Gerald Murgatroyd (1914-1986)

Gerald Howard Murgatroyd (1914-1986)

Gerald Howard Murgatroyd was born on 21st March 1914 in Brockley Kent and died 17th January 1986 at Arapuni, New Zealand. He married Monica Hazel Munn (formerly Thompson), at Hayes Kent on 28 December 1940 [1940Q4 Bromley Vol:2a, Page: 2473].
He had two daughters Kathryn Isobel, and Marilyn Rosalie.

His wife Monica Hazel Munn (formerly Thompson) was born on 6th December 1920 at Brightlingsea Essex. She was adopted as a child and sought out her blood family in later life. This was her reason for going to NZ. She died on 28th January 2004 in Ohaupo, New Zealand.

His parents were Alice Emma Dewhirst and Arthur Haley Murgatroyd

Photos below are of his wedding to Monica Thompson, as godfather to Malcolm in 1940, in Hamilton NZ in 1970, and in Rotorua in 1976.

Gerald Murgatroyd was my maternal uncle and godfather.

wedding_Monica godfather to Malcolm Hamilton 1970 Rotorua 1976