The Lister Family

Geoffrey Harold Lister

Birth: 1894/5

Father: John Dunheved Lister

Mother: Clara Maria (Risley) Lister

Notes: Geoffrey served in World War I. He was a lance corporal with the 4th regiment of the South African Infantry, and was killed in action in the Le Cateau sector in France.

Le Cateau Military Cemetery
Le Cateau Military Cemetery in France, where Geoffrey Harold Lister is buried
Death: 17 October 1918, in France
The Natal Witness 4 November 1918
LISTER. - Killed in action in France on 17th October, Geoffrey Harold (South African Scottish), dearly loved second son of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. LISTER. Aged 23 years.

Buried: Le Cateau Military Cemetery, France. His grave reference is II.C.8


John Dunheved Lister

John Edward Risley
John Dunheved Lister
photograph from The Natal Who's Who
Birth: 18 April 1865, in Launceston, Cornwall, England

Father: William Lister, of Pietermaritzburg

Married: Clara Maria Risley on 15 July 1890 in St Peters Cathedral, Pietermaritzburg, Natal
John Dunheved Lister is recorded as a bachelor, of full age. He is a solicitor, resident in PMBurg. Clara Maria Risley is recorded as a spinster, aged 20, born in PMBurg. The marriage was performed by Arthur H. D. Edwards, and witnessed by Jos. Risley, Wm. Lister and Ellie Mary Murray.

Occupation: Solicitor
John was admitted as an attorney of the Natal Supreme Court on 3 June 1889 (Natal Law Reports vol 26 pxiii).

The Natal Who's Who p118
LISTER, John Dunheved;  Solicitor and Notary Public of Supreme Court of Natal; Conveyancer and admitted Solicitor in the Transvaal Colony; b. 11th April, 1865, at Launceston, Cornwall; s. of late William Lister, of Maritzburg; m., 15th July, 1890, Clara Daisy, d. of late Joseph Risley, of Maritzburg; 3 sons.  Educ. Maritzburg.  Hobbies: Riding, horses, and reading.  Add., 3, Harwin's Arcade; and P.O. Box 166, Maritzburg.  Member Victoria Club.  Came to Natal as an infant.  Founder of City Sporting Club (the original Sporting Club of S.A.).

Death: 1923

1897: 337 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal   (Natal Almanac & Directory 1897 p108)

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