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Stannage King



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Stannage AWMM
  • Surname
    King AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Stan AWMM
    • Stanage King AWMM
  • Service number
    New Zealand Wars 3305 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1824 AWMM ShercockCounty Cavan AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    New Zealand Wars Shercock, Cavan, Ireland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    • Single/New Zealand Wars AWMM
    • On the baptism records of his children his wife's name is Hannah. Hannah died on board the Lady Jocelyn on 13 Oct 1863. The 43rd Light Infantry with soldiers and families left India on 8 Oct 1863. Public - Avis - Direct descendant - 30 June 2019 - British India Office Ecclesiastical Returns - Births & Baptisms Transcriptions (from Findmypast)
      Overseas deaths (Findmypast)


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1857-1858 Indian Mutiny AWMM
    • New Zealand Wars; 1860-61; 1863-72 AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    New Zealand Wars 3305 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    New Zealand Wars 26 April 1847 AWMM Nail maker/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details
    • New Zealand Wars Private AWMM
    • After serving in India for 16 years 1 month Stanage came to NZ with the 43rd Light Infantry on board the Lady Jocelyn which left India on 8 Oct 1863. Public - Avis - Direct descendant - 30 June 2019 - Paperspast entries in Daily Southern Cross and other papers. Overseas death records (his wife) on board the Lady Jocelyn

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    New Zealand Wars 17 January 1865 AWMM
    Discharged due to a medical disability AWMM
    Private AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • At age 21 Stannage left Ireland to serve in the New Zealand Wars. He then moved back to Lancaster before being deployed to West Bengal for the Indian Mutiny.
      Served 16yrs in India and 9 Months in New Zealand and received a major medal in the Indian Mutiny Campaign (17 Jan 1865).

      Pte. King had all children in India and moved back to New Zealand with his familiy. He died in Jan 1883 in the Provincial Hospital in Auckland.

      Children: John Alexander, b. Jan 1849. Stannage, b. Aug 1852. James, b. 1849. Hanna, (died early and d.o.b. unknown). AWMM
    • According to his army records Stanage KING enlisted in the 94th Regiment of Foot at Liverpool on 26 April 1847 aged 23 years. He was born in Shercock, Cavan, Ireland and was a nail maker.

      He served in the 94th Regiment of Foot in India before volunteering for the 43rd Light Infantry on 1 March 1854. Serving 16 years and 1 month in India before arriving in New Zealand on board the Lady Jocelyn which left India on 8 Oct 1863. He received the Indian Mutiny Medal.
      He served 9 months in New Zealand and received the New Zealand Medal which was issued under General Order.
      Stanage and his wife Hannah had the following children which were all baptised in India:
      John Alexander KING born 1849; James KING born 1851; Stanage KING born 1852 and Hannah KING born 1854. Hannah died in India 1856.
      Stanage was invalided out of the army in 1865 after falling off the back of a cart, which then ran over his leg causing a deformity of the lower limb, while on leave.
      Stanage married Elizabeth Burridge, a widow, on 18 Oct 1882. On his marriage entry he entered he was a widower and his wife died on 13 Oct 1863.
      Stanage died 21 Jan 1883 at the hospital where he was transferred from the Refuge.
      His son James KING married Ellen Jane PARSONS in Napier.
      His son Stanage KING joined the army, eventually marrying and settling in England. Public - Avis - Direct descendant - 30 June 2019 - Army Record WO 97/1523; India Mutiny Medal Roll 1857-59 (Findmypast); British India Office Ecclesiastical Returns - Births & Baptisms (Findmypast); NZ BMD records - marriage entry and death entry
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About death

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  • Death
    27 January 1883 AWMM
    Age 59 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
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    New Zealand Electoral Roll 1914, Manukau General Roll AWMM


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30 June 2019AvisAuckland, New ZealandDirect descendant

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