SHERWIN, George Arthur
(Service number )

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Date 3 August 1875 Place of Birth Oamaru

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Date Age
Address at Enlistment Box 132, Fairlie
Occupation Storekeeper
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. Two children
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Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Date 26 May 1942 Age 67 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 134, Plot 240
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Arthur Sherwin was the son of Matthew and Catherine (Kate) Sherwin. Matthew Sherwin was mayor of Waunate for a time in the mid 1880s. In 1911 his son William presented a framed photo to the Waimate Borough Council for inclusion in the photo gallery. George married Sarah Martha Curran in 1902 at Christchurch. Sarah died in 1904 following the birth of their daughter. George married again in 1908, to Ellen Letitia Sproull. George and Ellen had a son born in 1910. George's brother John married in 1914 at Fairlie. In 1916 George A. Sherwin, of Fairlie, was gazetted a Justice of the Peace in South Canterbury. Late in 1917 he was drawn in the Second Ballot for Second Division Class A drafts. The following January, as he had two children, George Arthur Sherwin, of Fairlie, was placed in Class C. George services as a vocalist were often rewuested, and he sang at the soldiers' social in mid 1919.


Timaru Herald, 3 June 1916, 4 December 1917, 24 January 1918, 11 June 1919 (Papers Past) [08 August 2015; 25 December 2019]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image [22 December 2019]

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