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Searching for Albert James RAWSTRON
« on: Wednesday 31 March 21 03:58 BST (UK) »
I am searching for any information relating to Albert James RAWSTRON, in Australia.  I am not related to this family but have come to research Albert while researching his son Ernest re unclaimed ashes held by a FD since 1979.  Family have now claimed these.

Albert was born on 2 March 1881, Bamber Bridge, Lancashire to Ernest Rawstron and Hannah Maria Mitchell.
It appears that he came to NZ via Cape Town on the ss "Athenic" arriving in Wellington on 15 October 1903.
On 11 March 1909 he married Liza Thelma WITTISON in Napier.
Three children were born in 1910, 1912 (Napier) and 1914 (Tokomaru Bay).
Albert served in the NZ Army in WW1 22 July 1916 - 3 February 1918.
He appears in the NZ 1919 electoral roll living in Palmerston North
In September 1920 and September 1923 there are entries relating to the failure to maintain his two sons with a Warrant of Commitment to Wellington Prison being issued on 5 September 1923.
On Trove newspapers - NSW Police Gazette of 10 September 1924 it states that a Warrant has been issued by the Children's Court Bench for the arrest of A J Rawstron for disobeying an Order for the support of his children.  He is 35yrs of age 5'10' high, medium build, dark complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes.  A Carpenter.  Addicted to drink.

I am looking for any information about Albert James Rawstron in Australia?
I have checked the electoral rolls on Ancestry and Sands Directory and the NSW Archive (unless I have missed something) also Trove and found nothing further.  I have also checked the NSW BDM Indexes.
Nothing further is known about him after the above dates including date/place of death.  I am not looking for any information on other family members.
(Note: not to be confused with another Albert James Rawstron who died in Christchurch, NZ in 1944).
Any assistance with information or research advice appreciated.
TPB

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Re: Searching for Albert James RAWSTRON
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 03 April 21 14:42 BST (UK) »
(Similar) Thread also on New Zealand board  >

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=846923.0


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Re: Searching for Albert James RAWSTRON
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 04 April 21 03:57 BST (UK) »
Thanks Val for your PM.
I have been in contact directly with the person you mentioned.
Descendent chart provided only.
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Re: Searching for Albert James RAWSTRON
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 13 April 21 22:10 BST (UK) »
I am closing this posting as it is possible that he may have changed his name.
If I come across further relevant information I will repost.
TPB