This page gives a brief history of Somme House in Plimmerton, Porirua City.
The land on which Somme House was built was once part of George Troup’s estate which extended up Cluny Road and included Motuhara, Moana and Airlie Roads (for more information about George Troup see the link at the bottom of this page). In 1910 the land was subdivided and sections were sold off over the subsequent years. On 17 May 1915 Troup sold Lot 79 to Robert Hird Hustler, a painter from Johnsonville. Hustler took a mortgage out on the land on 28 February 1916, probably to build the house. On 23 April 1918 the land was sold to Juanita Heather Sylvia Craw of Linton, a spinster.
Juanita Craw may have had a brother Eric Hector Dunstan Craw who was a bombardier in the First World War, who was killed in the Battle of the Somme on 25 September 1916. Eric Craw also came from Linton. Various owners have come and gone since that time.
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