Memorial: M5616

Memorial at Rangiriri Cemetery, New Zealand commemorating men of HMS ‘Curacoa’ and HMS ‘Harrier’ killed in the Battle of Rangiriri, 1863

Location

Cemetery, Rangariri, North Island, New Zealand, Rest of the World

Transcript

'H.M.S. CURACOA / MR T.A. WATKINS / MIDSHIPMAN / JAMES WOODS / QUARTERMASTER / WILLIAM TIDY / ABLE SEAMAN / RICHARD STEPHENSON / BOY 1ST CLASS / H.M.S. HARRIER / FREDERICK OSBORNE / 2ND CAPTAIN OF THE FORETOP / DAVID DOWNER / PRIVATE R.M.L.I.'

Details

Description: Inscription within a rope twist border, profile of a warship above.
Type: Gravestone
Vessel: HMS Curacoa, HMS Harrier

Event

Invasion of the Waikato

Event Category

19th century conflicts in the Pacific

People

Downer, David
Age:
Date of Death: 20/11/1863
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Private RMLI
Organisation: Royal Marine Light Infantry
Osborne, Frederick
Age:
Date of Death: 20/11/1863
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: 2nd Captain of the Foretop
Organisation: Royal Navy
Stephenson, Richard
Age:
Date of Death: 20/11/1863
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Boy 1st class
Organisation: Royal Navy
Tidy, William
Age:
Date of Death: 20/11/1863
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Watkins, Thomas A.
Age:
Date of Death: 20/11/1863
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Woods, James
Age:
Date of Death: 20/11/1863
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Quartermaster
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Members of a naval brigade killed in an attack on a fortified Maori position near the town on 20 November 1863.
Bibliography: 'The Review' Summer 2006 vol 19.1. p.1.