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FANNY MATILDA BARTRUM  was b: 16 May 1861 in Section 14, Ferry Road, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch to parents George and Sarah Bartrum, Bapt: 14 Jul 1861, Heathcote. She died 22 Jun 1951 in Timaru. Bur: 23 Jun 1951 Timaru Cem. Row 44 Plot 245A   

Fanny mar: 24 Oct 1892 to GEORGE TOM BAKER in St Michael's Church, Christchurch, son of GEORGE EVANS BAKER (1820-1897) and ELIZABETH CAROLINE MARKS (1823-1894) George was born Abt. 1848 in Camberwell, Surrey, England, Bapt: 1849 Deptford St Paul, Kent and d: 2 Nov 1928 aged 79Y in Timaru.

Press, 18 Mar 1893: LAKE COLERIDGE ROAD BOARD. TENDERS, addressed to the Chairman of the above Board, will be received till noon SATURDAY, 25th of March, for DELIVERING some 9OO cubic yards of METAL on the Kockwood road, part of which is opposite Sir John Hall's and part near Mr Mclntoshs. Specifications can be seen at Mr G. T. Baker's House, Hororata, and at the Road Board Office, near Snowdon, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, from noon till 3 p,m. G. T. BAKER. 151 Clerk to the Board.

1893 Press, 24 Aug 1893: LAKE COLERIDGE ROAD BOARD. TENDERS, addressed to the Chairnan of the above Board, will be received till noon on Saturday, September 2nd, for DELIVERING some 2000 YARDS of GRAVEL on the road opposite Mr Mcintosh's. Specifications can be seen at Mr G. T. Baker's house, Hororata. and on Tuesdays and Saturdays from noon till 3 p.m. at the Road Board office, near Snowdon. G. T. BAKER. 9457 Clerk to the Board.

1899: On Hororata School Committee

1909 Press, 5 Feb 1909: Canterbury Land Board: The application was granted. An application by Mr G. T. Baker for an extended tenancy of portion of tho Tangawai riverbed at Albury waa refused.

1910 Press,  4 Mar 1910: Canterbury Land Board: G. C. Kidd, who applied for a coalmining right on G. T. Baker's S.G. Run, Lot 42, Rosewill, is to be supplied with a copy of the report of the Inspector of Mines, and to be informed that, in tho circumstances disclosed, the Board cannot take any action in the matter.

1919 Press,  29 Nov 1919: Land Board Pt Tengawai Riverbed; Adjacent sections 20 and' 42. Blocks IV., XVI., Opawa and Tengawai. 200 acres, George Tom Baker to Donald Fraser.

Children of FANNY BARTRUM and GEORGE BAKER are:

1. RATA WELLS BAKER (b. 27 Sep 1894, Newenham, Hororata; d. 02 Dec 1978); mar. 23 Jun 1920 to ALLAN HENRY GILLINGHAM, (b. 20 Nov 1894, Fairlie son of Cordelia and Francis Robert Gillingham) Allan d. 30 Jan 1962.

WW1; Reported wounded 20 Sept 1915, admitted to Military Hospital, Fulham

Timaru Herald, 6 Dec 1917; Mr F. R. Gillingham, of Fairlie, received a cable yesterday from his son, Corporal A. H. Gillingham, advising that he was safe and well. Corporal Gillingham left with the Main Body, as a member of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles. He went through the Gallipoli campaign, and has taken part in the recent heavy fighting in Palestine.

Dominion,  2 June 1920: SOLDIERS' SETTLEMENTS BALLOT FOR SECTIONS. Timaru, June 1. Result for farm settlements  (the number of applicants being placed in parentheses)

Lambrook (Gillingham's): No. 1 - 236 acres (28), James Murphy, Fairlie; No. 2 - 333 acres, homestead lot. reserved for A. H. Gillingham, returned soldier; No. 3 - 125 acres (15), Charles Sim

