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Cambridge CAVALRY VOLUNTEERS - Waikato NZ 1872 - 1882

Journal by ngairedith

the followin names were taken from the site:
Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers

Researched and written by Eris Parker
Ref: Cambridge Museum Archives
National Archives Wellington


- more info and links at the above site -

His Excellency Governor Bowen accepted the services of 34 Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers (a mounted force) on 13 January 1872.
Captain Runciman wrote to Major Jackson (the Senior Cavalry Officer at Te Awamutu) requesting that the Cambridge Corps be given the same privileges as Te Awamutu - to be paid for drills and parades. As Militia men they had been paid 4/- for every day they drilled but could not afford to lose both the time and money and enrol in the Cavalry Volunteers.
James Runciman advised that as Cambridge was a frontier settlement it would have a salutary effect to have a strong force of mounted volunteers, for the preservation of peace throughout the whole Waikato as the force could be rapidly moved from place to place.

All members provided their own horse, saddlery and clothing and were armed with carbines, revolvers and swords. They were called out to drill twice each year for a period of six days each time and occasional field days were held with neighbouring troops.
Troops were formed in Cambridge, Hamilton and Te Awamutu and these proved their worth when Te Kooti was in the area and during the scare following the murder of Timothy Sullivan in 1873. On this occasion every member who was within 20 miles assembled at the rendezvous before noon the next day. Their great value was in the confidence given to settlers and their families and as a deterrent to hostile action

A
ALLOM
Alfred A F

ALLWILL
Jared

ANDREWS F

B
BAGG
George

BARTLETT
Harry

BOOTH
George

BOYD
John

BRINDLE
Charles

BROWN
John

BROWNE
Robert Wm

BRUCE
John

BRUCE
R

BRUCE
Thomas

BRUNSKILL
J

BRUNSKILL
Thomas

BRUNSKILL
William S

BRUNTON
Herbert E

BURBRIDGE
W Henry

BUTTLE
Robert N

C
CALLEY
Daniel

CAMP
James T

CAMPBELL
James P

CAMPBELL
John

CLARE
William M

CLUNE
Alex

CONNOR
Robert

CONSTANCE
Edward

COPELAND
John

CRICKETT
Robert

D
DILLON
John

DOUGLAND
Addison

E
EWEN
L Benjamin

F
FERGUSON
Hugh

FERGUSON
John

FISHER
John

FISHER
Robert

FITZGERALD
John

FORREST
Archibald J

FORREST
James

FORREST
R

FRANKLYN
Harry Geo

FREW
James

G
GARLAND
Ben

GARLAND
N E

GEMMILL
Thomas

GERRANS
Thomas

GRACE
H G

GRAHAM
Samuel S

H
HALL
John

HALLY
George

HALLY
John

HANLIN
Michael

HANNON
John

HANNON
Michael

HARP
William G

HEARLEY
B

HEASLIP
Robert H

HEATHER
Stanley

HECTOR
Thomas W

HEWITT
Edward

HICKS
Tobias Wm

HOUGHTON
Robert W

HOWIE
William

J
JOHNSTON
Robert

JONES
David

K
KIRKWOOD
G

KIRKWOOD
Robert

L
LAINGE
J

LAMB
Harry

LAMB
Joseph R

LESLIE
William N

LOOKER
Isaac

M
MacINDOE ?

MacINTOSH Charles D

MAGUIRE
James

MARSHALL
William

MARTYN
John

MARTYN
William L

MAXWELL
William E

McCABE
Charles M

McCANN
John

McFARLANE
Andrew

McKEARNEY
John

McKEARNEY
Peter

McKINNON
Alexander

McNEISH
James

MEDHURST
John

MEDHURST
William

MELLON
John

MILLAR
John N

MOON
William

MOORE
H Whitehorn

MURDOCH
John

O
O'BRIEN
Charles

O'BRIEN
James

O'BRIEN
John

O'BRIEN
Thomas

O'NEIL
Francis

P
PARKER
Richard

PARR
Reuben

PAUL
Joseph James

PEARSON
Hugh M D

PEARSON
R

R
RANDERSON J

RANDERSON
William H

REYNOLDS
Henry

REYNOLDS
John

REYNOLDS
Richard

RICKETTS
Frank

RICKETTS
William

ROSE
Charles E S

ROSS
George

RUNCIMAN
James

RUNCIMAN
John

RUNCIMAN
Thomas S

S
SANDERS
F James

SCOTT
James

SECCOMBE
Thomas

SELBY
D William

SHARP
John

SHAW
Charles

SHAW
John

SKELLY
Daniel

SMALE
Fred D R

SMITH
Thomas J

STANLEY
William

STEEL
Henry

STEWART
John

STUART
James

SUFF
Charles

SWAYNE
Robert

T
THOMAS
William A

THOMAS
William F

THOMPSON
James P

TRIGG
W M

TUCKER
Edward

TURNBULL
James

TURNER
Henry J

TURNER
John

TYSON
John

W
WALKER
C O R

WALKER
Edward B

WALKER
T James

WATSON
Robert

WATT
George

WEBBER
James

WEBBER
William

WHITEHOUSE
Alfred H

WHITLA
V

WOOLLY
Collins

WRIGHT
William C

WRIGHT
William

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by edmondsallan on 2011-03-19 14:16:39

when I was farming in Fencourt Cambridge over 40 years ago ( now a horse stud ) I knew a lot of the grandsons from the early setlers their .In fact in those days -" Sir Peter Hogan " was picking up the dead cows to feed his pigs . Which eventually became his start into Horse breeding . In those days a lot of retired business people from overseas and from all countries . Retired their .Some of the happiest days with my family in my life time were owning that farm which was eventually divided in to ( 4 ) stud farms In fact my wifes ancestors came from their - we even have a stained glass window in one of the churchs .I even knew the owner of St Peters Private school. Re-known for its music teaching . The Todd family ( father of mark todd ) Sweet memories . Thank you Ngairedith - That list reminded me some of my wealthier days and wonderful times - Regards

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