Glentunnel – South Malvern Cemetery

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South Malvern Cemetery is located on the outskirts of the small township of Glentunnel in the Selwyn District of Canterbury, New Zealand (South Island).

The first recorded burial to take place in this rural cemetery was in 1880.

The pillars of the entrance gate to South Malvern Cemetery also serve as a war memorial. Three plaques are embedded in the stone pillars.

Cemeteries close to South Malvern (Glentunnel) include Darfield Catholic, Kimberley, Waddington and Springfield.


High-resolution photographs of the grave are available, plus one or two of the cemetery/church if applicable. This includes a full transcription, particularly for those stones that are hard to read or eroded.

Please consider a small donation to keep the site and the work going

Cemetery Plan

Email me for gravestone images: moorfnz@gmail.com


ABRAHAMS, Leopold (d. 26th August, 1937)

AFFLECK, James Robert (d. 17th July, 1924)

BAIN, Hannah Margaret (d. 30th June, 1934). Wife of Thomas McKay Bain.

BARLOW, Janet (Jessie) (d. 23rd July, 1959)

BARLOW, W J (d. 29th January, 1910)

BAXTER, William (d. 26th September, 1896)

BISPHAN, Thomas Charles (d. 16th May, 1931)

BROUGHTON, Trixie Irene (d. 5th April, 1931)

BROWN, Andrew (d. 17th June, 1934)

BROWN, Clara Kate Annie (d. 11th March, 1912)

BROWN, Fanny Rachel (d. 17th March, 1986)

BROWN, James (d. no date on headstone)

BURK, Thomas (d. 1st January, 1934)

BURKITT, Augustus (d. 25th April, 1889)

CAMPBELL, John Comrie (d. 24th July, 1918). Born in Lanarkshire, Scotland. Married (13th May, 1864) in Dunedin to Margaret Jeffrey McLACHLAN. Had 15 children.

CAMPBELL, Margaret Jeffrey McLachlan (d. 25th March, 1902)

COWAN, Margaret (d. 17th July, 1886)

DEANS, Ian Charles (d. 20th March, 1939)

DEANS, James C.B.E. (d. 2nd September, 1963)

DEANS, John (1880 – 1974)

DEANS, John Humfrey (d. 25th January, 1943)

DEANS, Robert Godfrey (d. 26th May, 1993)

EVERETT, Percy William (d. 26th December, 1957)

EVERETT, William (d. 19th September, 1909)

FELTON, Arthur (d. 12th October, 1922)

FINLAY, Mary Jones (d. 23rd October, 1912)

GREEN, Charles (d. 8th July, 1981)

GREEN, David Ian (d. 8th April, 1943). Aged 1 year and 8 mths.

GROSS, Anne (d. 22nd June, 1918)

HALL, Samuel (d. 28th March, 1920)

HARRIS, Nellie (d. 15th September, 1926)

HARRISON, William (d. 26th July, 1899)

HILL, Annie Travis (d. 7th February, 1899)

HILL, Rowlane (d. 1st November, 1918)

HINKS, Emily Etta (1888 – 1928)

HINKS, William George (1883 – 1951)

JEWELL, James (d. 4th April, 1889)

JEWELL, William (d. 4th July, 1915). Died in Wellington Hospital.

JONES, Fanny (d. 17th July, 1914)

KING, Helen Mackenzie (d. 21st July, 1885)

LE COMTE, Emma (1879 – 1946)

LEEMING, Robert Charles (d. 22nd June, 1901)

LEEMING, William Webster (d. 23rd May, 1907). William Webster Leeming was born in Hapton, Lancashire, England on 21 Nov 1840. (Source)

LONGSTAFF, Myrtle (d. 13th May, 1927)

MARSH, Brenda (d. 11th September, 1958). Age 1.

MARSH, Charles George (d. 10th July, 1942). And his wife Susannah.

MARSH, Mina Rosetta (d. 6th October, 1937)

McMILLAN, Agnes McKay (d. 26th September, 1897)

MILNE, Daniel (1866 – 1935). And Alice.


MONAGHAN, Mathew (d. 16th November, 1892)

MORGAN, William Wright (d. 27th August, 1938)

NICOL, Alexander (d. 4th June, 1917). Husband of Isabella, nee Jarvie.

NICOL, Arthur (d. 12th October, 1917). Killed in action at Ypres. Son of Alexander and Isabella.

PEARCE, Caroline Sophia (d. 19th January, 1907)

PEARCE, Olive Clare (d. 1957). Age 19. (via NZ BMD Online as no details on stone.)

PEARSON, J A Steel (d. 15th July, 1925)

PENMAN, John (d. 4th August, 1919). Killed in the Holmbush mine age 39.

PORTER, Albert (d. 22nd June, 1913)

POWELL, Annie Marie (d. 28th June, 1948)

PRESTIDGE, Jesse (d. 21st January, 1929)

RAMSEY, Elizabeth (d. 12th April, 1895)

REED, Joel (16th September, 1919)

ROLLINSON, Jane (d. 27th June, 1900)

RUDD, Jane (d. 26th February, 1935)

SIMPSON, Margaret Cunningham (d. 28th May, 1920)

SMITH, Albert John (d. 17th July, 1920)

SMITH, Alice (d. 20th July, 1891)

SMITH, Frederick Edward (d. 29th December, 1927)

SMITH, George Stephen (d. 21st July, 1899).
Also Elizabeth his wife and Amelia his daughter.

