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Duncan Alexander Cameron

Portrait of Sir Duncan Alexander Cameron by Hartley Webster (Auckland) 1852-1900. Image kindly provided by Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand, Ref: PA2-1855.

Portrait of Sir Duncan Alexander Cameron by Hartley Webster (Auckland) 1852-1900. Image kindly provi …

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Duncan Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Cameron AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1808 AWMM
  • Date of birth
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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    • 1853-1856 AWMM
      Crimean War AWMM
      28th March 1854 - 30th March 1856 fought in the Crimea between Russia and Turkey and her allies (England and France). Five main bars issued for significant battles: Alma, Balaclava, Inkermann, Sebastopol and Azoff AWMM
    • 1843-1872 AWMM
      New Zealand Wars AWMM
    • 4 June 1863 AWMM
      Katikara, Taranaki (4 June 1863) AWMM
    • 1863-1864 AWMM
      Waikato War, 1863-1864 AWMM
    • Rangiriri (20 November 1863) AWMM
    • Rangiaowhia (21 February 1864) AWMM
    • Orakau (31 March 1864) AWMM
    • Gate Pa, Tauranga (29 April 1864) AWMM
    • Te Ranga (21 June 1864) AWMM
    • 1845-1846 AWMM
      The Northern War 1845-1846 AWMM
    • Nukumaru (Tauranga-Ika) (1-2 February 1869) AWMM
    • Te Ngaio AWMM
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    Army AWMM
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    8 April 1825 AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • Led the 40th Regiment at the Battle of Alma, and the Highland Brigade at Balaclava and the siege of Sebastopol.

    Arrived in New Zealand 1861, arriving in Taranaki in late March

    12 July 1863 onwards Waikato AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    8 June 1888 AWMM
    KidbrookKent AWMM
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Belich, J. (1986). The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian interpretation of racial conflict. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland University Press. AWMM
    • Fox, W. (1866). The war in New Zealand. London, England: Smith Elder. AWMM
    • Harding, N. (1996, April). An assessment of Lt General Sir Duncan Alexander Cameron. Footprints of History. 16. AWMM
      Harding, N. (1996, April). An assessment of Lt General Sir Duncan Alexander Cameron. Footprints of History, 16, p. 12-15. AWMM


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