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William James Fryer was my mother’s brother. Her name was Betty Una (Fryer) Thompson.

Ivan was born 21 May 1924 and died on 16 May 1945.

Date of Birth 20 May 1921

William dies at Trentham Military Camp from a disease that went through the camp.

Hugh Stainger Brown was born on the 29th July 1917, educated at Christchurch Boys High School and

Douglas was my father Peter’s only sibling.

Uncle Bill was killed in action in the Somme, 15/09/16.

Pahiatua Herald, Volume XXII, Issue 5787, 13 July 1917, Page 4


Date of Birth = 12th January 1889
Date of Enlistment = 4th August 1914

Found in mother-in-law’s belongings. Unidentified girl by grave marker.

Lest we forget

Lest we forget
John McMurtrie 1880,

Photo attached of John that I have had coloured.

A brief bio was written up on the (now defunct) scout groups website - the wayback machine has it

Basil Gardiner Allaway was my mother's cousin.