SMITH, Samuel (d. 2nd September, 1954)

SMITH, William George (13th November, 1965)

TEALE, Mary Ann (d. 18th May, 1918)

THOMAS, Norman Roderick (1924 – 1993)

TUCK, Henry L (d. 26th January, 1938). “Accidentally killed at Mt. Algidus. Erected by Aus & NZ Shearers”

WEASTELL, Alice (d. 22nd July, 1939)

WEASTELL, Eliza (d. 29th April, 1918)

WEASTELL, Ethel (10th July, 1927)

WEBSTER, William (d. 23rd May, 1907)

WILLS, Henrietta (d. 18th February, 1913)

WILSON, Alexander McNie (d. 18th December, 1929)

WILSON, Mary Marguerite (d. 1913 – 1984). Also her husband Rev. John Lewis Wilson of the 22nd Field Ambulance (Sgt.).

WILSON, Susan Challis (d. 30th December, 1923)

WOODCOCK, Alfred Prust (d. 16th November, 1921)

WRIGHT, Elsie (d. 2nd July, 1962). And her husband Denham (d. 12th September, 1964)

WRIGHT, Leon John (d. 12th May, 1941).


14 thoughts on “Glentunnel – South Malvern Cemetery

  1. Hi, just 100m from the south malvern cemetery, towards Coalgate there is a gated paddock with 1 grave, head stone of James Wilson. This is the only grave in this paddock which looks more like a cemetery. Could you please tell me if this is a private plot or why James is not with the other graves . Thanks…… PJ

    Posted by Peter Jones | April 25, 2014, 2:25 am
  2. Hi Peter – as far as I can ascertain, this locked paddock is the furthest extent of the cemetery in which there are several identified burials but only James Wilson’s plot still has a headstone on it. If you check out the cemetery map at the main entrance to the cemetery you will see his lone headstone marked amongst the red dots that locate known burials. This cemetery was known to have been planned to be very big and a large number of plots were never used. Selwyn Council have recently updated their cemetery database and, if you search for James Wilson, you will find his plot details/numbers which do match up with the plot map.

    Kind regards
    Helen @ Hunting Kiwis

    Posted by Helen Leggatt | April 26, 2014, 3:12 am
  3. Hi Helen thanks for that, so was the cemetery split into two as there is a paddock in between………?

    Posted by Peter Jones | April 26, 2014, 8:08 pm
  4. I believe the paddock in between is also part of the large cemetery area but unused – I’ll add a pic of the cemetery map to this post later today.

    Posted by hleggatt | April 27, 2014, 4:49 am
  5. Hi Helen, thanks for solving that for me, we had just walked past and wondered why this was.

    Posted by Peter Jones | April 27, 2014, 5:18 am
  6. Mina Marsh was my great grandmother, Norman Thomas my grandfather. My grandmother Judith Rosetta Thomas is buried there as well (died 2001). My great grandfather (Bo? I think) is also there with his second wife (Mary?). I have not been out there since we buried Judith’s ashes. There is also an unmarked grave with twins that Mina gave birth to that lived for a few days. I believe we are also related to the Leeming family in some way. If anyone is interested I have lots of old photographs.

    Posted by Carolyn | November 15, 2014, 11:11 pm
    • Hello Carolyn – We share great great grandparents – Joseph Herbert’s mother and father – William and Catherine Dickey. My grandmother, Martha nee Dickey. Whoever registered Joseph Herbert’s birth gave the alternate spelling of Dickey which was registered and now cannot be changed. Have not seen Joseph’s birth certificate so I don’t know who registered his birth.

      Dickey & Dickie are alternate spellings of the same name and same family – both are used. Douglas is a surname from the same sept. I should like to hear from you please. Regards – Dinny

      Posted by Diana Woodward | January 7, 2019, 11:54 pm
  7. Hi, it was so nice to see my G.G Grandfathers headstone and tidy. Leopold Abrahams. I have lots of rellies in there of whom I’m coming down to check out soon.. Cheers Lois Cooper.

    Posted by Lois Cooper | March 17, 2015, 5:50 am
  8. Re Mina Marsh, the Leeming family is related as Susannah Leeming married Charles Marsh abt 1886 , Susannah and my grandfather Robert were brother and sister, I would love to hear from you Carolyn Also Robert, his wife Mary and son Robert Charles (known as Robin) are buried with Roberts parents William Webster and Elizabeth Leeming in this cemetery. Regards Rosemary

    Posted by rosemary Mckay | August 6, 2015, 4:11 am
  9. Hi I am trying to locate any information on Len & Yvonne Skinner from Glentunnel. Also Yvonnes brother and sister, John (Jack) & Vera Schaffer. Vera married Raymond Smith. If anyone can help with more names or anything at all please contact me on email margaret.harris@xtra.co.nz Thanks

    Posted by Margaret Harris | September 29, 2016, 7:45 am
  10. Hi does anyone have any information relating to the weastell family who lived in this area especially of those buried at this cemetery. If so, please contact me at sanfa_fleming@hotmail.com. TIA

    Posted by Samantha Fleming | November 18, 2016, 7:26 pm
  11. Diana and Rosemary I am so sorry for this belated reply, after a bit of rigmarole and lost records we are narrowing down where Mina Marsh (nee Dickie)’s twins are buried, either in Susannah (nee Leeming) and Charles Marsh’s plot or Joesph and Rosetta (nee Harper) Dickies plot. I have photographs of Bill (William?) Leeming, Susannah’s brother with Irene a daughter in law, Susannah and Rosetta Dickie (among many others). Have been doing a lot of research since my mother and her cousins decided to try and find out where the twins were so they can put some form of memorial there. Feel free to contact me jchodgen@hotmail.com

    Posted by Carolyn | October 26, 2019, 6:22 am

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