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REPORT ON NAVAL & MILITARY
                  
INTELLIGENCE.
  
       
WAR INJURIES,AND DEATHS  

(This Page Includes Passengers on the 'S.S.
Auckland'; arr
28 Dec. 1863. 'Chariot of Fame';arr. 9 Jan. 1864, & Troop Ship 'Light Brigade', 
         from
India: arr. 12 Jan. 1864)


NEW ZEALAND HERALD

NZH 23 September 1864, page 3

An inquest was held yesterday morning at the Provincial Hospital to 
enquire into the cause of the death of Mr John Hutchinson WOOD 
formerly attached to the 2nd Waikato Regt. Here.

The evidence went to prove that the unfortunate gentleman was perfectly sober at the 
time he left the racecourse; and also, in all probability, continued so until his death. 
The horse was described as being a spirited animal and Mr Wood as an excellent rider 
“perhaps the best in this colony”. The distressing event can only be attributed to the 
horse shying. The jury returned a verdict of ‘Accidental Death’.

NZH 16 November 1863, page 2
naval & Military Intelligence.
The ‘Queen’s Own’, 50th Regt., nicknamed ‘the Dirty Half Hundred’.
Col. Richard WADDY, CB. Arriving on the HMSS
Himalaya

Tuesday, 17 November 1863
The Fiftieth RegimentThis gallant Corps is under orders to march from the Albert
Barracks to the  camp at Otahuhu
this morning at
8 o’clock.

Thursday 19 November 1863
The ‘Lady Jocelyn” is now on the way from
Calcutta to this port with that
splendid Corps, the 43rd Light Infantry. Her arrival may be shortly anticipated.

Monday 16 November 1863
The ‘Queen’s Own’
The gallant 50th were landed altogether unexpectedly and as we cannot but consider,
inconveniently, in the course of yesterday. Why is Sunday, without seeming necessity,
selected almost as a day of work? And why should soldiers or sailors be run from a fine
comfortable ship to a half-provided, half-furnished miserable barracks? Must the red-
tapeism of the
Crimea be perpetuated in New Zealand? Must men arriving from a
tropical and enfeebling country be needlessly exposed to the severity of weather
altogether unseasonable and unparalleled within the knowledge of residents of 20 years.

Early yesterday morning the hired transport steamer Corio, Captain Turner, steam 
gunboat Sand Fly, Captain arks, proceeded alongside HMSS
Himalaya from which 
ship the debarkation forthwith commenced. It was then blowing fresh from the westward
 with all the indications of increasing to a furious gale - indications sufficiently obvious 
to have caused a countermand of orders issued, come from what quarter they might.

About 1 pm the same boats, closely packed with soldiers, cast off from the Himalaya making
the best of their way towards the Queens-street wharf, Corio fetching to windward, Sand Fly
looking out for a berth to lee of that structure and both, for a great length of time, hanging
on in helpless, if not perilous, anticipation of landing their invaluable living freight. At this
time the gale had increased to a tempest, only the rain descending in torrents broke the heart
of the hurricane. Under such wretched circumstances the noble fellows achieved their landing
and, drenched to the skin, with arms soiled, baggage saturated and neither comfort, convenience
nor reason placed before them, they marched (with the heartfelt sympathy of the citizens) to
the Albert Barracks, from whence we learn they will resume their march this morning to the
camp at Otahuhu.

Surely ‘landing orders’ should be discretionary, as much as wind and weather permitting.
The two last Regiments arriving here experienced very heavy receptions. The 18th had scarcely
landed ere they were in the hottest of the fire. The 50th in landing have nearly been drowned.
“They manage these things better in
France.”

Towards sunset the tempest moderated when the Sandfly took on board the remainder of the
Regiment, the men now landing easily and with dry jackets and marching comfortably to their
barracks.

Monday 16 November 1863The 50th will be a great and welcome addition to the force of our
gallant General Cameron and we hope to add that they are speedily to be followed by those
 renowned Light Infantry Corps, the 43rd and 68th…….

Monday 23 November 1863
Victory at Rangariri [183 prisoners]
List of the killed and wounded so far as we have yet been able to ascertain.

