Friday, June 1, 2012

Collyer, George

Another old Crimean veteran, one of the storming party at Sebastopol, passed away at his residence, Wellington, yesterday the anniversary of his arrival in the Colony thirty-one years ago.

The deceased Mr George Collyer, was one of Newtown's early settlers. He was for seventeen years employed at the Government Insurance Office, but retired a little over two years ago. He leaves a widow and family of four.
Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume XXIX, Issue 8197, 19 July 1905, Page 4

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