Clifford Aubrey Tasker

M, b. 21 December 1894, d. 12 November 1970
  • Clifford Aubrey Tasker was born on 21 December 1894 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Henry James Tasker and Sarah Emily Davs-Covich.
  • On 7 March 1914 the Marlborough Express reported "CHRISTCHURCH, March 6. At the Supreme Court Clifford Tasker (Mr Raymond) claimed £790 damages from the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club (Mr Russell) in respect to injuries sustained by the horse Michael Galindo. The horse was training on the club's ground at Aldington, when it collided with a draught mare owned by the club. It ran away and sustained injuries which put it.out of training. ±ne horse had won three races in four starts previously. Tasker claims in respect of the v prospective winnings lost owing to the club's fault."
  • At the age of 22 years, 10 months and 23 days, Clifford Aubrey Tasker married Ethel Simpson on 13 November 1917.
  • Clifford Aubrey Tasker sailed for Scotland on 31 December 1917. He was with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 33rd Reinforcements unit and gave his next of kin as his wife Mrs E Tasker of 47 Colombo Street, Christchurch. He was a horse trainer.
  • At the age of 44 years, Clifford Aubrey Tasker married Margaruete Alice Suttie in 1939.
  • Clifford Aubrey Tasker died on 12 November 1970 in New Zealand at age 75.

Child of Clifford Aubrey Tasker and Ethel Simpson

Dean Tasker

M, b. 21 September 1905, d. 16 November 2000
  • Dean Tasker was born on 21 September 1905 in Nelson.
  • He was the son of Charles Tasker and Alisia Rose McLean.
  • At the age of 26 years, Dean Tasker married Gladys Ford in 1932 in New Zealand.
  • On 28 June 1985,his wife, Gladys Ford died in Nelson, New Zealand, at age 85.
  • Dean Tasker died on 16 November 2000 in Nelson, New Zealand, at age 95.

Donald Hazelhurst Tasker

M, b. 15 January 1925, d. 5 March 1996
  • Donald Hazelhurst Tasker was born on 15 January 1925 in Ellsmere.
  • He was the son of Nelson Hazelhurst Tasker and Rewi Meri Donald.
  • Donald Hazelhurst Tasker died on 5 March 1996 in New Zealand at age 71.

Edward Ernest Tasker

M, b. 6 October 1866, d. 11 October 1939
  • Edward Ernest Tasker was born on 6 October 1866 in Waimea East, Nelson.
  • He was the son of James Tasker and Susannah Primmer.
  • At the age of 20 years, 8 months and 7 days, Edward Ernest Tasker married Amelia Taylor on 13 June 1887 in Nelson, New Zealand. They were married in the residence of his father.
  • In March 1916 Edward was declared bankrupt. A meeting with his creditors was reported in the Ashburton Guardian on 18 Mar 1916 - "A meeting of creditors in the bankrupt, estate of Ernest Edward Tasker, fruiterer and confectioner, Ashburton, was held at the Courthouse this morning, before Mr J. Davison, D.O.A. bankrupt's statement showed that the amount owing to unsecured creditors was £197 lls 5d, and the assets, including stock-in-trade, amounted to £64. Bankrupt attributed his present position to loss of trade and losses sustained through deterioration in stock. He went into the business short of capital. An offer of £30 was accepted by the creditors for the stock-in-trade."
  • On 19 July 1927,his wife, Amelia Taylor died in New Zealand.
  • Edward Ernest Tasker died on 11 October 1939 in New Zealand at age 73.

Children of Edward Ernest Tasker and Amelia Taylor

Eileen Ernestina Tasker

F, b. 22 May 1906, d. 2000

Elizabeth (Dot) Tasker

F, b. 28 October 1866, d. 29 January 1921
  • Elizabeth (Dot) Tasker was born on 28 October 1866 in Ranzau, Nelson, New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Tasker and Mary Jane Primmer.
  • At the age of 28 years, Elizabeth (Dot) Tasker married Harvey Watson Simmonds in 1895 in New Zealand. There were no children.
  • Elizabeth (Dot) Tasker died on 29 January 1921 in Devonport, New Zealand, at age 54. She died from breast cancer.
  • She was buried on 31 January 1921 in Devonport.

