Burial register ID: 14082
Surname: FRENCH
First name: ROBERT
Middle names: ANGUS
Gender: Male
Age: 67 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 06-Feb-1924
Date of burial: 08-Feb-1924

Block: 160
Plot: 6

In Loving Memory


Robert Angus

Beloved Husband of

Annie French,

Died Feb. 6, 1924

Aged 66 Years.


His Beloved Wife


Who died April 3rd 1948

Aged 95 Years.

Bio contributor: Cambell and Flora MacLean

Robert Angus French (1857-1924)

Robert Angus French, also known as Bobby, was born on 27 June, 1857 in Dunbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland where he was employed as a farmer until emigrating from Scotland in 1883 at the age of 24. After this his occupation was listed as a Steamship Fireman, Labourer and Seaman. He married Ann Morrison on 26 May 1881 in Glasgow.

When the family came to Dunedin they were living in Russell Street, Central Dunedin, between 1894 and 1896. During this time Robert’s occupation was recorded as a fireman, while Annie was occupied with domestic duties.

In 1902 Annie and Robert moved to 29 Littlebourne Road in Roslyn and Robert swapped his fireman job to be a seaman while Annie continued to do domestic duties.

Annie and Robert had eight children:

Archibald French (14 Feb 1882 – 8 May 1915)

Mary Ann (Polly) French (7 July 1884 – 21 June 1936)

Robert MacLeod French (10 Aug 1886 – 13 Jul 1916)

Christina “Chryssie” Isabella French (1 Apr 1888 – 10 June 1975)

Donald John French (2 Aug 1889 – 20 Sept 1889)

Norman MacLeod French (12 Aug – 8 Sept 1974)

Flora Grace French (18 May 1893 – 25 Aug 1945)

Donald Morrison French (26 Apr 1897 – 18 Jul 1988

Their sons, Archibald and Robert MacLeod were both killed in World War 1. Archibald was killed in action at Gallipoli on May 8 1915, aged 33 and his brother Robert MacLeod died of his wounds somewhere in France on July 14th 1916 at the age of 29 years.

Robert Angus French (1857-1924)
Source: Campbell and Flora McLean

There are 6 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
FRENCH ANN 95 Years 03-Apr-1948 05-Apr-1948
FRENCH ARCHIE 08-May-1915 01-Jan-1970
FRENCH DONALD JOHN 6 Weeks 20-Sep-1889 23-Sep-1889
FRENCH MARY ANN 52 Years 21-Jun-1936 22-Jun-1936
FRENCH ROBERT ANGUS 67 Years 06-Feb-1924 08-Feb-1924
KENNEDY EWEN 31 Years 11-Aug-1905 13-Aug-1905