jno London 17 27 April 1893 (KELSEY John Frederick June 1893 St Geo East 1c 377) William Frederick and Katherine KELSEY (nee STEADMAN) - 73 Pennyfields, Poplar, London 28 High Street, Poplar, London (Mar 1947 Islington, London John F KELSEY b abt 1894) 1NZEF 23/181 On line Masterton William Kelsey (F), 28 High St Poplar, London
KNOWLES William Charles Wm Liverpool 17 7 June 1893 (KNOWLES William Charles June 1893 Liverpool 8b 116) Liverpool, England William Albert and Annie Maria Margaret KNOWLES (LATTA nee HEAWARD) - 115 Bedford, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool 26 Windsor Road, Tuebrook, Liverpool 1929 - Alice Anne MITCHELL 3 August 1964 Hastings, Hawkes Bay (1964/38328 KNOWLES William Charles 71y) Hastings Cemetery, Hastings, Hawkes Bay 1NZEF 11/2139 On line Moeraki W A Knowles (F), 32 Rudgrave Sq, Egremont, Cheshire
LAMBERT Edward Ed London 19 c1891 2 x Edward LAMBERT in 1AIF - one born London, Surrey
LATTER Frederick Percy Percy London 17 22 November 1892 (LATTER Frederick Percy March 1893 Kensington 1a 98) North Kensington, London Henry and Eliza Jane LATTER (WESTLAKE nee HARDING) - 86 Little Ilford Lane, Manor Park, Essex 78 Little Ilford Lane, Manor Park, Essex M1/ 1923 - Lily Mary HOBBS M2/1943 - Hilda May STOCKER 17 January 1973 Timaru, Canterbury (1973/26976 Latter Frederick Percy DOB 21 November 1892 (sic)) Timaru Cemetery, Timaru 1NZEF 35285 On line Geraldine Miss E Latter (S), GPO, London/Miss A McConnachy (Fr), 7 Cliff St, Timaru Deaths: 1937/17236 LATTER Lily Mary 48y
LEE William Wm London 18 c1892 There is a William Henry LEE born Forest Gate, London (West Ham, Essex) NOK Mrs Sarah Lee, 64 Trumpington Road, Forest Gate, London who served with the 1AIF 18th Btn No 1406 - age given as 25yr 2mnth on 14 May 1915 ie bc1890. Also birth LEE William Henry Mar 1891 Edmonton 3a 412.
LUKE Alfred Demoline Alf Liverpool 17 25 July 1893 (LUKE Alfred Demoline Sep 1893 Toxteth Park 8B 214) Liverpool, England Oswald and Elizabeth Demoline LUKE (nee ROUTLEDGE) - 11 Tiler St, Toxeth Park, Liverpool 18 Vine Street, Liverpool 1918 - Martha Florence LAMB 19 September 1949 (1949/28235 LUKE Alfred Demoline 56y) - 1NZEF 70640 On line Pukehou, Te Aute, Hawkes Bay Mr O Luke (F), 16 Vine Street, Liverpool. Mrs M F Luke (W), Pukehou, HB Res NZ 6y
MARSHALL William Peter Wm Liverpool 18 11 Dec 1892 (MARSHALL William Peter March 1892 Birkenhead 8a 544) [DOB from M/File] (Wallasey, Cheshire) James and Henrietta MARSHALL (nee REID) - 30 Byron Road, Wallasey, Cheshire 29 Tetlow St, Kirkdale, West Derby 1917 - Blanche Mary GOODWIN (Romford, Essex Dec 1917 4a 1116 ) (R/m Jun 1928 Romford 4a 1184 Horace Edward LARNER) (D Dec 1944 Romford 4a 470 LARNER Blanche Mary 48y - see probate) (GOODWIN Blanche Mary Mar 1896 Fulham 1a 312) 22 July 1918 France Killed in Action (1918/33075 Marshall William Peter NR) Serre Road Cemetery No 1, Pas de Calais. France 1NZEF 11/897 On line Kaimatarau, Rongotea, Palmerston North James and M (?) Marshall (F), 21 Jetlow St, Kirkdale, Liverpool. Husband of Blanche Mary Marshall of 133 High Street, Hornchurch, Essex