Ernest Norton Tasker

M, b. 7 September 1894, d. 16 June 1977
  • Ernest Norton Tasker was born on 7 September 1894 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Edward Ernest Tasker and Amelia Taylor.
  • On 31 January 1916 The Ashburn Guardian reported a conversation with Sapper Tasker - "In conversation with a Guardian reporter, Private E. N. Tasker stated that there were no bad cases on the "Willochra”, and that most of the men (including himself) were recovering after fever. Each of his three comrades had had an attack of fever. The “Willochra” had left dock on Christmas Day, and had reached Port Chalmers at 6 o'clock on Saturday evening. On the return trip the wounded men had had a great reception at Albany, where they had been liberally supplied with fruit, cigarettes, and eggs by the townspeople. Private Tasker left with the Third Reinforcements, and joined the Main Body of the New Zealanders at Gallipoli on April 26. After seeing three months' active service on the Peninsula, he contracted typhoid fever, and was sent to St. Andrew's Hospital at Malta, where he remained for over two months before being sent back to Egypt. There were about 2000 cases in St. Andrew's Hospital at the time, besides a large number of wounded in other hospitals at Malta. Private Tasker spoke highly of the treatment the men had received there. Besides being well cared for, they had been entertained once a week by concert parties. Some of the entertainers had been sent there by the War Office, while other entertainments had been organised by local residents. A great number of the men admitted to the hospitals had been suffering from fever, mumps, rheumatics, or frost-bite. As the winter advanced, the frost-bite patients had been numerous, the men suffering more particularly in the feet. Private Tasker had heard very little about the evacuation of Gallipoli. He knew that a number of Australians and New Zealanders had arrived back in Egypt, and, from what he could learn, it was intended that they should remain there until after the winter. The spell was badly needed, as some of the men were physical wrecks, the severity of the winter having shaken them up badly. When he left Gallipoli it had been quite cold enough, and he did not envy those who had had to endure hardships there in winter. It had been reported in Egypt that during the evacuation 12 of the English 6-inch guns had been taken by the Turks. It was common knowledge that practically all the stores had been left behind. Some had been piled up and burnt, and others had been shelled by the warships after the troops had left the Peninsula.
    When Private Tasker boarded the “Willochra” there were close on 100,000 horses in Egypt, including British cavalry and Indian transport horses. The New Zealand horses were looking exceptionally well. The equines were exercised daily by niggers. Special precautions were taken to guard the Canal, and a strong body of Indian troops was also in the vicinity. He met the Eighth Reinforcements at Zeitoun camp, and the Ninth at Albany."
  • By 2 February 1916 Ernest had earned the name BULLETT PROOF - ""They call that, chap over there' bullet, proof," remarked one of the soldiers, pointing to Private E. N. Tasker of Ashburn a member of the Third Reinforcements. During the six months' service upon the Gallipoli Peninsula, right from the day of the landing until be "cracked up” with enteric on October 8, Private Tasker led a charmed life. His clothes were absolutely peppered with bullets, but he sustained no injury"- Fielding Star.
  • On 29 August 1916 the Ashburn Guardian reported that Edward Norton Tasker, plumber, had enlisted in the Infantry.
  • At the age of 31 years and 2 days, Ernest Norton Tasker married Emma Lane Hume on 9 September 1925 in New Zealand.
  • Ernest Norton Tasker died on 16 June 1977 in New Zealand at age 82.

Ethel Irene Tasker

F, b. 14 April 1892

Evelyn Johannesburg Tasker

F, b. 1902, d. 1970

Fanny (Ett) Tasker

F, b. 7 December 1869
  • Fanny (Ett) Tasker was born on 7 December 1869 in Ranzau, New Zealand. [Mother shown as Elizabeth Mary on registration - not sure if this is correct]
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Tasker and Mary Jane Primmer.
  • At the age of 20 years, 5 months and 17 days, Fanny (Ett) Tasker married Walter John Moffatt on 24 May 1890 in New Zealand.
  • In 1938,her husband, Walter John Moffatt died in New Zealand.

Children of Fanny (Ett) Tasker and Walter John Moffatt

Francis Tasker

M, b. 6 March 1870, d. 25 October 1953
  • Francis Tasker was born on 6 March 1870 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of James Tasker and Susannah Primmer.
  • At the age of 35 years, 4 months and 1 day, Francis Tasker married Margaret Hunter Dale on 7 July 1905 in New Zealand.
  • On 4 May 1950,his wife, Margaret Hunter Dale died in Ashburton, New Zealand.
  • Francis Tasker died on 25 October 1953 in New Zealand at age 83.

