​ A New Zealand War Medal 1845-1866, undated reverse, awarded to Corporal John Rudd, 50th Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment of Foot, who as part of the main body of his regiment landed in New Zealand in November 1863 for the Waikato Campaign, and formed part of Lieutenant General Duncan Cameron’s West Coast campaign, being quite probably present with his regiment which while encamped at Nukumaru near Whanganui came under sustained attack from Maoris in January 1865 during the Second Taranaki War, an action which saw 11 men of the regiment k

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A New Zealand War Medal 1845-1866, undated reverse, awarded to Corporal John Rudd, 50th Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment of Foot, who as part of the main body of his regiment landed in New Zealand in November 1863 for the Waikato Campaign, and formed part of Lieutenant General Duncan Cameron’s West Coast campaign, being quite probably present with his regiment which while encamped at Nukumaru near Whanganui came under sustained attack from Maoris in January 1865 during the Second Taranaki War, an action which saw 11 men of the regiment killed.

New Zealand War Medal 1845-1866, undated reverse; (3162 CORPL. JOHN RUDD 50TH FOOT)

Condition: light contact wear, about Good Very Fine.

John Rudd served as a Corporal (No.3162) with the 50th Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment of Foot, and saw service in New Zealand from November 1863 when the main body of the regiment landed for service during the Waikato Campaign.

The 50th Foot joined a field force which marched into the interior of the country as part of Lieutenant General Duncan Cameron’s West Coast campaign and while encamped at Nukumaru near Whanganui came under sustained attack from Maoris in January 1865 during the Second Taranaki War, which saw 11 men of the regiment killed.

Rudd was with his regiment when it left New Zealand on 16th September 1866, and having then moved to Australia where his regiment took part in garrison duty, and was discharged at Sydney on 28th February 1868.