McGRATH William Wm London 18 c1892 (Poplar, London) (William and Florence McGRATH (nee WARWICK)) - (13 Lee St, Limehouse) (William and Flo ?) 36 Bygrove Street, (Poplar), London (William and Florence) (1917 - Catherine Anne CLUNE (1917/9482 Ryde NSW)) (1923 NSW, Australia) 1AIF 617 On line NOK 36 Bygrove Street, (Poplar), London. Born Poplar, London (Religious denomination R.C) (Letter on file from Mrs C Thomson, 4 Courland St, Five Dock, NSW re late husband W McGrath and son J J McGrath (CWGC - John Joseph McGRATH NX15018 D 4/4/1941 Egypt S/o William and Catherine Ann McGrath of Five Dock, NSW) (Date of birth - 14 Sep 1919 : Place of birth - TENNYSON NSW : Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW : Next of Kin - THOMSON CATHERINE) (Marriage - William McGRATH/Catherine A CLUNE 1917/9482 Ryde NSW) (R/m Cath A McGRATH/Charles A THOMSON 1925/7958 Hunters Hill, NSW) NSW Deaths - 1160/1923 MCGRATH WILLIAM WILLIAM FLORENCE BALMAIN NORTH and 11995/1923 MCGRATH WILLIAM THOMAS BRIDGET GLEBE. Rookwood Anglican bur 6 October 1923 William McGrath
MILLER Francis Ashbridge Francis Liverpool 17 5 October 1893 (MILLER Francis Ashbridge Dec 1893 W Derby 8b 539) Liverpool, England Francis Ashbridge and Mary Ann MILLER (nee REASIN) - 78 Rokesmith Street, West Derby, Liverpool 64 Claypole Street, West Derby, Liverpool - 20 May 1917 Belgium Killed in Action (1918/33424 Miller Francis Asbridge NR) Berks Cemetery Extension, Belgium 1NZEF 11/2155 On line Te Wharau Mary Ann Miller (M) 28 Wayburn Street, Edgehill, Liverpool. CWGC -Son of Francis Asbridge Miller and Mary Ann Miller, of Liverpool, England.
MOIR Sidney George Sidney London 17 24 Jul 1893 (Abt 1893 Holloway Workhouse on Ancestry F/Tree) Does not appear to be registered or baptised [DOB from M/File] (Holloway, London) (Robert Stuart Leask and Emily Eliza MOIR (nee BULLARD)) (Robert - wdwr) - (1 Moreland Street, Islington, London) (7 Andover Gardens, Holloway, London) (June 1920 1/4 Islington - Kate H LAWFORD) (Poss Death MOIR Sidney G born c 1893 d Dec 1958 Islington, London, England) - 1NZEF 7/2080 On line Nelson (Bert Moir (B), 7 Andover Gardens, Holloway, London) Discharged England 6 May 1919 to 7 Andover Gardens.
MORRISSY John William Jno London 17 28 September 1893 (MORRISSY John William Dec 1893 Bethnal G 1c 186) Bethnal Green, London John and Harriett MORRISSY (CUSHION nee PHILLIPS) (Harriet - Wdw) - (Res at 46 Coventry St, Bethnal Green - John and Sarah Phillips - parents of Harriet) (46 Coventry Street, Bethnal Green) - 20 May 1920 New Plymouth, Taranaki (1920/9602 Morissey John William 26Y) Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth (CWGC Headstone) 1NZEF 10/100 On line Takapau, Hawkes Bay (Mrs Harriet MORRISSY (M), 46 Coventry Street, Bethnal Green, London) (CWGC - Son of Mrs. Harriett Morrissy, of 46, Coventry St., Bethnal Green, London, England. Born in London. Served in Egypt, 1914-15, and at Gallipoli.) (Dec 1885 Bethnal Green 1c 512 CUSHION Charles William/Phillips Harriett). NOK on M/File Mr J Morrisey (F) C/o Post Office, Mangapai, Whangarei
