THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
MACE Francis Joseph
Captain, Taranaki Militia

CITATION
New Zealand Cross
At the Battle of Waireka on 28 March 1860 Mace's service as a dispatch rider drew a lot of attention. In July 1862 he was given a presentation
revolver for his services during the battle. His bravery in numerous other engagements was widely acknowledge

AWARDS
New Zealand Cross
New Zealand Wars Medal

NOTES
Born 1836 Madeira, Portugal
Died 7 August 1927 Oakura, New Zealand
Buried Oakura Cemetery, Taranaki, New Zealand ( Ordinary Block B (Part B) Plot 1)

Mace joined the Volunteer Force in Taranaki at the outbreak of the wars, and was awarded the New Zealand Cross in 1877 for gallantry at Kaitake
in March 1864, and at Kaitikara River in June 1863.  Mace rose to the rank of Captain. Later farmed in the New Plymouth area.