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Birch family.
Identity of Birch family members. I have just posted a photograph of the Birch family. I believe that from left to right they are ; Hazel; May; Alma; Lillian; Isabella( Mother) Ernest ( Father); Andrew; Lionel and Stanley. Can anyone confirm ? Carol Bolton

Private Frank J Cusack   6/1193

Private Frank J. Cusick ,who was reported wounded on May 29th, was, previous to his enlistment, employed by Messrs Money and Sutton, Southbridge and was an enthusiastic member of the Southbridge District Band. Private Cusack was previously wounded at Gallipoli and returned to the front. Ellesmere Guardian, 21 June 1916,

Private Ernest Robert James  26268

Ernest reported that he was born 14 June 1885 in Boughrood, Breconshire, Wales, fifth child of William and Hannah James. Interestingly he may have fudged his birthdate a little as his birth was registered in 1883 and he was recorded as aged 7 in 1891 census. His father was a farmer and by 1901 he was working as farm servant driving a waggon.  Between 1901 and 1914 he came to New Zealand and by 1914 he was working in Brookside as a farm

Ernest John Anstiss - 34607

Private  20th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company ; New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

Ernest was born at Heathcote 31 May 1881, son of John Owen and Susan Townsend Anstiss. Ernest died in 1980



The Newsletter began in 1991 as Newsletter / Lincoln Historical Society.

Newsletters no. 1(1991) to 40(2015) are linked below.

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