Dohrmann, Elsie

Elsie Low was born on 25 July 1875 at Horndon on the Hill, Essex, England, the youngest of five children of Sabine Susanna Harris and her husband, Benjamin Low, general...

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Dore, John Benjamin Charles

John Benjamin Charles Dore was born on 29 April 1872 at Waikaia, Southland, New Zealand. He was the third child of James Dore and his wife, Mary Ann Christina Patterson, and had...

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Huggan, Joseph Mitchell

Lily Annie Brown was born at Halifax, Yorkshire, England, on 10 March 1890 to John Henry Brown, a cabinet maker, and his wife, Rebecca Grundy Morton. She was educated in...

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Powell, Mary Sadler

Mary Sadler Powell was born probably in 1854 or 1855 in Gloucestershire, England, the daughter of Mary Sadler and her husband, William Powell, a Wesleyan minister. Mary's father...

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Ryan, Thomas Jervis

Thomas Jervis Ryan was born in Ireland, probably some time between 1834 and 1837, the son of Thomas Ryan. His mother's name is not known. In November 1861 he joined the police...

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Smith, George Marshall McCall

George Marshall McCall Smith was born on 13 November 1882 at Nairn, Scotland, the second son of Ann Mein Andrews and her husband, Samuel McCall Smith, who farmed at Laggan,...

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Teer, James

James Teer was born in Newcastle, County Down, Ireland, probably in 1826 or 1827. His father was Thomas Teer, a fisherman; his mother's name is not known. The family earned...

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Winstone, Jane

Jane Winstone was born at Wanganui on 24 September 1912, the daughter of Lina Storme Clapham and her husband, Arthur George Winstone, a chemist. The eldest of three sisters, she...

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Ayton, Charles John

Charles John Ayton was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, on 24 February 1846, the son of Ann Maria Gales and her husband, John Featherstone Ayton, a corn...

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Brassington, William

William Brassington, Canterbury's most notable early stonemason and craftsman, was born at Nottingham, England, in 1840 according to family information, the son of Mary Walker...

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Cock, Joseph Henry

Joseph Henry Cock was born at Calstock, Cornwall, England, on 25 January 1855, the son of Joseph Cock and his wife, Mary Ann Honeycomb. His connection with Nelson, New Zealand,...

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Harris, Lewis Edward

Lewis Edward Harris was born in Woodville, Hawke’s Bay, on 25 March 1900, the son of Mabel Eldridge Lewis and her husband, Joseph Henry Harris, a farmer. The family moved to...

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Sutherland, Selina Murray McDonald

Selina Sutherland (whose name at baptism was Sutherland Sutherland) was born on 26 December 1839 at Culgower, Sutherlandshire, Scotland, the third child of Jane McDonald and her...

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Boultbee, John

John Boultbee was born on 3 September 1799 at Bunny, Nottinghamshire, England. He was the ninth and youngest son of Sarah Elizabeth Lane and her husband, Joseph Boultbee, minor...

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Buchanan, Walter Clarke

Walter Clarke Buchanan was born on 20 June 1838 at Auchenbreck in the parish of Kilmodan, Argyllshire, Scotland, the son of Donald McChananich, a farmer, and his wife, Janet...

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Hooper, Basil Bramston

Basil Bramston Hooper was born in Lahore, India, on 17 April 1876, the youngest of nine children born to William Hooper and his wife, Charlotte Elizabeth (Elisabeth) Candy....

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Johnston, Thomas Henry

Thomas Henry Johnston was born in Richmond, Victoria, Australia, on 26 August 1880, the sixth of nine children of Waldron John Johnston, a chemist, and his wife, Elizabeth Nelson...

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Kay, Cyril Eyton

Cyril Eyton Kay was born in Auckland on 25 June 1902 to David Kay, an accountant, and his wife, Mary Butts. He lived as a child in Devonport before moving to Mangere. His first...

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McGregor, Malcolm Charles

Malcolm Charles (Mac) McGregor, who was to achieve fame as a First World War air ace and later helped to establish civil aviation in New Zealand, was born on 4 March 1896 at...

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Mannering, George Edward

George Edward Mannering was born on 31 July 1862 at Birch Hill station in North Canterbury, New Zealand. He was the son of Theophilus Samuel Mannering, a sheep farmer, and his...

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