May 26, 1826, Carlton, Yorkshire, England.

October 19, 1899, Wellington, New Zealand.

Old Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand.


Originally a Meth­od­ist preacher, Al­ders­ley joined the Salvation Army around 1879, serving as a sergeant at Keigh­ley, York­shire, where he sold earthenware.

He moved to New Zea­land in 1884 and lived in Christ Church and Well­ing­ton. Largely housebound due to severe arthritis, he wrote extensively; several of his songs appeared in the Salvation Army’s War Cry in 1883.

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