George Frederick Dearnley
George Frederick Dearnley was born about May 1897 at Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England.
George Frederick Dearnley was the son of John Henry Dearnley and Harriet Ann Dearnley.
Note: in 1914 at Thornton Lodge Road, Crosland Moor, Yorkshire, England.
George Frederick Dearnley died on 4 July 1917 at Flanders, France,
George Frederick Dearnley was buried in 1918 at Plot: II. H. 30., Queant Road (CWGC) Cemetery, Buissy, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region, France,
DEARNLEY, GEORGE FREDERICK.
Private. No 240340. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Rosebery Street,
Birkby, 10.4.1897. Son of Mr John H. Dearnley, Thornton Lodge Hall, Crosland Moor.
Educated at Almondbury Grammar School. Attended Crosland Moor Wesleyan Church.
Employed as an engineer’s apprentice. Single.
Enlisted August 1914. Killed in action near Bullecourt, 4.7.1917.
Buried QUEANT ROAD CEMETERY, BUISSY.
Grave location:- Plot 2, Row H, Grave 30.
ROH:- Almondbury Grammar School; Crosland
Moor Wesleyan Church; St. Stephen’s Church,
Rashcliffe; St. Barnabas Church, Crosland
Moor; Huddersfield Drill Hall; memorial in Lockwood Cemetery.
from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour 1914–1922.
Marion Isabel Jamieson
Marion Isabel Jamieson was born on 5 June 1922.
Marion Isabel Jamieson married Henry Maxwell Dearnley, son of Henry Dearnley and Jessie Wood Ralph, about 1946.
Marion Isabel Jamieson died on 5 September 2000 at New Zealand at age 78 years and 3 months
Marion Isabel Jamieson was buried on 11 September 2000 at Karori Crematorium, New Zealand.
Ernest Ralph Dearnley
Note: at New Zealand
'After making landfall in '62 from a five-week sea voyage to a strange land, we were often asked if we were related to a Ralph Dearnley, legendary radio King of Quiz, which possibly gave us a bit of reflected kudos. Although I don't recall ever having heard Ralph's radio broadcasts, I looked him up tonight for the first time in our newspaper files. Not a lot there, and I am sad to report that he died in 1987 aged 72 in Poland after attending a session there of the World Esperanto Congress. The fairly brief mention of his passing reported that he had been a regular panel on the (state broadcasting corporation's) National Programme quiz show, Stump the Brains Trust, and held "numerous prizes" for his powers of recall.
There is also a more fullsome story on the file dated 17 Dec 1969 and headlined "Third World Quiz Win in Row to NZ".
This piece described how the Wellington "wizards of quiz" Mr E.R.Dearnley (we were apparently a bit more formal in our reporting in those days) and a Mr J.W.Winchester took New Zealand to its third successive win in an international radio programme "World Quiz '69". The pair reportedly competed in the finals with teams from Britain and Australia after a 13-week series (which sounds like a right mental slugfest).
The article ponders in the language of the day: "What makes a world-class brain of this nature?" then goes on to quaintly report: "Ralph Dearnley is a bachelor - when he spoke by telephone from Wellington last night he was cooking dinner for 'myself and the cat'." (he sounds like a right character). The paper adds that he has a masters degree in maths, a first degree in science, and that he works as a biometrician - measurer of living things - for the Department of Agriculture. Describes his work as the application of statistical methods to agricultural problems. Denies having a photographic memory "in the accepted sense" as he remembers oral material as well as print.
He is particular about the correct use of language, and that's about it really. He has quite an interesting inquiring-looking face, possibly not visually unattractive to womenfolk despite his "batchelor" status, and I guess we can't assume no progeny just because of that (or am I taking liberties in such cavalier references to our distant kin?)'
source: Mathew Dearnaley.
Ernest Ralph Dearnley was born in 1915.
Ernest Ralph Dearnley was the son of Henry Dearnley and Jessie Wood Ralph.
Note: in 1945
The following officers were elected at the annual meeting of the Wellington Esperanto Club:—President, Mr. Vernon J. Leek; vice-president, Mr. D. Evans; secretary, Mr. R. Dearnley; treasurer, Miss Bessie Ritchie; balance of committee, Miss Shiela Harrington, Messrs. D. MacGill, E. Thawley, E. Bernfeld, J. McLennan, T. Columb.
