Topic: Edwin Utterton (c1829-1864)

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Captain Edwin Utterton was one of those killed during the Battle of Gate Pa on 29 April 1864.

Captain Edwin Utterton was killed via a gunshot wound to the neck during the Battle of Gate Pa on 29 April 1864.

The Daily Southern Cross reported on 3 May 1864:

Captain Edwin Utterton entered the 23rd Regiment on the 30th April, 1855. He became lieutenant on the 10th September in the same year, and captain on the 8th October, 1861. He served at the siege of Sebastopol in 1855, including the assault of the Redan, on the 8th September; for which he received a medal and clasp, and Turkish medal. He served also in the Indian campaign of 1857-58, including the relief of Lucknow by Lord Clyde, defeat of 'the Gwalior Contingent at Cawnpore, affair of the Ramgunga, siege and capture of Lucknow (mentioned in despatches), and Trans-Gogra operations when the rebels were driven from Oude into Nepaul; and for which he reeived a medal and two clasps.

Reported in The Gentleman's Magazine:  Also, aged 35, Capt. Edwin Utterton, 43rd Regt., of Earlswood-lodge, Rcdhill, son of the late Lieut. -Col. Utterton, and brother of the Yen. J. S. Utterton, Archdeacon of Surrey.

Sources:

Daily Southern Cross (3 May 1864, p. 3).

The Gentleman's Magazine

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Edwin Utterton (c1829-1864)


Year:1864
First Names:Edwin
Last Name:Utterton
Date of Birth:c1829
Date of death:29 April 1864
Place of death:Gate Pa, Tauranga, New Zealand