Omaka 2 Military Cemetery, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

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Monument list surnamefull namerelationshipbirth
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601RodgersonJames Ernest Rodgersonfirst name on this monument1846671913id: 270181died 21 Jun 1913
Harriett Brown1906281934 Harriet BROWN nee RODGERSON was born in 1881. The year 1906 was incorrectly placed on the plaque. Queried by Michele Gregg. Confirmed by Mike Brown (grandson to James & Harriet BROWN.)
James Brown1864861950 James BROWN is buried in Wakapuaka Cemetery, Nelson. His name is on the plaque with his wife Harriet at Omaka Cemetery, the location of her burial.
John James Rodgersonson of James Ernest Rodgerson1882471929 died at Rotorua 28 Apr 1929
Catherine Rodgersonwife of James Ernest Rodgerson1852761928 died 14 Feb 1928

602RoseMary Rosefirst name on this monument1909id: 1038died 23 Oct 1909; infant
William Rosefather of Mary Rose
Mary Rosemother of Mary Rose

603RoseWilliam James Rosefirst name on this monument1881371918id: 2156died 13 Dec 1918
Mary C Rosewife of William James Rose1875851960 died 22 Aug 1960

604RothwellEmily Alice Rothwellfirst name on this monument1894811975id: 63313died 12 Aug 1975
Leslie Rothwellhusband of Emily Alice Rothwell1894841978 died 30 Dec 1978

605RowberryCharles Felix Rowberryfirst name on this monument1918551973id: 51725died 19 Feb 1973
Lyn Rowberrydaughter of Charles Felix Rowberry
Donald Rowberryson of Charles Felix Rowberry
Jeremy Rowberryson of Charles Felix Rowberry
Jean Margaret Rowberrywife of Charles Felix Rowberry1915902005 died 20 Apr 2005

606RoweFrancis Henry Rowefirst name on this monument1896781974id: 52712
Florence Amy Rowewife of Francis Henry Rowe1898761974

607RusbatchRobert Rusbatchfirst name on this monument1905701975id: 6227died 4 May 1975
John Robert Rusbatchson of Robert Rusbatch1936511987 died 26 Apr 1987
Ivy Adelaide Rusbatchwife of Robert Rusbatch1907761983 died 23 Feb 1983

608RushPercival Joseph Rushfirst name on this monument1911201931id: 212371died 23 Aug 1931. Percival was the son of Thomas Diego (or Diego Thomas), famous rugby player and Bridget Rush (nee Duffy). Bridget's parents emigrated from Ireland on SS Opawa and arrived in New Zealand in November 1879 after a 90 day voyage. Brideget was born in New Zealand.

609RutherfordNgareta Helen Rutherfordfirst name on this monument1925511976id: 693171died 30 Oct 1976

610RyanMary Benignus Ryanfirst name on this monument1897231920id: 274131died 20 May 1920; godmother of Monica l'Estrange Buist
Roger Ryanfather of Mary Benignus Ryan
Monica L'estrange Buistgod daughter of Mary Benignus Ryan1915882003 goddaughter and niece of Mary Benignus Ryan
Mary Ryanmother of Mary Benignus Ryan

611RyanMichael Ryanfirst name on this monument1881361917id: 22319died 24 Nov 1917; of Uxbridge; Tasmania

612RyanPatrick Ryanfirst name on this monument1899391938id: 3329died 11 June 1938

613RyanPatrick Popham Ryanfirst name on this monument1928id: 3314our dear wee Pat; died 9 May 1928

614RyanRoger Ryanfirst name on this monument1855561911id: 271141died 31 Aug 1911
Mary Ryan1861741935 died 12 Oct 1935

615RyanWilliam Ryanfirst name on this monument1892581950id: 2028died 6 Sep 1950
Bernadette Aileen Ryan1848611909 born 29 Dec 1848; died 21 Oct 1909
Myrtle Ryan1906861992 died 24 May 1992

616SamuelsRobert Clarence Samuelsfirst name on this monument1903741977id: 710121He was born 2 May 1902 to James Edward Samuels and Emma Anderson died 10 Mar 1974
Lily Winifred Samuelswife of Robert Clarence Samuels1909861995 died 18 Aug 1995

617SatherleyCecilia Satherleyfirst name on this monument1950id: 2035died 3 Jul 1950
Albert Percy Satherley1957 died 2 Sep 1957

