THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
LINGARD William
Trooper, Kai-iwi Cavalry

CITATION
New Zealand Cross
For his gallant conduct before the enemy on the 28th December 1868.  While the Kai Iwi and Hanganui Troops of Cavalry Volunteers were reconnoitering the enemy's position at Taurangaika, a portion of the force galloped in close to the palisades of the pah recieving the enemy's fire at the distance of a few yards, several men decoming dismounted through having their horses shot.  Trooper Lingard rode past the pah at the distance of about 40 yards, and cut with his sword the tether line of a horse belonging to the enemy, brought it to one of his comrades whose horse was shot, and assisted him to mount thereon.

AWARDS
New Zealand Cross
New Zealand Wars Medal

NOTES
Born 1845 in Ruan, Co Clare, Ireland.
Emigrated to New Zealand in 1863.
Died 21 June 1922 Wellington, New Zealand
Buried Karori Cemetery, Wellington (Plot CH ENG2, 541 E)

He was later a farmer, and then an insurance salesman and land agent in Wellington, serving on the Wellington City Council for three years from 1896. A farmer, Insurance salesman and land agent in Wellington, Wellington City Councillor from 1896-1899.