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Francis Henry Gordon Guilford
Description from the police gazette: 1916 - Wellington Central, Wellington, New Zealand 5ft6; medium build, fresh complexion, black hair, grey eyes.

FRANCIS (Frank) HENRY GORDON (birth registered as GORMAN) GUILFORD (b: 02 Dec 1891 in Wellington to parents James and Mary Guilford; he d: 24 Jun 1970 in Auckland aged 81Y)

His first school was at Petone School admitted 8th May till 2nd September 1905 when at school at Canvastown, Nelson; Parent/guardian his sister Mrs Wm Pope.  Address - Canvastown;

Evening Post, 11 April 1907: A series of burglaries at Newtown and Kilbirnie recently resulted in the arrest of a fifteen-year-old boy named Frank Guilford, who appeared .before Dr. M'Arthur, S.M., in the Juvenile Court, to-day. He pleaded guilty to the charges, which included the theft of £12 from the house Edward Blomfield at Kilbirnie. It was stated by the police that the boy, who lived with his mother at Kilbirnie, had been going wrong for some time, and in two of the cases he had broken into houses "like an old burglar". ln one of the cases he had been assisted by a young relation of the man whose money was stolen, who showed him where the money was. That boy admitted that he had spent some of the money, and Guilford said he had lost the remainder. After hearing of previous convictions against the boy, his Worship ordered him to receive 6 strokes with the birch and to be committed to the Burnham Industrial School. The boy cried loudly on hearing the decision, and pleaded hard to be allowed to stay with his mother, promising to be a good boy in fixture. His Worship, however, refused to give him any further chances.

Evening Post, 18 Feb 1913 - Francis Henry Gordon Guilford, a labourer, 21 years of age, who was arrested yesterday, was brought up on a charge of breaking and entering the house of Frank Shennan. at Island Bay, and stealing there a five-shilliiig piece and a sum of £6. Inspector Sheehan asked for a remand until the 26th itist. This was granted, bail being allowed in one surety of £100 or two of £60.

Evening Post, 26 Feb 1913: BREAKING AND ENTERING - YOUNG MAN'S CRIMES. A young man named Francis Henry Gordon Guilford was charged before Mr. Riddell, S.M., to-day, with breaking and entering the dwellinghouse of Francis Edward Shennon, at Island Bay, 'on 12th January, and stealing therefrom the sum of £6 5s. Chief-Detective Broberg conducted the prosecution. Francis Edward Shennon gave evidence as to leaving his house about 3 o'clock on the afternoon of the 12th January, and on returning a couple of hours afterwards found that someone had entered the house in his absence and stolen £6 5s from 'a chest of drawers. Edward W. Dinnie, finger-print expert, deposed that the finger-prints on a workbox brought to the Finger-print Office by the police and those of accused were identical. Detective Lewis stated that in consequence of a report from the Finger-print Department he arrested accused, who at first denied the charge, but subsequently he made a statement admitting his guilt. Accused was also charged with breaking and entering the dwellinghouse of William Talbot, at Newtown, on the 15th inst., and stealing £5 15s 6d and eight 1d stamps, the property of Rose Bryant and others. Evidence of the loss of the money was given by Christina Talbot, Rose E. Bryant, and Bella Bryant. Detective Lewis, who arrested accused, said that Guilford admitted the charge of entering the house and stealing the money. Accused handed back to witness £4 3s 4d of the money ho had taken. Accused, who pleaded guilty, said he was sorry for having committed the offences, and was committed to the Supreme Court for sentence.

Dominion, 10 Mar 1913: YOUNG HOUSEBREAKER. AND SOME FAMILY HISTOKY: Francis Henry Gordon Guilford , 21 years of age, was brought up for sentence on certain charges of housebreaking, to which he had recently pleaded guilty. Mr. O'Leary, who appeared foi the young man, said that probation could not be asked for, as Guilford had previously been convicted of three charges of theft, and sent to the Buniham' Industrial School. Since coming from there he had earned 30s a week at the book. .binding trade, and had contributed to the support of his mother. Counsel suggested that his Honour might defer sentence, and give the young man. a chance to see if he could obtain employment and get back on the straight .road again. Mr Ostler informed bis .Honour that Guilford's brother had gone, mad in gaol while serving a sentence for, a serious offence, and a sister of the prisoner had been sentenced for theft. His Honour did not think that this was a case that could be controlled.merely by suspending a "sword of Damocles' over the prisoner. 'In many cases that. had been found most effective, but it would not likely be so in this case. Prisoner had gone about these crimes in characteristic fashion, and it appeared as if he needed detention for reformative treatment. A sentence of two years' detention for this purpose was imposed, his Honour, recommending tho Invercargill Prison, without making any definite order. 1915 - Evening Post, 31 July 1915,CALL TO ARMS: WELLINGTON'S RESPONSE, The following additional recall to have handed in their medical papers at No. S Group Office, Buckle-street, after having been, examined by the- doctor - Guilford, Francis Henry Gordon, labourer

