Ellis Jackson may have been the gunner on the Otaki when it was attacked by the Raider Moewe
Thanks very much for the work you put into the website - it has been a mine of information.
I believe a relative of mine (my Father's Uncle) Ellis Jackson may have been the gunner on the Otaki when it was attacked by the Raider Moewe.
My father (now 79) recalls as a small boy being told by his mother that his uncle (he didn't remember which uncle - we discovered who via the web) had been awarded a medal for bravery for continuing to fire his gun despite having suffered a serious leg injury (he may even have lost his leg) whilst firing at the Raider Moewe.
I have only just started to research my family history and it was very exciting to get my first good "find" - thanks to your website.
Thanks once again.
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