Children of Francis Tasker and Margaret Hunter Dale

Francis Chalmers Tasker

M, b. 30 July 1911, d. 16 March 2004
  • Francis Chalmers Tasker was born on 30 July 1911 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Francis Tasker and Margaret Hunter Dale.
  • At the age of 27 years, Francis Chalmers Tasker married Ethel Menzies McLeod in 1939 in New Zealand.
  • On 6 December 1996,his wife, Ethel Menzies McLeod died in Ashburton, New Zealand, at age 81.
  • Francis Chalmers Tasker died on 16 March 2004 in Blenheim, New Zealand, at age 92.

Frank Tasker

M, b. 3 December 1907, d. 12 December 1907
  • Frank Tasker was born on 3 December 1907 in Timaru, New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Francis Tasker and Margaret Hunter Dale.
  • Frank Tasker died on 12 December 1907 in Timaru, New Zealand.

Frederick Timaru Tasker

M, b. 20 February 1894, d. 7 October 1935
  • Frederick Timaru Tasker was born on 20 February 1894 in Timaru, New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Frederick William Tasker and Helena Augusta Scarf.
  • Frederick Timaru Tasker sailed for Egypt on 4 March 1916. He was a Trooper with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 10 Regiment Mounted Rifles and gave his next of kin as his father Frederick William Tasker of Salt Water Creek, Timaru. He was a tiler.
  • At the age of 28 years, 9 months and 9 days, Frederick Timaru Tasker married Ivy Sutton Robertson McCrone on 29 November 1922 in New Zealand.
  • Frederick Timaru Tasker died on 7 October 1935 in Dunedin, New Zealand, at age 41. Frederick, a carpenter fell 60 ft through a skylight at the Hillside Workshops. He died three hours after being admitted to hospital.

Frederick William Tasker

M, b. 31 March 1872, d. 3 December 1941
  • Frederick William Tasker was born on 31 March 1872 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of James Tasker and Susannah Primmer.
  • At the age of 21 years, 6 months and 8 days, Frederick William Tasker married Helena Augusta Scarf on 8 October 1893 in New Zealand.
  • Frederick William Tasker died on 3 December 1941 in Timaru, New Zealand, at age 69.

Children of Frederick William Tasker and Helena Augusta Scarf

George Tasker

M, b. 31 December 1867, d. 9 June 1953
  • George Tasker was born on 31 December 1867 in Nelson, New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Thomas Tasker and Mary Jane Primmer.
  • At the age of 30 years, George Tasker married Martha Hannah Krammer in 1898 in New Zealand.
  • On 22 March 1952,his wife, Martha Hannah Krammer died in New Zealand.
  • George Tasker died on 9 June 1953 in New Zealand at age 85.
  • He was buried on 9 June 1953 in Motueka Cemetery.

Children of George Tasker and Martha Hannah Krammer

George Osmond Tasker

M, b. 18 December 1880, d. 30 March 1881
  • George Osmond Tasker was born on 18 December 1880 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of James Tasker and Susannah Primmer.
  • George Osmond Tasker died on 30 March 1881 in New Zealand.

Georgie Mabel Harriet Tasker

F, b. 10 March 1883, d. 29 November 1892
  • Georgie Mabel Harriet Tasker was born on 10 March 1883 in New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of James Tasker and Susannah Primmer.
  • Georgie Mabel Harriet Tasker died on 29 November 1892 in New Zealand at age 9.

Grace Tasker

F, b. 1874, d. 29 November 1958
  • Grace Tasker was born in 1874 in Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Tasker and Mary Jane Primmer.
  • At the age of 29 years, Grace Tasker married Arthur Horace Clifford on 4 January 1903 in New Zealand.
  • Grace Tasker died on 29 November 1958 in New Zealand.

Harold Vergette Tasker

M, b. 13 August 1910, d. 3 March 1994
  • Harold Vergette Tasker was born on 13 August 1910 in Wanganui, New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Reginald Edgar Tasker and Gertrude Gerrard Milne.
  • Harold Vergette Tasker died on 3 March 1994 in New Zealand at age 83.

Harry Oscar Tasker

M, b. 28 May 1891, d. 5 December 1892
  • Harry Oscar Tasker was born on 28 May 1891 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Edward Ernest Tasker and Amelia Taylor.
  • Harry Oscar Tasker died on 5 December 1892 in New Zealand at age 1.

