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Edith Fletcher[1]

Female 1875 - 1956  (81 years)


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  • Name Edith Fletcher 
    Born 1875 
    Gender Female 
    Biography 8th October 1914
    Mrs. Arthur de Castro, who has recently returned from a trip to Great Britain and America, taken on account of her health, which is quite restored, had an interesting .tour. She stayed with relatives and friends, and met many former New Zealanders. Lady Islington and Mrs. Stapleton Cotton she met several .times. One of her great friends lives at East Grinstead, in a lovely old home, and is a noted animal painter. He is painting Lady Islington's little dog. Mrs. de Castro spent a most fascinating time with Dr. Murray, the Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge, meeting numbers of interesting people. Dr. Watson and Mrs. Watson- Dr. Watson is the Master of Trinity - gave a dinner and reception every year to all the old Harrovians, and Mrs. de Castro went with Dr. and Mrs. Murray, and was carried across the courtyard in a Sedan chair of Queen Elizabeth's time. The dinner took place in the old hall, and' the "old boys" joined lustily in the school songs. Mrs. de Castro spent an afternoon at Newnham. Her visit to Canada was delightful. She met there Mr. and Mrs. Guise, who are at Ottawa, where he has a high appointment in the C.P.R. Mrs. Guise has two -sisters there. In Winnipeg she stayed with Dean and Mrs. Coombs, and in Calgary with the Bishop of Calgary. At present Mrs. de Castro is staying at Havelock North with Mrs. R. H. Mackenzie, and later leaves for Rotorua with Mrs. Mac Kenzie and her daughter, Mrs. E. M'Lennan.

    In a report to both houses of Parliament in 1916 from Lieut-Colonel the Hon. R Heaton Rhodes TD MP officer commanding the Canty. Mounted Rifles Brigade, on the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in Malta, Mudros, Gallipoli & Egypt.
    On pages 9 & 10 of his report Rhodes discusses convalescent camps in Egypt & mentions a Miss Macdonell, matron of the Empire Nurses' Convalescent Home at Zeitoun, which 'had been establised largely through the efforts of Mrs A de Castro of Wellington, for the comfort & convenience of Army nursing sisters. When he opened the home on 25 Feb last Sir John Maxwell, G.O.C. [Egypt], paid a personal tribute to the committee & especially to Mrs de Castro, who, I may say, had charge of the Empire Soldiers' Cafe in the Esbekieh Gardens, which was a great boon to all soldiers.' 
    Residence Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 18 Jul 1956  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16221  Blank Family
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2010 

    Family Arthur de Castro,   b. Mar 1867, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1956, Napier, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Married 1892 
    Children 
     1. Charles Baron Knox de Castro,   b. 8 Aug 1893, Tawa, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1972, Haumoana, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Family ID F11446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Wellington, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jul 1956 - Wellington, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S521] Gedcom file from Kevin Bowman.


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