Memorial: M449

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Location

Christ church, Russell, Northland, New Zealand

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/The 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 Englands dead'

Details

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

Event

New Zealand War 1845-7

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.

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