Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry held at the Militia Office, New Plymouth on the 29th day of May, 1863

Production date
24 May 1863
29 May 1863
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A handwritten manuscript documenting the proceedings of a Court of Inquiry held at the Militia Office, New Plymouth on the 29th day of May, 1863. An investigation was being held into the wounding of Private Thomas Wolf by Private Joe Ward while on sentry duty at Marsland Hill on 24 May 1863.
On the night of the 24th the two Militiamen were posted together on the edge of the gully near the Carrington Road Blockhouse, when by a mistake Ward fired at Wolf, assuming him to be a Māori, and wounded him in the wrist. After calling upon a number of witnesses, including Ward and Wolf themselves, the Court found that the incident was an accident, occuring under an unfortunate combinations of circumstances.
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Production date
24 May 1863
29 May 1863
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  Part 1

Manuscript. 8pp.

Envelope.

  Part 2

Transcript.

Accession number
ARC2013-1419
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This the court Marshall of Joseph (Joe) Ward) He is My Great Grandfather He was found Not Guilty

- Rodney Ward posted 6 years ago.

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