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April 23rd, 2011 by Alexandra

HULBERT Grave – former Mayor of Christchurch

In loving memory of
Helen Mary [born Wellington]
Eldest daughter of
Died 15th Novr 1889 aged 20 years
their infant son
Died 22nd June 1891 aged 8 months
their third son
Died 19th December 1902 in his 22nd year
Capt Leslie V[ictor] HULBERT [2/1018 – memorial only]
Son of above killed in action in France
21st Oct 1916 aged 29
C.P. HULBERT [former Mayor of Christchurch 1884-1886]
Loving husband of Mary Ann HULBERT
and father of above
Born 25th August 1841 Died 22nd June 1926

THOMPSON Myra Hinemoa
Died 4th March 1902
aged 3 months


Captain Leslie Huldbert [sic] (killed) was well known, in Christchurch, being the son of C. P. Hulbert, at one time Mayor of this city. Prior to enlisting, he was in the service of Messrs Murray, Roberts and Co., Wellington as accountant. On the outbreak of war he was attached to the Garrison Artillery Wellington and after serving in the forts left New Zealand with the 1st Howitzer Battery to leave these shores with the rank of lieutenant. He served in Egypt and Gallipoli and at the time of his death was in charge of a trench mortar division in France. He has three other brothers on active service, one, Major E G Huldbert, [sic] being at present in Egypt.[1]

Leslie’s Cenotaph database record:

Mayor for the years 1884 and 1885, was a conspicuous figure in business and social circles in Christchurch for many years. He came to New Zealand from Australia and joined the “rush” on the Otago goldfields. Mr. Hulbert also went through the Maori war, for which he received the New Zealand war medal. He was subsequently in business in High Street for many years. Mr. Hulbert afterwards went to Wellington, where he still resides. [2]

Charles Patridge HULBERT also helped found the Queens Jubilee Home [elderly persons home in Woolston, Christchurch – no longer existing christchurchcitylibraries.com/heritage/photos/disc13/IMG0… ]

1896 C.P. HULBERT given presentation as leaving Christchurch to live in Auckland

[1] Paperspast accessed 31 Jan 2010

[2]NZETC – Cyclopedia of NZ – Canterbury edit. 1903

With thanks to Sarndra Lees.  The family also has comprehensive research available.

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