WW1 -Category defaulters Reg No R10/3274; last address Martin St, Wellington Name: Francis Henry Gordon Guilford; Residence City: Wellington

Evening Post, 24 Aug 1915: REINFORCEMENTS - A COMPLETE LIST NAMES OF MEN. Following is the official list of names of the men from Wellington and the suburbs who went into camp yesterday : — INFANTRY  F. H, G. Guilford,

Evening Post, 19 Nov 1915: NINE PERSONS ARRESTED: Some excitement was caused in that portion of the city at, about 10 o'clock last night by a well-organised police raid on No. 58, Elizabeth-street. As a result of the raid, which was carried out by Sergeants Fitzpatrick, and Wilcocks, and Constables ODea, Kail, and Parkinson, nine persons were arrested. They all appeared before Mr. B. G. A. Cooper, S..M., at the Magistrate's Court this afternoon, and their names, together with the charges brought against them, are as follows - Henry Giles and Rosina Henry, (keeping a brothel and consorting with prostitutes), Alice Hawthorne (keeping a brothel and consorting with prostitutes), Jessie Sutherland (assistant in the management of a brothel and consorting with prostitutes), Ethel Florence Guilford, Andrew Price, George Wells, Leonard Henry Boeker and Francis Henry Gordon Guilford (consorting with prostitutes). Mr. H. F. O'Leary appeared for all defendants. All the cases were taken together. The four women appeared to be quite young, and all were respectably dressed. In opening the case, Inspector Hendrey related some sordid details. The man Giles, he said, had permanent employment at a shooting gallery. and earned about £4 per week. The woman Henry lived with him and Mrs. Giles. She was married to a soldier now on active service, and was drawing 21s per week from the Defence Department. Among the others were two men—Guildford and Boeker, who were wearing the King's uniform. Whether they were entitled to do so or not he could not say. He understood that they should have gone away with a Reinforcement draft. They alleged now that they were on sick leave. Price was a married man, but made no attempt to support his wife, who was ill and entirely dependent on her mother. Each defendant entered a plea of not guilty.The police case closed just before 5 o'clock last evening, and the hearing was then adjourned until Monday afternoon. Bail, was allowed the accused—£10 in every case

Evening Post, 29 Nov 1915: Reserved^ decision was given by Mr. D. G. A. Cooper, S.M., in the Magistrate s Court to-day, in the cases arisin" out of a recent raid by the police on a house of ill-fame in Elizabeth-street Rosina Henry was fined £3, with the alternative of fourteen days' imprisonment, for having kept a brothel; on the idle and disorderly charge she was convicted and ordered to come up for sentence when called upon. Alice Hawthorne was also convicted of having kept the brothel, and was ordered to come up for sentence when called upon as her hnsband is willing he look after her. Jessie Sutherland, for having assisted in the management of the house was fined £2, with the alternative of going to gaol for seven days. On the idle and disorderly charge she was convicted and ordered to come up for sentence when called upon. Ethel Florence Guilford, alias Pope, was convicted of having assisted in the management of the house, and George Wells was convicted of having consorted with reputed prostitutes. As they had been in gaol for some days they were convicted and ordered to come up for sentence when called upon. Charges against Francis Henry Gordon Guilford (who wore the King's uniform) and Henry Giles of having consorted with prostitutes were dismissed.

