Charles Richard Popham

ID# 6582, (1 Nov 1892 - 7 Apr 1945)

Charles Richard Popham was born on 1 Nov 1892 at Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand .1
He was the son of Charles Popham and Harriett Lawson.

Charles Richard Popham married Mary Louisa Hanger in 1924 at Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand .2

Charles died on 7 Apr 1945 at Titri, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand , at age 52 years, 5 months and 6 days.3

Charles's death notice appeared on 9 Apr 1945 in the "Otago Daily Times", New Zealand ,

On April 7 1945 (suddenly) at his residence Titiri, 9/1223 Tpr Charles Richard Popham (1st NZEF), dearly loved husband of Mary Popham, and brother of Mesdammes Wilkins (Timpanys) Williams (Waitakeri), Ross and Todd (Dunedin); in his 53 year.
Deeply Mourned.
The Funeral will leave the residence of his sister Mrs H K Ross, 165 Surrey St, Dunedin on Tuesday the 10th inst at 2pm for the Anderson's Bay Cemetery.
C J Thorn Ltd, Funeral Director.4

Charles was buried on 10 Apr 1945 at Anderson's Bay Cemetery, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand ,

In Loving Memory of
9/1223 Tpr Charles R
beloved husband of
Mary L Popham
Died 7th April 1945, aged 52yrs.
Mary Louisa Popham
Died 17th Sept 1966, aged 63yrs.

In Loving Memory of
Stuart Maxwell (Max)
1924 - 1996

In Loving Memory of
Judith Ann
eldest daughter of
Jack and Betty
Died Oct 9th 1957.5

Charles R and Mary L Popham
also ashes of Max and Judith (son and granddaughter)
Anderson's Bay Cemetery

Family: Charles Richard Popham and Mary Louisa Hanger

FatherCharles Popham (1846 - 8 Sep 1893)
MotherHarriett Lawson (1853 - 15 Jul 1918)


  1. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, NZ Online Database: 1892/ 14457. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  2. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: NZ Online Database: 1924/ 9646.
  3. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: NZ Online Database: 1945/ 20620 aged 52yrs.
  4. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Otago Daily Times Newspaper, 9 & 10 April 1945 pg 1, viewed Dunedin Library 31 May 2013. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.
  5. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Dunedin City Council Online Database: Block 63 Plot 93. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.