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Waikato Militia (1st Regiment), New Zealand

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  • Lieut. Roderick Gray (c.1846 - 1906)
    Enniskillen Dragoons. 1st Waikato Militia. Armed Constabulary. Roderick Gray enlisted in the 1st Waikato Militia on 19 September 1863. Author: Tongariro: The Sacred Mountain of the Maori by Roderic...
  • Private Alfred J. Campbell (b. - 1867)
    Alfred J Campbell Private Campbell (Private, 1st Waikato Regiment) attended a parade before collecting rations at Gate Pa then heading home to his Oropi smallholding. It is thought that he encountered ...
  • Robert Farrell (1827 - 1873)
    Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via son William Charles Farrell by SmartCopy : Aug 8 2015, 5:53:19 UTC
  • John Darby (1818 - c.1890)
    Royal Artillery. 1st Waikato's - present at Battle of Gate Pa but did not fight. Fought at Battle of Te Ranga on 21 June 1864.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Philip Harington (1833 - 1896)
    Lieutenant Colonel Philip Harington arrived in Tauranga in 1864 as officer in charge of the 1st Waikato Militia. He later transferred to the Armed Constabulary with the rank of Inspector. In the genera...

Four regiments of Waikato Militia military settlers were raised to help keep order in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty after the 1860s wars. Many men were recruited in Australia. Their service entitled them to land grants but much of the land surveyed was unsuitable for farming and was deserted or bought up by speculators. See: http://archives.govt.nz/research/guides/war

The 1st Regiment of Waikato Militia were given their sections of land at Tauranga.

The Tauranga 1st Waikato Militia New Zealand Wars memorial erected in 1909 at Tauranga Mission Cemetery commemorates the 25 colonial and imperial soldiers and sailors from the 68th Regiment, 1st Waikato Militia and Naval Brigade who died in 1864 at Gate Pā and Te Ranga and in 1867 during the Tauranga Bush Campaign. See: http://tauranga.kete.net.nz/battles_of_gate_pa_and_te_ranga_1864/topics/show/969-tauranga-1st-waikato-militia-new-zealand-wars-memorial-1909