Robert Addenbrooke Creswell

13 September 1909–29 July 1992 (Age 82)
Gisborne, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

The Life of Robert Addenbrooke

When Robert Addenbrooke Creswell was born on 13 September 1909, in Gisborne, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, his father, Robert Creswell, was 31 and his mother, Laura Anne Dowman, was 43. He married Eileen Margaret Mary Mullooly in 1939, in Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand. He died on 29 July 1992, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Robert Addenbrooke Creswell
1909–1992
Eileen Margaret Mary Mullooly
1913–2005
Marriage: 1939

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1939
Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand

Parents and Siblings

    Male1877–1953Male

    Laura Anne Dowman

    Female1866–1935Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1914

Age 5

Outbreak of World War I. New Zealand commits thousands of troops to the British war effort. They suffer heavy casualties in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey in 1915.
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 14

The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 
1939

Age 30

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 the various places named Creswell, from Old English cærse ‘(water)cress’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, as for example in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • New Zealand, World War II Ballot Lists, 1940-1945
  • New Zealand, Birth Index, 1840-1950
  • New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981

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