Elaine Mary MULGAN1

(1961 - 1961)
Father*David Kennaway MULGAN1 b. 1915, d. 1999
Elaine Mary MULGAN was born in June 1961 in Wellington, Wellington.1

She died on 22 September 1961 at Wellington Hospital in Wellington, Wellington.1,2 She was buried on 25 September 1961 at the Karori Cemetery in Wellington.1,3

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1961/35937, aged 3mths.
  3. [S570] Wellington City Cemeteries database, at https://wellington.govt.nz/services/community-and-culture/…, Section Lawn, plot 43Z/2, record no. 39008.

Geoffrey MULGAN1

(1888 - )
Father*Edward Ker MULGAN1 b. 1857, d. 1920
Mother*Frances Maria JOHNSTON1 b. 1859, d. 1944
Geoffrey MULGAN was born in 1888 in New Zealand.1

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1888/1469.

John Alan Edward MULGAN1

(1911 - 1945)
Father*Alan Edward MULGAN1 b. 1881, d. 1962
Mother*Marguerita Blomfield PICKMERE1 b. 1879, d. 1965
John Alan Edward MULGAN
(1911-1945)
John Alan Edward MULGAN was born on 21 December 1911 in Christchurch, Canterbury.2,3

He married Angela Gabrielle WANKLYN in Oxford, Oxfordshire, on 10 July 1937.2,4

The following is taken from the NZ Dictionary of Biographies: -

When John was four, his father was appointed a leader writer for the Auckland Star and the family moved to Auckland. John attended Maungawhau School, and, after boarding at Wellington College from 1925, went on to Auckland Grammar School in 1927. He did well at school academically and in sport, especially rugby, boxing and cricket. In 1929 he won a university scholarship. He wrote prolifically for student publications in Auckland.
In 1931 he was nominated for a Rhodes Scholarship, but the selection committee thought him too young and advised him to come back the following year. When nominations were called for at Auckland University College in 1932, Mulgan's name was submitted by the students' association. Inexplicably, the professorial board gave the nomination to two other men. The selection committee in Wellington refused to award any scholarship, the chairman, Lord Bledisloe, expressing the view that all the applicants were inferior to Mulgan. He graduated BA in 1933, but again missed selection. In October, backed by his father, he sailed for England and took up residence at Merton College, Oxford.

In July 1935 he was awarded a first in English, and accepted a position with the Clarendon Press. There he was responsible for commissioning and overseeing the production of scholarly works. The impulse to publish found outlet in his anthology 'Poems of freedom' (1938), and also in 'The emigrants' (1939), an account of early travellers to New Zealand, in which he collaborated with Hector Bolitho. He also wrote his novel 'Man alone' at this time.

During these years Mulgan followed with close interest the progress of fascism in Europe. In 1936 the New Zealand government had appointed him an observer at the League of Nations in Geneva, and in collaboration with his close friend, Geoffrey Cox, he contributed regular articles on foreign affairs to the Auckland Star under the title 'Behind the cables'. His perception that war was inevitable impelled him to volunteer for the Territorial Army in 1938, and he was gazetted second lieutenant in the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. When war came in 1939 he reported immediately to his regiment. His wife and child he sent to safety in North America in June 1940; they eventually reached New Zealand in 1941 and remained there.

In 1942 he succeeded in getting himself transferred to the 4th Battalion of the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, which was proceeding to the Middle East. Now a major, he became the battalion's second in command. Over the next eight months Mulgan witnessed the mostly poor performance of a series of commanding officers from the regular army. The final appointee, it seemed to him, was the worst of all, and a danger to his men. He conveyed his opinion to general headquarters, at the same time seeking a transfer for himself.

In May 1943 he accepted a posting to Force 133, the British unit assisting the Greek partisans to harass the German occupation forces. Mulgan parachuted into Thessalía in September 1943 and set up his command post on Mt óthris. He gained the confidence of the local bands, mounting sabotage operations against road and rail traffic. The climax came in September and October 1944, when the German withdrawal was in progress. Mulgan's men, armed only with small arms and mortars, halted an entire German division for several days, destroying much of its transport and inflicting heavy casualties. Subsequently Mulgan was awarded the Military Cross.

