John Gillman Beamish


Date of birth / Date established
Circa 1844
Date of death / Date closed
16 Apr 1932
Place of birth / Place established
Place of death / Place closed
Person/Corporate type
"BEAMISH, John Gillman; Constable 2nd Div (8 May 1868-) Patea; Turuturu Mokai 12 July 1868 (wounded); Born 1844, Cork; Died 16/4/1932, Patea, Gazette 1871; 135; AD32/429. Recommended for New Zealand Cross." Source p. 21 of The New Zealand medal to colonials : detailed medal rolls of officers and men in colonial units who received the New Zealand Medal for service in the New Zealand Wars, 1845-1872. See
See Cowan, J The New Zealand Wars: A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period: Volume II: The Hauhau Wars, 1864–72 p.193-196 for the following account of the attack on Turuturmokai where John Beamish was badly wounded.
After the war Beamish settled in south Taranaki. See The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke’s Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]


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