618ScanlonMichael Scanlonfirst name on this monument1835621897id: 37
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7Born Ballylongford; Ireland; died at Palmerston North; NZ 14 Sep 1897

619ScannellJohanna Scannellfirst name on this monument1860561916id: 12121died 26 Sep 1916
Daniel Scannellhusband of Johanna Scannell1855701925 died 10 Feb 1925

620ScherpErnest Scherpfirst name on this monument1904691973id: 52581died 17 Dec 1973
Pamela Scherpdaughter of Ernest Scherp
Robert Scherpson of Ernest Scherp
Lucy Gordon Scherpwife of Ernest Scherp1903961999 died 28 Oct 1999

621SchroderMatthew Charles Schroderfirst name on this monument1963121975id: 56023died 25 Nov 1975
Christopher Schroderbrother of Matthew Charles Schroder
David Schroderbrother of Matthew Charles Schroder
Charles Edward Noel Schroderfather of Matthew Charles Schroder1925822007 died 21 May 2007
Barbara Mary Schrodermother of Matthew Charles Schroder1929481977 died 20 Sep 1977
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622SchumacherAnne Mary Schumacherfirst name on this monument1889881977id: 5694died 23 Mar 1977

623SchwassMary Schwassfirst name on this monumentid: 69610

624ScottEdward Scottfirst name on this monument1879311910id: 38213died 1 Nov 1910

625ScrintCatherine Scrintfirst name on this monument1861821943id: 35513died 29 July 1943

626ShaldersGreta Shaldersfirst name on this monument1936611997id: 697
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71died 8 July 1978

627SheaMaurice Sheafirst name on this monument1907id: 839died 18 dec 1907. Ercted by the parish clergy in grateful remembrance

628ShearerTodd John Shearerfirst name on this monument1975id: 42811died 2 Feb 1975
Brad Jared Shearerbrother of Todd John Shearer1975 died 21 Aug 1975

629SheehanWalter Thomas Sheehanfirst name on this monument1911651976id: 49420died 19 Feb 1976

630SimmondsClarence John Simmondsfirst name on this monument1905671972id: 46523died 26 Oct 1972
Kathleen Ellen Simmondswife of Clarence John Simmonds1913671980 died 6 June 1980

631SlatteryEdward Slatteryfirst name on this monument1856651921id: 2619died 25 Sep 1921
Margaret Slattery1852841936 died 26 Aug 1936

632SlossCarl Jefforey Slossfirst name on this monument1914601974id: 58039died 24 Nov 1974
Ann Sloss daughter of John Allan and Gladys SLOSS
Gladys Mary Sloss wife of John Allan SLOSS
John Allan Sloss1931681999 born 15 Nov 1931; died 2 Sep 1999
Trevor Sloss son of John Allan and Gladys SLOSS
Vicky Sloss daughter of John Allan and Gladys SLOSS
Illa Catherine Slosswife of Carl Jefforey Sloss1913701983 died 18 Sep 1983

633SmartMuriel Rai Smartfirst name on this monument1908661974id: 591341born 21 Aug 1908. Died 6 May 1974
Thomas Jacob Smartfather of Muriel Rai Smart
Angel Smartgrand daughter of Muriel Rai Smart
Arron Smartgrand son of Muriel Rai Smart
Sarah Jane Ballmother of Muriel Rai Smart
Errol Smartson of Muriel Rai Smart

634SmithAlice M Smithfirst name on this monument1977id: 6924died 28 Jan 1977

635SmithAllen Smithfirst name on this monument1946id: 2525died 26 Dec 1946
Frances Smithwife of Allen Smith1962 died 7 Nov 1962

636SmithChristopher Timothy Smithfirst name on this monument1898471945id: 14317Mayor of Blenheim; died 20 Jun 1945
Eileen Mary Smithwife of Christopher Timothy Smith1899961995 died 6 Nov 1995

637SmithClaverley Francis Joseph Smithfirst name on this monument1891611952id: 1854died 29 May 1952

638SmithDarren Michael Smithfirst name on this monument196861974id: 42725died April 1974; loved brother and grandson
Michael Smithfather of Darren Michael Smith
Noelene Smithmother of Darren Michael Smith

