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EPGs and New Zealand Wars by Jeanette Lee – EPG Gazette 2019 No 1

22nd Cheshire Regiment of Foot
Scinde Medal
New Zealand War Medal


NameCOURTNEY – Nicholas
Regiment (s)22nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1458
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16th August 1839 / 18 years / Dublin Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5½ in
Fresh / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 13 years 10 months
Length of Service21 years 76 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 27 February 1861/ Parkhurst Isle Of Wight
Campaign MedalsMedal for Scinde Campaign 1842-43
Intended Residence at
20 Boot Lane Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1861 1st Dublin
1862 Western Australia
1863 New South Wales
1864 New Zealand
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
6th October 1861 Portland England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LINCELLES 28th January 1862
Date/Place of Birthc1819 St. Paul’s Dublin Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismBp 10 June 1819 St Paul’s Old Glasnevin, Arran Quay, Dublin, Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
SiblingsAnne bp 14 February 1823 St Paul’s Old Glasnevin, Arran Quay Dublin
Possible James bp 29 August 1824 St Michael’s Kingston, Dublin, Ireland
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
To New South Wales 1863
Sydney to Auckland per Kate
Date/Place of Death/Burial4 September 1864/New Zealand
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1841 was at sea and camp near Poona India
1851 Dogshai, India
Served in the campaign in the southern Mahratta county in 1844-5. Present at the taking and destruction of the villages in the Borne Valley Peshawar 1853.
Discharge: At own request after serving 21 years
WO23/57 shows 1863 COURTNEY Michael (transcription error) “off N/A”.
WO22/252 New South Wales states 1st January 1864 to New Zealand. Paid Auckland NZ January-September 1864
Nicholas Courtney enlisted to fight in the New Zealand Maori wars at Sydney in 1863. (Second Waikato regiment.) He died of tuberculosis on 4 September 1864 and was awarded the New Zealand War medal.