Sidney Corlett

ID# 632, (c Sep 1880 - 7 Mar 1946)

Sidney Corlett was born c Sep 1880 at Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand ,

Records have been searched from 1879 - 1881 for any Sidney/ Sydney born in the Timaru area, but nothing listed indicates our Sidney.
School records and other details indicate around late Sept or early Oct 1880 to be born and Sidney states on documents that he was born in Timaru.

He was the son of William Corlett and Mary Anne Cowley.

Sidney attended at "Newtown" and "Parkvale School", Carterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand , bt 1885 - 1894

School Inspectors Return:
CORLETT Sydney, Newtown, Wellington, 1885, Ref ED-W8/1

School Admission Record:
CORLETT Sidney, Parkvale Carterton, Reg No 126. Adm Date: 3 Aug 1886
DOB given as 5yrs 11mths. (Sept 1880)

School Inspectors Return:
CORLETT Sidney, Parkvale, Wellington
Years of 1889; 1890; 1891; 1892; 1893; 1894.1

Sidney Corlett married Elizabeth Ann Griffith on 15 Jul 1903 at In the residence of Ioses Griffith, Konini, Pahiatua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand ,

Sidney Corlett, aged 23, labourer, Bachelor, born Timaru, usual res Konini
Parents: William Corlett, Farmer & Mary Ann Cowley
Elizabeth Ann Griffith, aged 22, Domestic Duties, Spinster, born Nelson, res Konini
Parents: Ioses Griffith, Farmer & Rowena Emily Symes

Witnesses: Thomas Quirk, Konini & Florence Griffith.2,3

Sidney began Military Service bt 1916 - 1917 NZ Army WW1 Reserve Rolls, New Zealand ,

CORLETT Sidney, Farmer, Rosehill, Maraekakaho (Class E = 4 children).4

Sidney died on 7 Mar 1946 at Hinemoa, Pahiatua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand ,

Sydney Corlett, Farmer, aged 65
Born Timaru, Married aged 23, Pahiatua to Elixabeth Ann Griffiths - no widow
Parents: William Corlett, Farmer 7 Mary Ann Cowley

Living Children: M: 40, 39 F: 32, 28.2,5

Sidney's cause of death on 7 Mar 1946 was from Coronary Thrombosis, 1 hour.

Sidney was buried on 9 Mar 1946 at Mangaoranga Cemetery, Eketahuna, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand ,

In Loving Memory of Elizabeth Ann beloved wife of Sidney Corlett, passed away 27 October 1944. Sidney Corlett died 7th March 1946 aged 65.

Corlett Sidney R; Hinemoa, Farmer, Died 7.3.1946 Buried 9.3.1946 aged 63yrs.6

Sidney and Elizabeth Corlett
Eketahuna Cemetery
Sidney and Elizabeth Corlett
Eketahuna Cemetery

Sidney and Elizabeth had 5 children, all deceased.

Children of Sidney Corlett and Elizabeth Ann Griffith

Adoptive father*William Corlett (1852 - 12 Oct 1936)
Mother*Mary Anne Cowley (1853 - 2 Sep 1923)


  1. [S44] School Admissions, School Records (Auckland, New Zealand: NZSG), NZSG School Reords- School Inspector Returns and School Admission. Hereinafter cited as School Records.
  2. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  3. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Folio No 3803 & DIA index 1903/4155. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  4. [S99] "Military Record";; New Zealand Army WW1 Reserve Rolls, 1916 - 1917, via Hereinafter cited as "Military Record."
  5. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: Folio No 570, March Qtr, recorded as Sydney Corlett & DIA Index 1946/18023.
  6. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), G02.03 - No 395, Row 38 No 654 Section 168C Block W. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.