Crimean Veteran's Death.A Crimean veteran, Mr. James Black, died at the Mangonui Hospital, after a short illness, aged 92 years. He had been a bluejacket, and had served under Admiral Sir Charles Napier in the Crimean War. The funeral look place at Kaitaia on Sunday afternoon. The coffin, which was draped with the Union Jack, was carried to the grave by a detachment of the Mangonui Mounted Rifles, under Lieutenant Hoskin. The Rev. A. Drake conducted the burial service.
New Zealand Herald, Volume LVI, Issue 17116, 22 March 1919, Page 10