Monday, May 21, 2012

Stagpoole, Bartholomew

above: Bartholomew and Mary Stagpoole
photo Janine Stagpoole

born circa 1833
died 1 February 1890 at Exeter House, Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
death registered 1890/633 Stagpoole Bartholomew 57 years
also see

Evening Post, Volume XXXIX, Issue 26, 1 February 1890, Page 2

Evening Post, Volume XXXIX, Issue 26, 1 February 1890, Page 3

[Per Press Association.] WELLINGTON, Feb. 2.
B. Stagpoole, an old Crimean veteran, who also saw service during the latter part of the Indian Mutiny, and served during the last New Zealand war, died, here today. He was a member of the 57th Regiment, and was present at the storming of Titokowaru's stronghold.

His death was somewhat sudden, and was due to a seizure of Indian cholera, a disease which, he contracted while in India, and has since been subject to periodically. [The deceased veteran was the father of Sergeant Stagpoole, now in charge of the Sydenham Police station, who, in 1887, proved that he had inherited the paternal courage by exceptionally gallant conduct in the rescue of the crew of a capsized boat at Tologa Bay.]
Star, Issue 6767, 3 February 1890, Page 4

His brother Dudley Stagpoole of the 57th Regiment received the Victoria Cross and Distinguished Conduct Medal.
Otago Witness, Issue 1985, 27 February 1890, Page 33

below: Bartholomew Stagpoole's Crimea Medal

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