Topic: William John Brister 1882-1936

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William arrived in New Zealand on the Ayrshire in 1906 as an Marine Engineer to work in Wellington on steam trains. He moved to Tauranga around 1913 then to the gold mines in Waihi, Waikino and Thames.

Archived version here.

 William Brister 1913-1916

This is the only photo of William Brister found in an old book about Tauranga (close up of the above image below). He is the third from the left with hands on hips.

William John Brister


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William John Brister 1882-1936

Year:1882, 1906, and 1936
First Names:William John
Last Name:Brister
Date of Birth:5 June 1882
Place of Birth:Whitton Middlesex
Country of birth:England
Date of death:23 June 1936
Place of death:Thames Hospital
Place of burial:Thames Cemetary
Family Surname:Brister
Occupation:Marine Engineer
First settled:Wellington
Date of Arrival:August 1906
Name of the ship:Ayrshire
Date of sailing:23rd June 1906
Place of settlement in Bay of Plenty:Whakamarama Tauranga
Other places of settlement:Waikino,
Later places of settlement:Thames
Port of arrival:Wellington New Zealand
Sailed from:Liverpool
Date of arrival in Bay of Plenty:1913-1914
Residential address:Whitton England
Spouses name:Edith Griffiths
Spouses date of birth:1879
Spouses place of birth:Clun Shropshire England
Spouses date of death:1947
Spouses place of death:Auckland New Zealand
Spouses place of burial:Auckland New Zealand
Spouses nationality:English
Date of marriage:1st Dec 1906
Place of marriage:St Peters Wellington
Fathers name:William Griffiths
Fathers date of birth:1847
Fathers place of birth:Harpton, Radnorshire, Wales
Fathers date of death:Sep 1916
Fathers place of death:Holywell, Flintshire, Wales
Fathers nationality:Welsh
Mothers name:Eliza Rawlings
Mothers date of birth:1852
Mothers place of birth:Montgomeryshire Shropshire England
Mothers date of death:1882
Mothers place of death:Clun Shropshire England
Mothers nationality:English
Name of sibilings:Kate
Name of the children:Edith
Military Service:Reserve WW2
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