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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 11: Lucky – Crusader to New Zealand

 In December 1874, Captain Renaut sailed his ship The Crusader into Lyttleton Harbour, New Zealand with 374 passengers on board. The Crusader departed from Plymouth on the 25th of September and made the passage in 97 days with very little illness reported. The surgeon-superintendent was Dr. John Guthrie who settled in Christchurch. On the voyage Dr …

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Gunner Edward Forsyth

Edward Forsyth was born in 1894 at Tyrie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He was one of nine children and the eldest son of Edward Gerrard Forsyth and Helen Yule Forsyth nee Jamieson. Edward was a Gunner with the 15th Divisional Ammunition Column of the Royal Field Artillery. The 15th Divisional Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery served with 15th …

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William Forsyth – New Zealand Army WW1

William James Forsyth was born on the 16th of August 1888 at Coutts Island, Canterbury, New Zealand. He was my Great Grand Uncle, the second youngest son of my great great grandparents, Robert and Jessie Forsyth (nee Farquhar). We are yet to find out when and where he died. William enlisted in the Auckland Military Rifles …

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