Evening Post,  22 May 1919: FOR TEN YEARS DEPRIVED OF CIVIL RIGHTS - MILITARY DEFAULTERS; WELLINGTON DISTRICT LIST - In pursuance of section 8 of the Expeditionary Forces Amendment Act, 1918, the Minister of Defence has caused to- be prepared and has now published in the Gazette the list of military defaulters, and he declares such list to be the Military Defaulters List under that Act. Guilford, Francis H. G., Martin street

Evening Post, 22 May 1933: "TOO FREQUENT" BURGLARY OFFENCES PRISONERS SENTENCED DANGEROUS CRIMINAL.' Described by the police as an exceedingly dangerous and clever criminal, Francis Henry Gorman Guilford was sentenced to two years' imprisonment on each of eight charges of breaking and entering and theft and one charge of theft, the sentences to be concurrent. He was also declared a habitual criminal. "It is quite hopeless granting leniency to a man of this type," his Honour said. "He has been convicted time and again for offences of this kind, and it is quite obvious he cannot or will not reform." Mr. Macassey said that the prisoner had a very bad record. He had been living a life- of crime for tho past twenty years. In 1929 he had been sentenced to four years' imprisonment on ten charges similar to the present ones, and ho had been out of gaol just a month when he had committed the present offences. He also had had a number of convictions in Australia.

Evening Post, 14 July 1937: FAST WORK BY TWO DETECTIVES - HOUSEBREAKER CAUGHT - To be arrested by detectives on the same afternoon on which he broke into an Austin Street residence was the "misfortune" of Francis Henry Gordon Guilford, alias Francis Clark, a labourer, aged 45, who appeared before Mr. J. G. L. Hewitt, S.M., in the Magistrate's Court today charged with breaking and entering by day on July 7 the dwelling of Wilfred Lawson, at 101 Austin Street, and stealing articles of a total value of £11. Detective-Sergeant P. Doyle prosecuted. Ethel Annette Lawson, wife of Wilfred Lawson, said that she resided at 101 Austin Street with her husband. At 9 a.m. on July 7, 1937, she left the house for the day, being the last person to leave. Before leaving she securely locked all doors and windows. At 5.55 p.m. she returned to find that her brother, who also lived in the house, had arrived before her. As a result of what he told her, she found that a wedding ring and a keeper ring had disappeared from a box on the dressing-room table, and that a goldfilled .watch, chain, and fruit knife, and two gold bangles were missing from an attache case. She identified the articles produced as the ones stolen. The property was valued at £9. Later she found that the bathroom window at the rear of the house had been forced open. She did not know the accused.

Arthur William Piper, a book-binder, a brother of the previous witness, said he left the residence at about 7.30 a.m. on July 7, and returned at 5.5 p.m. He found the front and back doors securely locked, but a few minutes later found that his watch fob was missing from his bedroom. He identified portions of the fob produced, which he valued at £2. The same evening, he found that the bathroom window had been forced open.

Detective N. J. McPhee said that on the evening of July 7 he and Detective S. C. Browne located the accused in Lambton Quay endeavouring to dispose of the property produced. First the accused said he found it, but later admitted it had been stolen. Witness produced a statement signed by the accused. In it the accused admitted entering the house at about 2.30 p.m. through the bathroom window, after knocking at the front door. The accused pleaded guilty, and was committed to the Supreme Court for sentence.

Evening Post, 19 Aug 1937; TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS: PERIOD IN PRISON - MAN GRANTED PROBATION Francis Henry Gordon Guildford, a labourer and bookbinder, aged 45, who has spent all but one of the years since he was sixteen in prison and has been once declared a habitual criminal, was given a chance by the Chief Justice (Sir Michael Myers) in the Supreme Court today, when he appeared for sentence for breaking and entering a house and committing theft. Remarking that it did not seem as if the prisoner had ever had a chance, his Honour placed him on probation for two years. Guildford was represented by Mr. P. D. N. Verschaffelt. Mr. Verschaffelt said that since he was sixteen the prisoner had spent twenty-eight years in gaol and had missed every Christmas. He knew he had to get a term of imprisonment, but did not want to be declared a habitual criminal. An officer of the Salvation Army said his authorities were willing to take care of the prisoner, and would send him to an institution at Addington. The probation officer said Guildford had already been declared a habitual criminal and his probation continued automatically. "As long as you are indulging in your criminal practices it is in the public interest that you should be kept in gaol to prevent you from continuing those practices," said his Honour, "but if there is anything like a reasonable possibility of your reformation then I think it is equally m the public interest that you should be given a chance to reform. The Salvation Army has undertaken to take charge of you, and you are willing to be taken charge of by the Army. - NO CHANCE GIVEN. "You say, and I dare say there is a good deal of truth in it, that you have never been given much of a chance. I gather that that is so. From your record I don't say for a moment that that is the fault of the authorities; I don't suppose it is anybody's fault but your own. I think I am justified, notwithstanding your record, in giving you an opportunity of going straight, and you will be placed on probation for a period of two years, on the condition that you place yourself under, and remain under, the control of the Salvation Army authorities during that period. They will look after you and endeavour to give you a chance to become what you never have been, I'm afraid, a respectable citizen. ' "The Court is going a very long way in giving you this chance, but I think I'm justified in doing it; but I want to warn you that if you don't behave yourself while the Salvation Army authorities have charge of you, or if you don't obey them, or if you clear out from their control, it will be their duty immediately to inform, the probation officer, who, in turn, will have you brought before the Court on tins charge, on which you will be sentenced. "The result may be, seeing that you have previously been declared a habitual criminal, that you will spend the rest of your life in prison. "Thank you very much, your Honour, for the first chance I have had,"said Guilford from the dock......,. His Honour: I hope you will show that the leniency of the Court has not been misplaced. His Honour said the public was indebted to the Salvation Army for taking an interest in such a case and doing its best for a man for whom, if the Salvation Army did not take that interest, there would be no future except continuous imprisonment.

