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Edwards, Henry James Third Son

Henry James Third Son Edwards
b: 1873
d: 10 AUG 1937
Birth Details
1873/3642, Henry James Edwards - no parents listed

Evening Post 22 December 1885
The Schools
The prizes awarded to the children of the above school were distributed on Friday last by the Chairman (Mr. R. Mellow), in the presence of the teachers and the following members of the School Committee:- Messrs. W. Cleland, S. Death, J. Harris, W. S Milne, and J. H. Ross. After a few appropriate remarks, the Chairman proceeded to distribute the prizes, addressing a few words of congratulation to each of the prize-takers as they came up. The following is the prize-list: Standard VI.- Ernest Pike, Agnes Drummond, Laura Pinny, Arabella Welch. Standard V.- Forbes Johnston, Hipzibah Fisk Standard IV.- Ernest Bodman, Harry Edwards, Francis Fisk, Ada Welch. Standard III.- Norman Bodman, George Boyd Frank Clement, Frank Death, William Death, William Fisk, Isaac James, William Meager, Horace Meager, Emma Barlow, Minnie Hancock, Allison Johnston, Nellie Mabey, Ellen Martin, Ilma Ross, Jane Wright. Standard II.- Charles Drummond, Edwin Edwards, Jack King, George Hancock, George Haywood, Albert Peck, Geo Russell, Marjore (sic) Duck, Eliza Duck, Katie Russell, Agnes Russell, Hettie Russell, Jane Stevenson, Maria Webb. Standard I.- John Fisk, Edward Rouse, Herbert Tilbury, George Wright, Charles Watson, Sophia Burt, Ethel Burt, Amy Death, Amy Hancock, Alice James, Connie Mellow, Minnie Russell, Maggie Ross. Special prizes were awarded to Laura Pinny and Alick (sic) Ross, for being the most popular and best-behaved girl and boy in the school. This decision was arrived at by vote, the girls voting for Laura Pinny, and the boys for Alick Ross The distribution having been made, the children sang " Home Sweat Home" with great taste. The head teacher, Mr. Johnston, entertained the children to a tea at 5 p.m., to which ample justice was done. After games, &c, they proceeded homeward, evidently delighted with their evening''s outing. An entertainment was also given by the same gentleman in the evening; to the heads of families and young people in the district. After having spent a very pleasant evening the company broke up at 12.30 a.m. At the examination of the school on the 16th October, out of 60 presented 53 passed, which may be considered very satisfactory.

Marriage Details
1901/287, Bride: Maude Florence Edith Walsh, Groom: Henry James Edwards - Date of Marriage 13/2/1901 from Marriage Registration

Evening Post 16 February 1901
Miss Maud Walsh, fourth daughter of the late Mr. P. W. Walsh, an old Crimean veteran of the 57th Regiment, was married at St. Augustine''s Church, Petone, on Wednesday afternoon, to Mr. Harry J. Edwards, third son of the late John Edwards, of the Taita. The bride''s dress was of cream cashmere, trimmed with pearl, and she was attended by her eldest brother Mr. Walter Walsh. The bridegroom was attended by his brother, Mr. Edwin Edwards, of Levin, and six little bridesmaids helped to make the ceremony picturesque. The Rev. Mr. Russell officiated.

Hawera & Normanby Star 17 August 1917
Mrs H. J. Edwards, of High street, has received cable advise stating that her husband, who left with the 22nd Reinforcements, has been wounded.

Wairarapa Daily Times 21 August 1917
Word has been received in Masterton that Private H. J. Edwards, brother-in-law of Lieut. Aubrey Jackson, of Masterton, has been wounded in France.

Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database
Full Name Henry James Edwards
Forename(s) Henry James
Surname Edwards
War World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No. 38002
First Known Rank Private
Occupation before Enlistment Brushmaker
Next of Kin Mrs F. M. E. Edwards (wife), High Street, Hawera, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit 22nd Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company
Embarkation Date 16 February 1917
Place of Embarkation Wellington, New Zealand
Transport HMNZT 76
Vessel Aparima
Destination Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number 55
Page on Nominal Roll 8
Archives NZ source Military personnel file
Sources Used Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918

Evening Post 2 May 1921
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Edwards, the former in charge of the Returned Soliders'' Club at Hawera and brother to Mr. W. F. Edwards, of Otaki, are at present on a holiday visit to this district.

Death Details
1942/28767, Florence Maude Edith Edwards, Aged: 63Y

Probate Maude Florence E Edwards, Place: Lower Hutt, Occ: Widow, AAOM 6030 7953, Filed 12/11/1942, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington


Birth Details
1873/3642, Henry James Edwards - no parents listed

Death Details
1937/27016, Henry James Edwards, Aged: 64Y - Date of Death 10/7/1937 from Death Registration

Evening Post 19 August 1937
EDWARDS.- On August 10, 1937, at his residence, Soldiers'' Club, Hawera, Henry James (Harry), dearly beloved husband of Maud Edwards. Aged 64 years.

Probate Henry James Edwards, Place: Hawera, Occ: Brush Mnf, ABAJ W4079 5285, Filed: 6/9/1937, Intestate, Archives NZ, Wellington
ABAJ W4079 5294, Filed: 21/9/1937, Will
  • 1873 - Birth -
  • 10 AUG 1937 - Death -
John Edwards
1809 - 25 MAY 1889
John Edwards
1836 - 13 OCT 1892
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) John Edwards
Death13 OCT 1892
Marriage1868to Mary Ann Grey
FatherJohn Edwards
MotherMary Unknown
PARENT (F) Mary Ann Grey
Marriage1868to John Edwards
MHenry James Third Son Edwards
Death10 AUG 1937
Marriage13 FEB 1901to Maude Florence Edith Walsh at St Augustine''s Church, Petone
MEdwin Sildon Edwards
FEda Sarah Edwards
Marriage15 SEP 1903to Archibald Forbes McMinn
FAlice Emily Edwards
Marriage16 APR 1900to Aubrey Jackson
MErnest Arthur Edwards
MAlfred George Edwards
MWalter Frederick Edwards
Death12 JUN 1941
Marriage14 JUN 1894to Maud Riddick Russell at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
MWilliam Albert John Edwards
Death7 JAN 1904
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Henry James Third Son Edwards
Death10 AUG 1937
Marriage13 FEB 1901to Maude Florence Edith Walsh at St Augustine''s Church, Petone
FatherJohn Edwards
MotherMary Ann Grey
PARENT (F) Maude Florence Edith Walsh
Marriage13 FEB 1901to Henry James Third Son Edwards at St Augustine''s Church, Petone
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