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John Snodgrass (1816–1856)

Major John Snodgrass, of the 96th Regiment, on the 27th January at the Curragh of Kildare, Ireland, aged 39 years. The deceased was the son of the late Colonel Kenneth Snodgrass, C.B., entered the service 13th December, 1833; Lieutenant, 1st December, 1836; Captain, 15th December, 1840 and Major, 15th June, 1849. Major Snodgrass served with the 96th, in the operations in New Zealand under Major-General Despard against Kawiti's Pah at Oharawai, and commanded the company which covered the retreat; was present at the assault on that stronghold on 1st July, 1845, and its subsequent capture; at the destruction of Aratua's Pah on the 16th July; also present in the south of the island during part of the armed occupation and troubles on the River Hutt.

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27 January, 1856 (aged ~ 40)
Kildare, Ireland

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