Henry Richard Bristed of Islington
Anna Mary Bower
Edward George Griffith
Arthur Henry Bristed of Christchurch
Kate Griffith
Frank Griffith Bristed


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Frances Jean McDougall

  • Edward John Griffith Bristed
  • Joanna Griffith Bristed

Frank Griffith Bristed

  • Born: 1902, Christchurch, New Zealand 1
  • Married: 24 Oct 1928, St. Mary's, Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand 2
  • Died: 21 May 1941, Egypt 3 4
  • Buried: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Al Qahirah, Egypt 4

  Research Notes:

In the 1925 New Zealand electoral rolls Frank Griffith Bristed, salesman, was with his parents at 62 River Road, Avon.

In the 1928 New Zealand electoral rolls Frank Griffith Bristed, salesman, was with his father at 62 River Road Avon.


Abstract of the Will of Frank Griffith Bristed of Christchurch New Zealand, Salesman, written 24 Aug 1933, probate granted 6 Aug 1941. 5

Appoints his wife Frances Jean Bristed and Peter Hallows Wood of Christchurch, solicitor, as executors and trustees of his Will.

Gives, devises and bequeaths all his real and personal estate to his trustees, in trust, to sell and convert into money for his children living at the time of his death.



BRISTED, Pte. Frank Griffith, 8012. 20th Bn. N.Z. Infantry. [Died] 21st May, 1941. Age 40. Son of Arthur Henry and Kate Bristed; husband of Frances Jean Bristed, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. 6



Private Frank Griffith BRISTED, Wife, Mrs. F. G. Bristed, Christchurch.

Private F. G. Bristed was well known in Christchurch, where he was one of the first men of the city to enlist for military duty, and left New Zealand with the First Echelon, having given up his position as sales manager for Aulsebrook and Company to enter the army. He is survived by his widow, who was formerly Miss Jean McDougall, a daughter of Mr. R. E. McDougall, and two children.

Grey River Argus, 26 May 1941, p. 2


The late Private Frank Griffith Bristed, who died of wounds in the Middle East, was known in Kumara about 15 years ago. He came with the late Mr. Frank Simpson and started farming at Taramakau Settlement. He stayed, however, for only a brief period, after which he gave up farming and returned to Christchurch. He was a fine type of young man and many are the expressions of regret and sympathy with his wife and children from Kumara people who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.

Grey River Argus, 28 May 1941, p. 3

  Marriage Notes:

Frank married Frances Jean McDougall, daughter of Robert Ewing McDougall and Malvina Mary Webb, on 24 Oct 1928 in St. Mary's, Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand. (Frances Jean McDougall was born on 12 Jan 1901 in Christchurch, New Zealand and died on 9 Jan 1988 in Christchurch, New Zealand.)

  Marriage Notes:


St. Mary's Church, Merivale, and its precincts, were crowded on Wednesday afternoon, when hundreds of interested friends and well-wishers assembled for the wedding of two very popular young people, both of whom were born in Christchurch, and whose parents, during their long residence in the city, have always been held in the highest esteem, says the "Press." The bride was Frances Jean, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. McDougall, Papanui road, and the bridegroom was Frank Griffith, youngest son of Mr. A. H. Bristed, and of the late Mrs. Bristed, of Avonside.... The bridesmaids [were] Misses Nancy McDougall, Kathleen Bristed, and Betty Webb.... Mr. Jack Bristed was best man....

Evening Post, Volume CVI, Issue 90, 26 October 1928, p. 13 (extract)


1 New Zealand Births Deaths and Marriages, Reg. # 1902/4444.

2 Ibid., Reg. # 1928/6674.

3 Ibid., Reg. # 1945/11424.

4 FindAGrave, Memorial.

5 New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998.

6 UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947.

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