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Edward Claude (Tiny or Stumpy) Gaisford

EDWARD CLAUDE GAISFORD (TINY or STUMPY), born 1891 at Waipukurau, New Zealand, died 8th December 1952 (age 62) at Whitehall, Cambridge, New Zealand. Despite his nicknames he was slim and 6ft 3 ins tall! Educated at Christs College, Christchurch, New Zealand, he inherite. substantial fortune from his mother, but lost most of it in the 1920s depression. He then took up driving a long distance mail coach, followed by being a boiler attendant in Auckland and manager on a sheep farm. He married 1st Rita Kebbell, and was subsequently divorced, having one daughter:-

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