Christchurch Press  -  February   1944   - 

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Tuesday 1 February 1944
Photo -  001
BAILEY - R.T.  retiring after 35 yrs with Labour dept.  b. Christchurch,  educated  ---  lots more ----

Photo -   003
CAIRNS -  Mr D.   stooking cocksfoot  gathered in Spreydon from roadsides ------

Engagements -   004
HASSALL - McLEAN  ---  wedding will take place in England shortly -----
MORRISON - DWYER -
O'NEILL -  CRAMPTON -
JOSE - CARSON -
CALDER - FERGUSSON -

Obituary -    006
HOLDERNESS -  Colonel Hildebrand, borough solicitor, Hastings  since 1928 --   age 63, b. Christchurch ----

Death -   007
HUNT - Mrs May Rose,  wife of Mr F.K.  died Auckland -- age 74 -- dau. of 1st schoolmaster Mr A. JAGGER

Wedding  -    008
Van-OPDORP - CHAPMAN -  on 20 Dec. at -- Sydney,  ------


Friday 2 February 1944
Wigram -   011  & 012  & 013 & 014
BEALE -  Keith,  absented himself without leave 30 September 1943 -----   very long column

Engagement -  016
SMILLIE - NEAL -

Wedding  -  018
GOOD -   KOTZE -  at Maadi,  Cairo,  Major George Grantham Good (Temuka)

Retirement -   019
TELFORD -  Dr T.  Fletcher Telford,    medical officer  for Health  for Canterbury & Westland.  ----  more ---


Thursday 3 February 1944

Engagement -  024
Lord DORMER  - NOEL -  wedding on 19  Feb.  Lord Dormer,  formerly aide-de-camp in New Zealand.  ----  more.

Obituary -  025
FLEMING -  William,  died on Monday at Timaru,  -- father one of the  pioneers of the Flemington district

Death - 027
OPIE -  Miss Gwen,  last 27 years principal of Girls' College at Colombo,  Ceylon,   ---  more  ----


Friday 4 February 1944
Examination results  -  029030 & 031
Canterbury, Marlborough & West Coast  School Certificate results
email for a copy. - 

D.S.O.   -  033
STOWERS -  Flight Sergeant Robert Ernest,  of Hamilton East ---  b. 1922  ---  


Saturday 5 February 1944
Photo  -  035
CAREY -  Acting Flight Lieut. Arthur -- awarded the DFC --- 

Engagements -  036
Poulton  - Acton-Adams ----
Preston - Furze ---
Barnsdale -  Beetham ---
Monk - Frahm --

Obituary - 038
MONAGHAN - Signalman David Wyatt,  3rd son of Archdeacon & Mrs H.W.  of Timaru,  -----  more  ----

Photo -  039
POLSON - Staff-Sergeant,  included in photo of prisoners of war  at Stalag 383, Germany --- 38 men in photo.


Monday 7 February 1944
Obituary -  042
BORTHWICK - James Bibb,  former headmaster East Ashburton School --  son of late Capt. David Alexander Borthwick,
                    b. Glasgow 1860  came to NZ age 6  ---  marr. Miss Agnes G. DORMAN  of Springfield in 1887 
                      leaves a widow and 2 daughters  (named) ----  more  -----

Photo & Obituary   -   044  & 045
HANLON - Alfred C.  K.C.  age 78 d. Dunedin,  noted criminal advocate  -----  leaves 3 daughters 1 son --  lots more -----

Whangarei -  048
POOK -  Jack,  age 30, married  fell overboard  believed drowned  in the Arapaua River -- 


Tuesday 8 February 1944

90th Birthday -  photo - 051  & 052
DALE -  Mr W.H.R. --  90 on Thursday --  b. London 10 feb. 1854, sailed 2 yrs later on  "Egmont"    in Egmont were
                Bishop Harper,  J.M.Heywood,  Charles Merton,  Torlesse and Harman families --    in 1876 a 1st member
                 of Lodge Canterbury Kilwinning --  in 1863  awas a passenger on 1st train on iron rails in NZ  remembers
                Lyttelton tunnel opened  in 1867  ----  family of 7 sons  -- Mrs Dale is 2nd dau. of  a Wellington pioneer
                 Mr George Green Buck of Taita,  Lower Hutt.   long column  --  lots more ---


Wednesday  9 February 1944
Photo -  obituary 056
JACOBSEN -  Leo A.  --- Wellington businessman --  b. Christchurch 1881  ---   several peaks in Southern Alps scaled
                    and named by Messrs Morton & Jacobsen --  leaves a widow, 1 son  and 2 sisters ----  and 1 brother.


