1826–1899

Introduction

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Born: May 26, 1826, Carl­ton, York­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Oc­to­ber 19, 1899, Well­ing­ton, New Zea­land.

Buried: Old Ka­ro­ri Ce­me­te­ry, Well­ing­ton, New Zea­land.

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Biography

Originally a Me­thod­ist preach­er, Al­ders­ley joined the Sal­va­tion Ar­my (SA) 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 SA’s War Cry in 1883.

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Lyrics