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Henry John  & Emily Louisa Barnard
 
 HENRY JOHN (JEHU) BARNARD was born 13 Mar 1878 in Huish Episcopi, Somerset to Jehu and Harriet nee Godden and died 17 Apr 1921 in Wellington aged 43 years. His burial was on 17 May 1921, Karori Cemetery, Wellington (location A7/ BC/R 13/ Pl 05) His brother John Kenneth Ross Barnard also immigrated to Wellington but later returned to England.
 
Henry mar: 28 Apr 1909 in St James Anglican, Lower Hutt, Wellington to EMILY LOUISA KNIGHT. She was b: Abt. 1879 in London, England.
Time Line:
1908 - Masterton Supplementary roll; living at Eketahuna; butchers asst
1909 - Evening Post, 10 August 1909, TO LET, 6-roomed House, Orchard, Poultry Plant; five minutes station. Apply John Barnard, Alicetown, Lower Hutt
WW1 - Category 2nd Reserves; last NZ Address - 284 Willis St, Wellington; Occupation - Fruiterer; Classsification - B
1913 18 March: House to LET, 6-roomed House, five minutes from Hutt Station; rent 14s. Apply John Barnard, Lower Hutt.
1914 - Hutt electoral roll; living at Nijau Avenue, Hutt; butcher with wife Emily
1919 - BARNARD Henry Jehu; Date 1918; Place Wellington; Occupation Fruiterer
Source NZ Gazette 1918; Page 1171; Record Type Military Call Up
1919 - Wgtn Nth electoral roll
Karori Cemtery Inscription - In loving memory Henry John Barnard d 15 May 1921 aged 43 years and his wife Emily Louise d 17 Jan 1955 aged 75 years
Karori Cemtery Inscription - In loving memory Henry John Barnard d 15 May 1921 aged 43 years and his wife Emily Louise d 17 Jan 1955 aged 75 years.
 
Evening Post, 15 May 1925 - IN MEMORIAM. BARNARD.—In fond remembrance of my dear husband, Henry Barnard, who passed "away on the 15th May,1921. Sadly missed, Inserted by his loving wife and daughter, Joy.
 
Emily,  lived at 54 Anzac St, Lower Hutt until 1943 is living at 12 King Edward Parade; widow Emily died 17 Jan 1955 aged 75 years and was cremated at Waitakere Cemetery.
 
Their Daughter (photo on right Beatrice with husband Ken)
i. Beatrice Harriet Joy* Barnard (b: 01 Oct 1914; d: 29 Sep 2004 in Auckland) mar Kenneth Webley (b: 15 Dec 1912 to parents Harold Webley and mother Rhoda Beatrice and Husband Kenneth WebleyTrevethrick mar: 1937 d: 22 Feb 1997, Age 84 )

Their children are Barbara Louisa Mary and Charles Harold Webley

Kenneth's Time Line:  

School Records WEBLEY Kenneth; School Eastern Hutt; Reg: No 895/1918; Admission Date 5 Feb 1918

Evening Post, 17 Dec. 1929: Attended evening classes at  the Wellington Technical College

Evening Post,  4 Oct 1938: Birth - WEBLEY: On Oct 4, 1938, at 42 Pllmuir Street, Lower Hutt, to Joy, wife, of Kenneth Webley, Cuvler Island —a daughter; both well; (Barbara Louisa Mary)

Kenneth Webley - (p15) Rank: Second Assistant Keeper.
Work Period: 01-08-39 to ca 02-42. Family: Wife ~ Joy. Children their daughter, Barbara, and son, Charles (aka Charlie).

Ken Webley was one of a small number of ‘young’ men in the light service and considered a valuable commodity. When Ken was transferred to the Cape as second assistant keeper in August 1939 he was joined by his wife, Joy, and daughter, Barbara. They had previously been at Cuvier Island, Ken’s first station.
Ken was previously a trained Naval reservist and was described by Mabel Pollock as being ‘young, strong and vigorous’. He was also said to have been a good keeper who ‘did his morning’s work, swam, gardened, hunted and fished’. But from the beginning of the war (which New Zealand officially became a part of a month after Ken arrived) he wished to resign the light service in order to join the Navy. The principal keeper was against this, saying that Ken had a young family to think of and was too much of an asset to the Marine Department to be allowed to join the war.
After two attempts to join – both times receiving bad recommendations from the principal keeper – Ken tried to get himself fired. He used several different methods, the tamest of which was falling asleep while on light duty. Jamieson finally took notice and forwarded Ken’s resignation and request for a transfer to the Navy to the Marine Department with his endorsement as principal keeper. Ken transferred from
Cape Brett in November 1941 and went of to serve in the Royal New Zealand Navy in the Atlantic and Pacific before retiring to Devonport.
Ken often took toddler Barbara on his daily activities and they would be joined by their black Border Collie, Spark (Webleys were just one of the families who had pets at the Cape). Barbara and her mother used to take lunch to Ken at the lighthouse. Their second child Charlie was born soon after they were transferred from the Cape.
Photo - Barbara helping her dad (Ken) distribute supplies between the houses

Unkown if there is any relationship.... Able Seaman Kenneth Webley joined the Royal New Zealand Volunteer Reserve in the early 1930’s as a signalman.  A few years later he went farming in the Hawkes Bay so left the Reserve, though in 1939 he joined the lighthouse service. In early 1942 Webley rejoined the RNZVR and after a mere six weeks of training in the shore establishment HMNZS PHILOMEL, he joined the training ship HMNZS WAKAKURA. At Webley’s time of service onboard HMNZS WAKAKURA the ship was working in New Zealand waters. After six months onboard, he returned to HMNZS PHILOMEL for further training before joining the fairmile ML407 in May of 1943. The ML407 saw service in the Guadacanal area based out of HMS KAHU, in the time of Webley’s service. While in the Pacific World War II hostilities came to an end and Webley was sent on leave back to New Zealand. Although initially destined to rejoin a ML out of HMS KAHU this was not to be, as Webley joined the electrical school at HMNZS PHILOMEL in November of 1944. Webley was discharged in late 1945 having attained the rank of able seaman.

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