SEWARD, William Henry
(Service number N/N; 86595)

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Date 5 November 1878 Place of Birth Timaru

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Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. One child
Next of Kin Mrs Millicent Marie SEWARD (wife), 19 Summerhays Street, Palmerston North
Religion Christadelphian
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Date 1 June 1946 Age 66 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Karori Cemetery, Wellington
Memorial Reference Block BJ, Row 9, Plot
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Henry Seward was born in 1878 at Timaru, the son of William Henry and Elizabeth Esther (née Dart) Seward. He married Millicent Marie Hosking on 6 May 1911 at Wellington, Their child Rene was born on 15 November 1912 at Christchurch. Another child, Myra, was born in 1914 and died later that year at 5 months of age.


Karori Cemetery, Wellington, headstone transcription [26 March 2017]

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