Topic: Charles Dudley Willmott

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Born 1865 Died Rotorua 1951

Excerpt from Obituary published Rotorua Post 04/09/1951

"In 1947 he was noted as being the oldest member of the Rotorua RSA at 82 Years old.

He was a Coach Driver between Rotorua & Tauranga for many years. At age 50 he enlisted in the Army and was a Driver. He embarked with a transport carrying 800 horses.

He was wounded in 1917 and eventually after seeing the campaign through was discharged from the Army in 1918.

On returning to Rotorua he took up work at the Bathhouse until his retirement 15 years later"


Charles and his wife were at one time also Guest House proprietors of Tarawera House c1896-1898 on Tutanekai Street, and later were proprietors of the Armidale Private Hotel c1910-1922.

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Charles Dudley Willmott

First Names:Charles Dudley
Last Name:Willmott