Lewis Popham

ID# 6572, (5 Feb 1876 - 29 Jul 1940)

Lewis Popham was born on 5 Feb 1876 at Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.1

He was the son of Charles Popham and Harriett Lawson.

Lewis immigrated c 1880 from Queensland Australia to Oamaru, New Zealand , with Charles Popham

It appears that sometime between the death of daughter Harriet in 1879 and birth of Robert in 1880, the family moved to New Zealand and first settled in Oamaru.

Lewis died on 29 Jul 1940 at Titri, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand , at age 64 years, 5 months and 24 days.2

Lewis's death notice appeared on 30 Jul 1940 in the "Otago Daily Times", New Zealand ,

On July 29 1940 at Dunedin, 23244 Private Lewis Popham, 19th Reinforcement. Beloved son of the late Charles Richard and Harriet Popham, South Dunedin and loved brother of Mesdames Wilkins (Invercargill), Williams (Benhar), Ross and Todd (Dunedin) and Mr C Popham (Titri ) in his 66yrs.
"Deeply Mourned"
The Funeral will leave the residence of Mrs Ross, 165 Surrey Street, Dunedin, Tomorrow (Wednesday) 31st inst at 2.30pm for the Anderson's Bay Cemetery.
C J Thorn Ltd, Funeral Director.3

Lewis was buried on 31 Jul 1940 at Anderson's Bay Cemetery, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand ,

1st War Veteran
53405 Rfm R Popham, Rifle Brigade died 28 Dec 1937 aged 57
23244 Pte L Popham, Otago Regt
died 29 July 1940 aged 65. NZEF.4

Robert and Lewis Popham
Anderson's Bay Cemetery
FatherCharles Popham (1846 - 8 Sep 1893)
MotherHarriett Lawson (1853 - 15 Jul 1918)


  1. [S177] State of Queensland, QLD BDM Indexes (Queensland: Macbeth Genealogical Services Pty Ltd, 2000), 1876/ C2228 - QLD Govt Online Historical Database. Hereinafter cited as QLD BDM Indexes.
  2. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, NZ Online Database: 1940/ 17908 aged 65. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  3. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Otago Daily Times Newspaper, 30 July 1940 pg 1, viewed Dunedin Library 31 May 2013. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.
  4. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Dunedin City Council Online Database: Block 139 Plot 7. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.