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4401 Woolston / Heathcote Cemetery 2006 page 21
Row K No. 213
Arthur Morton, eighth son of Elizabeth and John Ollivier, was born on 23 March 1851, emigrated with his parents and attended Christ's College from 1862-65. A popular student, he became, in adulthood, Fellow of Christ's College and, at his death, was President of the Old Boys' Association.
A businessman, Ollivier worked for several firms, eventually being in partnership with Trevor Grierson as an accountant and auditor.
Ollivier was an angler, mountaineer and gardener. In the latter field he enjoyed frequent success at Christchurch Horticultural Society shows. He played chess, being, in 1888, colonial champion. In rugby he played against Auckland and Otago.
A Canterbury representative cricketer, Ollivier first played against Otago at Hagley Park when but 16. He was chosen for his fielding ability but ?signalled his first appearance by making the only double figure - 11 - on the Canterbury side?. His batting did much to secure for Canterbury seven wins in a row. He was in the first Canterbury-Auckland match, played against the visiting English and was the most successful Canterbury batsman in a tour of Victoria in 1878. T. W. Reese wrote that Ollivier "was an admirable defensive bat and had many scores to his credit".
An injury prevented Ollivier from playing sport after 1883 but, for a number of years, he was the sole selector of Canterbury cricket teams. In 1893 he was appointed to
select the New Zealand team which played against New South Wales.
In Ollivier's youth, sporting teams met on public reserves. People came to watch and officials had to walk round begging the spectators to give money to cover the cost of the games. Arthur Ollivier pushed for the establishment of a ground which was to be owned by the sporting codes and where spectators must pay to get in. On 8 May 1880, at a meeting at Warner's Hotel it was decided that there should be floated the Canterbury Cricket and Athletic Sports Company.
Richard Harman and E. C. J. Stevens who represented offshore capitalists with money tied up in New Zealand came forward on behalf of a client, Benjamin Lancaster of Bournemouth, England. They offered land with an area of 10 acres three roods and 30 perches, the cost per acre being 260 pounds. This was part of Rural Section 62, of 50 acres, which Lancaster had purchased from the Canterbury Association in 1850.
In autumn 1881 the area was sown with Devonshire evergreen grass seed, the terrace turfed and a cinder running track laid in front of the terraces. On 28 July 1881 the
ground, now Jade Stadium, was named Lancaster Park.
Ollivier suffered a comparatively brief and painless illness, dying at 12.30 a.m. on 21 October 1897. He was 46 years old.
Officiating ministers at the funeral were Bishop Churchill Julius, Archdeacons Cholmondeley and Lingard and Canon Harper. Cricketers attended dressed in their club colours Hymns were sung by members of the St. Mark's choir, the Cathedral and Christ's College chapel boys and the Liedertafel. Messrs. Merton and Wallace conducted and C. F. Turner presided at the harmonium. The list of people who attended the funeral is a late Victorian Canterbury's who's who. Fifty-one lines of newsprint are devoted to the names of people who sent wreaths.
Arthur Morton Ollivier's gravestone was 'Erected by the Cricketers of New Zealand'.
Arthur's wife, Agnes, died on 4 February 1928.
The gravestone also recalls Hilda, wife of Keith, who died on 14 October 1937. 
Ollivier, Arthur Morton (I11868)
 
4402 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Wyeth, J.M. (I867)
 
4403 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Fraher, R.J. (I2103)
 
4404 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Fraher, P.A. (I2106)
 
4405 WRIGHT (Mrs Charles) Death notice 01SEP1848 Death 43 late of Balmain Sydney Morning Herald 02SEP1848
"DIED. At Balmain, on the 1st instant, Mrs. Charles Wright, aged forty-three."

WRIGHT Charles Death notice 01SEP1848 Death 43 at Balmain Maitland Mercury 06SEP1848
"At Balmain, on the 1st Sept., Mrs. Charles Wright, aged 43."
 
Family F4446
 
4406 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Materman, H.M.J. (I4804)
 