3 Jun 1920 - SECTION RESERVED COMPLAINT BY SOLDIER SETTLERS. At the ballot yesterday for sections in the Lambrook settlement. Objection were taken when the Commissioner of Crown Lands announced that the homestead block section 2, of 333 acres) had been reserved for a son of the previous owner of the estate. The son is a returned soldier, but the applicants said that could be said of all of them, and that they should all be placed on the same level in the ballot. Immediately following the ballot, a number of applicants who had not drawn sections held a meeting of protest in the Municipal Chambers, when they expressed themselves strongly concerning the disposal of the homestead block. Some of the applicants applied lor this block only, including; three who had come specially from Christchurch to go in for it, and all contended that if it had been arranged to withhold tho section from ballot, all the applicants should have been informed of the fact, so that they might have been saved the time and cost of going in for it. As an outcome of the meeting, tho following was drawn up and signed by the men who were present:ó "We, the undersigned applicants, wish to emphatically protest against the allotment of section 2 (homestead block), Lambrook settlement, to Mr A. H. Gillingham without going to the ballot. The majority of the applicants have lost time and money in balloting lor this section, and the matter will be put before tho Returned Soldiers' Association and the Press."

A copy of the above was handed to the Commissioner of Crown Lands by those who formulated it, for the.Minister of Lands. The Commissioner said the position was that when Mr . Gillinghum offered Lambrook to the Government, he said that he wished to reserve the homestead for his son, Mr A. H. Gillingham, who had left with the Main Body, and was then still at the war. The sale went through without the homestead being so reserved by the Land Purchase Board, who, however, have complied with such requests on other cases. The Land Board have discretionary power under tho Act to do what they think proper in the interests of closer settlement, and when Mr Gillingham, sen., represented to them that his son had done four years' war service, and that on this account and for sentimental, reasons he would like him to get the homestead, the Board considered it would be a fair thing to grant the request, especially as Mr Gillingham, jn., knew the land well (having been born and brought up on it), and under such circumstances they thought he would probably be able to give useful hints to the holders of other sections on the settlement who might be strangers to the district. The Board considered that under such circumstances it would be in tho interests of closer settlement to comply with the request, and they exercised their power to do this. The reason that the section was not withdrawn from the list of those to he ballotted for was that the resolution allotting section. 2 to Mr Gillingham's son was not passed till this morning.  

2. GEORGE BARTRUM BAKER CBE MBE (Mil) DCM MM JP (b: 28 Nov 1895 in Christchurch, and d: 27 Aug 1971 in Timaru) He mar: 23 Apr 1919  to GWENDOLEN MAUDE ISABELLE OSMOND in Alderbury, Wiltshire, England, daughter of WALTER OSMOND and MAUDE; (b: 22 Aug 1894 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India; d: 29 Dec 1973 in Wanganui)

 Children of GEORGE BAKER and GWENDOLEN OSMOND are:

i. ARTHUR OSMOND* BAKER, b. 13 Jan 1920, at Nurse Laurie's, 10 Elizabeth St, Timaru; Bapt:  St Martinís Church, Albury on 15 Feb 1920; Rank: Lieutenant; Regiment/Service: Royal Navy; d. 23 Mar 1943, HMS Turbulent, Mediterranean Sea.

OSMOND, a prefect at Timaru BHS, won a special entry cadetship to the Royal Navy in 1938. He went from the farm at Cave to join the Royal Navy as a cadetand was lost in the Mediterranean Sea as a Lieutenant (second in command) in HM Submarine Turbulent on (or about) 23 March 1943. It was for the Turbulent a special war-time mission for which Osmond had foregone the home leave for which he was due. His service medals are held in the Memorial Library at Timaru BHS, and his name appears on memorials at Cannington School, on the Cave Hill, in All Saintsí Church Cave, and in St Maryís Church Timaru. Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Cadet 01.09.1938
Midshipman. 01.09.1939
Sub.Lieut. 01.10.1940
Lieut. 01.03.1942
01.09.1938 - (08.1939)
special entry cadet (under the
Dominion Scheme),  HMS Vindictive (cadet training cruiser)
(04.1940)     HMS Dragon (cruiser) *
07.07.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Warspite (battleship)
28.09.1941     entered submarine service, HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
28.09.1941 - 28.11.1941 HMS Elfin (submarine base, Blyth)
29.11.1941 - 30.12.1941 HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
31.12.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Truant (submarine)
1942 - 16.10.942 HMS Medway II (submarine base, Beirut)
17.10.1942 - 23.03.1943 HMS Turbulent (submarine) [ship went missing off Sardinia]

ii. GWENDOLEN HELEN* BAKER, b. 1921; d. 1963; mar. 1948 to LESLIE HEWITT (b. 10 Sep 1913; d. 1983)

