Maori Wars New Zealand Medal, LSGC Medal Pair
New Zealand Maori Wars Medal with 1864 to 1865 reverse dating named to:
744 JOHN HAYWARD, 65TH FOOT
Long Service and Good Conduct medal named to:
744. PTE. J. HAYWARD, 65TH FOOT
John Hayward was awarded the New Zealand Medal for his part in the Waikato Campaign and records show (British Battles and Medals) that only 25 medals were awarded to the 65th Regiment of Foot with this particular reverse.
John Hayward was an 18 year old, born in North Bradley, Trowbridge, Wiltshire. He served in excess of 21 years with the 65th Regiment of Foot, 2nd Yorkshire, North Riding later York and Lancaster Regiment and his discharge papers, which are on-line, confirm the award of the NZ Medal and the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
New Zealand Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Pair