Thursday 10 February 1944
Engagement -  058
ROBERTS - McKAY - 

Photo -  060
WALLINGFORD -  Air Commodore S.G.  ----  awarded   medal of Legion of Merit --- 

Photos -  061
BLUETT -  Flight Sgt. Roy,   dangerously injured -- son of Mrs E. Bluett,  Beckenham.
GOODHART -  Acting Group Capt. Jack -- with wife son & mother in law was killed  in an air raid in London --
                    son of Mrs A.H.Goodhart, Opawa.


Friday 11 February 1944
Accidents -  062
REINKE - Mr G,  married, age 37 --  admitted to Ashburton Hosp.   ---  head injuries --
MARSHALL -  John Kenneth,  drowned visiting Himatangi Beach,  age 22  a soldier,  -----
JONES - Rose Mary,  age 6,  dau. of Mr & Mrs G. P. Jones, of Tekaraka ---  was killed by a train --   

Photo -
HULME -  Sgt.   portrait painted by Mr Archibald F. Nicoll  -- presented to Nelson City Council ---

Inquest -  066
PHILLIPS -  Noeline Margaret -- d. 7 January  on the railway line at Petone ---      lots more ----


Saturday 12 February 1944
Ashburton -  067
LANGDON -  Mr H.  found a cart & 2 horses in the South Ashburton River,  ---    owner not found ----

Auckland -  070
Woman killed instantly  falling from a parapet in Queen st.  --  not named as yet.  (see 071)

University of NZ Examination results - 071
B.Agr.Sc.   medicine,  Home Science
email for a copy ---

Accidents - 072
ALLEN - Miss Myrtle,  age 40,  killed by a train accident -- New Lynn, Auckland. ---
FINLAYSON -  Mrs Helen Agnes Harvey,  age 36  was killed instantly when she fell from a parapet Queen st. Auckland ----
HARDING -  Alfred Edward -- widower, age 47, of Devonport, Auckland ----  died  
SIMPSON -  Norman Arthur,  age 17 --  found unconscious -- fall from motor bike,  ---  in Timaru hosp.
SMITH - Raymond (14mths)  & Heeni (age 2)    died in house fire --  Wanganui.

Wellington -  073a
HEWITT -  Stanley John Murray,  age 21    died of burns -- explosion at Colgate Palmolive, Petone ---

Wellington -  074
KATZ -  Rabbi Solomon -- b. 1844 near Kishinev, in Bessarabia,  --    came to Auckland  --  married 1904
                     wife died Sept. last year -- 1daughter,  3 sons -- 

Dunedin -  075
SCOTT -  Mrs Nellie --  age 45 --  badly burned -- house destroyed by fire --- 


Monday 14 February 1944
Memorial Service -  079
OPIE -  Miss Gwen --     27 yrs principal of Church Missionary Society ladies college, Colombo, Ceylon,
                  pupil of Christchurch Girls' High school 1899 to 1903.

Photos -    080
REDPATH - Mr J.A.  photo of his prize winning garden   Class 1  in Fendalton ------
FLEMING  & Co.  winning factory garden -  photo
COLLINS -   Mr H.J.   winner class 2B.    Idris rd.  ---  photo ---


Tuesday 15 February 1944
Engagements - 083
LOUGHNAN -  MALING ---
UPTON - VESSEY ---
DIXON - ARMSTRONG ---
KENNEDY -  RAE ---

Accidents - 084
DICKSON -  Mr Samuel,  age 55   --   conducting a search of Ashburton south River -- 
ROSENBECK -  Neil,  age 65 -- killed by a collapse of earth,  ---- Dannevirke --
PIPER -  Stanley Austin,  age 33 --    concussion   -- knocked down by a motor car --
CARSON - Nelson -- age 13 --  fell from his bicycle -- 
ADAMS -  Mrs --  fell or knocked off her bicycle. 


