Monday, May 21, 2012

Stringer, Joseph Henry

Another Crimean Veteran Dead.
Mr Joseph Henry Stringer

The death is announced of the late Mr Joseph Henry Stringer at his residence, "Linwood," Christchurch, in his 84th year.

The late Mr Stringer was a veteran of the Crimean War in which he gained the D.C.M. at the final bombardment of Sevastopol. Also he was awarded one of the 500 French war medals distributed amongst the British army at Crimea. Only two officers received this medal, namely, His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge and Sir William Codrington. He also received the Crimean and Turkish medals for the same war. He was a gunner in the Royal Horse Artillery.

The late Mr Stringer arrived in New Zealand over 60 years ago, during the 'sixties. He took the first mob of cattle from Canterbury to Central Otago, and drove the first four-in-hand coach from Christchurch to Timaru, with His Majesty's mails

Mr H. G. Stringer, of Feilding, who is a son, leaves for Christchurch to-day to attend the funeral, which takes place to-morrow morning.
Feilding Star, Volume XVI, Issue 4121, 19 October 1920, Page 5

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