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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 1845 Ruan, County Clare, Ireland.  d. 21/06/1922 Wellington, New Zealand.

 

DATE OF NZC ACTION: 28/12/1868 Taurangaika Pa, New Zealand.

 

Awarded the New Zealand Cross for saving the life of a fellow trooper on 28 December 1868. He rode to take an enemy horse that was tethered nearby, and under constant fire from the Taurangaika Pa that was only 40m away he led the horse to his fallen comrade, helped him to mount then led him to safety. In later life he worked as a farmer, insurance salesman, and land agent, and also served on the Wellington City Council for 3 years.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: KARORI CEMETERY, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND.

C of E 2, Plot 541E

LOCATION OF MEDAL: HELD BY THE LINGARD FAMILY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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William Lingard NZC

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