Topic: Taranaki Militia and Volunteers Memorial - 1892

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St Mary's Cathedral, Vivian St., New Plymouth. Originally in the Drill Hall, Kawau Street

Taranaki Militia and Volunteers, St Mary's Cathedral, NP 

Taranaki Militia and Volunteers Memorial .  

IN

MEMORY

OF THE

TARANAKI MILITIA AND VOLUNTEERS

WHO FOUGHT AND FELL

IN THE NATIVE WARS

IN THE YEARS FROM 1860 TO 1866

 

 

                     MILITIA                                              VOLUNTEERS

                CAPTN   WILLIAM C. KING             TROOPER JOHN SARTEN

        "      "        R. BROWN                                      "           A. BAYLY

       SERGT    P. FAHEY                                          "         P. O'NEILL

      PRIVATE    S. SHAW                                      "         J. HAWKE

           "        "            S. FORD                                  PRIVATE    E. COAD

                          "        "   J. HURFORD                                   "        "         H. EDGECOMBE

                "       "     J. HAWKEN                                      "        "          C. HARRIS

            "        "    G. PATTERSON                              "      "         H. CRANN

         "        "    JOS. SARTEN                                  "       "      F. BROWN

                    "        "    H. PASSMORE                              "       "      E. MESSENGER 

                                 "          "       W. WRIGHT    

                                                        

 The memorial was to be unveiled at the opening of the Drill Hall on 18 June 1892 but it was uncompleted at the time and it was to be "fully two months before it is finished." 

(See Documents below)  

 

The memorial was transferred from the Drill Hall in Kawau Street to St Mary's in November 1916.

"A memorial to the Taranaki Volunteers who fell in the Maori War, which was originally placed in the Old Drill Hall, has recently been removed and re-erected outside the west end of our church..." 

Report of St Mary's Annual Meeting, Taranaki Daily News 27 April 1917

 

 

Headstones for the following are in St Mary's:

King, W C; Brown, R; Patterson, G; Sarten, J; Sarten, J; Coad, E; Harris, C; Crann, H; Brown, F; Messenger, E.

Headstones for the following are in Te Henui Cemetery:

Shaw, S; Ford, S; Hawken, J; Passmore, H; O'Neill, P; Edgecombe, H.

Hurford, J is at Omata & Hawke, J in Hurdon Cemetery

 

O’Neill, Tpr Patrick, TMV, Watino 1 June 1865.

(In 1981-82 the Henderson headstone (Te Henui Cemetery) read “And of Patrick O’Neill killed in a skirmish with the natives of
Opunake on 2nd June 1865.” A new headstone now [2010] reads
“Also Patrick O’Neill 2 June 1865 Aged 32 years.” [O’Neill was wounded on 1
June and died on the 2nd]

 

In a list in Documents below the names of John Brady and James Appleby are included. Neither of the names are on the memorial because they served in the Taranaki Military Settlers not as Militia or Volunteers .



 

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