Charles Christopher Machell Watson-Munro (1877 - 1942)

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Birthplace: Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, UK
Death: Died in Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
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About Charles Christopher Machell Watson-Munro

Named Machell after the famous Captain Machell of Barnard Castle.

Mother died three weeks after giving birth.

Age 3 in 1881 census, ref: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3N7-WJN

Educated privately at Glenalmond, Perthshire, Scotland.

Changed surname from WATSON to WATSON MUNRO by deed poll 22/7/1881, when father remarried.

Lived with step-mother, half brother and half sister in wealthy circumstances.

Achieved Electrical and Mechanical degree A.M.I.E.E. London 1900 (Watson-Munro).

Subjected to family pressures due to smoking and drink.

Fought in Boer War, married in South Africa, then emigrated to New Zealand alone.

Lived near Dunedin (from about 1905?)

Remarried 7/4/1910.

Engineer (dam construction).

University lecturer (Christchurch).

Christchurch about 1913, Wanganui 1917-19, Guildford England 1919-21, Wellington 1921, Lower Hutt about 1924, 11th Ave, Tauranga about 1939, Lower Hutt 1942.

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Machell Watson-Munro (Watson)'s Timeline

1877
October 16, 1877
Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, UK
1904
September 6, 1904
Age 26
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1905
1905
Age 27
1910
April 7, 1910
Age 32
Wellington, New Zealand
1911
February 12, 1911
Age 33
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
1912
August 27, 1912
Age 34
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
1915
August 1, 1915
Age 37
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
1921
February 15, 1921
Age 43
Guildford, UK
1942
July 23, 1942
Age 64
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand