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Sergeant Henry Warnecke (Warnick) (c.1829.....1896.)


Back To . . .14th Foot 2nd Battalion Buckinghamshire Regiment.
  • Born : circa 1829
  • Where Born : Parish of Brighton, in or near the town of Brighton, Sussex
  • Occupation : Soldier / He Bandmaster.
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  • Rank attained : Sergeant
  • Date of Enlistment 96th : 1848
  • Where Enlisted :
  • Regimental # : 314
  • Date of Discharge : 1858
  • Where Discharged : Curragh, Ireland
  • Date of Re-enlistment 96th :: 4th September 1860
  • Where : Curragh, Ireland
  • Regimental # : 1546
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  • Died : 25th January 1896 (67 years) .
  • Where Died / Buried : 9 WhiteStreet Richmond / Melbourne General Cemetery
  • Parents Names : Henry Warnecke (b.......d.) &
  • Spouse's Name : Margaret Sophia Quinn,
    Born : Circa 1835
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  • Date Married : 28th April 1854
    Where Married : Fredericton
  • Died : November 1909 (74 years)
  • Where Died / Buried : Mary Street, Preston / Melbourne General Cemetery
  • Spouse's Parents : James S. Quinn (b.......d.) & Margaret Quinn (b.......d.)
  • Descendants
    Information supplied by Margaret Anne Brooks , E-mail address...........
    Area Settled :
    Children :

    1 . Barbara Warnecke (b.1854 .Halafax....d.) =
    2 . Henry Warnecke (b...1855-6.
    .listed as deceased on later children's birth certificates. )

    3 . Robert Warnecke (b.1858.Ireland - Curragh.......d)

    4 . Thomas Lowe Warnecke (b. 1860- at sea .....d.)

    5 . Anna Maria Warnecke(b.1864 Otahuhua new Zealand died of dysentery 8 months later)
    6 . Henrietta Warnecke (b. 1865
    Auckland .....d)

    7 . Sophia Warnecke(b . 1869 Melbourne ......d)

    8 . Hannah Warnecke (b.4/12/1871 Park Street, Collingwood, Victoria ......d)

    9 . Margaret Millicent Eliza Warnecke (b. 1874.....d.)

    10 . William Henry Warnecke (b. 1879 Melbourne......)

    History & Achievements :

    The 85th regiment to which his father belonged was based in southern England when Henry Warnecke was

    born in the Parish of Brighton, in or near the town of Brighton, Sussex. Much later on Henry's army discharge papers say he enlisted in the 76th regiment of Foot in 1847 at Edinburgh and that he was then15 years of age. This is interesting because the 85th regiment was in or near Edinburgh at this date.

    From the history of the 76 th regiment:- "In 1847 while the Regimet was stationed in Edinburgh Castle it

    was divided into two battalions. One under the senior and one under the junior Lieutenant Colonel. These were later consolidated in 1850, whilst stationed at Corfu. The regiment was stationed at MALTA until 1853 where it left from to travel to St.John. New Brunswick. The head quarter division arrived 26th April and reimbarked on the 27th for FREDERICTON. Three companies were detached to St.John and one to Prince Edward Island. In September 1854 the regiment proceeded to Halifax leaving one company at Fredericton, New Brunswick. An Address signed by the magistrate, clergy and inhabitants of Fredericton to the Regiment" ..."your regiment distinguished by the deportment of the officers, the sober habits and orderly conduct of the men".. It mentions the hardships of the cholera outbreak, the late rigorous winter and the help the regiment gave at saving the city from the outbreak of fires.

    Henry WARNECKE joined the Masonic Lodge on the 9th day of November A.L.5854 and was admitted to

    the Third Degree on the 9th of January 1863 in the Royal Standard Lodge No.364, Halifax, Nova Scotia. In testimony whereof subscribed by name and affixed the seal of the Grand Lodge of London the 25th day of May A.L.5855 (AD.1855)

    The 96th regiment then went back to Ireland - Dublin and then Curragh Henry WARNECKE re-enlisted

    on the 4th September 1860 at Curragh, IRELAND and his regiment number was 1546. He was promoted to Sergeant on 5th September 1860. He gave his age as 28 years and his height was 5 foot 8 BD inches. Against his re-enlistment on 4th September there is a note "on augmentation 4-30 September 1860,

    "The Regiment sailed to New Zealand in 1860. From "Incidents of the Maori War"by Colonel Sir James