Evening Post, 19 May 1938: ESCAPEE ARRESTED - SMART WORK BY DETECTIVES - DUNEDIN, May 18. After an extensive search by the police, Francis Henry Gordon Guilford,  who escaped from the Paparua Prison on May 2, was arrested in a house at South Dunedin this morning. The arrest was the culmination of a spart piece of work by Detective-Sergeant T. Y. Hall, Sergeant Stark (South Dunedin), and Detective Wells, Guilford made his escape while working in a quarry at'Paparua and evaded for over a fortnight. Police and warders scoured the North Canterbury district in the neighbourhood of Rangiora and Kaiapoi, but failed"to find any trace of the missing man. Detailed descriptions were circulated throughout the various police districts and members of the force were on the looic-out for the fugitive. It was only through efficient teamwprk that the search was brought to a successful conclusion today. The prisoner will be charged in Court tomorrow with escaping from custody.

Auckland Star,  23 May 1938; PRISON ESCAPEE. APPEARANCE BEFORE COURT. OUTSIZE IX BLACK EYES. (By Telegraph—Press Association.) DUNEDIN, this day. Bearing obvious evidence in the form of an outsize in black eyes of his struggle in resisting arrest, Francis Henry Gordon Guilford,  aged 48. appeared in the Police Court this morning on a charge that while on remand for the offence of escaping from the Paparua Prison he escaped from the Dunedin Gaol. He was remanded for a week, the police station said that there were other charges to be investigated. 

Evening Post,  26 May 1938;  NUMEROUS CHARGES PRISON ESCAPEE - DUNEDIN, This Day. Francis Henry Gordon Guilford, who escaped from the Dunedin gaol on] Sunday while on remand on a charge of escaping from Paparua prison on May 3, appeared in the Police Court today on charges of prison breaking and numerous charges of breaking, entering, and theft during his evasion of pursuit. He pleaded guilty to all charges. On the charge of escaping from Paparua prison he was remanded to I Christchurch, and on s the others he was committed for sentence. The evidence showed that the accused, in one house entered, secured £117 in cash, while in a solicitor's I house he got £14 in cash and £99 worth of jewellery. The accused had spent £40 on a motor-car and £17 on a wireless set fitted to the car.

New Zealand Herald, 15 June 1938: PRISON ESCAPE - ACCUSED IN COURT LONG LIST OF CHARGES: COMMITTED FOR SENTENCE  CHRISTCHURCH, Tuesday Forty-three charges of breaking and entering, 29 of them relating to houses and the remainder to business premises, were admitted by Francis Henry Gordon Guilford, agod 48, in the Police Court. Two other charges were also admitted by accused, one relating to his escape from Paparua prison on May 2, and the other to tho theft of £23 in money and a gold watch valued at £8. The breaking and entering charges ranged from September 3, 1937, to May 5 of this year, and in all 56 witnesses were called by the police. The approximate value of the goods and monev involved was £450.

 Evening Post,  24 June 1938: BACK TO PRISON CAREER OF CRIME - 50 CHARGES PREFERRED  CHRISTCHURCH[ This Day. There were in all 50 charges against Francis Henry Gordon Guilford, who appeared for sentence before Mr. Justice Northcroft in the Supreme Court this morning. He pleaded guilty to 39 charges ,of breaking and entering and theft and eight charges of breaking and entering with intent to commit a crime, two charges of escaping from custody, and one charge of theft.

