Burial register ID: 14971
First name: EDWARD
Middle names:
Gender: Male
Age: 78 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 02-Mar-1931
Date of burial: 04-Mar-1931

Block: 182
Plot: 4

Bio contributor: David Murray

Edward Stratton c1853 – 1931

In his day, Edward Stratton was one of the most prominent brass band conductors in Dunedin. Stratton was born in East Grinstead, Sussex, around 1853. He was a cornet player, this instrument being similar to the trumpet but with a wider bore and deeper mouthpiece, giving it a softer, rounder sound. Stratton arrived in Dunedin around 1876 and worked as a customs officer. He soon joined the Volunteer Band, and then became conductor of the Dunedin Garrison Band. Stratton was conductor of the Kaikorai Band for 18 years, from about 1884, and during his time this band became one of the best in New Zealand. Stratton was later conductor of the Dunedin Naval Band. Edward Stratton died in 1931 at the age of 78, survived by his wife, three sons, and three daughters.

Cyclopeia of New Zealand (1905)
Otago Witness, 10 March 1931, p23

There are 6 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
HOBSON FLORENCE GRACE 61 Years 19-Jan-1944 22-Jan-1944
PATRICK WILLIAM HENRY 70 Years 18-Mar-1961 21-Mar-1961
STRATTON AGNES GRACE 74 Years 30-Sep-1931 03-Oct-1931
STRATTON BABY 0 Days 17-Aug-1898 19-Aug-1898
STRATTON EDWARD 78 Years 02-Mar-1931 04-Mar-1931
STRATTON HETTIE RENA 10 Months 07-Jan-1895 09-Jan-1895