AUCKLAND FIRE BRIGADE CENTENARY 1874-1974

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RESOURCE: 

©Glen, N.C. (1973) "The Auckland Fire Brigade 1874-1974."., Auckland 

Metropolitan Fire Board, Pitt Street, Auckland. Maxwell Printing Co. (NZ) 

Ltd, New North Rd, Kingsland, Auckland.



From its modest beginnings in 1902 of six permanent staff and 12 auxillary 

men, in 1906 the permanent staff doubled and by 1973 had 42 permanent staff

and 20 auxillary men.  Please contact NZ Fire Brigade Old Boys Association 

for further information.



This index was taken from the above resource for the genealogy resource

sites:

     *   GENEoNZ - NZ & Maori Genealogy

     *   Auckland, NZGenWeb

     *   Donated to PacificGenWeb Archives



Transcribed in Auckland New Zealand 29th September 1998 by Carol Whyte.





AMFB  Auckland Metropolitan Fire Brigade





NAMES               DETAILS

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ABBOTT, Mike        Emergency Fire Service WWII, commandant 

ANDER, Ernie A      Fireman serv Mid East WWII set up NZFire Unit at Maadi, 

                    near Cairo 

ANGELL, Bill        acknowledgement to family members

ASHER, Capt, Asher  Voltr Fire Brigade, first Fire Chief, 1865-1874 photo, 

                    Chief Fire Officer 

AVENILL, George     staff Auckland Central; 1929 Pitt St stn photo; 1912

AVERY, D            Ponsonby Fire Stn, St Marys Rd crew 1906 photo

AYRES, Fred         Boarder - perished in fire at Grand Hotel - May 31 1901

BARNARD, R          A.M.F.B. Citations for Bravery

BARTLETT, R         Woman driver during WWII of non-oper vehicle photo

BEECH, Tom          Remuera Station 1916 photo on 1914 Kissel Kar, 1936 

                    Morris Commercial photo as Stn Officer

BEUTH, Rholoa       killed 2 April 1938 Winstone's oil fire, Freemans Bay 

                    AFB Roll Of Honour

BINNEY, G.W         12:10 pm 13 October 1873 - Queen St store gutted by fire

BRIGHAM, B          Chairman AMF Board, 1943-1949, 1951-1952

BRIGHT, Eric        serv WWII invalided home, killed 15 Nov 1943 m.v. Trocus 

                    fire AFB Roll Of Honour

BROWSE, C           Ponsonby Fire Stn, St Marys Rd crew 1906 photo

BRUCE, A            27 yrs Serving Gold Star members of Brigade, 1974 

BURNS, T.R          Fireman, later serviceman who died in World War One

CALISLE, G.C        AMF Board photo 1974, 30 yrs Serving Gold Star members 

                    of Brigade, 1974  

CARR, W             Winner of six-man five escape drill, 1906 photo

CHAMPION, Fireman J Conf photo of Supt, Auck - rep. Auckland City 

CHILDS, H           Ponsonby Fire Stn, St Marys Rd crew 1906 photo

CLARK, Albert       killed 9 Dec 1945 fire appliance accident AFB Roll Of 

                    Honour

COPELAND, C         35 yrs Serving Gold Star members of Brigade, 1974  

COPLESTONE, W       Chauffeur Ponsonby Fire Stn, St Marys Rd crew 1906 photo

COX, K              41 yrs Serving Gold Star members of Brigade, 1974 

COX, Ken            acknowledgement to family members

COX, Ken            photo driver 1936 Ford V8 Pitt St Stn Wartime grey livery 

CROOK, A            MBE (Military) A.M.F.B. Royal Honours 

DAVIDSON, D         Woman driver during WWII of non-oper vehicle photo

DAVIS, Trevor       photo Remuera Fire Stn driver of 1928 Hailey Simonis 

                    hose reel tender, Stn Off 1952

de COURCEY, H       Fireman, later serviceman who died in World War One;