"Only 46 years of age, the "prisoner has spent 28 years behind prison walls," said Mr. J.' K. Moloney. He added that at the age of 15, for petty thefts •of some lollies and pencils, he was sentenced to six strokes of the birch and six years' reformative detention at Burnham, where flogging and harsh treatment was at that time the rule for juvenile delinquents. Since the age of 15, Mr. Moloney, added, Guilford had spent only two Christmases out of prison.

Mr. Justice Northcroft pointed out that Guilford had already been declared a habitual criminal and released on licence.. He had Within a few weeks embarked again.on. a course of housebreaking and theft which brought him again before the Court. Again he was guilty pf housebreaking and theft and was sent to .prison. Escaping, he continued to lead a life of theft. His Honour sentenced Guilford in all to three years' imprisonment with hard labour. On each of two charges of escaping he sentenced him to one year's imprisonment with hard labour to be served concurrently. On each of the other charges he sentenced him to two years' imprisonment with hard labour to be served concurrently but separately from the sentence for escaping.

Escaped Prisoner: Francis Henry Gordon Guilford, who escaped from a police escort on a train near Otahuhu yesterday. (NZ Herald, 3 Jun 1943)

Auckland Star, 22 Feb 1943: SCALED HIGH WALL; ESCAPE FROM CUSTODY: LABOURER STILL AT LARGE; While being held on a charge of breaking, entering and theft, a prisoner named Francis Henry Gordon Guilford, labourer, 50, escaped from the exercise cells at the central police station last evening. The escape was a particularly daring one as Guilford had to scale a 20ft wall, on top of which was some heavy gauge wire netting. There were four other prisoners in custody with Guilford at the time of his escape, which was discovered by the watch house keeper at 7.30 p.m. when he went to place the prisoners in their cells for the night. Once he dropped down into the yard at the rear of the police station Guilford had to take the risk of meeting a member of the staff as he traversed the driveway leading into O'Rorke Stree. Despite a thorough search, which is continuing, the prisoner has not yet been re-captured. Guilford was arrested in Timaru on a charge of breaking and entering the shop of Sydney Ross Bayland, 692 Dominion Road, on January 24, and stealing 15 suit lengths of a total value of £78. This morning when the charge was called in the Police Court, Detective-Sergeant Trethewey mentioned that Guilford had escaped and was still at large. The hearing of the charge was adjourned sine die.

New Zealand Herald, 22 Feb 1943; DARING ESCAPE - MAN IN CUSTODY high wall scaled:  An escape from custody, involving a climb up a 20ft. wall of the exercise yard of the cells at the Central Police Station and breaking through heavygauge wire-netting enclosing the top, was made last night by a man held on charges of breaking and entering. His absence was discovered about 7.30 p.m. when the men in custody were being marshalled into their cells for the night. He is Francis Henry Gordon Guilford. For a man to escape unaided from the yard would entail remarkable physical strength and agility. The yard is enclosed by the colls and a concrete wall of the main building. A reinforcing pier projects a few inches from the wall near a corner, but its surface and that of the wall is smooth. The heavy netting covering the open top was found forced sufficiently wide to let a man scramble through to reach the parapet wall. Once a footing was gained there, a descent to the courtyard behind the station would bo comparatively easy, although a person escaping ran the risk of being detected by the staff as he made his way by the drive to the street. A thorough search for Guilford  was initiated by the police, but up to a late hour last night 110 trace of him had been reported. The police description of Guilford is: Aged 50, about 5ft. 6ins., fresh complexion, grey hair and going bald, blue eyes and sharp nose. When he escaped he was wearing a blue suit and tan shoes without laces, but had no hat or tie.

Press, 24 April 1943: REMANDED: Francis Henry Gordon Guilford, who was charged with breaking and entering a shop occupied by Alfred John Turner at Point Chevalier, Auckland, and stealing from there tobacco, cigarettes, and four hair clippers valued at £5O, was remanded to appear on April 29.Guilford  was also charged with breaking and entering a house in Gloucester' street, occupied by Mary Stewart Dunn, on March 23, and committing mischief at Blenheim on April 14.

Evening Post, 29 April 1943; JEWELLERY IN COURT; CHRISTCHUBCH, This Day: Jewellery valued at over £1400 was exhibited in the Magistrate's Court this morning when Francis Henry Gordon Guilford, labourer, aged 51, pleaded guilty to four charges of breaking and entering houses in Christchurch and commltting theft. He was committed to the Supreme Court at Auckland for sentence on charges of breaking, entering, and theft from a house at Wellington and from a shop at Point Chevalier, Auckland, and was remanded to appear at Wellington on May 5.

