Eric Richard James Poulgrain

1904–1980 (Age 76)
New Zealand

The Life Summary of Eric Richard James

When Eric Richard James Poulgrain was born in 1904, in New Zealand, his father, Reginald Watson Poulgrain, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Coombes, was 26. He married Mary Wilhelmina Wallace in 1928, in New Zealand. He died in 1980, in his hometown, at the age of 76, and was buried in Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Eric Richard James Poulgrain
Mary Wilhelmina Wallace
Marriage: 1928

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1928New Zealand
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    World Events (7)

    Age 3
    The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.
    1907 · Dominion of New Zealand
    Age 3
    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 35
    WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.

    Name Meaning

    Of Old Norse origin, from ei ‘ever, always’ (or einn ‘one, alone’) + ríkr ‘ruler’ ( see Eirik ). It was introduced into Britain by Scandinavian settlers before the Norman Conquest. As a modern given name, it was revived in the mid 19th century and has remained in use since.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (2)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Eric Richard James Poulgrain - Government record: birth-name: Eric Richard James Poulgrain
    • Eric Richard James Poulgrain, "Find A Grave Index"

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