Sunday, June 3, 2012

Henwood, Edwin Alfred

died 3 December 1909 aged 80 years
buried Linwood Cemetery, block 31 plot 73
Painter of Rutland Street, Christchurch

A Crimean veteran in the person of Mr Edwin Alfred Henwood died recently at Rutland Street, St. Albans, at the age of 80 years.

Mr Henwood, who was a private in the first battalion of the 19th Regiment of Foot, left England with the British troops for the Crimea in April, 1854, and fought at the battles of Alma, Inkerman, and Sebastopol, and was also one of the storming party at the Redan. He was wounded while on guard over some Russian prisoners at Inkerman. Mr Henwood was one of seven who alone returned out of 1020 men that went out.

At a later period he was sent to India, from which place be, was invalided home. Mr Henwood served ten years in the Army, and then got his discharge. He received the Crimean medal, a clasp for Alma, Inkerman, and Sebastopol, and a Turkish medal.

The late Mr Henwood was born at Truro, Cornwall, on November 14th, 1829. He came out to New Zealand in the ship Rakaia, with his wife and four children, and landed at Lyttelton on February 16th, 1875. His wife died eight years ago. He leaves four sons, three daughters, and ten grandchildren.
Press, Volume LXV, Issue 13603, 11 December 1909, Page 10

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