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Ngāruawāhia Old Cemetery, Waikato, North Island, New Zealand

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  • Alexander May (1840 - 1923)
    MAY. - On March 13, 1923, at Hamilton, Alexander May, brother-in-law of Harry Hinton, late of Horotiu; aged 83 years. The funeral will leave our premises for the Ngaruawahia Cemetery at 12.30 p.m. tomo...
  • John May (1847 - 1914)
  • Elizabeth Hinton (1854 - 1911)
    HINTON - In loving memory of our dear sister, who died February 4th, 1911. Dead, but not forgotten. Inserted by her loving brothers Alex and John May. Source: (Waikato Times. 4 February 1914, p. 4). ...
  • Henry Arthur L Hinton (1849 - 1935)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Nov 13 2018, 11:15:32 UTC
  • Samuel Miller (c.1820 - 1900)

Ngāruawāhia Old Cemetery is located on State Highway 1 south of Ngāruawāhia township. It contains the official war grave of a man who served in the New Zealand forces during the First World War. Rifleman Harry Booth died of acute meningitis on 9 December 1919. Approximate burials including ashes interments are 2,961. The cemetery contains an area set aside for children’s burials.

There is also a communal grave with four markers:

  1. Marble obelisk about 2.5m high, commemorating L/Cpl William Hewitt, died 9.4.1864, Cpl Thomas Hill died 22.2.1864, William Hammell, 65th Regt died 2.2.1864 and others who fell in the New Zealand Wars
  2. Sandstone headstone commemorating Lance Sgt Freeman Jamieson, Army Hospital Corps, who died 19.5.1864, which also has a footstone.
  3. Marble plaque commemorating Pte Thomas Maisey, 18th Royal Irish Regt
  4. Marble plaque commemorating William George Poole, Bugler, Mounted Constabulary, New Zealand Wars