639SmithElizabeth Smithfirst name on this monument1891381929id: 367331died 17 July 1929
Lynda Smithdaughter of Elizabeth Smith
Pauline Smithdaughter of Elizabeth Smith
Sylvia Smithdaughter of Elizabeth Smith
Thomas Albert Smithhusband of Elizabeth Smith1875841959 born Hapuku; Kaikoura. Interrred Karori; Wellington
Albert O Smith1920872007 RNZAF 1939-1945; Cpl no 416891. Died 24 Jan 2007
Albert Smithson of Elizabeth Smith
Thomas Smithson of Elizabeth Smith
William John Smithson of Elizabeth Smith

640SmithJohn Smithfirst name on this monument1850681918id: 2845died 23 June 1918
Flora Smithdaughter of John Smith1900561956 youngest daughter; died 4 May 1956;
Ellen Smithwife of John Smith1862941956 died 26 June 1956

641SmithJulia Alison Smithfirst name on this monument194101941id: 1228born 22 Aug 1941; died 21 Nov 1941

642SmithPercy Smithfirst name on this monument1893571950id: 2019died 9 Sep 1950

643SmithThomas Smithfirst name on this monument1870131883id: 174born 2 Nov 1870; accidentally shot 7 Jul 1883

644SmitsEverardus Smitsfirst name on this monument1920551975id: 57712died 31 Aug 1975
Terrence Palmer husband also of Cornelia Josephina SMITS
Cornelia Josephina Smitswife of Everardus Smits1927802007 died 4 Nov 2007
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645SnowdenCharlie Thomas Snowdenfirst name on this monument1908681976id: 70427died 6 Oct 1976

646SodenRichard Stanley Sodenfirst name on this monument1931461977id: 6689died 28 Jan 1977. WO 976094 RNZAF 1952-77.
Heather Sodenwife of Richard Stanley Soden

647SpiersMatilda Irene Spiersfirst name on this monument1901751976id: 5717born 8 July 1901; died 8 Aug 1976
Maurice Edward Spiershusband of Matilda Irene Spiers

648StaceyAgnes Laura Staceyfirst name on this monument1947id: 3867died 5 Dec 1947

649StapletonStephen Stapletonfirst name on this monument1916771993id: 147
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15born 3 Jun 1916 (; died 14 Aug 1993

650SteeleArthur Curragh Steelefirst name on this monument1912651977id: 68718died 17 June 1977
Joyce Steelewife of Arthur Curragh Steele

651SteeleWilliam Steelefirst name on this monument1907681975id: 61129died 24 July 1975
Betty Steeledaughter of William Steele193411935 born 19 Apr 1934; died 6 May 1935
Dorothy Steelewife of William Steele1907801987 born 18 June 1907; died 1 May 1987

652SteerHerbert Joseph Steerfirst name on this monument1892831975id: 662162died 1 Sep 1975. 7/899 1st NZEF.
Athol Herbert Steerson of Herbert Joseph Steer1938622000 born 7 Aug 1938; died 16 Jan 2000
Mavis Polly Steerwife of Herbert Joseph Steer1909851994 died 17 Sep 1994

653StentJoseph Leo Stentfirst name on this monument1922211943id: 35713buried 14 May 1943

654StentNoel Stentfirst name on this monument1932id: 877Buried 29 Feb 1932;; aged 3 days (

655StephensonCharles R Stephensonfirst name on this monument1866501916id: 21391died 21 Sep 1916
Julia Stephensonwife of Charles R Stephenson1928 died 27 Dec 1928

656StewartCampbell Colquhon Stewartfirst name on this monument1901731974id: 536242died 24 June 1974

657StewartDean Stewartfirst name on this monument1907701977id: 48413died 15 Feb 1977. Cpl 554844 2nd NZEF; NZ Infantry
Elsie Mary Stewartwife of Dean Stewart2009 died 10 Apr 2009

658StoddartJoyce Enid Stoddartfirst name on this monument1976id: 62114died 11 Oct 1976
Robert Leicestermick Stoddarthusband of Joyce Enid Stoddart1999 died 23 Dec 1999

659StoneMartha Mcclean Stonefirst name on this monument1899741973id: 49312died 17 Nov 1973
Leslie James Stonehusband of Martha Mcclean Stone1900801980 died 8 Jan 1980

660StourtonWilliam Joseph Stourtonfirst name on this monument1842801922id: 7716died 15 Sep 1922

661StrawbridgeJessamine Strawbridgefirst name on this monument1896791975id: 64121died 22 Jan 1975

662StrawbridgeLonzo Strawbridgefirst name on this monument1920571977id: 6404died 17 Apr 1977
Joan Marion Strawbridgewife of Lonzo Strawbridge1921631984 died 29 Oct 1984

