Joy Clist, d. 1935

Charles Rossiter

Male 1891 - 1972


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  • Name  Charles Rossiter 
    Born  07 Feb 1891 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  29 Apr 1972 
    Buried  2 May 1972  Waimairi Cemetery, Bryndwr, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I14  Clist Connections
    Last Modified  15 Nov 2010 

    Father  Edward Rossiter,   b. 05 Jan 1856, Leigh Upon Mendip, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Cuba Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Quick,   b. 1859,   d. 1897 
    Family ID  F25  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Gladys Sarah Lord,   b. 13 Apr 1896,   d. 2 Apr 1958 
    Married  19 Jun 1923  Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Raymond Edward Charles Rossiter,   b. 04 May 1924, Symonds St, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 2014, Hutt Hospital, Lower Hutt, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  23 Apr 2009 
    Family ID  F177  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Elsie Greta Walker,   b. 24 Feb 1903,   d. 1984 
    Last Modified  9 Mar 2009 
    Family ID  F175  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    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.
    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 .

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Cemetery website record.