Killed

MURPHY, Lt, 12th Regt
WATKINS, Midshipman, ‘Curacoa’

Wounded

TALBOT, 65th Gunshot wound of jaw, L shoulder and chest, dangerous
DUCROW, Ensign, 40th Gunshot wound of L knee joint, very severe
DOWNS, Lt, ‘Miranda’ Gunshot wound to L shoulder, severe
ALEXANDER, Lt, Curacoa Gunshot wound R shoulder, severe
HOTHAM, Lt, Curacoa Gunshot wound R leg, severe
MAYNE, Capt, Eclipse Gunshot would L hip, severe
AUSTEN, Lt Col, 2 Batt. 14th Wound to thigh, severe
MERCER, Capt, RA Gunshot wound to face, dangerous
LEWIS, Lt & Adj, 65th Gunshot L arm, severe
CHEVALIER, Lt 65th Wound to L leg, severe
BROOKE, Lt, RE Wound of fingers, slight

Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates Killed

CULVERWELL, Charles, Gunner, RA
KEOAN, Robert Gunner, RA

Wounded

HAMILTON, Peter, Serjeant-Major, RA Two wounds to R arm
BOLD, James, Gunner, RA Wound to forehead

An account of this battle can be found in the NZ Herald newspaper,
Monday 23 November 1863, page 3.

NewZealand Herald Tuesday 24 November 1863

We are informed that the funeral of Lt MURPHY and Midshipman WATKINS,
killed in action on the 20th instant, will take place this day at
4 pm from Albert
Barracks. The bodies were brought into town last evening about
9.30 pm.

NZH Wednesday 25 November 1863

Battle at Rangariri
Artillery

Killed

Officers None

Bombardiers Bomb. MARTIN
Gunners MELVILLE Kevan

Wounded

MERCER, Capt
HAMILTON, P, Sjt-Major
BOLD, J, Gunner

Total Casualties -
Killed: 3 x Privates
Wounded: 1 x Officer
1 x Serjeant
1 x Gunner

12th Regiment

Killed

MURPHY, Lieut
NEEDHAM, Pvte
OSBORNE, Pvte
SAYERS, Pvte
SHEDA, Pvte
SMITH, G, Pvte
WOOD, Pvte

Wounded

BAXTER, Pvte
BOUCHER, Pvte
BOYEN, Pvte
CAIN, Pvte
DORAN, Pvte
DOWARD, Pvte
GRAINGER, Pvte
MALONEY, Pvte
McCAMON, Pvte
McREYNOLDS, Pvte
MEADE, Pvte,
MOLLOY, Pvte
NORGROVE, Cpl
SAVAGE, Cpl
WOOD, Pvte
YATES, Pvte

Total Casualties - Killed:
1 x Officer
5 x Privates
Wounded: 15 rank & file

14th Regiment

Killed

BURRELL (BUNELL), L/Cpl
BELLEW, T, Pvte
McCRORY (McCRONY), Pvte
NOWLAND, Pvte
RUSSELL, H, Pvte

Wounded

AUSTIN, Lt.Col
CARROLL, Pvte
HANNIGAN, Pvte
LEWIS, Pvte
MANSBRIDGE, Surgeon
MURRAY (MIMAY), Pvte
PHILLIPS, Capt
SHINTON (SLIMTON), Pvte
SWAINE, Pvte

Total Casualties - Killed: 5 x Privates
Wounded: 2 x Officers
7 x Rank & file

40th Regiment

Killed

BARBER, B, Pvte
DALEY (DALING), J, Pvte
GOLDSBORO(UGH), E, Pvte
HOWNE, E, Pvte
JOHNS, J, Pvte
LOUGHLIN, P, Pvte
McNALLY, J, Pvte
USHER, W, Pvte

Wounded

BELL, D, Pvte
BROTHERTON, F Pvte
BROWN, H, Pvte
DORAN (DORCHAR), E, Pvte
DUCROW, Ensign
GRIMES (GINNES, T, Pvte
HEALEY, J, Pvte
HOLNBERG, H, Cpl
JONES, W, Pvte
MANN (MAIM), H, Cpl
ROBERTS, G, Pvte
SCALES, J, Pvte

Total Casualties - Killed: 7 x Privates
Wounded: 1 x Officer
12 x Rank & File

65TH REGIMENT

Killed

BELL, Pvte
BLACKBURN (BLACKHAM), Pvte
CAVANAGH, Pvte
CLARKE, Pvte
HEPBURN, Pvte
JOHNSON, Pvte
KING, Pvte
MARLEY, Pvte
McCAUSLAND, Pvte
McLELLAND, Pvte
MOONEY, Pvte
NEAT, Pvte
ROBERTS, Pvte