4407 WYETH Charles 26
SHERRIFFS Elizabeth Ann 16  
Family F24
 
4408 WYETH Joseph 23
ROSE Flora 21  
Family F32
 
4409 WYETH Lucy Maria 19
DEWE George 27  
Family F33
 
4410 WYETH Mary Jane 18
PHILLIPS James 27  
Family F31
 
4411 WYETH,
Nellie Florence (Nell):
Of Feilding. Passed away Tuesday 27 December 2016, at Ranfurly Manor Hospital and Rest Home, aged 88 years. Loved wife of the late William Robert (Charlie). Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Kath and Paul (Sydney), Geoffrey (Auckland), Paul and Sandra (Auckland), Lesley and Tim Horgan (Feilding), and Ally and Brent Murray (Upper Hutt). Loved Grandmother of Jeremy, Grant, and Gabrielle; Chloe, and Jerome; Helen, and Claire; Cameron, and Sam; Kate, and Emma. Loved Great-grandmother of Peata, Greer, and Sebastian, and Arthur. A lifetime friend of Lil and Ron Cruickshanks. All messages to the Wyeth Family, 10 St John's Close, Feilding. A celebration of Nell's life will be held at St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 16 Camden Street, Feilding, on Wednesday 4 January 2017, at 11.00am.
Published in Manawatu Standard on Dec. 31, 2016 
Wheeler, Nellie Florence (I1917)
 
4412 WYETH, Noeline Mary
(nee Pedlar):
Loved daughter of the late John and Violet Pedlar, sister of Tom Pedlar and sister-in-law of Pamela. Aunty to Laurie, Jan and Michael and their families.

Published in: Southland Times 19 March 2016
 
Pedlar, Noeline Mary (I735)
 
4413 WYETH-BURROWS, Stanley Walter. Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 9 October 2012, aged 80 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Pauline, Lynda and Rodney, Bob and... New Zealand Herald October 11, 2012 Burrows-Wyeth, Stanley Walter (I4868)
 
4414 Wyeth; In loving memory of Margaret Wyeth born 12 January 1859 died 12 April 1942. "In memory's name we shall keep her because she was one of the best." McLeod, Margaret Rachel Ann (I296)
 
4415 Wyvern was
In the preliminary attacks made on August 21st and 22nd, in order to gain the general line of the Arras-Albert railway, from which the big attack was to be launched, the 3rd New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade, which was in the front line, took part. It also took part in the main attack on the 23rd; but the remainder of the Division did not go into action till the morning of the 24th. In the meantime, the 2nd Brigade, which was in reserve to the Division, had moved forward at daybreak on the 21st and bivouacked in the neighbourhood of Sailly-au-Bois. The 1st Canterbury Battalion's bivouacs were in the Chateau de la Haie Switch, near the Chateau itself, and the 2nd Battalion's in a small valley, on the north-western outskirts of Sailly. Here the brigade remained till the 23rd, when it moved forward, and bivouacked for the night just to the south of the village of Bucquoy. Orders for next day's operations were received by the brigadier at midnight.

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The 1st and 2nd Brigades were ordered to make the attack on the New Zealand Division's frontage on the 24th. The 1st Brigade's task was to advance as far as a line from the southern corner of Loupart Wood to a quarry on the Bapaume-Achiet le Grand railway between Grévillers and Biefvillers; and included the capture of Loupart Wood and the village of Grévillers. On the left of the 1st Brigade, the 37th Division was to capture Biefvillers. The 2nd Brigade was to pass through the 1st Brigade and the 37th Division, and capture Bapaume and the high ground to the east of that town. Tanks were to take part in the attack; and as, owing to the distance of the advance, no creeping barrage could be provided for the 2nd Brigade, the majority of the tanks were allotted to this brigade.

The 1st Brigade attacked at 4.30 a.m., and by 8 a.m. the 2nd Brigade headquarters received information that Grévillers had been captured. Biefvillers, however, was still in the enemy's hands, and the 2nd Brigade was ordered to capture the village. By 5.30 a.m. the battalions had arrived at their assembly areas, the 1st Canterbury Battalion (on the right) and the 2nd Canterbury Battalion (on the left) astride the Grévillers-Achiet le Petit road, south-east of the Albert-Arras railway, the 2nd Otago Battalion between the railway and Achiet IE Petit, and the 1st Otago Battalion to the north-west of that village. In the 2nd Brigade's attack, the 2nd Otago Battalion replaced the 1st Canterbury Battalion, which remained in its assembly area all day.

The country which now lay in front of the New Zealand Division was part of the area which lay between the British front line of 1916 and the famous Hindenburg Line, to which the Germans had withdrawn in 1917. There had been no heavy fighting on this ground at any time, and consequently it was very little cut up by shell-fire. Before the German offensive of 1918, this part of the country had been used as a British rest and training area: hutted camps abounded, but the villages had been destroyed by the enemy on his retirement in 1917. For many miles in front of the Division the country was open and gently rolling, with small woods here and there.