663StretchAlice Ellen Stretchfirst name on this monument1879681947id: 239142died 7 Jun 1947
John Edward Stretchhusband of Alice Ellen Stretch1877891966 died 24 Nov 1966

664StretchArthur Frank Stretchfirst name on this monument1905701975id: 552142
Phyllis Pemia Stretchwife of Arthur Frank Stretch1903982001

665StretchFlorence Stretchfirst name on this monument1911id: 5791died 10 Mar 1911 aged 14 weeks
A Stretchfather or mother of Florence Stretch
J Stretchfather or mother of Florence Stretch

666StretchLucy Caroline Stretchfirst name on this monument1913601973id: 511121died 26 May 1973 Born 9 July 1911 - NZ
Russell Stretchhusband of Lucy Caroline Stretch Ernest Russell CKA Russell Ernest Born 7 January 1911 - NZ Died 6 April 1969 - NZ

667StretchMargaret Mary Ellen Stretchfirst name on this monument1909641973id: 46242died 22 June 1973 Born 8 March 1909
William Edward Stretchhusband of Margaret Mary Ellen Stretch1908701978 died 15 Apr 1978 Born 29 September 1908

668Stuart-ForbesReginald Alexander Stuart-Forbesfirst name on this monument1910641974id: 604211died 3 Apr 1974
Dorothy Stuart-Forbesdaughter of Reginald Alexander Stuart-Forbes
Marilyn Stuart-Forbesdaughter of Reginald Alexander Stuart-Forbes
Anne Mary Stuart-Forbeswife of Reginald Alexander Stuart-Forbes

669SuttonAlan Edward Suttonfirst name on this monument1893581951id: 17547died 26 Jun 1951
Maureen Suttondaughter of Alan Edward Sutton
Lance Suttonson of Alan Edward Sutton
Phillip Suttonson of Alan Edward Sutton
Gladys Mary Suttonwife of Alan Edward Sutton1903921995 died 23 Apr 1995

670TappCharles Robert Tappfirst name on this monument1900761976id: 65212died 14 May 1976
T M Tapp1905791984 died 25 July 1984
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671TappJoseph Leonard Tappfirst name on this monument1913611974id: 6055born 8 Mar 1913; died 8 Sep 1974
Rona Margaret Tapp1916831999 born 2 June 1916; died 14 Mar 1999

672TatchellWilliam Angier Tatchellfirst name on this monument1823831906id: 3015died Nov 1906

673TaylorAnnie Lavinia Taylorfirst name on this monument1889871976id: 67415died 13 Apr 1976
Joyce Taylordaughter of Annie Lavinia Taylor1920621982 died 6 Aug 1982
Albert Taylorhusband of Annie Lavinia Taylor

674TaylorJoyce Vera Taylorfirst name on this monument1908791987id: 68317died 18 Sep 1987
Zetha Gladys Knightsister of Joyce Vera Taylor

675TetleyEffie Tetleyfirst name on this monument1892811973id: 500142died 29 June 1973
Charles Alfred Tetleyhusband of Effie Tetley1891871978 died 16 Oct 1978. Sgt 6/366 1st NZEF Canterbury Regiment 1939-45

676ThomasJohn Emlyn Thomasfirst name on this monument1879601939id: 14814died 27 Apr 1939; aged 69 (
Kathleen Thomaswife of John Emlyn Thomas1883701953 died 4 Sep 1953

677ThompsonCharles Henry Thompsonfirst name on this monument1914591973id: 5057died 14 Jul 1973
Jill Thompsondaughter of Charles Henry Thompson
Shirley Thompsondaughter of Charles Henry Thompson
John Thompsonson of Charles Henry Thompson
Ivy Thompsonwife of Charles Henry Thompson1927762003 died 6 Oct 2003

678ThompsonLeonard Thompsonfirst name on this monument1907661973id: 44612died 1 Jan 1973
Marjorie Thompsonwife of Leonard Thompson1911861997 died 20 Sep 1997

679ThompsonLorna Jean Thompsonfirst name on this monument1977id: 71961died 1 July 1977
Laurence Bruce Thompsonhusband of Lorna Jean Thompson1989 died 10 Jan 1989

680ThompsonMargaret Ann Thompsonfirst name on this monument1899731972id: 45012died 7 Dec 1972
Robert Thompsonhusband of Margaret Ann Thompson