    Edward ALEXANDER strong men, the flower of Britain's soldiers were assembled for their training on that extensive green plateau, as artillery, cavalry and infantry I was called to the front by General Sir George Brown, G.C.B, commanding the forces and was told to recall detachments and prepare for going abroad. The deputy-adjutant-general rode up to me and said it was to NEW ZEALAND.On our way back to the huts, the band playing a fine GERMAN air which we have since called "The New Zealand March". I halted the young battalion, the 2nd of the 14th Regiment and communicated the intelligence of our destination - namely to "the ends of the earth" over the wide seas 16,000 miles from home, but I said I was sure they would like the adventure - they were young and anxious to see the world....but above all I took it as a compliment to the Regiment that it was the first of the new battalions selected to proceed to the Maori War...we had not much time given to prepare for the long voyage to the Antipodes, and we did not want much - no furniture allowed - and we then marched to CORK. - music galore - four bands playing. Our vessel was the ROBERT LOWE**note name. 1500 tons 360 horse power. Captain Congalton, a handsome iron ship, tall masts carrying a spread of canvas, and well provided for tbe accommation of the 24 officers, the ladies the 5 hundred soldiers, their seventy women and as many children who embarked in her."
    (1803-85) .."at the Curragh Camp, Ireland, in the summer of 1860 when 10,000

    Henry and Margaret WARNECKE had a fourth son Thomas Lowe WARNECKE - at sea - in 1860. - on the

    way to New Zealand.The 5 hundred men of the head-quarters 2nd Battalion of the 14th landed from the steam-ship "Robert Lowe" by means of the man-of-war boats after a quick passage of eighty-two days it was remarked in the newspapers, that they were a most creditable body of British soldiers, fine young fellows in the flush of youth and health and with all the ground-work of a first rate service corps. THE BAND was strong and good and the new description of drums were noticed. Much anxiety was removed in Auckland when the first portion of the 14th arrived and thanks were offered in some of the churches.The 14th Regiment 2nd battalion served in the Maori wars of 1860 to 1861 and 1863 to 1866 taking part in many engagements including Kuit Kara, Koheroa, Rangariri and Waikato Pah.".

    The 14th regiment was sent to Melbourne Australia in the first quarterof 1867. According to the official

    history of the 14th regiment its stay on Australian colonies was largely for rest and recreation. The writer then commented on the colonists' kindness to the Regiment. Cricket matches, race meetings, football matches and many other social and sporting events were organized for its benefit.

    The 14th Regiment embarked at Melbourne in the Windsor Castle on the 19th March 1870.leaving

    Australia. Henry and Margaret WARNECKE stayed in Melbourne and had a fourth daughter Sophia WARNECKE in Melbourne in 1869.A fifth daughter Hannah WARNECKE was born in Park Street, Collingwood, Victoria on the 4th December 1871. Margaret Sophia WARNECKE's address is given as Blomboy Street, Collingwood.A sixth daughter Margaret Millicent Eliza WARNECKE was born in 1874. A fourth son William Henry WARNECKE was born in Melbourne in 1879. Henry WARNECKE is listed as PUBLICAN - 398 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy - The Royal Albert Hotel. in 1884.

    Henry WARNECKE died on the 25th January 1896 (67 years) at 9 White Street Richmond. He is described

    as a Bandmaster. The cause of death is called Epithdalisma? of the tongue. His Dr. had seen him that day and said the illness had endured for 8 months. He is buried at the Melbourne General Cemetery. Henry's father is described as a Professor of Music (this Henry would be the former Dragoon). The informant was Robert Warnecke, son, Royal Place, Richmond. This runs off Swan Street just round the corner from White Street. Henry WARNECKE'S Will is series 60/585. He is described as "Richmond Bandmaster" (does this mean the bandmaster of Richmond band or does it mean he is a bandmaster living in Richmond?) He left property and effects to his wife Margaret Sophia WARNECKE.

    Margaret Sophia WARNECKE died in November 1909(74 years) at Mary Street, Preston. She is described

    as an Old Age Pensioner. The cause of death was senile decay. She is buried at Melbourne General Cemetery. Her father is named as James S. QUINN and her mother Margaret QUINN (was Sophia Quinn really Margaret Sophia or Sophia Margaret.? The informant was William D? WARNECKE of 112 Hope Street South Yarra.

    Amongst the further aspects collected from family stories still to be investigated - Henry Warnecke worked

    for J.C. Williamson as musician. He was bandmaster for the City of Caulfield. He played in bands or was conductor of bands on the St.Kilda pier. There is one definite - he is mentioned as the leader of the orchestra which played for the visit of the Prince of Wales as recorded in a History of Victorian Dancing by N. Challoner
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