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Surname WOOKEY
Given Name(s) or Initial(s) Archibald
Regimental Number 2659
Unit Name 5th New Zealand Contingent
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AJHR(NZ): butcher, Tinwald North Canterbury NZ killed in action Doornbult 27.3.1901 reputed buried at a farm near Doornbult by Boers, next of kin Eliza LOGAN, Latrobe Tas.
Source:# 251 WOOKEY AL 5NZ Contingent Tas. killed in action 27.3.1901.
Source:# 577 Tinwald Mid-Canterbury NZ.
URL4: aged 23 eldest son of late William WOOKEY, butcher of Argyle St. [Hobart Tas.].
Source References
AJHR(NZ): Appendix to the Journal of the House of Representatives (NZ) reference(s) H6 '00 33 H6A '03 9
Stowers: Kiwi versus Boer page(s) 250
Hall: The New Zealanders in South Africa, 1899-1902 page(s) 91
Source:# Oz-Boer contributed source number 251
Syd. Herald : Sydney Morning Herald newspaper date(s) 18.5.1901
Source:# Oz-Boer contributed source number 577
Hbt. Mercury: Hobart Mercury newspaper date(s) 11 & 25.5.1901
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Apology: For some time now it has been difficult to keep up with the newly available sources (especially the Trove newspaper site) plus the flow of contributions and queries. So I have been forced to prioritise maintenance and data entry over replying to correspondence. Nevertheless, your contributions are being added to the database and acknowledged on the contributions page and, although my replies are many months behind, I will attempt to get to them more often.
Colin Roe

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