Born 1892 ; Died 30/11/1918 ; Buried 2/12/1918 ; Age 35.
School teacher.

“The many friends of Miss Kathleen Reyling will regret to learn that she passed away at the Normal School Hospital on Saturday last. Miss Reyling, while suffering from a severe attack of influenza, left her bed on 24th November [1918] to attend the death-bed of her sister [Nellie Wheldon], who with her husband [Private Albert Wheldon] also fell victims to the epidemic. The late Miss Reyling was well known and much loved as mistress of the Cross Creek School” [Evening Post, Women in Print, Volume XCVI, Issue 133, 2/12/1918]

Related to Kathleen: Nellie Vaughan Wheldon (sister ; b.1893 ; d.24/11/1918 ; buried 26/11/1918; age 25) and her husband Private Albert Joseph Wheldon (d.20/11/1918 at Trentham Military Hospital ; buried 22/11/1918 ; age 28). Both are buried at Karori cemetery.

Cross Creek School (1883-1953) was approximately 12km South of Featherston in the Wairarapa. Charles M. Blake was the head of school during Kathleen’s time as mistress. The school served families of railway workers, with Cross Creek railway station being the base of operations for the Rimutaka Incline.

Kathleen died at the Thorndon Normal School Temporary Hospital.


In Loving Memory of
K.R. Reyling
Died 30 Nov 1918
Aged 26 years
Louis J. Reyling
Died 1 May 1937
Aged 35 years

Grave information:

Section: CH ENG2
Plot: 163E
Record: 61368
Cleaned: 11/12/2016

Family information:

Mother: Ellen
Father: George Frederick Reyling [from Leicester, England]


Nellie Vaughan Wheldon (sister)