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 Arthur Frederick Pickard

Arthur Frederick Pickard

Birth
Northamptonshire, England
Death 1 Mar 1880 (aged 35)
Cannes, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Burial Cannes, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Memorial ID 11788118 · View Source
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Maori Wars Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Northamptonshire, England, he served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery Regiment, British Army. During the assault of Rangiriri, New Zealand, on November 20, 1863, at the entrance to the Maori Keep, the enemy concentrated their fire on the advancing Royal Artillery Regiment causing heavy casualties. When none of the men could be induced to perform their service, Lieutenant Pickard crossed and re-crossed the parapet to procure water for the wounded. He exposed himself to heavy enemy crossfire to render assistance to the wounded. For Gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on September 22, 1864. He later archived the rank of Colonel and was appointed Equerry to the Duke of Connaught and Knighted by Her Majesty Queen Victoria. He died of tuberculosis at 35 in Cannes, France.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 20 Sep 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11788118
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Frederick Pickard (12 Apr 1844–1 Mar 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11788118, citing Cimetière du Grand Jas de Cannes, Cannes, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .