Major Charles Heaphy, VC

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Charles Heaphy

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: London, England
Death: August 3, 1881 (60)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Heaphy and Mary Heaphy
Husband of Catherine Letitia Heaphy
Brother of Mary Ann Heaphy
Half brother of Henry Heaphy

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About Major Charles Heaphy, VC

Charles Heaphy VC (1820 – 3 August 1881) was an English-born New Zealand explorer and recipient of the Victoria Cross (VC), the highest military award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He was the first soldier of the New Zealand armed forces to be awarded the VC. He was also a noted artist and executed several works of early colonial life in New Zealand.


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Major Charles Heaphy, VC's Timeline

London, England
August 3, 1881
Age 60
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia