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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 1844 Chelmsford, Essex, England.  d. 10/12/1923 Auckland, New Zealand.

 

DATE OF NZC ACTION: 02/10/1866 Pungarehu, New Zealand.

 

Awarded the New Zealand Cross for bravery in several instances in 1866. Earlier in the year he rescued Sergeant Major Duff, who was mortally wounded, then later that year he held off an enemy party who had killed his comrade. In so doing he saved the enemy from collecting the guns, taking the money his comrade had in his pocket, and despoiling his body.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: PUREWA CEMETERY, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.

Block D, Row 17, Plot 115

LOCATION OF MEDAL: TE AWAMUTU MUSEUM, TE AWAMUTU, NEW ZEALAND.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Henry William

Northcroft NZC

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