Wounded

GRESSON, Capt
JEFFREY, Lt
TALBOT, Lt
LEWIS, Lt
HUGHES, D, Sjt
MANGAN, Sjt
HOWSON, Sjt
CRINMAN (CRINNIN), Cpl Drummer
BARTLETT, Pvte
BROWN, Pvte
BRIMSBY (BRINSLEY), Pvte
CAIN, Pvte
CAIRNS, Pvte
COLEBROOK, Pvte
CONWAY, Pvte
COTHAM, Pvte
ELLENTREE, Pvte
GORMAN, Pvte
HALPIN (HALKIN), Pvte
HOP(E)WOOD, Pvte
HORNE, Pvte
LAW, Pvte
LOCKERBY, Pvte
McADAM, Pvte
McBARNEY (McBARNES), Pvte
McCONNELL, Pvte
McLEAN, Pvte
MULLIN (MULLEN), Pvte
MIRRELL, Pvte
NORRIS, J, Pvte
NORRIS, R, Pvte
RUSSELL, Pvte
SHEAN, Pvte
SMITH, Pvte
SWIFT, Pvte
WARING, Pvte
WELSH (WELSBY), Pvte

Total Casualties: Killed: 13 x Privates
Wounded: 4 x Officers
3 x Serjeants
1 x Drummer
30 x Rank & File

NZH Wednesday 25 November 1863, Page 3

Account of Military funeral of MURPHY and WATKINS

Firing Parade of 40 men From the Auckland Garrison and Otahuhu Camp
In Command Lieutenant Forster, 12th Regiment
Band of the 12th Regiment.
Band of the 50th Regiment
Band of HMS Curacoa.

The Band of the 12th playing the Dead March of Saul which was rendered
Exceedingly touching by long funereal wails of the trumpets and prolonged
Rolls of the muffled drums, between each repetition of that surpassing
Funeral hymn.

The Bodies Placed side by side On a gun carriage
Covered with the Union Jack And drawn
By six Artillery horses and driversSeaman of the H M S ships Curacoa and Miranda.
Fifty men of the Land Transport Corps. Fifty men of troops in Garrison
Officers of the Militia
Officers of HM Troops Officers of the Navy. Civilians
Members of the General Assembly. Members of the Executive Council.
Attorney-General, Colonial Secretary, Defense Minister, Postmaster General
Captain Lacy, HMS Miranda. Major General Galloway. His Excellency the Governor

NZH 26 November, 1863

Drury, 1.15 pm (by Electrical Telegraph)

Deaths of Captains MERCER and PHELPS
Captain MERCER, Royal Artillery, and Captain PHELPS, 2 Batt. 24th Regt, died this
morning at Queen’s Redoubt. The bodies arrived in an ambulance cart at Drury at 1.15.
The remains of these gallant officers will be brought to Auckland under an escort of the
50th Regt and will arrive in town this evening. Captain MERCER was shot through the
head and Captain Phelps through the abdomen, the bullet believed to have lodged in
his kidney. [Capt PHELPS was from NSW]

Monday 30 November 1863

Naval Brigade

Killed:
Mr WATKINS
Seamen:
 WOOD, Curacoa
TIDY
ASHBURN
DOWNER

Wounded:
MAYNE, Capt Eclipse
ALEXANDER, Lt, Curacoa
DOLLAR, Curacoa
DOWNS, Miranda
GILLING, Miranda
HUGHES
OLDFIELD
ROBINSON, Curacoa
SOUTHAM, Lt, Curacoa

NZ Herald Newspaper, 28 December 1863
Arrival of S.S. Auckland 

The long looked for mail steamer Auckland , in charge of Capt MACHIN, discharged her  annunciatory
gun about twenty minutes past one yesterday morning. She was, as we anticipated, detained in Sydney in
consequence of the non arrival of the Bombay which vessel experienced frightful weather between King
George’s Sound and Melbourne, being obliged to heave to for five and forty hours during a heavy southerly
gale. The Auckland encountered a succession of south east winds with a high cross sea all the way across.
On leaving Sydney the wind was south south east and never fetched to the northward of east throughout the passage.

On the 24th at Noon passed a full rigged ship 140 miles to the westward of the Three Kings
and of those islands a ship, a brig and schooner were incoming bound to the eastward. Rounded
the North Cape on the 25th at 6.30 p.m. with strong south easterly wind and thick weather. The
Auckland made her last trip from hence to Sydney in five days 15 hrs. She has brought the following passengers:

BRAY, Mr & Mrs
DEMESTRE, Mr
GERRARD, Mrs
GIBSON, Capt & Mrs
GOODWIN, Staff Asst Surgeon
HARLIN, Mr & Mrs
HARRISON, Mr
HORAN, Capt, 43rd Regt
KITCHEN, Mr & Mrs and 4 chdn
LANE, Mrs
LIGAR, Mr
MABIN, Mr
MATSON, Mr, 2 chdn & servant
O’HAGEN, Mr
RAYMOND, Mrs & Miss
RICHARDSON, Capt, 12th Regt
ROLLESTON, A G O
RUSSELL, Mr
SPRING, Mrs
VALENTINE, Mr
WEBB, Mr

Thirty in steerage.

