Headstone of John Twinen and Thomas Bayly

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Headstone of John Twinen and Thomas Bayly.


John Twinen (Twinnen/Twinam) was born at Portadown in County Armagh, Northern Ireland in c1834. He was a farmer before arriving in New Zealand on board the 'Claremont' in 1862. John joined the 3rd Waikato Regiment. O1 December 1868 he joined the Armed Constabulary (Division 2)John was still a member of the Armed Constabulary when he died in Tauranga on 16 March 1870, and was buried in Tauranga Mission Cemetery (Otamataha Pā). His ground plaque reads: Sacred to the memory of / John Twinen, died 16th March 1870, aged 36 years. John Twinen shares a ground plaque with Thomas Bayly. Thomas Bayly (Bailey) was born in Nottingham, England, in c1838. He arrived in New Zealand as a seaman on board the 'Minnie Souter' from which he deserted. He joined the Armed Constabulary (Division 6) from Ross on 7 December 1868. His service ended on 15 February 1869. Thomas died in Tauranga on 17 June 1876, and was buried in Tauranga Mission Cemetery (Otamataha Pā). His ground plaque reads: Thomas Bayly, Died 17th June 1876, Aged 29 years, Member of the A. C. Force. Text and photograph by Debbie McCauley (20 November 2016).

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Headstone of John Twinen and Thomas Bayly

First Names:John
Last Name:Twinen
Date of Birth:c1834
Place of Birth:Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
City:Tauranga, New Zealand