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Stuart Newall

Headstone, Karori Cemetery - No known copyright restrictions

Headstone, Karori Cemetery - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Stuart AWMM
  • Surname
    Newall AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 May 1843 AWMM DurrisdeerDumfries and Galloway AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
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  • Military service
    • 2 December 1863: Private, 3rd Waikato Militia Regiment AWMM
    • June 1864: Colour Sergeant, 3rd Waikato Militia Regiment AWMM
    • November 1865, Staff Sergeant, 3rd Waikato Militia Regiment AWMM
    • 10 March 1868: Sergeant, Armed Constabulary, 4th Division AWMM
    • 10 June 1869, Acting Sub-Inspector, Armed Constabulary, 4th Division AWMM
    • 13 march 1869, action at Otautu AWMM
    • May 1869 action at Ahikireru; Urewera Campaign AWMM
    • January - February 1870: Ta Papa (Tauranga) campaign AWMM
    • 17 August 1874: Captain, New Zealand Militia AWMM
    • March 1875-June 1879: Officer Commanding the Armed Constabulary AWMM
    • 5 November 1881: Parihaka expedition - arresting officer AWMM
    • 1 January 1883: New Zealand Permanent Staff: Adjutant, Canterbury Volunteers District AWMM
    • 21 April 1885: Major,Canterbury Volunteers District AWMM
    • 18 January 1891: Lieutenant Colonel, Canterbury Volunteers District AWMM
    • April 1891 : Officer Commanding Wellington, Wairarapa, Taranaki, Whanganui Military District AWMM
    • May 1898: Rawene, Waima expedition AWMM
    • New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen) AWMM
      March 1900 - December 1900: Officer Commanding 5 Contingent, New Zealand Mounted Rifles AWMM
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served during New Zealand Wars, Sub-Inspector, Armed Constabulary; commanded Wanganui, Taranaki and Wellington districts. Commanded 5th Contingent on S.S. Waimate. Returned to New Zealand 13 December 1900. Awarded the CB in 1900.

    1901: Officer Commanding Wellington Military District

    January 1902: Brevet Colonel

    1903: Retired (after 40 years service)

    October - December 1913: commanded Mounted Special Constables, Wellington during Maritime strike.

    Boer War display in The Auckland Museum. Display name: NZ troops on the Veldt. Display item: Souvenir Mug with the names of the commanding officers of the first five contingents.

    1915, December to 1 June 1918: Commandant of King George V Hospital, Rotorua

    Awarded the New Zealand War Medal in 1871

    Father: Thomas Newall, tailor

    Mother: Anne Dalziel

    Married: Georgina Roberts on 12 March 1872 (died 22 June 1908)

    Children: 1 son and 4 daughters AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    • 3 August 1919 AWMM
      Age 76 AWMM
      WaihiNew Zealand AWMM
    • 3 August 1918 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 75 AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Area 8, Block B, Row 5, Plot 16 AWMM
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • The Dictionary of New Zealand biography. 1870-1900 (Vol. 2). (1993). Wellington, N.Z.: Bridget Williams Books : Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM
      Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Vol. 2, pp. 352-353 AWMM
    • The cyclopedia of New Zealand : industrial, descriptive, historical, biographical, facts, figures, illustrations. (1897-1907). Christchurch, N.Z.: Cyclopedia Company. (Vols. 1-6). AWMM
      Cyclopaedia of New Zealand, Volume 1, pages 325-326 AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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