Recalled to Cairo in November, Mulgan was negotiating a transfer to the 2nd New Zealand Division in January 1945 when he received promotion to the rank of temporary lieutenant colonel, and orders to return to Athens to locate and compensate the Greeks who had fought for Force 133. It proved a melancholy task. The civil war had raged in his absence; the English were now disliked. Mulgan seems to have become increasingly disillusioned as he observed the chaos resulting from war and what seemed to him the failure of socialism. He completed at this time the manuscript of his memoir, 'Report on experience', which he posted to his wife in New Zealand.

In mid April 1945 he was back in Cairo, billeted at a hotel. On 26 April he was discovered dead in his bed: he had taken an overdose of morphia. In December a consular court brought in a verdict of suicide. He was buried in the military cemetery at Heliopolis.5,6


John died on 26 April 1945 in Cairo at age 33.2,7,1 He was buried in 1945 at the Heliopolis War Cemetery in Cairo.8,1

Family

Angela Gabrielle WANKLYN (1917 - 2008)
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S274] Book - Paul W Day, John Mulgan biography.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1912/3148.
  4. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Oxford, Vol 3a, p5297, 3Q1937.
  5. [S291] Book - Dr Claudia Orange General Editor Dictionary of NZ Biography, Vol 4, 1998, updated 4 April 2003.
  6. [S598] NZ Dictionary of Biographies, at http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/dnzb/
  7. [S196] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, at http://www.cwgc.org
  8. [S196] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, at http://www.cwgc.org, Grave 6.J.1.

Ina Lilian MULLON1

(1906 - 1993)
Ina Lilian MULLON was born on 23 July 1906 in Opunake.1,2

She married John ROBINSON in New Plymouth on 4 January 1934.1,3,4

She died on 14 March 1993 in New Plymouth at age 86.1,5 She was buried on 16 March 1993 at the Awanui Cemetery in New Plymouth.1

Family

John ROBINSON (1906 - 1993)

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1906/13806, and Death Reg. No. 1993/32039 gives this birthdate; daughter to Oscar Albert and Ann Rakaia.
  3. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 90.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1934/500.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1993/32039.

Victor Mckenzie MUNRO1

He married Mary Eleanor Elizabeth LOGAN, daughter of Samuel Forsaith LOGAN and Elaine May HARDING, in New Zealand in 1953.1

Citations

  1. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, Folio 05706.

Duncan Roderick MURCHISON

(1910 - 2009)
Duncan Roderick MURCHISON was born on 4 May 1910.1

He married Brenda Nutter CUTHBERTSON, daughter of George Lyon CUTHBERTSON and Sheila Mabel MACDONALD, in New Zealand on 4 November 1939.2

He was widowed on the death of his wife Brenda in 1984.3

Duncan died on 15 December 2009 in Palmerston North at age 99.4,5

Family

Brenda Nutter CUTHBERTSON (1910 - 1984)
Child
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Samuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2009/31718 gives this birthdate.
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 16859.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1984/38505.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2009/31718.
  5. [S1131] MemoryTree NZ, at http://www.amemorytree.co.nz/index.php, aged 99, The Lychway Funeral Directors.

Roderick Lewis MURCHISON

(1940 - 1942)
Father*Duncan Roderick MURCHISON b. 1910, d. 2009
Mother*Brenda Nutter CUTHBERTSON b. 1910, d. 1984
Roderick Lewis MURCHISON was born on 26 December 1940.

Roderick died on 22 October 1942 in New Zealand at age 1 by drowning.1
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Samuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1942/29162.

Mary Janet MURDOCH1

(c 1888 - 1937)
Mary Janet MURDOCH was born circa 1888. (Birth date based on age at death).