681ThomsJames Thomsfirst name on this monument1973id: 506101died 15 Jun 1973
Alexander J Nelson1918822000 died 4 Jun 2000. Pte 13021 2nd NZEF 26th Btn.
Elsie Thoms1989 died 10 Feb 1989

682ThorntonWilliam Allan Thorntonfirst name on this monument1918571975id: 68112died 2 Nov 1975
Jessie Thorntonwife of William Allan Thornton

683ThynneRobert Edward Thynnefirst name on this monument1908641972id: 44814died 23 Nov 1972
Loraine Thynnewife of Robert Edward Thynne1917952012 born 7 June 1917; died 16 Oct 2010

684TierneyPatrick Joseph Tierneyfirst name on this monument1908id: 90312dearly loved father'
Anna Wilhemina Tierney1907701977 died 12 Jun 1977 result of an accident; wife of Tiger Patrick Joseph. Loved mother of seven
Patrick Joseph Tierney1977 died 3 Jul 1977; result of an accident. Husband of Anna Wilhemina. Loved father of seven.

685ToddMarie Catherine Toddfirst name on this monument1955421997id: 4861561died 21 Aug 1977
Deborah Todddaughter of Marie Catherine Todd
Julie Todddaughter of Marie Catherine Todd
Bill O'Sullivanfather of Marie Catherine Todd
Nora O'Sullivanmother of Marie Catherine Todd
Lisa-marie Yorke1988 died 14 Aug 1988
Gregory Toddson of Marie Catherine Todd
Michael Toddson of Marie Catherine Todd

686TohillJohn Charles Tohillfirst name on this monument1924id: 28810aged 5 months. Buried 24 Apr 1924 (

687TolhurstArthur W Tolhurstfirst name on this monument1888211909id: 27611drowned in Opawa River 6 Dec 1909

688TownleyPhilip John Townleyfirst name on this monument1977id: 41211died 29 Jan 1977; aged 5 hours; twin son
Ken Townleyfather of Philip John Townley
Karen Townleymother of Philip John Townley

689TrischlerMary Katherine Trischlerfirst name on this monument1872841956id: 16351died 31 Jul 1956
Kate Hogansister of Mary Katherine Trischler1882 died 4 May 1882 aged 8 months

690TrumanMary Bernadine Trumanfirst name on this monument1972id: 120
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13Sister of Mercy

691TurnerPercy Roworth Turnerfirst name on this monument1911621973id: 449262died 19 Jan 1972 actual date of birth was 27 Oct 1910
Sylvia Turnerwife of Percy Roworth Turner
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692UptonWilliam Uptonfirst name on this monument1974id: 6456died 21 Nov 1974
Beatrice May Upton1974 died 11 Nov 1974

693VanceEsther Eileen Vancefirst name on this monument1900751975id: 55519died 26 April 1975
Jeannette Vancedaughter of Esther Eileen Vance

694VavasourHenry Dunstan Vavasourfirst name on this monument1850771927id: 383
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31died 22 Jan 1927
Pearl Reid1980 Say a little prayer for..; died 27 Sep 1980
Bertha Eleanor Mary Vavasourwife of Henry Dunstan Vavasour1959 died 31 May 1959

695VavasourMargaret Anne Vavasourfirst name on this monument1936271963id: 3844died 28 Nov 1963
Michael P Vavasourhusband of Margaret Anne Vavasour

696VavasourPeter Francis Vavasourfirst name on this monument1912201932id: 38515died 11 Nov 1932

697VavasourRosamunde Mary Vavasourfirst name on this monument1915581973id: 49821died 11 Jul 1973
Henry Philip Bede Vavasourhusband of Rosamunde Mary Vavasour1908891997 died 31 May 1997

698VenningLeslie Charles Venningfirst name on this monument1949id: 34622died 6 April 1949; infant son
Chas Venningfather of Leslie Charles Venning
Kath Venningmother of Leslie Charles Venning

699VicaryWilliam Richard Vicaryfirst name on this monument1917571974id: 543143died 22 Apr 1974
Cynthia Vicarydaughter of William Richard Vicary
Kelvin Vicaryson of William Richard Vicary
Eileen Mabel Vicarywife of William Richard Vicary1915892004 died 31 July 2004

700VickersAllen Thomas Vickersfirst name on this monument1954id: 172
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13died at Wellington 2 Apr 1954

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