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Richard Fairfax Tukino Grace

Sons of Lawrence Marshall Grace and Te Kahui Grace. S P Andrew Ltd :Portrait negatives. From left: Haami, William Henry, Dr Richard. Ref: 1/1-013938-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23135461

Sons of Lawrence Marshall Grace and Te Kahui Grace. S P Andrew Ltd :Portrait negatives. From left: H …

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    13 December 1896 Pat Clarkson Research project TaupoWaikato Pat Clarkson Research project
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  • Richard Grace was born in 1895, the son of Lawrence Marshall and Te Kahui Grace. His paternal Grandfather was the Reverend Thomas Samuel Grace and maternal grandfather was Horonuku Te Heuheu Tukino 1V, Paramount Chief of Ngati Tuwharetoa.

    In 1915 Grace left New Zealand to take up a medical degree in Edinburgh but soon after abandoned his studies and joined the 16th Royal Scots Battalion (service no. WWI 25055). This collection of letters covers a portion of Richard’s study and much later in life in the 1960s, but the vast majority is written while he was on active service during WWI. AWMM
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    21 October 1963 Pat Clarkson Research project
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