Hon Francis Joseph Rolleston

Kings Jubilee Medal, COR

Date of birth

11 May 1873 at Christchurch

Died

8 September 1946 at Timaru

Parents

Hon William Rolleston MA (Cantab) and Elizabeth Mary Rolleston (nee Brittan)

Married

Mary Winifred Blair 3 March 1908 at Timaru

Children

Two sons and four daughters

Education

  • Christ’s College
  • Prefect – Scholastic Head of School – Junior and Senior Somes Scholarships
  • University of Canterbury – BA, LLB

Career

  • Barrister and Solicitor
  • Associate to Mr Justice Richmond 1890s
  • Tripp and Rolleston

Position held

  • Examiner Law Subjects for New Zealand University 1906-20
  • Timaru Harbour Board Chairman 1912-22
  • Mayor of Timaru 1921-23
  • MP for Timaru 1922-28
  • Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Defence 1926-28

Honours

  • Kings Jubilee Medal 1935
  • Coronation Medal 1937

Sporting

  • School – Athletic Champion and 2 years in 1st XI and 2 years in 1st XV