Memorial: M449

Headboard at¬†Christ Church, Russell, New Zealand commemorating six seamen of HMS ‘Hazard’ killed in the defence of Kororareka 1845

Location

Christ Church, Russell, Northland, New Zealand, Rest of the World

Transcript

'SACRED TO THE MEMORY / OF / COLOUR SGT. J.M. MCARTHY R.M.L.I. AGE 33 / PTE ALEX MAY RMLI AGE 26 / W. LOVELL SEAMAN AGE 24 / W. LOVE SEAMAN AGE 26 / WHITKR DENBY SEAMAN AGE 34 / FREDRICK GEO. MINIKIN SEAMAN AGE 23 / LATE OF / H.M.S. HAZARD / WHO FELL IN THE DEFENCE OF KORORAREKA / 11TH MARCH 1845 / The warlike of the Isles /T he men of field and wave! / Are not the rocks their funeral piles / The seas and shores their grave? / Go, stranger! track the deep / Free, free the white sails spread! / Wave may not foam nor wild wind sweep / Where rest not England's dead'

Details

Description: Painted wooden headboard, the original is inside the church.
Type: Headboard
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Wood
Vessel: HMS Hazard

Event

New Zealand War 1845-7

Event Category

19th century conflicts in the Pacific

People

Denby, W.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 11/3/1845
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Love, W.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 11/3/1845
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Lovell, W.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 11/3/1845
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
May, Alexander
Age: 26
Date of Death: 11/3/1845
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Private RMLI
Organisation: Royal Marine Light Infantry
McArthy, J. M.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 11/3/1845
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Colour Sergeant RMLI
Organisation: Royal Marine Light Infantry
Minikin, Fredrick George
Age: 24
Date of Death: 11/3/1845
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Commemorates casualties of a clash between Hone Heke's men and seamen from HMS 'Hazard' on the Southern boundary of the churchyard.