She married Arthur James NUTTER, son of Frederick Alexander NUTTER and Mary Grace Rona Eliza BODLE, in New Zealand in 1922.1

She died in 1937 in New Zealand.2

Family

Arthur James NUTTER (1888 - )
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1922/7242.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1937/18557, aged 49.

Sarah Ann MURPHY

(c 1863 - b 1939)
Sarah Ann MURPHY was born in Cork, Co. Cork, circa 1863.1

Sarah's marriage to Ernest Edward WICKS, son of William Poulter WICKS and Sarah Elizabeth BUCKINGHAM, was registered between April 1886 and June 1886 in Portsea, Hampshire.2

She was listed in the 1891 census as Head of Family at 9 Victoria St in Portsea, Hampshire; she actually described herself as housekeeper and 'wife' rather than 'Head of Family', even though her husband was not present (as he was aboard ship). Her children Hilda, Irene and Sydney were listed as living with her.3

She was listed in the 1901 census at 126 Sheldon Rd in Edmonton, Middlesex, with her husband Ernest; he was a Customs book-keeper. Their children Hilda, Irene, Sydney, Archibald and William were listed as living with them.4

She was listed in the 1911 census as Head of Family at 17 Durham Road in Edmonton, Middlesex. Her children Hilda, Sydney and William were listed as living with her.5

Sarah, as the mother of the groom, attended Rose Emmeline RUST and Sydney Ernest WICKS's wedding at Tammers End Mission Hall, Statham Grove in Edmonton, Middlesex, on 22 May 1915.6

Sarah died before 1939.

Family

Ernest Edward WICKS (1858 - 1903)
Children
ChartsWicks descendant chart

Citations

  1. [S687] Census - 2 Apr 1911, UK census, RG14PN7370 RG78PN357 RD132 SD5 ED20 SN274; this claims a birth place in Cork, but in 1891 she stated Dublin.
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Portsea, Vol 2b, p869, 2Q1886.
  3. [S178] Census - 5 Apr 1891, UK census, RG12-855, Folio 5.
  4. [S430] Census - 31 Mar 1901, UK census, ED 15 RG13-1262, Folio 123, p29.
  5. [S687] Census - 2 Apr 1911, UK census, RG14PN7370 RG78PN357 RD132 SD5 ED20 SN274.
  6. [S915] GRO England & Wales, marriage record, District of Edmonton, Vol 3a, p1531, entry 144.
  7. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Portsea Island, Vol 2b, p464, 2Q1885, mother's maiden name MURPHY.
  8. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Portsea Island, Vol 2b, p471, 2Q1887, mother's maiden name MURPHY.
  9. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Portsea Island, Vol 2b, p443, 1Q1889, mother's maiden name MURPHY.
  10. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Portsea, Vol 2b, p476, 3Q1890.
  11. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Portsea Island, Vol 2b, p457, 2Q1898, mother's maiden name MURPHY.
  12. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Portsmouth, Vol 2b, p422, 3Q1900, mother's maiden name MURPHY.

Edith Mary MURRAY1

(1912 - )
Edith Mary MURRAY was born in Hackney, London, Middlesex, on 3 February 1912.2,1

Edith's marriage to Hugh Roland MILLER, son of William Lyon MILLER and Winifred Ambrose FORSAITH, was registered between April 1935 and June 1935 in Holborn, London, Middlesex.3

She was listed in the 1939 Register at 47 Auckland Rd in Potter's Bar, Hertfordshire, with Hugh Roland MILLER; he was a stores manager and part-time unpaid ARP; she was a member of St Johns ambulance and full-time ARP warden.2

Family

Hugh Roland MILLER (1900 - 1974)
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Hackney, Vol 1b, p748, 1Q1912, mother's maiden name MAYFIELD.
  2. [S1044] Census - 29 Sep 1939, UK Register, RG101/0866D/006/1 Letter Code: BNAO, Schedule 54.
  3. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Holborn, Vol 1b, p1223, 2Q1935.