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.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Robert Addenbrooke Creswell
Eileen Margaret Mary Mullooly
Marriage: 1939

Spouse and Children

Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand

Parents and Siblings


    Laura Anne Dowman




World Events (8)


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. 

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

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

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.