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VC318   Samuel Mitchell

BORN   8 September 1841

DIED   16 March 1894  AGE   52

VC Won  29 April 1864   AGE   22

Place VC Won   Te Papa, Tauranga, New Zealand

War/Campaign  Waikato-Hauhau Maori War

Name   Samuel Mitchell   No.    

VC Issue No.   318   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won   Captain of the Foretop

Rank End Of Career   Captain of the Foretop

Place Of Birth   Apsley Guise, Woburn, Bedfordshire, England

Place Of Death   River Nikonui, near Hokitika, New Zealand

Buried/Location Ashes   Ross Cemetery, Ruatapu-Ross Road, Ross, S.I. New Zealand


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   23 July 1864

VC Presented   24 September 1864, Governor of New South Wales, Sir John Young, The Domain, Sydney, Australia


Headstone, Ross Cemetery, Ruatapu-Ross Road, Ross, S.I. New Zealand

Mitchell Hill, south of Nikonui River, Tauranga, New Zealand

Mitchell Road, Tauranga, New Zealand

By The Way…

Headstone was restored in 2005.

VC Held By

West Coast Historical Museum, Hokitika, Westland New Zealand



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