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Willie and Jessie Balsillie of Kairanga, about 1910. By 1915-1917, John Balsillie had an address of 10 Massey Street in Palmerston North. Originally he farmed in Kairanga, next to the Kearns family. Jessie married Burt Wingate of Longburn and she passed away on 30/10/1962.William John Balsillie (39934) was a Lance Corporal in the Otago Regiment, NZEF, 2nd Battalion. He died at Passchendalle, WWI - on 12/10/1917 at 31 years of age. The names of soldiers from the NZ units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse found at the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery (9 kilometres north-east of the Ieper town center). See www.cwgc.org

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2013P_Pi628_006783
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Willie and Jess Balsillie of Kairanga
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Public Photograph Collection Pi 628
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Palmerston North
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circa 1910

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