Their two children: Brian Douglas  and Rosemary Helen Hewitt

iii. REV. PHILLIP BARTRUM BAKER   (B.A. 1946)  mar. PATRICIA COPELAND

Their children: Patrick James; Bartrum; Geoffrey Copeland and Theodora Mary Baker

iv. DAVID GEORGE BAKER (b. 08 Jan 1924; 1958 Cave - Farm Scholarship; d. 2000) mar. 1949 ALLISON RUTH WHITE,

Their 7 children: Iles Osmond; Phillipa Ruth; Robert Bartrum ; Steven David; Austin Mark; Josephine Helen and Christopher Donald* Baker

v. MARJORIE ROSAMOND BAKER (b. 12 Dec 1925, Timaru; d. 28 Apr 2009) mar. 1950 to RICHARD ARTHUR BROWNLIE (b. 20 Aug 1918, Timaru to parents: John Brownlie and Agnes Mary Bartrum; farmer Wanganui; WW2 serviceman; d. 02 Apr 1983 aged 64Y, Crem: Wanganui Aramoho)  They had four children

vi. CANON GERALD STOTHERT BAKER (b. 27 Sep 1930, Timaru; d. 24 Jan 2011, Greytown, Wairarapa) mar. 1960 to JILL FRANCES BLUNDELL

Dearly loved husband of Jill, and father of Michael and Jill, Louise and Paul Logan and ĎLiz, and father to Linda and David Blake, grandfather of Tom, Kate, Michael and Jonny Logan, ZoŽ and Ella Baker and Michael Blake. Loved brother of Philip and Pat Baker and the late Osmond, Helen, David, and Rosamond Brownlie. Loved brother-in-law of Ann and Albert Larsen, Judy (deceased) and Peter Malster, John and June Blundell and Lynn and Peter Miller.

A service will be held in St. Lukeís Church, Main Street, Greytown, 27th Jan 2011 at 1.30pm.  

3. PENELOPE (LOLA) IDA BAKER (b. 17 Dec 1897; d. 14 May 1992, Timaru) mar. 1923 to VERNON BOWKER b. 12 Sep 1898 son of Harriet Anne nee Warrington and Charles Bowker College Road, Timaru (Chas. 2nd mar:) Vernon d. 07 Mar 1974, Geraldine aged 76Y; Retired farmer; Crem. Timaru Salisbury Park

Canterbury Agricultural College: 1920 Magazine: BOWKER-BAKER; Vernon Bowker(yrs 1915-16-17), Cave, engagement is announced to Lola Baker, second daughter of Mr. G. T. Baker, "Deepdene" Cave. Vernon Bowker has a farm at Cave, near Timaru. E. Hooper (yrs 1916-17-l8) is working with Vernon BOWKer on the latter's farm at Timaru.

Military Personnel Files BOWKER, Vernon - WW1 78314 - Army 1914 1920 New Zealand Defence Force, Personnel Archives R Wgtn

4. HENRY (HARRY) PURSEY BAKER, b. 11 Jan 1898; WW2 Unit 40th Reinforcements, Royal Flying Corps; d. 21 Mar 1960, Wanganui aged 62Y. He mar: 1923 to PHYLLIS MARGARET TURNER. She was b: 11 Feb 1898, and d: 14 Jul 1988 Rotorua, Widow age 90 Yrs; Crem. Rotorua

Press, 25 Mar 1920: The ballot for the Clent Hills run, of 30.100 acres, in Ashburton County. was held in the Provincial Council Chambers - the successful applicant is Harry Pursey Baker, of' Cave. South Canterbury. He served in the Royal Air Force. The land is pastural though about 3000 acres are flat and undulating. The remainder is very steep and broken. The half-yearly rental is £282 and the term of the lease is 21 years.

