THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
McDONNELL Thomas
Lieutenant Colonel, NZ Militia

CITATION
New Zealand Cross
He served as a young officer in the Colonial Defence Force Cavalry in the Waikato War, and was awarded the New Zealand Cross in 1886 for a
daring scouting exploit in 1863, when he and Von Tempsky made a reconnaissance from the Lower Waikato in to the Maori position at Paparata.

AWARDS
New Zealand Cross
New Zealand Wars Medal

NOTES
Born 1832 Philippines
Died 8 November 1899
Buried