Evening Post, Volume CXXXVIII, Issue 148, 20 December 1944, Page 9
ESPERANTO IN KHANDALLAH
As a result of a public, meeting held In the supper room of the Khandallah Hall, Ganges Road, on February 20, it was decided to form an Esperanto club, with a provisional committee as follows:—Chairman, Mr. G. Dick; secretary-treasurer, Mr. Cyril Phillips. Miss Anne Crompton-Smith, Messrs. Les Cooper, Ralph Dearnley, and Bruce Hobson.
Mr. Bertram Potts outlined the history of the international language movement, and the birth and progress of Esperanto. Other speakers were Mr. Vernon J. Leek, chief delegate of the International Esperanto League. Messrs. Cyril Phillips, Erwln Bernfeld, and Harry Sansum. Mr. Dick presided. The meeting was convened by the Karori Esperanto Society.
Evening Post, Volume CXXXIX, Issue 46, 23 February 1945, Page 7.
Ernest Ralph Dearnley was living in January 1987 at Wellington, New Zealand.
Ernest Ralph Dearnley died in 1987 at Warsaw, Poland, at age 72 years
Dies at 72
Mr Ralph Dearnley, the former New Zealand ‘king of quiz’, has died in Warsaw.
Mr Dearnley, aged 72, of Wellington, had been in Poland for the World Esperanto Congress and was about to go on a holiday.
A regular panelist on the now-defunct National Programme quiz show Stump the Brains Trust. Mr Dearnley held numerous prizes for his performances at quiz contests.
Henry Maxwell Dearnley
Henry Maxwell Dearnley was born on 8 February 1922 at New Zealand.
Henry Maxwell Dearnley was the son of Henry Dearnley and Jessie Wood Ralph.
Henry Maxwell Dearnley married Marion Isabel Jamieson about 1946.
Henry Maxwell Dearnley died on 27 August 2001 at Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand, at age 79 years, 6 months and 19 days
Henry Maxwell Dearnley was buried on 30 August 2001 at Karori Crematorium, New Zealand.
Jessie Wood Ralph
Jessie Wood Ralph was born in 1886.
Jessie Wood Ralph was the daughter of (?) Ralph.
Jessie Wood Ralph married Henry Dearnley, son of John Henry Dearnley and Harriet Ann Dearnley, in 1914 at New Zealand.
Jessie Wood Ralph died on 13 June 1960 at New Zealand at age 74 years
Jessie Wood Ralph was buried on 15 June 1960 at Karori Crematorium, New Zealand.
Garnet George Dearnley
Garnet George Dearnley was born on 20 September 1925 at Wellington, New Zealand.
Garnet George Dearnley was the son of Henry Dearnley and Jessie Wood Ralph.
Note: in June 1944
Chronicle and Comment
BY PERCY FLAGE
Soon or late, the Allied soldiery will march through Paris without the assistance of-Hitler's gangsters.
* * *
"Timor": If only half the reform movements ever accomplished anything, Hades would be a lonesome place.
* * *
"We have suffered, from the Japanese, injuries even greater than those which have aroused the armed wrath of the American Union"
- WINSTON CHURCHILL.
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Dear Percy Flage, — Milton talked about the present invasion some 300 years ago:
Oh, how comely it is and how reviving
To the spirits of just men long oppressed,
When God into the hands of their deliverer
Puts invincible might
To quell the mighty of the earth, the oppressor.
With winged expedition
Swift as the lightning glance he executes
His errand on the wicked, who surprised
Lose their defence distracted and amazed.
G. G. DEARNLEY.
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Evening Post, Volume CXXXVII, Issue 139, 14 June 1944, Page 4.
Garnet George Dearnley married Eveline Dorothea Hubbard on 20 August 1949 at Presbytarian Church, Greytown, Wellington, New Zealand.
Note: on 7 February 1950
Departed: 7 Feb 1950
Embarkation Age Occupation Nationality Destination
Auckland DEARNLEY, Mrs E.D. 24 D.D. British Suva
Auckland DEARNLEY, Mr G.G. 25 Schoolteacher British Suva.
Garnet George Dearnley died on 21 December 1961 at Miri, Sarawak, Borneo, at age 36 years, 3 months and 1 day
Arthur J Porritt
Arthur J Porritt was born about 1895.
Arthur J Porritt married Dora Dearnley, daughter of John Henry Dearnley and Harriet Ann Dearnley, about August 1921 at Huddersfield R.D., Yorkshire, England,
Indexed as Arthur J Porritt & Dora Dearnley.
I suspect this may be a mis-reading of "Arthur F" MED.