Joy Clist, d. 1935

Sidney George Clist

Male 1886 - 1959


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  • Name  Sidney George Clist 
    Born  09 Jan 1886  Shoreditch, Taunton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  31 Aug 1959  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  02 Sep 1959  Purewa Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I10  Clist Connections
    Last Modified  6 Dec 2009 

    Father  George Clist,   b. 12 May 1862, Shoreditch, Taunton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 May 1934 
    Mother  Mary Quick,   b. 22 Oct 1859, Buckland St Mary, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Apr 1934 
    Family ID  F5  Group Sheet

    Family  Mercy Clare,   b. 13 Jan 1891, Ashhurst, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Apr 1970, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Apr 1913  Gisborne, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eric Leonard George Clist,   b. 12 Jan 1914, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1995, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  7 Nov 2008 
    Family ID  F4  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 09 Jan 1886 - Shoreditch, Taunton, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Apr 1913 - Gisborne, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos

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    On board TSS Rotorua, of the New Zealand Line
    On board TSS Rotorua, of the New Zealand Line
    My grandfather Sidney Clist is at front left, and his brother John at back right. John has his hand on Charles Rossiter's shoulder. Charles was a cousin of Sidney and John, and from the age of 5 was reared in their home as their brother. I think that the young man at the back left is in Sidney's wedding group photo (Gisborne, 15 Apr 1913) but I do not know who he is. Nor do we know the person standing in the middle at the back. Departed Plymouth 29 Oct 1910 for Wellington via Capetown, Fremantle, Hobart, Sydney and Auckland. This photo was found among John Clist's memorabilia.

    You can see the ship in this photo.
    Visit to Aunt Ellen Brewer
    Visit to Aunt Ellen Brewer
    Sidney's Aunt Ellen Brewer lived at the Higher Hunthan Farm, North Curry, Somerset. The farmhouse is an ancient listed building, with portions believed to be built in the 16th and early 18th centuries.
    TSS Rotorua at sea, 1910 - 1917
    TSS Rotorua at sea, 1910 - 1917
    The TSS Rotorua at sea under full steam. Location unknown.

    Among its 3rd-class passengers on its maiden voyage from London were three young men from Taunton, Somerset: Sidney Clist aged 24, his brother John Clist 18, and their cousin Charles Rossiter 19, departing Plymouth on 29 October 1910. They stopped at Capetown and Hobart en route, and arrived in Wellington on 11 December 1910. You can see them on deck in this photo.

    The TSS Rotorua was sunk in the English Channel on 22 March 1917.

    Photo courtesy of Alexander Turnbull Library .

    Histories
    Sergeant Sidney Clist<BR />by Roger Clist
    Sergeant Sidney Clist
    by Roger Clist

    My grandfather Sidney George Clist was a policeman all his working life in New Zealand. He joined the Police Force shortly after immigrating in December 1910 and served in several cities and towns in the North Island. We do not have many details within family memorabilia, but I have found several references in public archives, which I document here.

    Feature Articles
    Sidney Clist's album (under construction)
    Sidney Clist's album (under construction)
    In 1931 my grandparents Sidney and Mercy Clist left New Zealand on a 6-month trip to England. Sidney had emigrated from Shoreditch, Taunton, as a young man aged 24 in 1910 and this was their one and only trip back "home" to Sidney's parents George and Mary Clist. Sidney took his camera and compiled an album giving a record of those they visited. However, he did not label the photos very informatively, but left some clues for me to track down. This is a project waiting for more effort.

    Albums
    Sidney and Mercy Clist's UK Trip 1931
    Sidney and Mercy Clist's UK Trip 1931 (2)
    In 1931 Sidney Clist was granted 6 month's leave of absence from the NZ Police Force in order to visit, along with his wife Mercy, his parents and relatives in England. This was the only time he visited the UK after emigrating in 1910 to New Zealand. It was Mercy's only trip to England. Sidney took quite a lot of photos and compiled an album, with some photos being annotated.

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] Lyn Dick archives.