                    Ponsonby Fire Stn, St Marys Rd crew 1906 photo

De JONG, P          A.M.F.B. Citations for Bravery

DICKSON, B          Woman driver during WWII of non-oper vehicle photo

DICKSON, G          27 yrs ret. Serving Gold Star members of Brigade, 1974 

DOWNEY, Bill        Officer in Charge, Onehunga late 1920s 

DRUMMOND, G         Chief Fire Officer 13 Apr 1956, later Dominion CFO;

                    QFSM A.M.F.B. Royal Honours 

EDGAR, Capt         Conf photo of Supt, Auck - rep. Arch Hill

ELMORE, Phil        acknowledgement to family members

EMSLIE, Les         Remuera Station 1916 photo on 1914 Kissel Kar

FENTON, Supt        Conf photo of Supt, Auck - rep. Grey Lynn 

FIELD, Capt         Conf photo of Supt, Auck - rep. Salvage Corps

FIRTH, J.R          AMF Board photo 1974 

FREER, Murray C.    photographer

GILBERT, Trevor     acknowledgement to family members

GLADDING, Arnold    killed 23 July 1905, Morrins Warehouse AFB Roll Of 

                    Honour

GLADDING, F         Winner of six-man five escape drill, 1906 photo

GLADDING, H         Chief Fire Officer 30 Jun 1899, Supt, photo;

