Private Leslie Malcolm Newlove (1895 - 1917) and Mrs Maud Myrtle Newlove nee Grooby (b.1894)

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Photographer: Tyree Studio (estab. 1878, closed 1947)
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Full length studio portrait of Private Leslie Malcolm Newlove (serial no. 31530) in military uniform, and his bride Maud Myrtle Newlove nee Grooby. Leslie Malcolm Newlove was born on 18 June 1895 in Takaka, New Zealand, the son of Mary Ann Newlove. On the Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database his next of kin is listed as Mrs L.M. Newlove (wife), Takaka, Nelson, New Zealand. Newlove worked for himself as a farmer before enlisting for service during World War One. He embarked with the 19th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company on 15 November 1916 from Wellington, New Zealand for Plymouth or Devonport, England. He served for almost a year in Western Europe. The last unit he served in was the Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion. Newlove was recorded as missing believed killed in action on 12 October 1917 in Ypres, Belgium. He was aged twenty-two years old. Newlove's memorial is located in Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, memorial reference NZ Apse, Panel 2. Leslie Malcolm Newlove was the youngest of the three Newlove brothers who fought during World War One. His brothers were Leonard Charles Newlove and Edwin Newlove. All three brothers were killed within a week in October 1917.

The bride is believed to be be Leslie Malcolm Newlove's wife Maud Myrtle Newlove nee Grooby. Maud Myrtle Newlove was born in 1894 in Takaka, New Zealand. She married Leslie Malcolm Newlove one month before he embarked.
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World War, 1914-1918
Maker biography
Tyree Studio: early promoters of the Nelson image.

The museum is best known for the Tyree Studio Collection (1882-1947) of approximately 105,000 images of studio portraits, civic occasions and scenic views. This collection has been in the care of the museum since 1974 and also includes negatives, from other photographers, bought by the Tyree Studio.

The Tyree brothers were well-placed to take advantage of new photographic technology and put it to use taking scenic photographs around the region.

William and Frederick Tyree came to New Zealand from England with their parents in 1871.

The brothers were involved in gold exploration and engineering in Queenstown. They later moved to Nelson, and in 1878 began a photographic business in Trafalgar Street.

The Tyrees acted as early advocates for Nelson as a tourist destination and by 1895, William had expanded the business again to include tourist promotional images. He left for Sydney and continued to work as an inventor from c1910. Fred established a studio in Golden Bay. He was also a farmer and ran the Collingwood Hotel at various times.

Although the brothers had established and developed the Tyree Studio, for the majority of its years it was run by Rosaline (Rose) Margaret Frank (1864-1954) who started work with them at the age of twenty one. Rose Frank became the central figure in the Tyree Studio, managing the business for fifty two years, owning it from 1914.

World War, 1914-1918
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Private Leslie Malcolm Newlove (1895 - 1917) and Mrs Maud Myrtle Newlove nee Grooby (b.1894). Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 94698

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For a photograph of Leslie M. Newlove's elder brother - Private Leonard Charles Newlove (1876-1917) - refer to Nelson Museum Photograph Collection ref # 98687.

- Jenifer

Posted on 13-01-2017 09:28:30