Desmond Watson Hurley

Desmond Watson Hurley

Male 1921 - 1992  (71 years)

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  • Name Desmond Watson Hurley 
    Born 24 Jan 1921  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Herne Bay 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 4B9661AA859D493FA953F073F163B7AEAEEB 
    Died 29 Aug 1992  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2178  Treefive
    Last Modified 28 May 2014 

    Father William Henry Hurley,   b. 11 Apr 1889, Te Arai, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1955, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Elsie Ada Watson,   b. 22 Nov 1894, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1974, Papatoetoe, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1918  Cambridge, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    St Andrews Church 
    Family ID F660  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    00367 Desmond Watson Hurley
    00367 Desmond Watson Hurley
    Photo previously named as Desmond Wilson

  • Notes 


    • On his 1944 marriage entry, Desmond's occuption is given as aircraftsman and both his present and usual residence as Auckland.
      Desmond had a deformed foot, and could not fight in World War II; he made parachutes, which led to Desmond, together with brother Raymond, and with financial assistance from their father, started the manufacturing company Hurley Bendon Ltd (later part of Ceramco).
      Some electoral roll entries for Desmond:
      Ponsonby Electoral Roll 1954
      6389 Hurley, Desmond Watson, 91 Sarsfield St, W1, manager
      1960 - Tamaki: Hurley, Desmond Watson, 59 Sprott Rd, manager.
      1963 - Tamaki: Hurley, Desmond Watson, 59 Sprott Rd, manft.
      1966 - Tamaki: Hurley, Desmond Watson, 59 Sprott Rd, manft.
      1972 - Tamaki: Hurley, Desmond W., 59 Sprott Rd, mfr.
      1975 - Tamaki: Hurley, Desmond W., 59 Sprott Rd, manufacturer.
      1990 - Tamaki: Hurley, Desmond W., 59 Sprott Rd, retired.
      1994 - Desmond is not listed; wife Gwenneth listed and described as widow.

  • Sources 
    1. [S161] BIR031 Birth Hurley, Desmond Watson, BIR031.

    2. [S306] MAR028 Marriage Hurley, William Henry and Watson, Elsie Ada, MAR028.