BICKERTON, Mervyn Wilson

Mervyn Wilson Bickerton
born circa 1908 (1)
the son of Herbert Frederick Bickerton and Alice Maud Bickerton nee Wilson (2)
died 1940 aged 31 years. (3)

Stone's Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and Westland Directory June 1936
Bickerton M. W., 162 Manchester Street, Christchurch

Archives NZ - Chch Branch hold the Probate Record for the following:
BICKERTON Mervyn Wilson - Christchurch - Photographer 1940

(By Telegraph—Press Association.)
CHRISTCHURCH, February 25. Injuries which caused his death were received by Mr. Mervyn Wilson Bickerton, married, aged 32, of Christchurch, when he was thrown from a horse and struck an iron pole at Okain's Bay on Saturday afternoon. He was a grandson of Professor A. W. Bickerton, first Professor of Science at Canterbury University College. Mr Bickerton, who was engaged in journalistic and general photographic work in Christchurch, had gone with his wife to Okain's Bay to photograph a wedding. While there he paid a visit to the farm of Mr. Henry Thacker, where he and two others went riding. His horse separated from those of the other two, and bolted and got out of control. It grazed an iron pole, causing Mr. Bickerton to be  thrown so that his head struck the pole. He received head, arm, and leg injuries. He was taken to the Christchurch Public, Hospital,  where he died this morning.
Evening Post, Volume CXXIX, Issue 48, 26 February 1940

(1) BDM 1908/24611 Mervyn Wilson Bickerton son of Alice Maud and Herbert Frederick
(2) BDM 1908/4928 Alice Maud Wilson to Herbert Frederick Bickerton
(3) BDM 1940/22547 Bickerton Mervyn Wilson aged 31 years

The following two photographs show the name "Bickerton" and it is believed they are probably the work of Mervyn Wilson Bickerton.

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