Wednesday 16 February 1944
Coroner -  088
CALCUTT -  John Keith,  aged 10 ---  d 15 September

Engagements -  090
MACGOWAN - SMITH - 
NICHOLSON - BYRON -
GRIBBEN - OAKLEY -

Inquests -  094
KITCHING - Leo Archibald,  d. 17 Jan. Christchurch -- thrown from a fire-engine at Wigram  ----
YOUNG - Miss Marion Frances,  and
McDOUGALL -  Douglas Haig,  both members of RNAF   plane crashed --  inquest adjourned.

London -  095
WINSTONE - Miss Jane,  of Wanganui,  a ferry pilot was killed while taking off -- arr. England Aug. 1942
                          dau. of Mr & Mrs A.G. Winstone,    ----  lots more ---


Thursday 17 February 1944
Engagement -  098
BEECH -  MOTE ----

Photo -  100
CHAMBERS -  Flt Sgt. C.A.  son of Mr & Mrs V. Chambers,  Motukarara,  among a group  of prisoners of war in Germany.


Friday 18 February 1944
Golden Wedding -   103
CAMPBELL -  Mr & Mrs Harry, 113 Stanmore rd.  ---  is  4th son of late Richard, Marsden rd, Timaru,   eld. dau. of late William JOHNSON,
                     ---  have 1 son and 2 granddaughters.

Photo - 104
CAMPBELL -  Mr & Mrs Harry,  yesterday celebrated their Golden Wedding.

Photo -  105
CORNWALL -  Lieut-Col. F.C.  led NZ Troops in a commando raid -----

Marriage - 106
ELLIOTT -  Second-Lieut. Keith & Mrs Elliott,  nee Margaret LARKHAM,  of Hastings,  ------

Trinity College of Music Exam results 107
List of names ---  email for a copy.

London  -   Funeral  - 111
WINSTONE -  Miss June  (Wanganui)   held in Berkshire --    list of names of some of those present.
                         Members of the A.T.A. were pallbearers.


Saturday 19 February 1944
Dannevirke - Fatalities -  114
CARRUTHERS - Miss Dorothy Ellen,   dau. of Mr M.F.    and
DONGHI - Jack, single,  age 54   both died -----

Engagements -  115
WARD - HAMILTON -
WARD - LAFFEY -
SPRATT - ARLOW -
WILSON - DAVISON -

100th Birthday -  118
TODD -  Miss Helen,  of -- Timaru,  yesterday was 100,   b. Pittenreach?, near Loch Leven, Scotland,  age 16
                became a children's nurse -- came to NZ 60 yrs ago ---


Monday 21 February 1944
Missing Body found - 121
DICKSON - Samuel, age 55,  missing since 14 Feb.  was found in the Ashburton River --- 

Engagement -  122
CARTER - REIHER -


Tuesday 22 February 1944
Accidents -  126
CARLESS -  Sgt. Alfred Austin,   son of Mr H.P. Carless, Epsom, Auckland  --  accidentally killed   and
BRITTAIN -  Sgt. Albert Leonard,  son of Mrs S.  Auckland,     lost their lives in aircraft ----
McINTOSH -  Margaret Wilson,  widow of Poolburn,  killed outright -- 
GEORGE - Gilbert, age 38, a sawyer,  died in accident  at Addington --  inquest will be held --
LEWIS -  Catherine Jesse,  married. age 51 --  drowned in  Mataura River, Gore --
AUSTIN -  Jean,  age 19  fell from a train,  suffered abrasions.


