Miles Hastings Otway 1897-

Born: 1897
Father:Loftus Hastings Otway
Mother:Mary Russell Puckey
Children:Peter Miles Otway
Updated: 03 Oct 1996


Miles went to Elstow School and Grammar School in Auckland. He was tall like his brother and sister. He was a very good shot and also enjoyed the duck shooting season. Not only did he win many local prizes for clay bird shooting but also he won the N.Z. Championships in Christchurch in 1950. As a young man he learned to fly with the Walsh Brothers, who conducted a Flying School at Mission Bay, and then joined the Air Force and although he got as far as England the war finished in 1918 before he saw action.

Miles and his cousin, Desmond Williams, had a large honey factory in Te Awamutu - this factory was possibly the largest in New Zealand at that time and the produce was also exported to Australia. Miles married Gretchen Hulme of Cambridge and at the house he had built in Te Awamutu, he also established a tennis court.

Miles was a keen sportsman and had many cups for golf and tennis. He enjoyed the races a game of bridge or a discussion whether it be about algebra or a car's engine.

Miles died suddenly while he was cutting the garden hedge. His wife, Gretchen, later moved to Milford (Auckland) to live.

ID: 1486   Generated by GedTree on 27 Aug 2002

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