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Surname WOOKEY
Given Name(s) or Initial(s) Archibald
Regimental Number 2659
Unit Name 5th New Zealand Contingent.
Extracts and Comments
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URL1: Archie WOOKEY, who joined the 5th New Zealand Contingent, and had been shot dead in South Africa, was formerly a member of the Ark of Safety Juvenile Tent [Tas. Independent Order of Rechabites].
URL2: NZ Embarkation Roll - 2659 WOOKEY A Private 14 Company (Canterbury section) Fifth Contingent, butcher, ship Maori 31.3.1900, Ashburton Tinwald North Canterbury, next of kin Ms Eliza LOGAN in Tasmania Aust.
Source References
Hbt. Mercury: Hobart Mercury newspaper date(s) 20.5.1901
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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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