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James Jennings & Victoria Barnard

JAMES JENNINGS BARNARD was b: abt Sept 1895,  West Ham, England. He mar: VICTORIA ANNE // She was b: 17 May 1897, and d: 13 Feb 1977 in Auckland. (bur: Waikumete Cem. AK)

Chris White (Editor RFA Historical Society) on July 25, 2014  sent this information concerning James Jennings Barnard before he arrived in New Zealand and says he served on the "ss Roseleaf" from 14 Oct 1916 to 7 Dec 1916 and 16 Dec 1916 to 14 Feb 1917. The Roseleaf was a naval tanker (details HERE) a ship with a somewhat interesting life. Being a Naval Tanker the RFA Historical Society are very interested in her and her crew.

1  Application for 2nd Mates Certificate and Copy of his 2nd Mate's Certificate issued on 2nd October 1916 in London

2 Application for 1st Mates Certificate and a Copy of his 1st Mate's Certificate issued on 27th September 1918 in London

Thank you Chris, for the above.

  •  Evening Post, 21 Nov 1924: KAIRANGA ARRIVES FROM HULL. An arrival in the stream at Wellington' at 3.20.: p.m. yesterday was then Union Company's new steamer Kairanga from Hull, via Capetown, and Devonport and Launceston (Tasmania). The vessel later berthed at the Thorndon Wharf. She sailed from Hull on Ist September, and had an uneventful trip.' A call was made at Capetown for twelve hours, and chart', amounting to about 5OO tons, was loaded at the two Tasmanian ports. Half of this is for Wellington and the remainder for Auckland. The weather on the trip was cold nearly all the way, and a strong southerly gale was encountered near Wellington delaying the arrival of the vessel considerably. The Kairanga was built at Hessle, near Hull, for a French firm, and was named the St. Kominique. She was intended for the French wine trade, but the, Union Company, acquired her before she commenced trading. A striking feature of the Kairanga is her general spaciousness, the accommodation for the men being big, while the holds are also very commodious The vessel has unusual looking double sets of masts, but it is understood that these will not be used, as they will not be suitable for working the cargoes the Kairanga will be carrying. The engines are triple expansion, capable of burning either coal or oil. Sho made the trip out from Hull under coal, and her average speed was about eight knots. Her gross tonnage is .2830, and she' has a length of 324 ft, a breadth of 44ft, and a depth of 24ft 6in. Captain .W. D. Cameron, formerly of -the Lyttelton ferry service, brought the Kairanga out, and he had with him the following officers: Chief, Mr. J. Hare; second Mr. J. J. Barnard; third, Mr. G. M'Farlane; chief officer, Mr. McLennon; second, Mr Wilson; third. Mr. Smart; wireless operator. Mr. Lloyd Jones; chief steward. Mr. Wadilee' The Kairanga is to leave Wellington to-day for Picton and Auckland, where she will complete discharge. It is understood that she will later be employed in the coal trade".
  • James Jennings served in the capacity of second officer often in a relieving capacity on many ships over the next ten years before taking on-shore employment - the Opihi, Kamona, Corinna,  Kaitoa, Kaimiro, Kiwitea, Wainui, Gabriella,Waitaki

    1931 Wellington Central electoral roll; living at 43 Majoribanks St, ships officer

    1931 Wellington; living at 25 Farnham St, seafarer with wife Victoria

    Evening Post, 6 Oct. 1932 Mr. J. J. Barnard, second officer of the Wainui, was invalided ashore at Invercargill, and Mr. J. J. Lyon will join the vessel at Melbourne as second officer.

    1938 Wgtn Sth electoral roll; living at 59 "The Parade", wharfhand, with wife Victoria

    1943 Wgtn South electoral roll; living at 59 The Parade; wharfhand with wife Victoria

    1954 Island Bay electorate; living at 59 The Parade; Wgtn Sth; wharfhand with wife Victoria

    1955 He died 4 July  in Auckland aged 60Y his occ: storeman; Crem: Waikumete Ashes to.Waitakere Cemetery

    Notes for VICTORIA ANNE: 1963 Island Bay electorate; living at 59 The Parade; widow

    1975 Karori Electorate; living at 34 David Crescent; widow

    Wgtn Newspaper Death: Victoria Anne Barnard d Age: 79Y; Feb 13 1977 at Auckland Hopsital, late of 34 David Cresc, Karori Wellington, beloved wife of the late James and mother of Betty and Gerald and grandmother of Velda, Steve and Gary and g-grandmother of Deborah and Nicola. Crem Waikumete Crematorium Tues 15 Feb 1977

    Children of JAMES BARNARD and VICTORIA are:

    i. GERALD (Gerry) JENNINGS BARNARD, b. 11 Nov 1927, Wellington; d. 08 Feb 2010, Auckland, Age: 82y; mar. 1951 to JEANENE EDWARDS Occ: Teacher

    Time Line:

    1954: Miramar electoral roll; living at 114 Inglis St, teacher

    1966: Waimarino electorate; living at 59 Weir terrace, Waiouru; soldier with wife Jeanene

    1975: Karori electorate; living at 34 David Crescent; Army officer and wife Jeanene, teacher

    1981: Oharia Electorate; living at 34 David Cresc. Nar Sec.; with wife Janeane, teacher; son Gary John caterer; and son Steven James, floor contrator

    1984 Otaio Electorate; Living at 34 David Crescent with wife Jeanene and sons Steven andGary

    1990 Miramar Electoral roll; living at 43 Newport Terrace; Secretary and his wife Jeanene, teacher

    1996: Rongatai electorate; living at 43 Newport Tce, Seatoun; retired with wife Jeanene

    2004: Rongatai Electoral roll; living at 43 Newport Terrace; Retired with wife Jeanene

    NZ 1990: Commemoration Medal for Service to Education. GSM Malaya; Exc Office NZ School Trustees; Assn 1989 - 90; Educated Wellington College 1941-45, Wellington Teacher's College 1946-47; Victoria University BA 1951Dip. Teaching 1952; career teacher 48-54; NZ Army 54-77; Lieutenant Colonel Director Army Education Corp 1969-71; Education Administration 1977-90; Nat Sec NZ Sec Schools Bd Assn 1989 -90; Honry Colonel Commandent NZ Army Corp 1988- 93

    30628 Lt Col Gerald Jennings BARNARD ex 2NZ Regiment 1959-61 Malaya, passed away at the Mary Potter Hospice, Wellington, on 8 February 2010, aged 82. A Service is to be held at the Cockburn Street Chapel, Cnr Onepu Road and Cockburn Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington, on Friday 12 February 2010, at 1100hrs.

    Malayan Forces BARNARD G. J. (Gerald) 30628 1959-1961 Wellington More About GERALD JENNINGS BARNARD:

    ii. ELIZABETH BARNARD, m. 1937 to LEONARD HAMLIN b: 1907, d: 1970 Bur Ruru Cem. ChCh

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