KNOWN GRAVES OF HOLDERS OF THE VICTORIA CROSS
IN : NEW ZEALAND

AUCKLAND CANTERBURY OTAGO TARANAKI WESTLAND WELLINGTON

AUCKLAND

Name Cyril Royston Guyton,
BASSETT
Nathaniel Godolphin,
BURSLEM
James,
CRICHTON
George Dare,
DOWELL
Rank Lieutenant-Colonel Captain Sergeant Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
Force New Zealand Signal Company 67th Regiment
(Hampshire Regiment)
2nd Bn Auckland Infantry Regiment Royal Marine Artillery
VC won Gallipoli, Turkey,
7 August 1915
Taku Forts, China,
21 August 1860
France,
30 September 1918
Gulf of Finland,
13 July 1855
London Gaz 15 October 1915 13 August 1861 15 November 1918 24 February 1857
Born Mount Eden, Auckland,
3 January 1892
Limerick, Ireland,
2 February 1837
Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland,
15 July 1879
Chichester, England,
15 February 1831
Died 9 January 1983,
Stanley Point, Devonport
July 1865,
Drowned in the Thames River
22 September 1961,
Takapuna
3 August 1910,
Auckland
Grave North Shore Crematorium, Auckland Body washed ashore on 14 July.
Burial site unknown
Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland Purewa Cemetery, St John's, Auckland
Location
of VC
Auckland Museum Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum, Winchester Auckland Museum Royal Marines Museum
Remarks None None None None

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AUCKLAND

Name John Thornton,
DOWN
John Gilroy,
GRANT
Alfred Clive,
HULME
Reginald Stanley,
JUDSON
Rank Ensign Lieutenant Sergeant Major
Force 57th Regiment
(Middlesex Regiment)
1st Bn Wellington Infantry Regiment 23rd Bn 2nd Canterbury Regiment 1st Bn Auckland Infantry Regiment
VC won Pontoko,New Zealand,
2 October 1863
France,
1 September 1918
Maleme, Crete,
20 - 28 May 1941
France,
26 August 1918
London Gaz 22 September 1864 27 November 1918 14 October 1941 30 October 1918
Born Fulham, London, England,
2 March 1842
Hawera,
26 August 1889
Dunedin,
24 January 1911
Port Albert, Wharehine,
29 September 1881
Died 27 April 1866,
Camp Otahuhu, Nr Auckland
25 November 1970,
Auckland
2 September 1982,
Tauranga
26 August 1972,
Mount Eden, Auckland
Grave Otahuhu Old Cemetery, South Auckland
(grave not marked)
Golders Cemetery, Waikumete Dudley Cemetery, Te Puke Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland
Location
of VC
Not publicly held Taranki Museum, New Plymouth Army Museum Waiouru Army Museum Waiouru
Remarks None None None DCM, MM

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AUCKLAND

Name John,
RYAN
Leonard Henry,
TRENT


Rank Lance Corporal Group Captain

Force 65th Regiment
(York & Lancaster Regiment)
Royal New Zealand Air Force
attd 48 Squadron, RAF


VC won Cameron Town, New Zealand,
7 September 1863
Over Amsterdam,
3 May 1943


London Gaz 16 January 1864 1 March 1946

Born Borrisoleigh, Co Tipperary, Ireland,
1839
Nelson,
14 April 1915


Died 29 December 1864, Tuakan
(drowned whilst trying to rescue a comrade)
19 May 1986,
Auckland


Grave Alexandra Redoubt Cemetery
(grave not marked)
North Shore Crematorium, Auckland

Location
of VC
York & Lancaster Regiment Museum, Rotherham RNZAF Museum, Wigram AFB Christchurch

