Arthur Frederick Pickard [1841-1890]
Victoria CrossOn 20 November 1863, at Rangiriri, New Zealand, during an assault on the enemy's position, Lieutenant Pickard, together with an assistant surgeon, W. Temple, exposed themselves to imminent danger in crossing the entrance to the Maori Keep, at a point upon which the enemy were concentrating their fire, in order to render assistance to the wounded. Lieutenant Pickard crossed and re-crossed the parapet to procure water for the wounded, when none of the men could be induced to perform this service, as the space to be traversed was exposed to enemy cross-fire.

Arthur Pickard came from Sturminster Marshall and after his experience in the Maori War was to to continue his military career, finally retiring as a Lieutenant-Colonel.

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