Topic: Charles William Broughton Grave
Patea Cemetery, Scotland Street Patea (Individual)
Charles Broughton's Grave
In Memory of
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)