William Wallace Gunson, RNZNVR
|Born ||2 Feb 1909||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Died ||12 Jun 1971||(62)||Remuera, New Zealand|
Warship Commands listed for William Wallace Gunson, RNZNVR
|HMNZS Maimai (T 338)||T/Lt.||MS Trawler||20 Apr 1945|
He was the second son of (later) Sir James and Jessie, Lady Gunson, he was educated at Three Kings School, Auckland Grammar School and Queen's College, Oxford University 1927-1930 obtaining a Bachelor's and later a Master's degree. He married Myrtle Cochrane in 1939. They had two children, Timothy (1940-2009) and Prudence (1942-). He remarried to Elizabeth Wilson in 1946. They had three sons, Ian (1947-), Jonathan (1950-) and David (1953-). A stockbroker before and after the war, he later became a bookseller. When he died in 1971, having provided for his family, he left a fortune in Jacobean silver, Oriental artwork, ceramics and jades to the Auckland Museum.
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