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Dick & Emily Priscilla Kate Pelvin
RICHARD (DICK) PELVIN was b 02 Apr 1895 in Waitaki, son of Mary Robertson and Alfred Pelvin - his birth was registered at Waimate by James F Bruce, agent, and authorised in writing by the father on May 9th 1895 signed by D St George, Registrar
Richard was employed by the County Council as a bushman at Raetihi. He was not quite 20 Yrs of age when he enlisted for WW1 military at Wanganui on the 15th Nov 1915. (He gave his grandfather's name "James Bruce" as his own at his medical and next of kin as his father Alfred Pelvin, Address: Mill Road Waimate.)
After the initial military training, he left New Zealand 4 Mar 1916 with the NZ Expeditionary Force - his Unit, the 10th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company. They dis-embarked at Suez, Egypt on 10 April 1916 and were transhipped from there to Etaples, France. He was a driver with the NZ Field Artillery. He became ill in July 1916, and was invalided for a period at the London Chelsea Hospital. View Dick's military service record here.
Dick left for NZ from Liverpool on the "SS Kia Ora" on 27 Mar 1919, a service of 3 yrs 69 days and was discharged from the Army on 16 June 1919.
1922: Dick lived at 12 Grace St, Waimate and was working as a railway surfaceman
RICHARD PELVIN mar: EMILY PRISCILLA KATE (QUEENIE) ORMAN in Oamaru on 26 Apr 1922. Emily was daughter of George Orman and Emily Beasley andwas b: 20 Nov 1900 in Chard, Somerset, England. Their witnesses were Dick's brother Henry Pelvin and Ada Doris Wray.
Children of RICHARD PELVIN and EMILY nee ORMAN are:
i. ALFRED PELVIN (b: 23 Apr 1923 in Waimate; d: 23 Jul 2002 in Nelson)
ii. QUEENIE PELVIN (b: 21 Jun 1925, Waimate; d: 29 Sep 2005, Christchurch Hospital)
iii. UN-NAMED PELVIN (SBC. d: 12 Dec 1930, Waimate. Bur: 13 Dec 1930, Waimate Old Cemetery Plot 733RO)
iv. NORMA MARGARET PELVIN (b: 08 Jan 1935, Waimate; d: 01 Feb 1977, Nelson)
v. MARY PRISCILLA PELVIN (b: Waimate) mar: in Waimate to William Alexander Sheddan b: in Tapanui, West Otago
iii John Ross Sheddan in Gore, Southland
vi. ROSE PELVIN (b: Waimate) Mar: in Waimate to Peter Walker b: Kurow
Their daughters are:
*2nd Husband of Rose Pelvin: Mar: 27 Oct 1987 in Blenheim, Marlborough to Arthur Geddes Campbell (b: Nov 1923 in Dunedin;Occ. Foreman, d: 30 Mar 1992 in Blenheim;)
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