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I have an access problem, so here I am to see if anyone can help. I wonder would anyone with an Ancestry subscription mind looking up Edward Mohan in the 1914 New Zealand Census?
I don't see the 1914 census but I see an Edward Mohan in the 1914 Electoral Rolls living at 31 Dixon Street, Wellington Central. He was a labourer.
Excuse the typo- I went looking for census records and ended up with electoral rolls. Thanks for looking this up- is there any further info i.e. age, country of origin?
No, it just gives his name, address and occupation.
There is an Edward Mohan listed in the 'New Zealand Army WWI Nominal Rolls, 1914-1918' and his father is given as M Mohan in Drogheda.
Died in France in 1918?
Presumably this is him in 1901.http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Louth/Drogheda_Town/Hand_Street/1566472/
Yes, that's my guy. When he enlisted in 1917, he said he'd been living in NZ for 14 years. He was a marine fireman before the war, and I have him on some shipping records in Australia in 1909, but nothing between then and his first attempt at enlistment in 1915.
Oh I just saw your edit, yes that's him before he went away across the ocean
I will have a root and see is there anything else.
Thanks very much! FYI I have his birth cert & service record, and I'm looking at shipping records around Aus/NZ at the minute.
You can order his death cert from NZ.
There is a record showing he left a will too, but I'm not sure how to get that.
One of these kind folk might point you in the right direction: https://www.raogk.org/lookups/region/new-zealand/
Hey thanks for these. I have his will, it was in the middle of his service record. I'll look up those two links- thanks again!