Gerald Nairn

Male, (1897 - 1980)
FatherDavid Matthewson Nairn (1863 - 1924)
MotherHannah Maria Farmar (1869 - 1949)
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Thomas F. Farmar
ChartsFarmar Descendants
BirthGerald Nairn was born 1897 in New Zealand. 
INFO CIV REG INDEX NZ Birth. 1897 Nairn, Gerald #1721 [JunQ Wairau]. (NZCivRegInd LDS6341153.) 
INFO MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE LOCATION. Archives New Zealand. Nairn, Gerald - WW1 58135 - Army, 1914-1918. Agency AABK; series 18805; accession W5549; box/item 67; record no. 0085142. Held at Wellington. (ArchNZArchwy.) 
MarriageHe married Rea Catherine Foley 1925 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. 
INFO CIV REG INDEX Australia NSW. #350/1925 Nairn, Gerald. Foley, Mere [sic]. Sydney district. (NSWBDMInd.) 
INFO DIRECTORIES. 1943-46 Nairn, Gerald, Belvedere Flats, Salisbury st C[hristchurch] NOTE listings from 1938-1950 for wife. (StonCantDir LDS447580-581.) 
INFO BIOGRAPHY. Extensive biographical article for the Nairn brothers by Maurice Hendry. "The Cadillac versus the Camel," partly based on an interview with Gerald Nairn, originally published in "Veteran and Vintage Magazine," probably in the 1960s. (Fuchs-online.) 
INFO BOOK: Nairn Bus to Baghdad: the Story of Gerald Nairn, pub 1968 in NZ --DF notes: Gerald's wife Rea Catherine Foley d. Dec 1967; Gerald in New Plymouth NZ when book written, formerly at Sunshine Bay N.Z. 9 years. Left Middle East in 1956. Sons Gerry, doctor in Australia. Philip, farmer near Auckland. Brothers: Ian owns service station near Auckland; William bank officer and mgr of Criterion Hotel in New Plymouth who died 1961; Norman cofounder of Nairn Transport in retirement in Beruit "the brains of the outfit". Father David Mathewson Nairn. Business associate Charles Boutagy. Headquarters of Nairn Transport in Beruit. Route Beruit - Haifa. 1923 Nairn Transport ads in conjunction with Thos Cook & sons. (NairnBus.) 
MarriageGerald Nairn married Nellie Coker
DeathGerald Nairn died 28 July 1980; CEMETERY RECORD. Nelson N.Z. Record #O-5698. Gerald Nairn, age 83, death 28 July 1980. Cremation, ashes taken by G.T. Sowman Ltd.,Blenheim. (NelsonCCCem.) 
INFO DEATH 1980 mentioned in article about Nairn Transport Company in the Saudi Aramco World pub. in 1981. (SaudAramWor 32(4):19-24 Jul/Aug 1981.) 
INFO PROBATE. Gerald Nairn, of Blenheim, retired. Probate -- court Blenheim no.171/80 date filed 26 Sep 1980, will. (CorresGEOCU e-mail 10May2003.) 
INFO PROBATE FILE LOCATION. Archives New Zealand. Blenheim High Court. Annual single number probate case files. Nairn, Gerald 1980-1980. agency ADBY; series 17544, accession W5411; box/item 127; record no. 171/1980. Held at Wellington. (ArchNZArchwy.)