Leslie Henry Trumper and Hazel Alpine Dougherty   Family Chart

LESLIE HENRY TRUMPER  was born 23 Feb 1895 in Temuka, the son of Benjamin Trumper (1854 - 1931) and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Benbow (1859 - 1931) and died 9 Sep 1952 in Fairlie aged 57Y.

Leslie was enrolled at the Milford School 2 Jan 1900; passed Std 5 Aug 1907 and left for home

He was farming at Ohape, Temuka and Feb. 1914, the height of the seasonal work schedule, was in court, along with others for "failing to render personal service under the Defence Act, in absenting themselves from parades and drills without leave" and fined 20/-

He enlisted enlisted World War I, 1914 and Private Trumper Serial No. 6/1741  left Wellington on 14 February 1915  with his Unit Canterbury Infantry Battalion  Link to Timaru Museum

Evening Post, Issue 71, 22 September 1915, Page 2 8th August SICK AND WOUNDED HOSPITAL REPORT. A hospital and progress report contains the names of the following men.  DANGEROUSLY ILL. Canterbury Battalion. Trumper, Leslie Henry, 6/1741, Pte. (B. Trumper, Ohape, Temuka, father)

Lesley married on 12 Sep 1917 HAZEL ALPINE DOUGHERTY daughter of WILLIAM DOUGHERTY and her mother SARAH McCLINTOCK. Hazel was born 17 Dec 1896 in Temuka, and was living at the Wallingford Home at Temuka at the time of her death 01 Feb 1989.

Lesley helped his father Benjamin farm the property "Riverslea" and there, they altered the large house into two flats to accommodate both families. Les worked there until his father died then later moved to the Fairlie district to farm.


i. LESLIE BENJAMIN TRUMPER, b. 08 Mar 1918, Timaru; Occ: Farmer; Serviceman WW2;  Justice of the Peace 1972; d. 30 Sep 1994, Fairlie; mar. 15 Aug 1941 EDITH FORD b. 05 Feb 1920, Kaitangata; d. 16 Jul 2001, Fairlie. Bur: Fairlie Cem: Les and Edith owned motels after farming at Fairlie and later took a trip back to England to see the home of their Trumper's forebears at Ludlow. He saw records going back to the 1066 era and found the Trumpers were originally of French descent. (Srce: "Benbow Book) Their children:

a Leslie Edith Lynette* Trumper b: Temuka mar: Terence John Bowron Their daughter is Sarah Joanne Bowren mar: David John McNicholl with 2 sons Connor and Rory

*2nd Husband of  Leslie Edith Lynette* Trumper: Kevin George Johnston Their son is Todd Leslie Johnston

b Miriam Ann Trumper b: Mt Cook mar: Robert Brown Trotter. Their family:

1 Jane Trotter mar: Phillip Barclay  

2 Reece Andrew Trotter mar: Rachel

ii. ERIC WILLIAM TRUMPER, b. 04 Jul 1920, Temuka; occ: Factory Manager; d. 19 Nov 2002, Christchurch; bur: Cem: Ruru Lawn ; m. 1949 to LESLEY OLIVE MORRIS, ; b. 18 Mar 1928, Dunedin; d. 27 Jul 2002, Christchurch. Their family:

a SBC Trumper b: 26 Nov 1952 in Christchurch

b Geoffrey Raymond Trumper mar: 25 Oct 1980 to Eilidh (Ailee) Fiona Campbell b: 04 Nov 1960 in Rangiora; She d: 14 Jun 2008 in KeriKeri. Their 2 sons:

 Jeremy Michael and Timothy Mark Trumper

c Steven John Trumper

d Andrea Lesley Trumper mar: Barry Francis MacTague Their daughter is: Sharon MacTague

iii. MURIAL EILEEN TRUMPER, b. 01 Feb 1923, Rakaia; d. 16Y on 28 May 1939, Temuka. Bur: Temuka Cemetery

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