Evening Post, 3 June 1943, SECOND ESCAPE: MAN ELUDES ESCORT; AUCKLAND, June 2. In his second escape from custody this year a prisoner eluded his escort while on a train near Otahuhu at 4.20 p.m. today and had not been recaptured late tonight. He was Francis Henry Gordon Guilford, aged 51, who previously escaped from the cells at the central police station on February 21. On that occasion.he scaled a 20ft wall and broke through heavy-gauge wire netting at the top. He was being brought to Auckland today when he disappeared after being given permission to use the washroom in his carriage. When Guilford escaped in February, in spite of an intensive search by the police, he was at large for nearly two months and was eventually recaptured in the South Island. After being charged with a series of offences in other centres, he was being brought to Auckland to answer other charges.
New Zealand Herald, 3 June 1943; ESCORT ELUDED - DELAYS TO TRAINS; PRISONER ON A TRAIN SECOND ESCAPE THIS YEAR In his second escape from custody this year a prisoner eluded his escort while on a train near Otahuhu at 4.20 p.m. yesterday and had not been recaptured late last night. He was Francis Henry Gordon Guilford, aged 51. who previously escaped from the cells at the Central Police Station on February 21. On that occasion he contrived to scale a 20ft. wall and break through heavy gauge wire-netting at the top. Ho was being brought to Auckland yesterday when he disappeared after being given permission to use the washroom in his carriage. Guilford made good his escape in February in spite of an intensive search by the police. He was at large for nearly two months and was eventually recaptured in the South Island. After being charged with a series of offences in other centres he was being brought to Auckland to answer other charges. At the time of his escape yesterday, Guilford was wearing a dark grey overcoat over a dark, blneish-coloured suit with a stripe, tan shoes with a buckle at the side and a blue-grey felt hat. About 5ft. 5in. tall, he has a fresh complexion, grey hair, blue eyes and a sharp nose. He is going bald. It is considered he might already have secured a change of clothing.
New Zealand Herald, 4 June 1943: PRISONER NOT TRACED No trace of the prisoner, Francis Henry Gordon Guilford, aged 51, who escaped from custody while on a train at Otaluihu on Wednesday afternoon, had been found yesterday. The search was transferred to Huntly, following a report that the escaped man had been seen there.

BURGLARIES ADMITTED - £lO2 IN MONEY AND GOODS ; HAMILTON, Wednesday Eight charges of breaking and entering dwellings in and near Hamilton and stealing goods and money to the value of £lO2 was admitted by Francis Henry Gordon Guilford, aged 51, labourer, before justices in the Hamilton Police Court to-day. Accused was committed to the Supreme Court at Auckland for sentence. On a charge of breaking and entering the shop of A. J. Tanner, 1216 Great North Road, Auckland, and stealing tobacco and cigarettes valued at £5O 10s, the accused was remanded to appear in Auckland on Friday.

New Zealand Herald,  11 June 1943 - CHARGE OF ESCAPING Appearing handcuffed to a constable, Francis Henry Gordon Guilford, labourer, aged 51, was charged before, Mr F. H. Levien, S.M., yesterday, with escaping from custody at Otahuhu on June 2. Senior-Detective Walsh said there were a number of other charges to be preferred against accused, and a remand until June 17 was granted.

Evening Post, 1 July 1943: HABITUAL CRIMINAL Francis Henry Gordon Guilford. (51). was sentenced by Mr. Justice Fair today to five and a half years' imprisonment for 35 burglaries committed at Hamilton, Palmerston North,* Wellington, Christchurch, Wanganui, New Plymouth, and Auckland. Guilford stole £700 in bank-notes from a hotel at Palmerston North, about £400 worth of jewellery at Lower Hurt, and £1050 worth of jewellery - at. Christchurch. He is a declared habitual criminal with a long record.

Yrs unknown....

BURIAL: Waikumete Cemetery - GUILFORD, FRANCES HENRY GORDON Plot : PROTESTANT DIVISION C Row 2, Plot 57; Interment Type: Burial; S urname : GUILFORD Given Names: FRANCES HENRY GORDON; Age: 81; Occupation: RETIRED LABOURER Date Of Death : 24-Jun-1970; Date Of Burial : 01-Jul-1970; Funeral Director : DAVIS FUNERAL SERVICES;