Monday, May 21, 2012


An interesting incident in connection with the visit of the Governor-General to the Montecillo Convalescent Home, Otago, yesterday, was the meeting of the Governor-General with Crimean Veteran Watkins, who despite his 92 years of age, walked to the home to be present. Mr. Watkins, who is still a wonderfully active man, served in the Navy at Rangoon in 1851, and also saw service later with the Naval Brigade in the Crimea.
Auckland Star, Volume LVI, Issue 137, 12 June 1925, Page 6

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