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Myer Elizabeth PINE

Location
Christchurch
From
New Zealand
Hello - am trying to ascertain when Myer (aka Meryle) Elizabeth PINE travelled to the UK.
She would have left from either Dunedin or Christchurch NZ in the 1934-1936 bracket and I know she ended up in Liverpool so I guess a destination of Liverpool is the likely bet.

Can you tell me when/where she departed NZ and where/when she arrived UK?

Thanks,
 
Hi

She travelled on the Rangitiki from Napier New Zealand to Plymouth. Arrived 23 December 1936. Miss Maryle Pine born 1910?

Barbara
 
possible marriage

England & Wales marriages 1837-2008 Transcription

First name(s)
MERYLE E

Last name
PINE

Marriage quarter
1

Marriage year
1937

MERYLE E PINE married
ALBERT GEE

Spouse's last name
GEE

District
DEVONPORT

District number

County
Devon

Country
England

Volume
5B

Page
749

Record set
England & Wales marriages 1837-2008
 
Morning Barbara / Dave, yes details all match in perfectly.
Noting Meryle’s arrival at Devonport on 23Dec1936 and marriage to Albert 21 days later on 13Jan1937, I surmise that they met back in here in NZ earlier.

I now need to figure out where in NZ they met to complete the story and trying to find out which British warship did a cruise through NZ in the 1934-36 time-frame (he was in Royal Navy then); I am of course thinking that they met when he was on a port visit and then the corresponded for a bit before she came out to the UK.

Any resources that you can suggest I look at to determine which UK warships visited what ports and when? I do have his old service documents so I know he served on the following HMS ships during that period:
- Jan 1932 –Apr 1932 – Malaya (Snapdragon)
- Apr 1932 –May 1932 – Vivid
- May 1932 –Jan 1935 – Dunedin
- Jan 1935 –Apr 1935 – Drake
- Apr 1935 –Sep 1936 - Caledon (Calypso)

Thanks for tying all the dates in for me.
Appreciated, Pete
 
HMS Vivid was the RN Barracks at Devonport, England until 1 Jan 1934 when it became HMS Drake.



Evening Post, Volume CXXIII, Issue 108, 3 November 1936, Page 8
H.M.S. DUNEDIN
AUCKLAND, This day, H.M.S. DUNEDIN left Auckland this morning for Picton.

H.M.S. DUNEDIN was New Zealand's flagship for many years, according to one article.

Launched in 1918, HMS Dunedin had been in commission without a break when war began in September 1939. In the twenties and thirties she had been part of the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy, spending her time sailing around the Pacific, even helping out when an earthquake struck Napier in New Zealand in 1931. She returned to England in 1937 where she served at Portsmouth as a Boys Sea Training Ship.

HMS Dunedin was a Danae-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was launched from the yards of Armstrong Whitworth, Newcastle-on-Tyne on 19 November 1918 and commissioned on 13 September 1919. She has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Dunedin.
In 1931 she provided assistance to the town of Napier, New Zealand, after the strong Hawkes Bay earthquake, in a task force with HMS Veronica and HMS Diomede.


Another site with info - HERE
 
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Thanks for that... even went one step better and found the HMS Dunedin Society online at hmsdunedin.co.uk so all good in the end.

How do I close this thread off; is there a button I can click or will it shut off after a period of inactivity??
 
We don't close them off like some other sites or move them to a 'completed' board.
 
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