David (Dave) Lawrence Benge

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David (Dave) Lawrence Benge

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Birthplace: Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Death: Died in New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of William Reuben Benge and Elizabeth Ida Lillian Benge
Husband of Sarah (Kate) Kathleen Benge; Phyllis Evelyn Benge and <private> Benge (Gregory)
Brother of Edward (Ropey) Frederick Reuben Benge; Albert (Dumpy) George Benge; Mavis Ethel Alice Wilton; Olive (Ollie) May Fellingham; Edna (Eddie) Iris Mahoney and 8 others

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About David (Dave) Lawrence Benge

He started work at the Waingaea freezing works biking 10 miles each way and working 6 days per week. After his marriage to Kate they went to work on a Harold Sheffield's 1600acre sheep station- dave was fencer and Kate was cook and housekeeper. During the depression he was on the dole for 3 yrs and ridig horseback he took Kate and the grils with him. Three men cleared 214 acres of scrub for 50 pounds. he then moved to PN and levelled Milson aerodrome with pick and shovel and wheelbarrow. In 1938 he bought 50 aces at Lichfield which he called Snake Gully, he did all kinds of things to make ends meet. He had a musical ear and was a foundation member of the Lichfield Scottish club. In 1954 Dave got Rheumatoid arthritis and Kate died 2 yrs later of a stroke.

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David (Dave) Lawrence Benge's Timeline

1909
December 28, 1909
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
1991
December 16, 1991
Age 81
New Zealand