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John Sarten, eldest son of Edmund Sarten and Lucy Rodd Sarten, was 3 when the family arrived on the William Bryan in March 1841. On 17th March 1860, aged 22, he was fatally wounded during the attack on Te Kohia Pa (called the "L" Pa by the British) and became the first colonial soldier killed in the New Zealand Wars.
JOHN E SARTEN
WHO FELL MORTALLY WOUNDED
THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY HIS COMRADES OF
ALSO OF JOSEPH WHO WAS KILLED BY THE MAORIES
ALSO OF EDMUND
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