Monday, May 21, 2012

Reid, George

died 12 May 1934 Taradale, New Zealand aged 92 years

Mr. G. Reid
Another of the early pioneers, Mt. George Reid, of Taradale, a Crimean veteran, died at his home on Saturday evening at the advanced age of 92 years. The late Mr. Reid, who was born at Dover, England in 1842, went to sea at a very early age, serving on men-of-war. As a naval rating he took part in the Crimean War, being a powder-boy. In 1869 he gave up a naval career and since that year has resided in Taradale.
Evening Post, Volume CXVII, Issue 115, 17 May 1934, Page 13

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