The Auckland also brings 90 horses, having lost 14 on the passage. They were all landed
yesterday morning. Victoria has been visited with a succession of full gales. The lower part
of Melbourne has been flooded causing an immense loss of property.

NZ Herald, Saturday 9 January 1864

From India the Australian brought troops of the Headquarters Division of the 68th Regt
Durham Light Infantry, 299 Rank & File, 7 women, 10 chdn.

Arrival of the CHARIOT OF FAME

The troop ship Chariot of Fame, a White Star clipper of 1639 tons, Capt Clark, arrived
yesterday from Queenstown (?Ireland). 93 days.

126 Rank & File of the 70th Regt.
154 - of the 18th. Regt
70 - 40th Regt
71 - 57th Regt
36 - 65th Regt
19 - 50th Regt
15 - RE
27 - Army Hospital Corps

Officers:
ANDERSON, Capt T H 40th Regt
BAKER, Capt J D 2nd Batt. 18th Royal Irish
BAWTREE, Staff Sjt E M
BLEWITT, C, Capt
BYAM, W, Ensign
CARR, Lt, RA
CHANDLER, Staff Sjt E A
CHAYTER, Ensign A
HALL, Capt 2nd Batt, 18th Royal Irish
HIGGINS, W, Capt
LLOYD, Capt T W J 57th Regt
MANSERGH, Capt 40th Regt
MARTIN, Ensign 70TH Regt
MENTEITH, Lt 70th Regt
THOMPSON, Ensign T G
TOULMIN, Ensign A All of the 65th Regt
WARING, Ensign 50th Regt
YOUNG, Lt Col
Mrs LLOYD & 2 chdn, passengers
64 women, 67 chdn
Deaths: 8 chdn & Mary Ann EVERS, wife of a Private in the 68th Regiment,
died 26th October.
On December 3rd Thomas LENNON of the 70th Regt was found to be missing,
 presumably washed overboard during the night.
There were 9 births.

Tuesday 12 January 1864

Coroner’s Inquest into the death of Martin COUSIN, Private, 18th Regt,
Wynyard Hotel, Barrack St. Found dead on the footpath cnr Queen and Shortland
Streets. Monday 18 January 1864

ARRIVAL OF TROOP SHIP LIGHT BRIGADE FROM INDIA
Clipper ship built  by Donald McKay, Boston, 1855. Read & Co., agents. Black Ball liner,
1214 dons, H Evans. 46 days from Rangoon.

Officers:
68th Regt Major SHUTTLEWORTH (Commanding)
Capt SPRATT
Lt C B TEW, lady & child
Lt B H BURKE
Lt C C HOOD
Asst Surgeon O CODRINGTON
211 Rank & File
33 women
73 children
43rd Regt Capt C R MURE
Capt E UTTERTON
Lt W LIVASON
Asst Surgeon J GOOD
47 Non-commissioned officers and men
10 women
21 children
One deserter from the 60th Regt and four stowaways.
5 births; 4 deaths - 3 chdn & 1 woman, 68th Regt

Report, from Capt von Tempsky, accompanying the Forest Rangers,
to the Assistant Military Secretary.

Camp Te Rore, 12 February 1864
Included: 40th Regt

Killed:

Pvte John McDOOLE
Pvte Henry BLAKE
Pvte George COOPER
Pvte Michael CAHILL

Wounded:

Pvte James BREADY Arm amputated
Pvte James ROBBINS Severely
Pvte Joseph SPRIGGS Severely
Pvte John PEATON Slight
Pvte John MEIGHAN Slight
Pvte Thomas SULLIVAN Slight

50th Regt
Killed:

Pvte James CUSSEN
Pvte William BANE Both of Auckland Rifle Volunteers

Wounded:

Capt Charles HEAPHY Slight

23 February 1864

ENGAGEMENT AT THE FRONT [Telegraphic Despatch]
From General CAMERON to His Excellency the Governor Via Hon F Whitaker
From Meremere, received in Auckland 10.15

Included the names:
4 wounded including Col NIXON, dangerously

Killed:

Cpl ALEXANDER
Pvt McHALE, both of Colonial Defense Force
Pvt ASKUR 65th Regt

Wounded:

John BALLINDEN Forest Rangers
Pvt W SMITH 65th Reg
Cpl DUNNE Colonial Defense Force

Thursday 19 November 1863

The Lady Jocelyn is now on the way from Calcutta to this port with that splendid Cor
the 43rd Light Infantry. Her arrival may be shortly anticipated.

