|Alexandra Redoubt Road|
Waikato New Zealand
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Named after Princess Alexandra of Wales, the redoubt was constructed and garrisoned in July 1863 by the 65th regiment under the command of Colonel Wyatt.
The post was intended to protect General Cameron's right flank of the Waikato River and ensure safe passage of the steamer Avon.
A detachment from the redoubt was in action near Camerontown on 7th September 1863. Capitan Swift and three men were killed and a number of men in the regiment were decorated for bravery.
The redoubt has been preserved due to being surrounded by a cemetery virtually from the time of its military occupancy.
The oldest graves, three flat slabs in the back right hand corner are those of Stephen Grace, killed at Camerontown 1863, and two other veteran settlers of the district.
It is believed that Cpl. Ryan V.C. may also lie in an unmarked grave.