PAGE Walter Walter London 18 4 August 1892 (PAGE Walter Sep 1892 Poplar 1C 613) Poplar, London William and Sarah PAGE (nee) - 53 Burcham Street, Bromley, London 65 Ladysmith Avenue, East Ham, Essex 1939 - Alice Elizabeth FRANKLIN 7 July 1973 Hastings , Hawkes Bay (1973/35533 Page Walter 6 August 1892) Hastings RSA Cemetery 1NZEF 10/578 - NOT ON CD On line Dannevirke, Hawkes Bay William Page (F), 65 Ladysmith Ave, East Ham, London. Mrs M Dallas (S), 59 Gladstone Ave, High St, East Ham, London (Maude S PAGE/Mortimer F DALLAS Dec 1912 W Ham 4a 198) (PAGE Maude Sarah Mar 1887 Poplar 1C 641) Gallipoli veteran. Birth date on baptism given as 6 Aug 1892. (Death June 1894 Sarah PAGE 48y Poplar 1C 356)(Marriage June 1900 William PAGE (Wdwr 53 Burcham St) to Elizabeth GLENVILLE Poplar 1C 966)
PRITCHARD John Arthur Jno Liverpool 16 24 Nov 1894 (Poss Birth PRITCHARD John Arthur Mar 1895 Toxteth Park 8b 140) [DOB from M/File] Liverpool, England (Poss Death PRITCHARD John A born c1895 d June 1/4 1935 Liverpool South ) (Probate 7 Jun 1935 John Arthur PRITCHARD of 7 Miles St, Liverpool to widow Ethel) 1NZEF 17/310 On line Greenmeadows, Napier Annie Pritchard (S), 17 Blythswood Road, Liverpool (Blythswood St, Toxeth Park) Discharged England 24 April 1919 to 30 Alder St, Dingle, Liverpool
RITSON William John Wm London 19 c1891 (RITSON William John Dec 1891 Poplar 1c 682) [1 Nov 1891 on M/File] London, England Thomas William and Caroline RITSON (nee HANSEN) - 17 Hanbury Place, Poplar (Mother dcd 1902, Father mariner in 1901) 1925 - Imelda GOODALL (R/m 1949 Alfred JEFFERY) 26 October 1948 Wanganui, Wanganui (RITSON William John 1948/21727 57y) Aramoho Cemetery, Wanganui 1NZEF 10/1965 On line Kakatahi, Wanganui NOK John McDonald (Friend), No 1 Line, Wanganui Mother - Death - RITSON Caroline Dec 1902 Poplar 1c 354 age 33
ROBERTS Thomas Thos Liverpool 16 18 Aug 1894 (Lots in W Derby and Toxeth Park 1893-1895) (1901 Census Thomas Roberts b c1895 Liverpool s/o John R Roberts/Ann E Roberts) [DOB from M/File] Liverpool, England (John Robert and Ann Ellen ROBERTS (nee JONES) - 50 Lancaster Street, Walton On The Hill, Liverpool 43 Lancaster St, Walton, Liverpool 2 August 1968 Auckland Waikumete RSA Cemetery, Auckland 1NZEF 9/1483 On line Te Wharau, S Wairarapa Mrs Ann Tombs (S - acrtually M), 43 Lancaster St, Walton, Liverpool (Anne Ellen ROBERTS/George David TOMBS Dec 1910 W Derby 8b 810) (1911 43 Lancaster Street Walton Liverpool) Discharged NZ 17 April 1919 no longer physically fit.
RUMSBY Charles Henry Chas Liverpool 18 12 May 1892 (RUMSBY Charles Henry Jun 1892 W Derby 8b 611) Liverpool, England William Henry and Ellen RUMSBY (nee POWER) - 14 Aden St, West Derby, Liverpool (Not at home) 1920 - Florence Kitty SILVER 12 July 1967 Papakura, Auckland (1967/46003 RUMSBY Charles Henry 75y) Papakura Cemetery, Auckland 1NZEF 10/1971 On line Ohura, King Country William Rumsby (B), C/o BNZ, Ohura (RUMSBY William June 1900 W Derby 8b 483) RUMBSBY William Birth Jun 1900 W Derby 8b 483. Death 11 June 1964 Masterton (1964/30003 Rumsby William 64Y) Burial Archer Street, Masterton with wife Dorice Hannah nee MILLS.
