58. Lorna Airini ROBERTSON was born on 10 Sep 1899 in Dannevirke, NZ. She was educated Gisborne High School in 1915. In 1924 she was a Secretary in bank. She lived 127 Russell Street, Gisborne in New Zealand in 1924. She lived 175 East Coast Road, Crown Hill, Auckland in New Zealand between 1960 and 1987. She died on 25 Apr 1989 in Maygrove Rest Home, Orewa, Auckland NZ. She was cremated on 27 Apr 1989 in North Shore Memorial Park, Auckland, NZ.31 Bronze plaque on memorial wall being added Feb 2002
Lorna Airini ROBERTSON
and Athol Frederick EXCELL were married on 3 Sep 1924 in Gisborne NZ.
Athol Frederick EXCELL (son of Melbourne Frederick
William EXCELL and Ruth Gertrude BARCLAY) was born on 9 Jan 1897 in Boort, VIC,
AUS. He was educated Brighton Grammar School about 1910 in Melbourne.
He lived when he joined army in Charlton, Vic in 1915. Between
1921 and 1960 he was a Banking in New Zealand, see notes. Between
1934 and 1960 he was a Bank manager in New Zealand see notes. to
NZ in 1921 He lived 175 East Coast Road, Crown Hill, Auckland 9, New Zealand
between 1960 and 1986. He died on 15 May 1986 in Auckland.
He was cremated on 19 May 1986 in North Shore Memorial Park, Auckland, NZ.31 Bronze plaque on memorial wall
being added Feb 2002 He was also known as John. He served in the
military May 1915 - Jan 1916 in 23 Infantry Battalion - 1 to 8 reinforcements.103 Known as John. Joined Commercial
Bank of Australia in Charlton from school (relunctantly). He wished to be an
engineer. Joined Army altering his age. Served in France (became a Corporal),
was wounded in the leg and was treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
Regularly attended ANZAC day services for most of his life. After war joined
his father but left when he retired in 1920.