Original text on sandstone

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Original text on sandstone.


Photograph: Ron Lambert, 2009

Text as recorded from badly eroded inscription. Words in brackets not decipheral.Although not cnfirmed it does appear possible the the last 4 lines of text (Denis Jackson) and (1861) may have been added later and that the original memorial was to Brooke and the 40th only.

[In Memory of]

[Lieut] Charles Francis Brooke

[for some time] Aide-de-Camp [to] Major

General Sir Thomas Pratt [K.C.B.]

Commanding the Forces


of the Non-commissioned officers and

Men of the 40th Regt

who fell bravely performing their  duty

during the war of 1860-1861

Some of whom are interred in this spot

and others in the Waitara District

Also  of

Lieut DENIS JACKSON 40th Regt

Who fell in action in front of

Huirangi 25th Jan 1861


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Original text on sandstone by Ron L is Copyright Act 1994