Country: New Zealand
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 17/05/1901
Number issued: 2


Gold Maltese crosses, to:

2nd New Zealand Mounted Rifles –

516 Trooper William PAUL

3rd New Zealand (Rough Riders) Contingent –
669 Trooper Hugh MUNRO
Subscribed for by "the young ladies of the district".

Presentation made by the Mayor (Mr Gow), on behalf of the ladies of Palmerston, during a limelight lecture given in the Town Hall by Trooper Waldie of Dunedin.



Oamaru Mail, 18th May 1901


The lecture given last evening in the Town Hall by Trooper WALDIE, of Dunedin, in aid of the McDougall fund was a great success, and the takings will materially augment the fund, the Hall being crowded to the doors. Trooper Waldie gave a very interesting and graphic account of the doings of the Contingent in South Africa, and kept the audience interested whilst occupying the stage. He also gave some splendid limelight views of scenes and places they had been through and of his prison life, the views having been taken by himself. He was accorded a hearty vote of thanks for his interesting lecture and kindness in giving the same free of cost. The Mayor (Mr Gow) presided.
Otago Witness, 22nd May 1901
Our Palmerston correspondent writes that during an interval in the limelight lecture given by Trooper WALDIE on Friday evening, Troopers W. PAUL and H. MUNRO, local members of the New Zealand contingent, lately returned from South Africa, were presented with gold Maltese crosses by the Mayor (Mr Gow) on behalf of the ladies of Palmerston.
Otago Witness, 12th June 1901


On Friday night a limelight lecture was given by Trooper WALDIE, of Dunedin, the proceeds of which also go to the Allan McDougall fund. The views were lovely, and were shown very clearly. During the evening a box of chocolates which was sent out by our late Queen to the soldiers in South Africa was handed round for inspection. During an internal in the speech Troopers MUNRO and PAUL were each presented by the young ladies of the district with a Maltese cross.


Surname: PAUL
Reg No: 516
Given Names: William
Contingent: Second
Rank: Private
Unit: No 1 Company [Nos 3 and 4 Companies]
Joined from: Waikato Mounted Rifles (Private; 2 years, 6 months)
County/City: Kawhia
Age: 25 years, 10 months
Occupation: Labourer
Ship: “Waiwera”, 20 January 1900
Address: Te Rau-a-Moa
Next of Kin: Paul, Mr W.
Next of Kin Address: Palmerston South, Otago
Relationship to Soldier: father
Surname: MUNRO
Reg No: 669
Given Names: Hugh
Contingent: Third
Rank: Private
Unit: No 1 [No 5] Company
Joined from: none
County/City: Waimate
Age: 26 years, 2 months
Occupation: Government Stock Agent
Ship: “Knight Templar”, 17 February 1900
Address: Stock Department, Waimate
Next of Kin: Munro, Mr Alexander
Next of Kin Address: Pleasant Valley, Palmerston South, Otago
Relationship to Soldier: father