Albon Charles ASTRIDGE
Albon was born in Havant, Hampshire, England.
He came to NZ with his parents & brother George Henry arriving in August 1974 on the brig "Conflict".
He married his 1st wife, Martha Smith in 1882 & she died in 1889, by which time they had three children under the age of six.
He married his 2nd wife, Charlotte Taylor in 1890 & she died in 1899. They had four children, the youngest, four when she died.
He married his 3rd wife, Harriet Wilton in 1905. They had three children.
Four sons, Walter, Herbert, Henry & Norman enlisted & served in WW1. Also two son-in-laws, Walter Harris & Kenneth Baxter.
Herbert was wounded & Norman was killed in Egypt in 1916. A 1st cousin also died in WW1.
Albon was a storeman and a carrier in Wellington in the 1890's. He moved to Levin in the early 1900's and is described as a settler in the Electoral Rolls.