Hales Family Cemetery

Hales family? cemetery
Ralph Thomas Hales’ headstone and other headstones
Headstone in fenced area is that of Margaret Hales, Amelia Longley’s younger sister, who died aged 17 years whilst warming herself by the fire – her night dress caught fire and she didn’t survive

Ralph Hales Headstone

Headstone of Ralph Thomas Hales
Beloved husband of Margaret Moana Hales
World War One, NZEF 22975
Lance Corporal in 1917
Born 12 January 1891
Died 4 April 1929

Article from Hawke’s Bay Today, Monday April 28, 2014
Dannevirke: Heroes’ history fondly remembered, by Christine McKay.

“War had many different effects on those who participated,” Doug Hales said. “Some men emerged as great leaders, some men returned as great heroes.