Leslie Corlett

ID# 6258, (Jan 1913 - 23 Apr 1913)

Leslie Corlett was born in Jan 1913 at Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand ,

It appears that Leslie's birth may not have been registered, same as his death, unless they are under his birth parents names.
The Cemetery records have Leslie listed as a 3 yr old when he was buried, but Gareth Winter the District Archivist for the Wairarapa Archive in Masterton, recently reviewed the burial records for me, and Leslie was recorded incorrectly as was only 3 months old when he died.

He was the son of William Edward Corlett and Amy Yates.

Leslie died on 23 Apr 1913 at Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand , at age 3 months

It appears that Leslie's death may also not have been registered. Again this was recently reviewed by Gareth Winter, District Archivist, Wairarapa Archive, that no death records in Masterton relate to Leslie. His death same as his birth may never have been registered, or they may be recorded under the birth parents names in which we do not have access to.

Leslie's death notice appeared on 24 Apr 1913 in the "Wairarapa Daily Times", New Zealand ,


On 23rd April, Leslie, infant son (adopted) of Mrs W Corlett, of 79 Bannister Street.1

Leslie was buried on 25 Apr 1913 at Archer Street Cemetery, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand ,

CORLETT, Leslie, aged 3

(The above should read aged 3 months, as recently reviewed, and definately buried as the name of Corlett, Leslie.2

Adoptive father*William Edward Corlett (1872 - 29 Jul 1926)
Adoptive mother*Amy Yates (3 Jul 1878 - 31 May 1918)


  1. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Wairarapa Daily Times, Vol LXV, Issue 11649, 24 April 1913, Pge 4 - Death. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.
  2. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Masterton Online Database: Plan II Row LC Plot 2 - Record No 001986. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.