George O’Connell, born Limerick Ireland 1838; arrived in New Zealand on the Star of India ex-Melbourne in September 1863; Lieutenant Royal Navy; Ensign 1st Waikato Militia 19 February to 12 April 1864; 7th Division Armed Constabulary 10 December 1868 to 25 February 1869; served at Taranaki & Nukumaru (Tauranga-Ika), medal Gazette 1871, issued 13/12/1873; 1764; AD32/3761. The rank on the medal has been neatly altered from “Sergt” to “Captn”, probably by the same engraver. It is possible that O’Connell attained the rank of Captain at some later date and thought the alteration was appropriate. Very Fine condition.