Saturday, May 26, 2012

Crozier, William

An old Crimean veteran named William Crozier, died at the hospital this morning, aged 74 years. Deceased has been an inmate of the hospital for the past two years, and previous to his admittance resided with Mr J. O. Batehelar, Fitzherbert.

Deceased was a member of the old 57th, and during the late visit of the Imperial troops to the colony was visited by several of the Highlanders, who were greatly interested in the old man and his martial experiences. He was of an extremely kindly disposition, and endeared himself to all who knew him.
Manawatu Standard, Volume XL, Issue 7209, 30 January 1902, Page 2

A veteran, soldier died at Palmerston this week — Mr. William Crozier, who served with the 57th Regiment through the Crimean War, where he took part in the battles of Balaclava and Inkerman, and was also present before Sebastopol when the Russian stronghold fell.

He afterwards went through the Indian Mutiny campaign, and arriving subsequently in New Zealand in 1863 saw further service with his regiment in the Maori War.
Evening Post, Volume LXIII, Issue 28, 1 February 1902, Page 4

Tho Palmerston Guards paraded last night under Lieut. Morgan, there being a fair attendance of members. Four new members were elected. Tomorrow tho corps will parade (in conjunction with the Rifles) for the purpose of taking part in the military funeral to be accorded to the late Mr Crozier, a Crimean veteran.
Manawatu Standard, Volume XL, Issue 7211, 1 February 1902, Page 4

The funeral of the late Mr Crozier took place yesterday afternoon. Deceased, who was an old Veteran and belonged to the 57th Regiment, famous in the Crimean war, was given a military funeral, which the three volunteer corps and the band attended. Deceased was 81 years of age and had lately been employed by Mr J. O. Batchelor.
Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume XXVI, Issue 7073, 3 February 1902, Page 3

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