Topic: Charles William Broughton Grave

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Patea Cemetery, Scotland Street Patea (Individual)

Charles Broughton's Grave

Charles Broughton's Grave 



 In Memory of

William Charles


Interpreter of the Forces

Killed at Kakaramea 1 Oct 1865

Erected by N Z Govt


Charles William Broughton (1833-1865) - interpreter to the military - was killed at Otautu near Kakaramea on 1 October 1865.

His body was thrown into the Patea River and on 15 November it was found, badly decomposed, at Patea and buried on the spot.(See Documents & also a map in Images below)

At some later stage (after 1925?) because of erosion of the riverbank, he was exhumed and re-interred at the Patea Cemetery.


Broughton Memorial, Whanganui - 1866?

There is also a memorial to Charles Broughton on the Christ Church street frontage at 229 Wicksteed St, Whanganui (See Web link  & Image below)

 In late 1865 the district military commander, Brigadier-General [Waddy], suggested a subscription should be raised "sufficient to place a tablet or ornamental window, to the memory of the deceased in the Episcopal [Anglican] church at Wanganui." (Evening Post, 9 Dec1865 from Wanganui Chronicle. See Document below)


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Charles William Broughton Grave

Last Name:Broughton
Place of Birth:London
Charles William Broughton Grave by Ron is Copyright Act 1994