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Cyprian Bridge

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Cyprian Bridge, colonel 58th Regiment

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    Cyprian AWMM
  • Surname
    Bridge AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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    1807 AWMM Collections Online
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    • Colonel Cyprian Bridge arrived in New Zealand in 1845 as a Major serving with the 58th Regiment. He took part in the battles of Puketutu (May 1845), Ohaeawai (July 1845) , Ruapekapeka (Jan. 1846), and the action at Kapotai Pa (1845). He left New Zealand with the 58th Regiment in 1858 and was appointed to command the Regiment.(AWMM Collections Online Record)

      Auckland War Memorial Museum holds Colonel Bridge's Mess Dress uniform, Regimental Colour of the 58th Regiment, Mess Dress Jacket, Tunic, Regimental Badge, Original Diary and watercolours.

      Grandfather of Cyprian Everard (25/72), Hugh Decimus (24332), Lance (8/2255) and Lionel Septimus (25/46) Bridge who all served in WW1 AWMM
    • Great Great Great Great Grandfather to Rudi James Cyprian Beavan who is dedicated to researching more about his ancestors. Public - Rudi - Direct descendant - 19 June 2022 - Family Tree
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    1885 AWMM Collections Online
    Age 78 AWMM
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
29 May 2023NeelaCheltenham, Gloucestershire UKResearcher
19 June 2022RudiArrowtown, New zealandDirect descendant
03 January 2022JuliaWhitiangaDirect descendant
18 October 2016Julia MaryWhitiangaDirect descendant

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