Herbert Gilroy Clifford

14 January 1905–June 1996 (Age 91)
Pangatotara, Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand

The Life of Herbert Gilroy

When Herbert Gilroy Clifford was born on 14 January 1905, in Pangatotara, Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand, his father, John Herbert Clifford, was 33 and his mother, Louisa Iremonger, was 26. He married Beatrice Mary Turner on 21 December 1927, in New Zealand. He died in June 1996, in Hamilton, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, at the age of 91, and was buried in Hamilton, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.

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Herbert Gilroy Clifford
Beatrice Mary Turner
Marriage: 21 December 1927

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21 December 1927
New Zealand

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World Events (8)


Age 2

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.
1907 · Dominion of New Zealand

Age 2

The Dominion of New Zealand was brought about when New Zealand proclaimed itself a political independent government inside the British Empire. The Dominion of New Zealand allowed the British Government to shape its foreign policy, and it followed Britain into the First World War. Full independence was granted in 1931 and adopted by the New Zealand Parliament in 1947. 

Age 34

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Clifford, for example in Devon, Gloucestershire, West Yorkshire, and in particular Herefordshire. The place name is derived from Old English clif ‘slope’ + ford ‘ford’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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