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New Zealand Wars - Gate Pā (29 Apr 1864)

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Date: 29 Apr 1864 to 29 Apr 1864
Location: Tauranga, New Zealandmap
Surnames/tags: New_Zealand Land_Wars Gate_Pa
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British forces and pride were seriously affected by the defeat of a small number of Māori at Pukehinahina - now known as The Battle of Gate Pā.

Soldiers and sailors who were killed or wounded were from the following naval ships and regiments:

Ship / Regiment No. Killed in Action No. Wounded in Action
H.M.S. Curacoa 2 5
H.M.S. Eclipse 1 0
H.M.S. Esk 4 11
H.M.S. Harrier 3 5
H.M.S. Miranda 1 9
12th Regiment 0 2
14th Regiment 0 4
43rd Regiment 13 11
65th Regiment 0 1
68th Regiment 1 14
TOTAL 25 62

Official numbers (at the time): Thirty-one Killed; Eighty Wounded.

Māori casualties: No more than fifteen killed (although there are higher estimates).

Recipients of the Victoria Cross:



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