Wednesday 23 February 1944
99th Birthday -  132
BROWN -  Mrs Sarah,  of Oxford,  99 yesterday,  came to NZ in "Zealandia"  in 1858   marr Mr John Brown in Wellington,
                         he died 50 years ago  had 13 children, 31 grandchildren  --- 

Engagements -  133
STRINGER - FRIZZELL -
McNICHOLL -  BARNES -
WOOD - WANTY -
HANHAM - HANGER -

Engagements -  134
STEWART - ANDERSON -
HORN - SNELLING -

Accidents -  135
McLOY Joseph  &
O'LEARY - Cornelius,  2 railway surfacemen  patrolling the Buller Gorge,  ----    injured -- stone capsized jigger --- 

Wedding  137
GARTY - DOERN, -  Mrs A.E.Garty  received word her son  Charles D. married in Canada to Miss Wilhelmine Bernice Doern.

Fatality -  138
HANSEN -  Miss Dorothy Nina,  age 24 --   was killed  when a truck failed to negotiate a bend  in Auckland ---
                     mother Mrs A. Hansen --  more --

Obituary - 139
KAYLL -  Rev. Canon J.I.A.  vicar of Katikati ---  former Mayor of Mt Eden --   ---


Friday  25 February 1944
Engagement -  144
WITHELL - NEAME -


Saturday 26 February 1944
NZ University Degrees conferred -  148
list of names -  email for a copy.

Supreme Court - 149  & 150
Undefended divorce petitions ---  email for a copy.
long list of names for separation,  Adultery,  Desertion, Court orders disobeyed,  decrees absolute.

Engagements -  151
HAMLIN - NEIMAN -
KELLIHER -  ATLEY
REGISTER -  CAFFIN
McNAUGHTON - MUNFORD
HARVEY - DIX,  marriage to take place shortly.
McGILLWRAY - SPROTT

Inquest -  152
MILLAR -  Mrs Elizabeth Elliott Gillespie,  age 60
TUHIMATA - Donnie,  drowned in Waikato River --   age 5 and half -- 


Monday 28 February 1944
Engagements -  157
WILKINSON - RHIND -
BUTCHER - GEARY -

Invercargill -  158
FOTHERINGHAM - Roberta,  killed in an accident ---

Obituary -  160
MILLAR - David,  of Leeston,  d. age 79,  b. Ireland,  came to NZ as small boy with his parents -- late Mr & Mrs James Millar,
                            early settlers of Irwell,  in "Charlotte Gladstone"   ---  wife died years ago,  leaves a daughter and 2 sons.

Photo  -  C.G.H.S. swimmers -  161
GILMOUR - Joan  and
BARRETT - Margaret,  1st equal for senior championship  and
HOWIE - Gweneth,  intermediate champion  and
YORSTON -  Mary,  junior champ.

Obituary -  162
WILLIAMS - Mr T.D.   b. Blaina, South Wales 1895,   ---  came to NZ 1921 ---   solo singer in opera --  one of 1st artists
                     to broadcast in Christchurch --  leaves a wife , 1 son & 2 daughters.



Tuesday 29 February 1944
Auckland -  163
American soldier found dead in Auckland Domain,  unnamed as yet   inquest adjourned  ---

Auckland -  Fatality - 166
EDMONDS - Owen Fletcher,  married, age 37, a trucker of Ngaruawahia --  killed at Wilton Colliery ---
RIX -  Arnold,  married, age 29  a miner, of Glen Massey -- and


Engagements -  167
DUCKMANTON -  DOUGLAS --
HIGHET - MATHEWS -
MORKANE - ANDERSON -
STEWART - LETHAM -

Photo -  Army Wedding - New Caledonia169
IGGULDEN - FINDLAY -  Staff-Sgt. Maurice A.  of Auckland  to  Pvte Betty Margaret  Findlay of Gisborne ---

New Plymouth -  170
JENSEN - William Thomas ----


Obituary -  171
PRESTON -  Arnold,  in Wellington --  age 46, one of 9 sons  of Mr & Mrs J.F.Preston, of Mt Eden --  
                     leaves a wife, 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Beverley Evans
Christchurch NZ
5 August 2013

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