Macdonald Dictionary Record: A St George Hammersley
George Ranald Macdonald
One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for A St George Hammersley. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: 2 H. 62 Temuka and Ashburton which was sent to the North Is at the time the out breaks at Par raka. The trouble was settled and the volunteers returned o with art shedding any blood. Nov. 81 He was an able and successful lawyer ; but he would have been still more successful had he not rubbed up the Bench the wring way . When he left for Vancouver in 87 he was given a farewell hunch at the Club Hotel, crp 87 , Woollcombe presiding. He was in Vancouver during the time of the land speculation there and unlike some other New Zealanders who dabbled in land there , he made a fortune. He practised his profession there until 1906 when returned to England. He lived in a large county home in Oxford shire in 1909 he became M.P. for Mid O2on. He retained his military en thus asi . In NZ. he had been Colonel N.Z. militia and Capt. C . Battery N.Z. Artillery . When the 1914 war broke out he recruited and trained for over seas service Nos 128, 132. 135 and 156 Oxford shire Heavy Batteries . He was C.O. of a Heavy Artillery Group and served in France in 1917 , being then nearly 70. When he was in Vancouver he also started Rugby football there. He was legal adv iser to the corporat ion of Vanco rover and to the C.P.R. LT. 22.11.81 : 18.4.87 : 21.4.87; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: H. 62 and was chair man and director of var rous Canadian Companies. He was as a first class all round athlete: elected to Ch.Ch . Club.76. 1 was a member of the comm. which formed the Ch.Ch. Hunt Club in 75. marr. '76 at Wgtn. Isabella Mad dau. of C. Hastings Snow of Bland ford , Dorset. Eng. They came out to Auck in '60; he was to take ap Treasury Appointment. He brought out a prefab. nin house which was not a success. She was still alive in Mar. 1953 and was living at Seven Acres , ling Cren don, Bucks, Eng. Ch.Ch Club Min. : P. 9.5.53.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
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