May 25 Took a two year lease of house at Koro Koro, Petone
June 21 Our first child, a daughter was born at Nurse Watson’s Home in Molesworth St Wellington.
July 5. Took Agnes and baby to our home at Koro Koro.
August 4. War against Germany & Austria declared.
Sept. Our First Wedding anniversary
Oct 11. Gwennie was Christened in St Thomas’s Church, Newtown, Wgtn. by Rev. Fancourt.
Nov 3rd. Our second child a daughter (Doris) was born at Koro-Koro, Petone
Nov 15 Anzac Troops landed at Galipoli [Gallipoli] Turkey.
Apr 1ts [st]. Removed to Edinborough [Edinburgh] Terrace, Newtown Wellington.
May 31st Big Naval Battle in North Sea. 17 British, 18 German ships sank.
June 7th Earl Kitchener drowned in HMS Hampshire on his way to Russia.
12th July I volunteered for service but was rejected on a/c discharging e[?]
July Doris was christened in St Thomas’ Church Newtown Wgtn [Wellington].
Jan 12. Agnes’s mother died at Neenton, Salop, England.
March 13 Won £10 in Tatts.
July 3rd Our third child a son (Ted) was born at Edinborough Terrace.
Sept 1st We move across the street to No 26 Edinborough Terrace
Oct 16 I started working for a Mr Clifford, dairy farmer at Wallaceville, Upper Hutt.
Nov 12 Removed to Wallaceville from Wellington.
March 26 Removed from Wallaceville to Napier. Stayed at Bennets at Charles St Westshore.
April 8 Went to work at Mr R. Anderson’s, Poporangi Station, Kereru.
Sept 20 Removed from Poporangi to Copeland Rd, Hastings.
Sept 25 Started to work for Mrs R. Warren on Bread delivery round
Sept 27 Bought house of Mr H. White for £400
Nov. 5 Armistice Day
Nov 16 Finished working for Mrs Warren
Nov 18 Went in with Jim Brown on scrub contract at Onga-Onga
Jan 27 Started harvesting at Ornonds, Karamu Station
March 22 Finished working at Karamu
March 26 Our son Ted was Christened in St Matthew’s Church Hastings by Rev Hall. Patty & John Christie were Godparents
July 19 The Peace Treaty was signed.
July 29 Our fourth child and third daughter (Patty) was born at Copeland Road, Hastings at 8.50 pm.
Nov 1st Our son Ted broke his leg and was taken to Napier Hospital
Nov 24 I started work for the Hastings Boro [Borough] Council.