The story of Patrick Henry as told to W. H. Skinner at the 'Old Man's Refuge' (now The Gables Colonial Hospital) at Te Henui, New Plymouth, Sunday 19th July 1891.
Patrick Henry was born in Ireland 1814. He joined either the 40th or 2nd Somerset Regiment in 1833 and was posted to India a year later. He saw active service against the Afghans and gives a detailed account of these actions. He serves with his regiment for 22 years and was discharged in either 1855 or 1856. He does not describe when or how he came to be in Taranaki but talks of joining the Taranaki Military Settlers (Carthew's Company) in 1865.
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