NZ Herald, Newspaper, Advertising Sheet, Thursday 25 February 1864

Latest news from the General’s HQ - The Native Rebellion
Col NIXON and other wounded officers and soldiers are progressing favourably.

KILLED

ALEXANDER, Cpl Horatio, Colonial Defense Corps
HALL, Mr, CDC

WOUNDED

NIXON, Col Shot through the chest, dangerously
DUNN, Cpl Defense Force Wounded in thigh
BRADY, Pvte James Defense Force Severe wound in the hand
ASKEW, Pvte Charles 65th Regt Shot through the head, brain penetrated
Mortally wounded
SMITH, Pvte Wm 65th Regt Slight wound in face
BALLENDEN, Pvte John Forest Rangers Shot through hip, ball lodging in abdomen
The bearer of the proposals is a native who went home by the Novara.

NZ Herald, Friday 26 February 1864
Report from Camp Te Awamutu

KILLED

HAWKINS, Sgt 50th Regt
TUCK, Pvte Artillery

WOUNDED

BAILEY, Pvte 50th Regt Slightly
BEECH, Pvte 50th Regt Severely
BRETT, Pvte 50th Regt Slightly
BURKE, Pvte 50th Regt Severely
DOVETON, Ensign 50th Regt Groin, severely
DUNN, Sgt 70th Regt Hand & face
EVANS, Pvte 65th Regt Slightly
GILMER, Cpl CDC Arm
KENNEDY, Pvte 50th Regt Slightly
LITTLE, Cpl CDC Thigh
MATHEWS, Pvte 50th Regt Slightly
McEVOY, J, Pvte 50th Regt Slightly
MORRIS, Pvte 70th Regt Skull
MUGGERIDGE, Pvte J 70th Regt Slightly
PAGAN, Lieut 65th Regt Calf of leg, slightly
PAYNE, Sgt 50th Regt Slightly
STEERS, Pvte Artillery Slightly
TAYLOR, Pvte C 70th Regt Hand & face
WALSH, Pvte 50th Regt Slightly
WARBURTON, Pvte 50th Regt Severely

NZ Herald, Friday 4 March 1864

KILLED

ALEXANDER, Cpl CDF
McHALE, Pvte Alex CDC
TUCK, Dvr Charles Mounted Artillery
HAWKINS, Sgt Wm 50th Regt

WOUNDED
65th Regt

ASKEW, Pvte Charles Bullet wound entered R eye, passing
out behind L ear, mortal.
SMITH, Pvte William Slugs in the face, severe
PAGAN, Lieut Andrew Gunshot wound to R leg, severe
EVANS, Pvte Thomas Gunshot wound to R shoulder, slight

Colonial Defense Force
NIXON, Lt Col Penetrating wound of chest, lungs injured, dangerously
BRADY, Pvte Hand, slightDUNN, Cpl Gunshot wound of body, severe
GILMER, Cpl E B Flesh wound, forearm, slight
LITTLE, Cpl Thomas Gunshot wound to thigh, slight

Forest Rangers

BELLENDER Pvte John Gunshot wound to abdomen, dangerous
TAYLOR, Pvte James Gunshot wound to finger, slight

Mounted Artillery
BAXENDALE, Sgt James Gunshot wound to face, slight
STEER, Dvr Charles Gunshot wound to hand, slight

50th Regt
DOVETON, Ens.C A Penetrating wound of chest, dangerous
PAYNE, Sgt Joseph Gunshot wound to head, slight
BURKE, Pvte Thomas Gunshot wound to thigh, severe
PAGE, Pvte Richard Gunshot wound to R arm, severe
BRADY, Pvte Walter Gunshot wound to head, slight
WALSH, Pvte Cornelius Gunshot wound to R hand, severe
MATTHEWS, Pvte William Gunshot wound to R leg, severe
KENNEDY, Pvte William Gunshot wound to L groin, slight
WARBURTON, Pvte Elias Gunshot wound to shoulder, severe

70th Regt

MORRIS, Pvte Joseph Gunshot wound to scalp, severe
DUNN, Sgt John Gunshot wound to face and foot, slight
MUGGERIDGE, Pvte Isaac Contusion of hip, slight

NZ Herald, Friday 8 April 1864 (paper very hard to read)

KILLED
RING. Capt.
GILLINGHAM, Drummer 65th Regt Killed
BARNETT, Cpl Killed
WHITFIELD, Pvte Killed

WOUNDED
GORVER, Capt 65th Regt Leg, slightly
CHEVALIER, Lieut 65th Regt Leg, severely
CHAYTER, Ensign 65th Regt Dangerously
11 men wounded 65th Regt