                    Conf photo of Supt, Auck - rep. Auckland City

GLEADOW, Stan A     Chairman AMF Board, 1950-1951, 1957-1965

GLEN, N.C.          Divisional Officer AMFB 1973; 37½ yrs Serving Gold 

                    Star members of Brigade, 1974 

GOLDIE, David       Chairman AMF Board, 1907-1917

GOLDING, N          27 yrs Serving Gold Star members of Brigade, 1974 

GRIFFITHS, J        A.M.F.B. Citations for Bravery

HARLEN, L           QFSM A.M.F.B. Royal Honours 

HARRINGTON, J       28 yrs Serving Gold Star members of Brigade, 1974 

HARWOOD, H          MBE A.M.F.B. Royal Honours 

HEIGHWAY, T         MBE A.M.F.B. Royal Honours; Officer of Cadillac, 

                    Onehunga late 1920s 

HELEY, K.G.         Chairman AMF Board, 1973-

HENDERSON, -        12:10 pm 13 October 1873 - Queen St store gutted by fire

HENDERSON, H        35½ yrs Serving Gold Star members of Brigade, 1974 

HENSHAW, G          A.M.F.B. Citations for Bravery

HUGHES, John        Chief Fire Officer 5 Sep 1874, Supt, photo

HUGO, Victor        killed 2 Mar 1945 vehicle accident AFB Roll Of Honour

HUNT, Fireman       Conf photo of Supt, Auck - rep. Auckland City

HYLAND, J           Chairman AMF Board, 1952-1954

JOYNT, A            Winner of six-man five escape drill, 1906 photo

KELLY, L.J          AMF Board photo 1974 

KEYES, Capt         Conf photo of Supt, Auck - rep. Mt Eden 

KINGSTON, J.J       Chairman AMF Board, 1919-1943

KIRKBRIDGE, M.T     AMF Board photo 1974 

KISSLING, H.P       Chairman AMF Board, 1917-1919

LANGDON, W.J        first full-time secretary Apr 1 1950

LARGE, C.W.R        AMF Board photo 1974 

LARSEN, J.L         AMF Board photo 1974 

LEVESQUE, R         28½ yrs Serving Gold Star members of Brigade, 1974 

LEVIS, R.J.W        AMF Board photo 1974 

MacFARLANE, J.S     12:10 pm 13 October 1873 - Queen St store gutted by fire

MacKENZIE, George A Dep Supt photo official opening of Fire Headquarters 

                    1944; QFSM A.M.F.B. Royal Honours; Chief Fire Officer 

                    Aug 1949, Supt

MADDOX, H           26 yrs Serving Gold Star members of Brigade, 1974 

MADIGAN, Ossie      Stn Off photo official opening of Fire Headquarters 1944

MANNING, H          Fireman serv Mid East WWII set up NZFire Unit at Maadi, 

                    Cairo; 37½ yrs Serving Gold Star members of Brigade 1974 

MARTIN, Lt R        26 yrs Serving Gold Star members of Brigade, 1974 

McCONNELL, J        MBE (Military) A.M.F.B. Royal Honours 

McDONALD, Jack      acknowledgement to family members, photo

MONTEITH, A.L       Chairman AMF Board, 1955-1957

MOORE, G            Winner of six-man five escape drill, 1906 photo

MOSS, F             26 yrs Serving Gold Star members of Brigade, 1974 

NEARY, R            34 yrs Serving Gold Star members of Brigade, 1974 

OLIVER, George      killed 9 Dec 1945 fire appliance accident AFB Roll Of 

                    Honour

PEEK, Tim           press photographer 1973

PELHAM, Syd         Photo of Pitt St Stn Watchroom 1930s

PRESTON, Russell    Insp Off photo official opening of Fire Headquarters 

                    1944; QFSM A.M.F.B. Royal Honours; A.M.F.B. Citations 

                    for Bravery 

PRINCE, Mr          Conf photo of Supt, Auck - rep. Hamilton 

REID, Capt. Dick    Hon secretary NZ Fire Brigade Old Boys Association; 

                    26 yrs Serving Gold Star members of Brigade, 1974 

REXWORTHY, E.P.M    Fireman, later serviceman who died in World War One

ROBINSON, L.J       AMF Board photo 1974 

ROBSON, P           Woman driver during WWII of non-operational vehicle photo

RYAN, J.R           AMF Board photo 1974 

SEDDON, Richard     Prime Minister, The Fire Brigades Act (grant)

SPENCER, J          Foreman - Ponsonby Fire Stn, St Marys Rd crew 1906 photo

STANGHAN, F         32 yrs Serving Gold Star members of Brigade, 1974 

STROUDE, Mr         Conf photo of Supt, Auck - rep. North Shore 

TAPLIN, R           26 yrs Serving Gold Star members of Brigade, 1974 

TURNER, J           Ponsonby Fire Stn, St Marys Rd crew 1906 photo

VAN den BRINK, H    A.M.F.B. Citations for Bravery

VARLEY, T.A         operational head Fire Service Council, Dominion CFO 

VARNHAM, Warner     Photo of Pitt St Stn Watchroom 1930s

WALKER, B           Winner of six-man five escape drill, 1906 photo

WALKER, Bob         4th Off photo official opening of Fire Headquarters 1944

WALLACE, Dora       Boarder who perished in fire at Grand Hotel -May 31 1901

WARNER, G           Fireman, later serviceman who died in World War One

WATSON, Trevor      acknowledgement to family members

WATT, H.E           Chairman AMF Board, 1966-1973, Newmarket Brigade

WATTS, H.E          AMF Board photo 1974 

WHITING, N          39 yrs Serving Gold Star members of Brigade, 1974 

WICKS, R.A.G        AMF Board photo 1974 

WILLIAMSON, W       Foreman & winner of six-man five escape drill, 1906 photo

WILSON, L Supt.     Founder Auckland Metropolitan Voluneer Fire Police Corps 1933

                    AMF Board photo 1974; Chief Fire Officer 1 Feb 1963;  

                    QFSM A.M.F.B. Royal Honours; 37½ yrs Serving Gold Star 

                    members of Brigade, 1974 

WILSON, William L   Chief Fire Officer 1 May 1918, Supt, Sth African War, 

                    motor mechanic, photo (served May 1 1918- Aug 1949)

WOODWARD, D.        photographer, Fourth Officer 

WOOLLEY, Charles A  Chief Fire Officer 20 Sep 1901, Supt, Port Adelaide FB

WRIGHT, N           35½ yrs Serving Gold Star members of Brigade, 1974 



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©Glen, N.C. (1973) "The Auckland Fire Brigade 1874-1974."., Auckland 

Metropolitan Fire Board, Pitt Street, Auckland. Maxwell Printing Co. (NZ) 

Ltd, New North Rd, Kingsland, Auckland.





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