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VC315   Charles Heaphy

BORN   1821

DIED   3 August 1881  AGE   60

VC Won  11 February 1864   AGE   43

Place VC Won   Mangapiko River, New Zealand

War/Campaign  Waikato-Hauhau Maori War

Name   Charles Heaphy   No.    

VC Issue No.   315   Awards   VC   

Regiment   New Zealand Military Forces, Auckland Militia



Rank VC Won   Major

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   St John's Wood, London, England

Place Of Death   At his home, Ann Street, Toowong, near Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   Toowong Cemetery, Birdswood Terrace, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Portion 1, Section 5, AL/34, 8th Avenue, Grave 252

Gazetted   8 February 1867

VC Presented   11 May 1867, GOC New Zealand, Major-General Sir T Chute, Auckland, New Zealand


Headstone, Toowong Cemetery, Birdswood Terrace, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Heaphy River, Heaphy Track & Heaphy Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand

Heaphy Street, Green Meadows, Napier, NI, New Zealand

Heaphy Street, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, New Zealand

Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queens Gardens, Dunedin, south Island, New Zealand

By The Way…

First New Zealander to be awarded the VC

Better known in New Zealand as naturalist and explorer

VC Held By

Auckland Institute & Museum, New Zealand



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