Person Index

Searle, Alfred

b: 1864
d: 12 NOV 1939
Christ Church''s Web Site
267 AUGUST Alma

267 SEARLE Alfred
267 SEARLE Edith Mary
267 SEARLE Jack Kenneth
267 SEARLE Leonard A.

87 AUGUST Francis George

211 AUGUST Harriett Rubina Jessie
211 AUGUST Herbert Lewis (Bert)

212 AUGUST John L. (Lew)

141 AUGUST Robert Maskell

Birth Details
1868/934, Edith Mary Blyth - no parents listed
1868/31942, Edith Mary Blyth, Mother: Mary Elizabeth, Father: George

Marriage Details
1909/3329, Bride: Edith Blyth, Groom: Alfred Searle - Date of Marriage 6/8/1909 from Marriage Registration

could not see a Marriage Notice in online searchable newspapers

Evening Post 11 November 1939
A motion of sympathy with the board''s foreman, Mr. A. Searle, in his illness was passed by the Hutt River Board at its meeting on Thursday. Mr. Searle, who is 75 years of age, is a very old employee of the board.

Death Details
1939/21702, Alfred Searle, Aged: 75Y - Date of Death 12/11/1939 from Death Registration

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Alfred Searle, Date: 12/11/1939, Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Burial & Monumental Inscriptions, Reference: 98

Evening Post 13 November 1939
Mr. A. Searle, who has been in the employ of the Hutt River Board for the past eighteen years and foreman for fifteen years, died yesterday morning at his home, Tennyson Street, Taita.
Mr. Searle was born in Probus, Cornwall, seventy-five years ago. As a young man he joined the British Army, with which he served in India for nine years. He came to New Zealand 48 years ago and was for many years in the employ of the well-

known Welch family at Taita, leaving there to serve as manager of one of the family''s sheep farms in Wairarapa. When members of the family were old enough to take over the management, Mr. Searle returned to Lower Hutt, and was employed in Mason''s Gardens on which, after the estate was cut up, he made his home.
During the whole period of the Great War Mr. Searle served as Camp Quartermaster-Sergeant at Trentham, and was responsible for the designing and erection of the camp incinerators, which were so successful that he was transferred to Featherston for a similar duty.
After the camp closed Mr. Searle was employed by the Hutt River Board and was foreman of the section which controlled the upper reaches of the board''s area. Mr. Searle had a thorough knowledge of the vagaries of the river and could give

the Engineer helpful advice-on its control.
His son, Mr. James Searle, who was trained by his father, will take his place on the staff.
Mr. Searle is survived by his wife, three sons, Messrs. Francis, James, and Leonard, and one daughter, Mrs. R. August, all of Taita. There are ten grandchildren.
At the funeral today members of the River Board were the pallbearers

Evening Post 18 November 1939
SEARLE.- Mrs. A. Searle and Family wish to Thank all kind friends for their messages of sympathy and floral tributes in their recent sad bereavement

Probate Alfred Searle, Place: Wellington, Occ: Foreman, AAOM 6029 66770, Filed: 4/12/1939, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington


Death Details
1964/42422, Edith Mary Searle, Aged: 90Y - Date of Death 22/10/1964 from Death Registration

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Edith Mary Searle, Date: 21/10/1964 (sic), Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Monumental Inscriptions, Reference: 97
Burial Record Date: 22/10/1964 (sic)

Evening Post 22 October 1964
SEARLE, Edith Mary.- On Oct. 22, 1964, at Upper Hutt, dearly beloved wife of Alfred Searle, of 24 Tennyson Ave., Lower Hutt, and loved mother of Frank, James, Len and the late Alma and Jack; in her 91st year. Private interment at Christ''s Church, Taita, Tomorrow (Friday), Oct. 23, 1964, at 2 pm. J. R. Croft, Ltd.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database
Full Name Horace Molesworth Beard
Forename(s) Horace Molesworth
Surname Beard (sic)
War World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No. 9/1404
First Known Rank Trooper
Next of Kin Alfred Searle (uncle), Taita, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Marital Status Single
Enlistment Address Mikimiki, Masterton, New Zealand
Military District Wellington
Body on Embarkation 7th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit Otago Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date 9 October 1915
Place of Embarkation Wellington, New Zealand
Transport HMNZT 32
Vessel Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Destination Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll 43
Archives NZ source Military personnel file
Sources Used Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919

Marriage Details
1925/1974, Bride: Miriam Effrusena Lund, Groom: Horace Molesworth Searle

Evening Post 2 July 1940
SEARLE.- On July 1, 1940, at Wellington, Miriam, of 29, Normanby Street, beloved wife of Horace M. Searle, and loving mother of Vie, Dolly, Teddy, and Alfie, in her 37th year.
Searle.- On July 1, 1940, at Wellington, Miriam, of 29 Normanby Street, Newtown, Wellington, beloved sister of Violet and Ted Lund.
SEARLE.- The Friends of Horace M. Searle, 29 Normanby Street, are invited to attend the Funeral of his late beloved wife, Miriam, which will leave the chapel of Robt. H. Wilson and Sons, Ltd., Tomorrow (Wednesday), July 3, 1940, at the conclusion of a service commences at 2 p.m., for the Karori Cemetery. Robt. H. Wilson and Sons, Ltd., Funeral Directors, 164 Adelaide Road. Telephones 24-155 and 56-521

Karori Cemetery Headstone
In loving memory of a true wife, mother and daughter Miriam Effrusena Searle died 1 July 1940 aged 37 years
At rest in heaven
And her devoted husband Horace Molesworth Searle who died 29 March 1984 aged 86 years
  • 1864 - Birth -
  • 12 NOV 1939 - Death -
1864 - 12 NOV 1939
Family Group Sheet - Child
Death12 NOV 1939
Marriage6 AUG 1909to Edith Mary Blyth
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
Death12 NOV 1939
Marriage6 AUG 1909to Edith Mary Blyth
PARENT (F) Edith Mary Blyth
Death22 OCT 1964
Marriage6 AUG 1909to Alfred SEARLE
MJack Kenneth SEARLE
Death14 OCT 1920
FAlma Searle
Death11 DEC 1940
Marriage1935to Robert Maskell August
Marriage12 SEP 1928to Gerald Lionel Carter at Christ Church, Taita
MJames Searle
Marriage14 FEB 1924to Mary Annie August
MFrancis Known As Frank SEARLE
Death11 JUN 1967
Marriage1932to Olive Mavis Hill
MLeonard Alfred SEARLE
Death13 JAN 1983
Marriage1940to Betty Walters
Descendancy Chart
Alfred SEARLE b: 1864 d: 12 NOV 1939
Edith Mary Blyth b: 1874 d: 22 OCT 1964
Jack Kenneth SEARLE b: 1905 d: 14 OCT 1920
Alma Searle b: 1909 d: 11 DEC 1940
Robert Maskell August b: 29 MAY 1894 d: 29 JUN 1970
Gerald Lionel Carter b: 1905 d: 21 OCT 1930
James Searle b: 1902
Mary Annie August b: 23 JUN 1903 d: 23 FEB 1979
Francis Known As Frank SEARLE b: 1899 d: 11 JUN 1967
Olive Mavis Hill b: 1907 d: 28 SEP 1960
Leonard Alfred SEARLE b: 1914 d: 13 JAN 1983
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