At 8.30 am. the 2nd Otago and 2nd Canterbury Battalions moved forward in lines of sections in file behind a screen of light page 250and heavy tanks. The order of battle of the 2nd Canterbury Battalion, from right to left, was 12th, 13th, and 1st Companies, with the 2nd Company in reserve. The first opposition was encountered on the high ground between Grévillers and Biefvillers, where the enemy put down a very heavy artillery barrage, and the advancing troops came under heavy machine-gun fire from the Bapaume-Albert road, from Avesnes, and from Biefvillers and the high ground east of that village. The 1st Company was not able to enter Biefvillers, and attempted to work round it from the south, but was held up by machine-gun fire from the trenches east of the village. One platoon, however, succeeded in establishing itself in a trench to the north-east of Biefvillers. The 13th Company had worked further forward almost into Avesnes, while the 12th Company was mixed up with the 2nd Otago Battalion, halfway between Avesnes and Grévillers.

The enemy still held Sapignies (to the north) and the high ground between that village and Biefvillers, and were in the sunken road north-east of the latter village. The 2nd Company was therefore ordered to take up a position north-west of the village, to protect the left flank. By noon this company had driven the enemy from the sunken road and a trench to the north-east of it. The German machine-gunners in Biefvillers were now almost cut off, but succeeded in escaping down the trenches to the north-east of the village.

At 2.30 p.m. parties of the enemy were seen assembling in the valley between Biefvillers and the Bapaume-Arras road, but their attempt to work forward was stopped by Lewis-gun and rifle fire, and by the help of the artillery. Further enemy concentration at Sapignies was reported by aeroplane at 4.30 p.m., but prompt artillery action prevented a counter-attack being delivered from there. During the afternoon the 13th Company was withdrawn from the posts it had established near Avesnes: this step was taken because the posts formed a dangerous salient in our line, and their garrisons were exposed to deadly enfilade rifle and machine-gun fire from close range. The new line ran east of Grévillers and Biefvillers, with the 12th Company south of the Bapaume-Achiet le Grand railway, the 13th Company between the railway and Biefvillers, and the 1st Company east of that village. The 2nd Company remained in its previous position on the left flank.
 
Harris, Edward Wyvern Owen (I1249)
 
4416 Year 1940/10838
Surname KIRKWOOD Colin George
Surname WADSWORTH Ellen Louisa
Surname SUNNEX Ellen Louisa
 
Family F13844
 
4417 Year 1952
Folio 15075
Surname HARRIS
Given Names Betty Dorothy
Sex F
Spouse GERRING

Search for Harris Betty Dorothy deaths returns
2000/13916 Toby Betty Dorothy 23/7/1923 76Y

No death record for Betty Dorothy Gerring. May mean that Betty remarried after Kenneth died in 1988.
 
Gerring, Kenneth Frank (I6341)
 
4418 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Knell, J.M. (I9172)
 
4419 Years in New Zealand 48 years Dewe, Fanny (I22500)
 
4420 Year«tab»1943
Folio«tab»10906
Surname«tab»WILLIAMS
Given Names«tab»William Lawrence
Sex«tab»M
Spouse
Surname«tab»McINTYRE
Given Names«tab»Ruth Augusta May
Sex«tab»F
Also Known as
Surname«tab»SIMMONS
Given Names«tab»Ruth Augusta May
Sex«tab»F 
Family F2936
 
4421 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Portenski, M. (I951)
 
4422 Youngest daughter of Mr F. Nimot, Carterton Nimot, Alice Mabel (I17891)
 
4423 Yvetter Williams Retirement Village Smith, Constance Rae (I617)
 
4424 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F3435
 
4425 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Collison, M. (I12092)
 
4426 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Dawson, C.R. (I12269)
 
4427 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Coulthard, M.E. (I12265)
 
4428 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Pound, M.A. (I12218)
 
4429 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Endicott-Davies, V.J. (I1076)
 
4430 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Pound, T.N. (I12220)
 
4431 «u»«b»1841 England Census «/u»about Sarah Flowers Name: «/b»Sarah Flowers «b»Age: «/b»7 «b»Estimated Birth Year: «/b»abt 1834 «b»Gender: «/b»Female «b»Where born: «/b»Essex, England «b»Civil Parish: «/b»Twinstead «b»Hundred: «/b»Hinckford «b»County/Island: «/b»Essex «b»Country: «/b»England «u»«b»1851 England Census «/u»about Sarah Flower Name: «/b»Sarah Flower «b»Age: «/b»17 «b»Estimated Birth Year: «/b»abt 1834 «b»Relation: «/b»Daughter «b»Father's Name: «/b»Daniel «b»Mother's Name: «/b»Susan «b»Gender: «/b»Female «b»Where born: «/b»Twinstead, Essex, England «b»Civil Parish: «/b»Twinstead «b»County/Island: «/b»Essex «b»Country: «/b»England Flower, Sarah (I11781)
 

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