SELLERS Henry (Harry) Hy London 18 17 Nov 1892 (Poss Birth SELLERS Henry Mar 1893 Poplar 1c 699) [DOB from M/File] London, England George Henry and Rosetta Ann SELLERS (nee MOORE) - (1 Annabel Street, Poplar, London) (6 Silver Lion Court, Pennyfield, Poplar E) 17 May 1968 Napier, Hawkes Bay (as Harry Sellers) (Poss Death 1968/32192 SELLERS Henry 76y) Wharerangi Services Cemetery, Napier Sec 12 Plot 17 (H/Stone 6/861 Pte Cant Reg D 17 May 1968 76y) 1NZEF 6/861 On line Duvauchelle Bay Harry Sellers, 6 Silvertion Court, Pennyfields, Poplar, London E
SKEET (SKEETS ?) James Jas London 19 c1891 (age 19 Labourer) W J ? (1890-1892) SKEETS Thomas Dec 1891 Blackburn, BIRTHS March 1891 SKEET Robert Bethnal Green 1c 253, Walter Raymond Greenwich 1d 1161, Mar 1892 Elmy Horace Islington 1b 286, Mar 1891 Walter James W Croydon 2a 215)
STEVENS James Charles Christopher Jas London 19 c1891 (STEVENS James Charles Christopher Dec 1891 Poplar 1c 648) (Milwall, London) James John and Matilda Edith STEVENS (nee NEWMAN) - 85 Cauton Road, Poplar 4 Elizabeth Place, Poplar 1923 - Flossie Irene WRIGHT (R/m Stanley Poutney WHITE 1940) 17 July 1937 Feilding, Manawatu (1937/19052 STEVENS James Charles Christopher 49y) Feilding, Manawatu Reserves - - - James Charles Christopher STEVENS Reserves Makowhai, Manawatu, Farm Hand
THOMAS Harold Membry (Membery) Harold Liverpool 18 28 March 1892 (THOMAS Harold Membery June 1892 Toxteth Park 8b 171) (DOB from M/File] Liverpool, England David and Alice Jane THOMAS (nee MEMBERY) - 22 Ashfield, Wavertree, Liverpool 22 Ashfield, Wavertree, Liverpool 1927 - Ruth Annie SHEPHERD 1 June 1970 Gisborne, Poverty Bay (1970/32722 THOMAS Harold Membrey 78y) Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne 1NZEF 11/387 On line Tolaga Bay, Gisborne D Thomas (F), 22 Ashfield, Wavertree. Liverpool
WATERSON Thomas Thos Liverpool 17 c1892 (Poss Birth WATERSON Thomas Alexander June 1893 W Derby 8b 631 - B 13 May 1893 Bpt 26 Jul 1893 Thomas/Catherine) (also a Thomas Arthur WATTERSON March 1891 Toxeth Park 8b 207 - he becames a sailor signs on 1909)
WATKINS William John Thomas Wm London 18 2 January 1892 (WATKINS William John T March 1892 Poplar 1c 695) William Thomas and Janet (Jeanette) WATKINS (nee MARSHALL) - (1 Hanbury Buildings, Poplar) (W J T not home) (1919 Poplar - Annie Jane SHAUNGHNESSY) (Poss 23 Sep 1940 aged 49 Civilian War death. Of 22B Risinghill Street. Died at Risinghill Street. (Finsbury Metropolitan Borough)) 1AIF13th Reinforcements 10004 On line William John Thomas Watkins (F), 20 Broomfield St, Poplar, London Born Poplar, London. Member of Territorial Force NZ for 5 years
WESTHEAD John Frederick Jno Liverpool 17 c1892 (WESTHEAD John Frederick Dec 1892 W Derby 8b 398) Isaac and Sarah Ann WESTHEAD (nee HUSKINSON) - 7 Neston Street, Walton On The Hill, Liverpool (Isaac - Wdwr) 7 Neston Street, Walton On The Hill, Liverpool (Isaac - Dcd) 1918 - Annie Rebecca COTTLE 4 August 1958 Masterton , Wairarapa (1958/36579 WESTHEAD John Frederick 65y) Archer Street Cemetery, Masterton Reserves John Frederick WESTHEAD Reserves Kopuarangu, Wairarapa, Farm Hand
WHITBREAD Thomas Thos London 17 c1892 (1911 Census Thomas WHITBREAD bc1892 Poplar, Soldier, Army Service Corps Woolwich and 1901 at Walthamstow with parents George/Sarah - probably Thomas Charles WHITBREAD enlisted 1909-1919) (Also WHITBREAD Thomas William Dec 1892 Islington 1b 367 - in 1911 at 5 Hayman Street, Islington N - son of Edward/Caroline - emailed family)
WILSON Thomas Eric Thos Liverpool 17 29 September 1893 (WILSON Thomas Eric Dec 1893 Northwich, Cheshire 8a 271) Middlewich, Cheshire James Kennedy and Elizabeth WILSON (formerly CROWDER nee BEVAN) - 80 St Anns Road, Middlewich, Cheshire 16 Wellbrow Road, Walton, Liverpool 1920 - Ethel May CHELL ((R/M 1937 Thomas Arthur SOWMAN) Died 27 June 1961 Bur Hamilton East CHRRY-15-24)) 6 April 1928 Hamilton, Waikato (WILSON Thomas Eric 1928/1077 34y) Hamilton East Soldiers Cemetery, Hamilton (1-E-206) Royal Field Artillery, No.75436 On line Otaki Elizabeth Bevan Wilson (M), 16 Welbrow Road, Walton, Liverpool Member of New Zealand Colonial Mtd. After returning to England from New Zealand he joined the British Army on the 14 January 1915 at Preston. Returned to NZ after serving 4 years 193 days in the Royal Field Artillery with rank of driver. He also spent 249 days in the army reserve in Germany.

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