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8526 Trooper William Henry Cross, 10th NZMR Contingent

QSA - 10th NZMR - Cross

SKU: ZM209
  • The Queen's South Africa Medal w/clasp 'South Africa 1902' issued to 8526 Tpr William Henry Cross, 10th NZMR Contingent.


    William Cross was born 28th March 1878, son of Richard and Emma Cross (née Burns). He was working as a printer in Newmarket, Auckland when he was selected for service with the 10th Contingent. He sailed on the S.S. Drayton Grange, arriving just a few days before the end of war.


    William moved to Lower Hutt around 1907, where he married  HElen Jewell Cooper with whom he had a son. William worked as a Traffic Inspector, and he was working on the night of 24th April 1924 when he was struck and run over by a car on Hutt Road. He died from his injuries five days later, on 29th April. The car that hit him did not stop, and the driver was never located. William Cross was buried in Karori Cemetery.


    The medal is correctly impressed 8526 Pte W.H. CROSS. 1st REGt 10th N.Z. CONT:

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