Hayden Melville Tasker

M, b. 3 July 1907

Henry Tasker

M, b. 1904, d. 1904

Henry James Tasker

M, b. 28 July 1868, d. 1 April 1937
  • Henry James Tasker was born on 28 July 1868 in Waimera East, New Zealand.
  • He was the son of James Tasker and Susannah Primmer.
  • At the age of 23 years, 3 months and 5 days, Henry James Tasker married Sarah Emily Davs-Covich on 2 November 1891 in New Zealand.
  • Henry James Tasker was listed as the next of kin of Hilton Covich Tasker when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 16 May 1916. He was with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force and gave his next of kin as his father Henry James Tasker of 71 Conway Street, Spreyden, Christchurch. Hilton was a clerk and was assigned to the 1st NZ Cyclist Co.
  • Henry James Tasker died on 1 April 1937 in New Zealand at age 68.

Children of Henry James Tasker and Sarah Emily Davs-Covich

Herbert Richmond Tasker

M, b. 2 April 1906, d. 16 March 1988
  • Herbert Richmond Tasker was born on 2 April 1906 in Timaru, New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Francis Tasker and Margaret Hunter Dale.
  • At the age of 33 years, Herbert Richmond Tasker married Mary Beryl Taylor in 1940 in New Zealand.
  • On 21 March 1978,his wife, Mary Beryl Taylor died in Ashburton, New Zealand, at age 64.
  • Herbert Richmond Tasker died on 16 March 1988 in Ashburton, New Zealand, at age 81.

Hilton Covich Tasker

M, b. 3 April 1895, d. 1980
  • Hilton Covich Tasker was born on 3 April 1895 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Henry James Tasker and Sarah Emily Davs-Covich.
  • Hilton Covich Tasker sailed for the Suez Canal, Egypt on 16 May 1916. He was with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force and gave his next of kin as his father Henry James Tasker of 71 Conway Street, Spreyden, Christchurch. Hilton was a clerk and was assigned to the 1st NZ Cyclist Co.
  • At the age of 30 years, 10 months and 21 days, Hilton Covich Tasker married Alice Mary Thompson on 24 February 1926 in New Zealand.
  • In 1967,his wife, Alice Mary Thompson died in Queensland.
  • Hilton Covich Tasker died in 1980 in Queensland.

Iris Ruby Tasker

F, b. 4 March 1895, d. 14 December 1957
  • Iris Ruby Tasker was born on 4 March 1895 in Timaru, New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of Frederick William Tasker and Helena Augusta Scarf.
  • At the age of 28 years, 6 months and 21 days, Iris Ruby Tasker married Percy Alfred Foden on 25 September 1923 in New Zealand.
  • Iris Ruby Tasker died on 14 December 1957 in Timaru, New Zealand, at age 62.

James Tasker

M, b. 16 September 1841, d. 27 November 1916
  • James Tasker was born on 16 September 1841 in England.
  • He was the son of Thomas Tasker and Elizabeth Nussey.
  • At the age of 24 years, 3 months and 11 days, James Tasker married Susannah Primmer, daughter of Joseph Primmer and Ann Hurst, on 27 December 1865 in New Zealand. James was a butcher. They were both from Richmond.
  • James Tasker died on 27 November 1916 in New Zealand at age 75. His obituary appeared in the Ashburton Guardian - "Mr James Tasker, an old resident of Ashburton, died at his residence, Oxford Street, Hampstead, this morning. Deceased, who, was born in Yorkshire, England, came out to the colonies when a youth, and was educated in Melbourne, for the teaching profession, but the state of his health precluded his continuing in that vocation. He came to New Zealand, arriving in October, 1861. After residing at Richmond for a time he settled in Geraldine, and 38 years ago came to reside in Ashburton, where he established a butchery business. Some years ago he retired from business, and during latter years had not enjoyed the best of health. For a time he took an active part in the Masonic Lodge in Ashburton. He leaves a widow and five sons to mourn their loss."

Children of James Tasker and Susannah Primmer

Madge Frances Tasker

F, b. 20 September 1902, d. 2005

Nelson Hazelhurst Tasker

M, b. 5 September 1899, d. 11 May 1959
  • Nelson Hazelhurst Tasker was born on 5 September 1899 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Henry James Tasker and Sarah Emily Davs-Covich.
  • At the age of 24 years, 9 months and 12 days, Nelson Hazelhurst Tasker married Rewi Meri Donald on 17 June 1924 in New Zealand.
  • Nelson Hazelhurst Tasker died on 11 May 1959 in New Zealand at age 59.

Child of Nelson Hazelhurst Tasker and Rewi Meri Donald