Remarks None DFC

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CANTERBURY / OTAGO

Name John Daniel,
HINTON
Charles Hazlitt,
UPHAM
Duncan Gordon,
BOYES
Horace Robert,
MARTINEAU
Rank Sergeant Captain Midshipman Lieutenant
Force 20th Bn, 2nd NZEF (Canterbury Regiment) 20th Bn, 2nd NZEF (Canterbury Regiment) Royal Navy Protectorate Regiment, SA Forces
VC won Kalamai, Greece,
28 - 29 April 1941
VC: Crete, 22 - 30 May 1941
Bar: Egypt, 14 - 15 July 1942
Shimonoseki, Japan,
6 September 1864
2nd Boer War,
26 December 1899
London Gaz 17 October 1941 VC: 14 October 1941
Bar: 26 September 1945
21 April 1865 6 July 1900
Born Colac Bay, Riverton,
17 September 1909
Christchurch,
21 September 1908
Cheltenham, England,
5 November 1846
London, England,
31 October 1871
Died 28 June 1997,
Christchurch
22 November 1994,
Christchurch
26 January 1869,
Dunedin (Suicide)
7 April 1916,
Dunedin
Grave Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch Harewood Crematorium, Christchurch
(headstone St Paul's Churchyard, Papanui)
Anderson's Bay Cemetery, Dunedin Anderson's Bay Cemetery, Dunedin
Location
of VC
Army Museum Waiouru Army Museum Waiouru Not publicly held Not publicly held
Remarks None None None Name on family grave Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey, England

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TARANAKI / WESTLAND

Name Harry John,
LAURENT

Edward St John,
DANIEL
Samuel,
MITCHELL
Rank Lieutenant-Colonel
Lieutenant Captain of the Foretop
Force 2nd Bn, New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade
Royal Navy Royal Navy
VC won France,
12 September 1918

Crimea,
5 November 1854
Tauranga, New Zealand,
29 April 1864
London Gaz 15 November 1918
24 February 1857 23 July 1864
Born Tarata, Taranaki,
15 April 1895

Bristol, England,
17 January 1837
Apsley Guise, England,
8 September 1841
Died 9 December 1987,
Hastings

Hokitika,
20 May 1868
16 March 1894,
Drowned in the River Nikonui
Grave Hawera Crematorium
Hokitika Municipal Cemetery Isolated hillside, 100 feet above the road, near Ross
Location
of VC
Army Museum Waiouru
Not publicly held West Coast Historical Museum, Hokitika
Remarks None
None None

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WELLINGTON

Name Leslie Wilton,
ANDREW
Bernard,
DIAMOND
Keith,
ELLIOTT
Samuel,
FRICKLETON
Rank Brigadier Sergeant Second Lieutenant Captain
Force 2nd Bn, Wellington Infantry Regiment Bengal Horse Artillery 22nd Bn, 2nd NZEF 3rd Bn, New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade
VC won France,
31 July 1917
Indian Mutiny,
28 September 1857
Egypt,
15 July 1942
Belgium,
7 June 1917
London Gaz 6 September 1917 24 April 1858 24 September 1942 2 August 1917
Born Palmerston North,
23 March 1897
Port Glenone, Co Antrim, N Ireland,
January 1827
Apiti,
25 April 1916
Slamannan, Scotland,
1 April 1891
Died 8 January 1969,
Palmerston North
25 January 1892,
Masterton
7 October 1989,
Lower Hutt
6 September 1971,
Naene
Grave Levin RSA Cemetery, Palmerston North Masterton Cemetery Paraparaumu Cemetery, Lower Hutt Taita Servicemen's Cemetery, Naene
Location
of VC
Army Museum Waiouru Army Museum Waiouru Army Museum Waiouru Army Museum Waiouru
Remarks None None None None

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WELLINGTON

Name William James,
HARDHAM
Edward,
MCKENNA


Rank Major Ensign

Force 4th New Zealand Contingent 65th Regiment
(York & Lancaster Regiment)


VC won 2nd Boer War,
28 January 1901
Cameron Town, New Zealand,
7 September 1863


London Gaz 4 October 1901 16 January 1864

Born Wellington,
31 July 1876
Leeds, England,
15 February 1827


Died 13 April 1928,
Wellington
8 June 1908,
Palmerston North


Grave Karori Soldier's Cemetery, Wellington Terrace End Cemetery, Palmerston North

Location
of VC
Army Museum Waiouru Auckland Museum

Remarks None None

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