Date of Birth: 
17 Feb 1878
Date of Death: 
17 Jun 1935

John was born at Arthurton in the Clutha area.

He married Jane Mill (born in Invercargill) in Christchurch in 1902.

They had three children. Descendants still live in the Levin area.

John joined the Police in 1900, based in Lyttelton.

Around 1908 he moved to Levin as sole constable. He retired in Sep 1933 with the intention of playing a lot more bowls. He & Jane bought a house in Durham St so that he would have just a short walk to the Levin Bowling Club.

Unfortunately his bowls life was short as he died, less than 18 months after retiring, after a long illness.

Relatives mentioned in profile: 
John Bagrie; John Bagrie (Snr); Jean Turnbull; Jane Ethel Mill; David Lowe Mill; Eliza Collett; John Wilfred Bagrie; Muriel Jane Hook; Eileen May Bagrie; Thomas Nathan Beck; Linda Muriel Burgess; Frank Henry Garner; Dorothy May Passey; Herbert Arnold Bagrie; Muriel Julia Fay Moxham Robinson; Agnes Roma Gray; Kenneth Richard Barlow.