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Manchester Regiment Memorials

Australia and New Zealand

96th Plaque in Millers Point Garrison Church, AustraliaGarrison Church, Millers Point, New South Wales, Australia

A small plaque to the 96th Regiment. One of several plaques listing the British Regiments serving in the Sydney area between 1833 and 1879.

Dedicated 29th June 1952

St Paul's Church Plaque, New ZealandSt Paul's Church, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

96th Regiment. Bronze plaque in churchyard commemorating the four men killed in action and the fifth who died of his wounds in the first action of the New Zealand War of 1845/46 at Kororareka, Bay of Islands - 11 March 1845.

Privates Duross, Giddens, Ireson, Jackson and Miller.

Photograph of St Michaels Church plaque New ZealandSt Michael's Church, Ngawha, New Zealand

Plaque presented by the New Zealand Army in July 1974 commemorating the 51 British dead in the assault on Pene Taui's Pa at Ohaeawai on 1st July 1845.

Amongst these are the names of four soldiers of the 96th Regiment:

Privates William Curie, James Smith, William Simpson and William Wagstaff.

Dale Plaque, Avon Valley,  AustraliaAvon Valley National Trust Park, Australia

A blue and white metal plaque fixed to a large natural boulder and erected by the National Trust Park Property Commission in 1993.

'This stone commemorates the arrival in the Avon Valley of Ensign Robert Dale of His Majesty's 63rd Regiment and his exploration party on 8th August 1830'.

This also reminds us that in 1830, aboriginal people had already been living in and caring for the Avon Valley for tens of thousands of years.

Samuel Taylor Memorial Tablet

Tablet Reads:

Sacred to the memory of Samuel Taylor Esq. of Moston and Eccleston in the County of Lancaster. One of His Majesty’s Justices of the Peace and Lieut. Colonel of the Manchester and Salford Rifle Regiment of Volunteers. He was a man of warm and generous feelings, of unblemished honour and integrity, and with a most ardent spirit of loyalty. He maintained through life a firm independence of character. He died October 23rd 1820, aged 48 years”Samuel Taylor Memorial Tablet.