Electoral Rolls:  Residence:  1928 / 1849 - Rangitikei, Manawatu-Wanganui; Residence:  1954 - Patea, Taranaki

Children of HENRY BAKER and PHYLLIS TURNER are:

i. MICHAEL GEORGE BARTRUM BAKER, (b. 1931; d. 1977) mar. BETTY MCKENZIE.

ii. ALISON JILL BAKER (b. 18 Dec 1928; d. 23 Dec 1998, Rotorua) mar. 1954 to JOHN GORDON BLACKWOOD, (b. 10 Sep 1926; d. 2010)

 iii. HAYDEN BAKER, mar. ROSENARY MCNIE. 

5. MOIRA FANNY BAKER (b. 17 Oct 1899; d. 25 Mar 1970, Wanganui aged 70Y) She mar: 1928 to PETER ALFRED CHAPMAN (b: 18 Sep 1901, son of JOSEPH CHAPMAN and EDITH, and d: 08 Jan 1978 in Wanganui.Age 76; Bur: Wanganui Aramoho Cem )

On school List for Nelson College:

CHAPMAN Peter Alfred 1918/1919 Shepherd c/o R. S. Lilburn, Mangamahu Wanganui

Children of MOIRA BAKER and PETER CHAPMAN are:

i. JOSEPHINE MOIRA CHAPMAN,mar: RICHARD PEARSE.

ii. CICELY CHAPMAN, mar: PETER WATSON.

iii. JUDITH CHAPMAN, mar: JOHANNES (JOHN) LOOYEN.

iv. DONALD CHAPMAN, mar: DIANNE MCCONNACHIE.

v. ENID CHAPMAN, mar: DERRICK CATLEY.

vi. COLIN CHAPMAN.

6. MARJORIE ETHEL BAKER (b. 29 Apr 1901, Caton Street, Sydenham, Christchurch; Canterbury University College, 1922;  Marjorie Ethel BAKER, Canterbury M.A. 1923 1st Class Honours;  d. 5 Nov 1987, Tauranga. Age: 86; . Crem Plot Id: PYES PA Cem)

7 ARTHUR BARTRUM BAKER  (b. 21 Feb 1903, Newenham, Hororata; 1966 OBE; d. 02 Nov 1969, Cambridge) He mar: (1) 12 Jun 1924 in Albury to CONSTANCE SYLVIA AMYES , daughter of ALFRED AMYES and ELIZABETH nee HANCOCK. She was b: 10 Jan 1896 in Templeton, Canterbury, Bapt: 16 Feb 1896, she d: 10 Dec 1947 in Cambridge aged 51  

Press, 19 June 1924: BAKER - AMYES. A quiet wedding took place at St. Martin's Church, Albury, :recently, when Miss Constance Sylvia Amyes, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Alfred Amyes, Motukaika, was married by the Rev. D. K. McPherson; to Arthur Bartrum Baker, younger son of Mr'and Mrs G. T. Baker, Cave. The little church had been prettily decorated by friends with white and gold chrysanthemums, berries and greenery. The bride, who entered on the arm of her father, wore a lovely frock of white satin and georgette with draped pannes of hand-made lace. She wore her mother's veil with touches of orange blossom, held in place by a wreath of silver leaves and carried a sheaf of white chrysanthemums and asparagus fern. Her little bridesmaid, Miss Maisie Amyes, wore a pretty frock of rose taffeta and carried a basket of chrysanthemums and autumn leaves. The bridegroom was attended by Mr James MeKeown as best man, and the "Wedding March and hymns were played by Miss Foster. After the service a reception was held by Mr and Mrs Amyes at their home, which was prettily decorated with spring flowers, ferns and yellow and gold chrysanthemums. .

Children of ARTHUR BAKER and CONSTANCE AMYES are:

i. ADRIENNE JUNE BAKER, mar. TERRANCE TRACY; b. 1923.

ii. ALFRED JOHN BAKER, mar. RENE REALE.

iii. NEVILLE RICHARD BAKER, mar. JEAN.

iv. JOCELYN MARGARET BAKER,  mar. (1) JOHN BRYANT; mar. (2) ROBERT NICOL.

Arthur mar: (2) a French lady,  ANDREE BELAY (b: 8 August 1915 d: 2004) Andree held three French honours including the Croix de Gruere. Their children - Gerard and Monique.