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From Glasgow to NZ He served in WW1
« on: Monday 23 April 18 04:00 BST (UK) »
" We Will Remember Them"  100 years WW1 April 25 2018 ANZAC DAY New Zealand.
Often we tend to forget where someone came from just because they fought in wars as a New Zealand Soldier.

Son of Thomas and Mary Jane Lapraik (nee Duff) Glasgow.

Here is the Autograph of George Lapraik Born Jan 6 1864 M.B Master Surgeon University of Glasgow 1887 Died 7 May 1933 Hamillton New Zealand.
( Taken From Shakespeare's Birthday Book once owned by Dr Thomas Leslie Crooke 1861-1943).
Cant display as attachment is too big.

Surgeon Captain George Lapraik Hauraki NZ Rifles 1909
Major George Lapraik 3/144 Medical Corps. NZ Expeditonary Force WW1

Dr George Lapraik was Scottish from Glasgow
Served 19 years 152 days in militia.

                             "Lest We Forget"....We will Remember them   


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Re: From Glasgow to NZ He served in WW1
« Reply #1 on: Monday 23 April 18 21:46 BST (UK) »
He is listed on Glasgow University's WW1 Roll of Honour, see:

https://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/biography/?id=WH12833&type=P

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Re: From Glasgow to NZ He served in WW1
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 24 April 18 01:15 BST (UK) »
Thank you very much apanderson (Anne).

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Re: From Glasgow to NZ He served in WW1
« Reply #3 on: Monday 30 April 18 14:01 BST (UK) »
Major George LAPRAIK, Service No. 3/1440, NZ Army service record available here:
http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE21481542

At enlistment in 1915, he gave his age as 40 Years; meaning he would have been born in 1875. However, as he was actually born in 1864, he was 51 Years at enlistment! He succumbed to Pulmonary Tuberculosis on 6 May 1933 at Hamilton. Marion Eliza BUSH and he married on 26 Apr 1905 at Thames. Known domiciles were Blythswood House, Queen Street, Thames and 17 Mount Street, Auckland.



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32.06'.73"S 115.80'.83"E

Hamilton, Kennedy, Lovell, McCreadie, Murray, Workman - Ayrshire, Scotland
Lovell - Texas, USA
McCreadie - Dunedin, NZ
Boyle - Eire
McCreadie, Wills, Wyatt - Queensland
Tait/Tate - Toronto, Canada
Workman, McEwan - OFS, South Africa

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Re: From Glasgow to NZ He served in WW1
« Reply #4 on: Monday 30 April 18 15:00 BST (UK) »
Major George LAPRAIK, Service No. 3/1440, NZ Army service record available here:
http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE21481542

He died on 6 May 1933 at Hamilton. He and Marion Eliza BUSH (?) married on 26 Apr 1905 at Thames. Known domiciles were Blythswood House, Queen Street, Thames and 17 Mount Street, Auckland.
q98 Thank you so much overwhelmed, Shane

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Re: From Glasgow to NZ He served in WW1
« Reply #5 on: Monday 30 April 18 15:11 BST (UK) »
My pleasure mate. Two of my Granpa's brothers served in NZ Army and myself 25 years military service in Aust and UK.
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32.06'.73"S 115.80'.83"E

Hamilton, Kennedy, Lovell, McCreadie, Murray, Workman - Ayrshire, Scotland
Lovell - Texas, USA
McCreadie - Dunedin, NZ
Boyle - Eire
McCreadie, Wills, Wyatt - Queensland
Tait/Tate - Toronto, Canada
Workman, McEwan - OFS, South Africa

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Re: From Glasgow to NZ He served in WW1
« Reply #6 on: Monday 30 April 18 15:39 BST (UK) »
For a reasonable fee, George's Birth Extract, detailing his parents, is available for download here:

https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/guides/statutory-registers

Select "Births" and insert Forename, Surname, select "Male", Year Range of 1863 to 1865, County/City/Minor Records select "Glasgow City". Only ONE record should appear - George's!
The Birth Extract will detail his parents names and possibly the date and location of their marriage. Provided his parents married after 1855, when compulsory registration was introduced in Scotland, you can locate their Marriage Extract (select "Statutory Registers" then "Marriages"). It should detail the names of George's grandparents. Good luck.

We will remember them.
q98
32.06'.73"S 115.80'.83"E

Hamilton, Kennedy, Lovell, McCreadie, Murray, Workman - Ayrshire, Scotland
Lovell - Texas, USA
McCreadie - Dunedin, NZ
Boyle - Eire
McCreadie, Wills, Wyatt - Queensland
Tait/Tate - Toronto, Canada
Workman, McEwan - OFS, South Africa