SAPWELL, Charles
(Service number 85721)

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Date 13 February 1886 Place of Birth Kelso

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Date Age
Address at Enlistment Hassell Street, Timaru
Occupation Painter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married - widowed. One child
Next of Kin Mrs Agnes SAPWELL (mother), Hassell Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
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Date 20 September 1968 Age 82 years
Place of Death Napier
Memorial or Cemetery Wharerangi Cemetery
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Biographical Notes

Albert Sapwell was the fourth son of Thomas Ekins Sapwell and Agnes née Donaldson. He married Isabel Malcolm Barclay on 19 January 1910 at Mataura. They had a daughter, Doris Isabel, born on 6 July 1911 at Invercargill. Isabel died in 1917, aged 33 years; and Charles married MaryDale in 1921. Their daughter, Mavis Maureen (1922-2001), is buried with them.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [15 March 2018]; Wharerangi Cemetery headstone transcription & burial record (Napier City Council) [17 March 2018]

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