Grave of Edward Hay (1835-1864)

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Grave of Edward Hay (1835-1864).


Commander Edward Hay was Captain of the HMS Harrier. He led the Naval Brigade storming party during the Battle of Gate Pā on 29 April 1864. Edward was mortally wounded, dying from his wounds on 30 April 1864 at the age of 29. This photograph is of Edward's headstone and plaque at Mission Cemetery in Tauranga. Photograph: Debbie McCauley (July 2011).

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