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Marmaduke George Nixon

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  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Militia AWMM
  • Last rank
    Lieutenant Colonel AWMM
  • War
    • Regular Military Service AWMM
    • New Zealand Wars AWMM
Headstone at the foot of Nixon Memorial, Otahuhu - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Marmaduke George AWMM
  • Surname
    Nixon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Valetta, Malta, Mediterranean Sea, Europe AWMM
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • Post war occupation
      Local Government AWMM
      Member of the House of Representatives for Franklin, 1861-1864 AWMM
    • Address before enlistment
    • Next of kin on embarkation
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    Wars and conflicts

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    • War
      • Regular Military Service AWMM
      • New Zealand Wars AWMM
    • Campaign
      • Battle of Maharajpore AWMM
      • 1860-1861 Taranaki War 1860-1861 AWMM
      • Pukekohe East (14 September 1863) AWMM
      • Rangiaowhia (21 February 1864) AWMM
    • Armed force / branch
      Militia AWMM
    • Service number
    • Military service
      • Coorg Campaign, 1833 AWMM
      • Maharajpur conflict, 1843 AWMM
      • Auckland Militia AWMM
      • Royal Volunteer Calvalry AWMM
      • Colonial Defence Force Calvalry AWMM
    • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

    Military decorations

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    • Medals and Awards
      • Gwalior Star 1843 (Maharajpoor) AWMM
      • New Zealand Medal AWMM

    Training and Enlistment

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    • Military training
      Royal Military College, Sandhurst AWMM
    • Enlistment
      • Pre WW1 1831 AWMM
      • Pre WW1 1860 AWMM
    • Age on enlistment


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      • Embarkation details
        Pre WW1 Vessel was Cresswell AWMM
        Ensign AWMM

      Prisoner of war

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      • Capture details
      • Days interned
      • Liberation date
      • POW liberation details
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      Medical history

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      • Medical notes
        • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, New Zealand Wars AWMM
          Wounded 21 February 1864 near Te Awamutu AWMM
        • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

      Last known rank

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      • Last rank
        Lieutenant Colonel AWMM

      Biographical information

      Biographical information

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      • Date of birth 1813 or 1814

        Son of Henry Nixon, an army officer, and Elizabeth Browne.

        After serving in the 39th (Dorset's) Regiment of Foot in India, he retired from service in 1851 and emigrated to New Zealand, where he purchased a farm at Tautauroa, near Mangere.

        He was a member of the House of Representatives

        When the First Taranaki War broke out in 1860, Nixon resumed his military career by joining the Auckland Militia and the Royal Volunteer Calvalry as a Lieutenant-Colonel.

        On 21 February, during the attack on a Maori supply base at Rangiawhia, Nixon was shot in the chest. He died of these wounds several months later.

        Cemetery records from Auckland City Libraries appear to be incorrect. The Monument in his honour at the junction of Great South and Mangere Roads, has a note on the bottom of the transferred headstone stating "remains transferred to this site 25 April 1968." AWMM
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      About death

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      • Age at death
        50 AWMM
      • Date of death
        27 May 1864 AWMM
      • Cause of death
        Died of wounds AWMM
      • Place of death
        Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
      • Death notes
        Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
      • Cemetery name
        Symonds Street Cemetery, 105 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
      • Grave reference
      • Memorial name
        Nixon Memorial, Great South Road, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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