THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
SMITH Angus
Cornet, Bay of Plenty Cavalry Volunteers

CITATION
New Zealand Cross
On the 7th June 1869, when the party of cavalry in charge of Cornet SMITH was surprised at Opepe by Te Kooti's bandand nine men out of thirteen
were killed, Cornet SMITH though suffering from a desperate wound in the foot, set out with the object of retreat, when Sergeant Austin, assisted by
another man (since dead), returned to where Captain McDonell lay, on the point of being tomahawked by the enemy, and at all risks carried him out
under a heavy fire

AWARDS
New Zealand Cross
NZ Maori War Medal

NOTES
Born 1838
Died 4 April 1902 Opotiki, New Zealand