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B20P27 Choat / Choate

April 23rd, 2011 by Alexandra

Staff Sergeant Major Samuel Stanley CHOATE 4/660 & parents

For detail of SSM Samuel CHOAT[E]’s grave see www.flickr.com/photos/porkynz/4334099098/

Note difference in spelling of surnames probably stonemason error as CHOATE for their son is correct.

Larger family headstone:
In memory of
beloved wife of
William CHOAT
of Ashburton
Died 13th May 1911 aged 63 years

Also of
William CHOAT
late Royal Artillery
served in the Crimean War 1854
Died 17th October 1924 aged 89 years

In loving memory of
Samuel Stanley CHOATE
Sergeant Major NZEF
Beloved son of
William and the late Agnes CHOATE
accidentally killed on troopship homeward bound after 4 years active service
May 27th 1919 aged 37 years
July 1901
Mr William Choate, late of the Royal Artillery, and an old resident of Ashburton, was among the veterans presented to the Duke of York on Monday, and when his Royal Highness learned that Mr Choate’s brother was in the King’s service at Sandringham he appeared very much interested, and said he would not forget to mention on his return that he had met the veteran in New Zealand[1]

Agnes: died of Heart failure; of Governors Bay Road formerly Ashburton; occu: domestic duties; born England and resided in NZ 30 years.

William: of Office Road, Merivale; occu: carpenter; born England and resided in NZ 59 years.


with thanks to Sarndra Lees

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