Headstone of James Patton Brockman Fraser (c1841-1870)

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Headstone of James Patton Brockman Fraser (c1841-1870).

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James Patton Brockman Fraser was born in Inverness, Scotland, in c1841. His family moved to Canada, from where he joined the 73rd Regiment. James served during the Indian Mutiny (unsuccessful rebellion against British rule in India) during 1857-1858. He was married with two children when he enlisted in the 1st Waikato Regiment from Sydney. He joined the Armed Constabulary on 29 October 1867 as an Inspector, being in charge of the No. 1 mounted division. Lieutenant-Colonel Fraser died of typhoid fever in Tauranga on 10 March 1870 after an illness of 14 days (Daily Southern Cross, 18 March 1870). He was buried in Tauranga Mission Cemetery (Otamataha Pā). His obelisk and ground plaque read: 'In Memory of Lieut Colonel James Fraser of the Armed Constabulary who died at Tauranga on the 10th day of  March 1870 aged 29 years, This monument is erected by his friends and comrades'. Text and photograph by Debbie McCauley (22 November 2016).

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Headstone of James Patton Brockman Fraser (c1841-1870)


First Names:James Patton Brockman
Last Name:Fraser
Date of Birth:c1841
Place of Birth:Inverness, Scotland
City:Tauranga, New Zealand
Year:2016