Richard Chamberlain Harbord – died 23 March 1937
Daisy Irene Harbord – died 17 January 1939
This plot sits at the edge of the cemetery. Interred in the two plots are Capt R Harbord and his wife Daisy.
The, 23 March 1937, Evening Post reported
The Southland Times, 18 July 1918, reported his appointment as second pilot at Bluff
Seven years earlier, at the age of 28, he had been appointed third pilot
In between those appointments, in 1914, his wife, Daisy Irene, gave birth to their only child – a son.
During 1914 he also received word from his brother, Lieutenant Harbord, R.N, that Bluff would receive a visit from the Foster Stackhouse expedition visiting the Antartica.
In what was no doubt a stressful time, an inquiry into an incident involving the steamer Westmoreland found Capt Harbord not at fault.
Capt Harbord boarded the stricken barque Okta after it hit the Pelham Rocks in 1913.
He is listed as fourth officer on the Rakaia from London in October 1909.
Richard Chamberlain Harbord married Daisy Irene Crozier in 1912.
As part of the National Reserve, he was appointed a role at the beginning of WW1
His military file lists him as 5’3″ with brown hair, blue eyes, and a fair complexion. He was offered the position of second pilot in 1918.
He was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England, as was his mother