b. 1837 ? d. 02/11/1913 Auckland, New Zealand.
DATE OF NZC ACTION: 13/03/1869 Otauto, New Zealand.
Awarded the New Zealand Cross in the New Zealand Wars of the 1860s. He had two near-death experiences which helped him to earn his medal. At Otauto in March 1869 he led a group of volunteers who held up an enemy party. Half the group were killed and the other half injured, including him with a bullet through the neck, but they achieved their objective. Then at Ngatapa Pa he lay helpless on the ground as he saved a comrade from falling down a cliff, with an enemy soldier standing close to him with his gun raised. Fortunately another comrade shot his attacker before he could shoot.
BURIAL LOCATION: WAIKUMETE CEMETERY, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.
Nonconform Div C, Row 7, Plot 15
LOCATION OF MEDAL: NEW ZEALAND POLICE MUSEUM, PORIRUA, NEW ZEALAND.
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