Wednesday, May 28, 2014

William Pethern Hartstone

WILLIAM PETHERN HARTSTONE, aged 15, was on board Exmouth  at the bombardment of Sebastopol. The captain took the ship too close and the ship suffered heavy damage and casualties. Afterwards he sailed to New Zealand and took part in the Taranaki wars (1860-1861) where he was wounded in the leg by a blow from a tomahawk resulting in a permanent limp. Hartstone arrived in Woodville in 1889 and took over the cheese factory. He died in 1924.

Woodville Pioneer Museum

1 comment:

  1. Very good to read. He was my great-grandfather.