Topic: Alice Joyce Hamilton (nee Leigh) (1923-1975)

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Alice Joyce Leigh served as a Land Girl working on high country sheep stations in the South Island of New Zealand during World War II. She was the first wife of my first cousin twice removed - Debbie McCauley.

Alice Joyce Leigh was born on 5 November 1923.

She served in the Land Army as a Land Girl working on high country sheep stations in the South Island of New Zealand during World War II.

She married Alfred (Tim) Leslie Hamilton in 1945. Alfred was born in Waverley in 1915. They had seven children:

  1. Margaret Ann Hamilton.
  2. Gordon Leslie Hamilton.
  3. Alastair Robbin Hamilton.
  4. Donald Geoffrey Hamilton
  5. Ian Mark Hamilton.
  6. Malcom Ross Hamilton.
  7. Anthony Brett Hamilton.

Joyce died in New Plymouth Hospital on 8 March 1975. Her ashes were scattered in the Rose Garden at the Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth.

In 1976 Alfred married Cynthia Fitzwater. He died in Stratford in 1994.

 

References:

Descendants of Stewart Hamilton by Barbara Hamilton (2012).

New Plymouth Cemetery Records.

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Alice Joyce Hamilton (nee Leigh) (1923-1975)


Year:1945
First Names:Alice Joyce
Last Name:Leigh
Date of Birth:5 November 1923
Date of death:8 March 1975
Place of death:New Plymouth Hospital
Place of burial:Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth
Family Surname:Hamilton
Occupation:Land Girl
Spouses name:Alfred Leslie Hamilton
Spouses date of birth:25 October 1915
Spouses place of birth:Waverley, Taranaki
Spouses date of death:2 May 1994
Spouses place of death:Stratford, Taranaki
Date of marriage:1945
Name of the children:Malcom Ross Hamilton, Anthony Brett Hamilton, Margaret Ann Hamilton, Gordon Leslie Hamilton, Alastair Robbin Hamilton, Donald Geoffrey Hamilton, and Ian Mark Hamilton