Charles Leslie Otway

Charles Leslie Otway 1902-1982

Born: 19 Sep 1902
Died: 31 Aug 1982
Father:Charles Caesar Otway
Mother:Florence Clapcott
Partner:Florence Nightingale
Children:Clive Selwyn Otway
Other Partners:Agnes Barbara Bayer
Updated: 03 Oct 1996


Charles Leslie Otway attended Kings College, Auckland, (then situated in Remuera and now known as Kings School), where he excelled at sport, gaining a place in the First Cricket XI and also the First Rugby XV (as wing forward). On leaving School, Les worked for his father at Waimai. He married Agnes Barbara Bayer, a descendant of the early Puhoi pioneers, and for a time sharemilked in the Waipu area. Later they moved to their own dairy farm at Walters Road, Karaka (Papakura). Following service with the "J" Force in Japan, the family moved to one of the late C.C. Otway's sheep farms situated at Matira (Raglan County). Barbara died in 1950 and Les later married Florence Nightingale. Later the family lived at Pukemiro and finally at Hamilton.

Although something of a complex nature, Les, when "in the mood", was something of an entertainer" his recital of poetry and in particular "The Shooting of Dan Magrue" is well remembered along with his extraordinary ability at rapid "mental" arithmetic addition. Les was a keen follower of the racing Scene as well as cricket test matches.

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