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New Zealand Herald,   7th March 1938
BROTHERS MEET
REUNION AT GISBORNE
FAMILY'S FINE WAR RECORD
11 SERVED THEIR COUNTRY
[By telegraph OWN correspondent}
GISBORNE, Sunday A family record of war service probably without parallel has been revealed in connection with a reunion which took place in Gisborne last week, when six brothers gathered for the first time in 21 years, celebrating the visit of one member of the family resident in New South Wales.

The family contributed the services of 11 members in all to British expeditionary forces during the Great War, eight sons and two daughters surviving the experience and a ninth son being killed in action at Messines in 1917 .

The reunion of six of the brothers in Gisborne was rendered possible by the visit of one, Mr. Wilfred Cranswick, from New South Wales. Wilfred met here his brothers Alan (Tolaga Bay), Edwin (Waimana), Jack (Hicks Bay), Donald (Te Karaka) and Eric (Te Karaka).

A series of family gatherings at the homes of the brothers in the district culminated in a dinner at a hotel in Gisborne, the occasion of the bringing together of all the brothers and their wives.

Two other brothers of the Cranswick family are living in Northumberlnd, England, and Kenya Colony respectively, and the two sisters who served as nurses in the Great War are living, one in England, and the other in British East Africa.




          Jack                 Wilfred        Edwin       Alan            Eric
                    Phyllis                   (Ted)       (Mick)
                                                                 Iris
      Donald                   Edith          Kathy      Hazel                Kathleen
                              (Popsy)                                
Cranswick Reunion

Cranswick Reunion2
 
  Eric,   Alan,   Jack,   Wilfrid,   Edwin,   Donald



Cranswick 1959
 
  Edwin,    Donald,     Jack,     Eric,    Alan,    Sydney (seated)

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