Thomas Rawlings Mould

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Thomas Rawlings Mould

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Thomas Rawlings Mould, c. 1866
Born(1805-05-31)31 May 1805 [1] [2]
Portsea, Hampshire [3]
Died13 June 1886(1886-06-13) (aged 81) [2]
Queen's Road, Bayswater, London [4]
AllegianceFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Branch Board of Ordnance
British Army
Years of service1826–1867 [5]
RankMajor General
Service number 606
Unit Corps of Royal Engineers
Commands heldCRE, New Zealand, 1856–66 [1]
Auckland Regiment of New Zealand Militia, 1860– [6]
CRE, Portsmouth, 1866–67 [1]
Campaigns Taranaki, 1860–61 [5]
  • Mahoetahi, 1860
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath, 1862 [1] [3]
New Zealand Medal [1]
Good Service Pension [1]
Relations William Temple (son-in-law) [7]
Other workInspector of Public Works, New Zealand, 1857– [8]
Justice of the Peace, New Zealand, 1860– [9]

Major General Thomas Rawlings Mould CB (31 May 180513 June 1886) was an English military engineer of the Corps of Royal Engineers [5] and Colonel of the Auckland Regiment of New Zealand Militia. [2]

Mould was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Royal Engineers in 1826. [2] He served on the Ordnance Survey of Ireland from November 1827 to 17 August 1835, in the West Indies from 7 May 1836 to 30 September 1839, [1] and designed covered slips at Chatham Dockyard in the 1840s. He went to New Zealand in 1855. [2] He designed the Upper Hutt blockhouse, built in 1860 to protect European settlers during the Wellington Wars, and planned the same type of structure at Blockhouse Bay in Auckland. He also did work in connection with Albert Barracks in Auckland.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 WO 25/3913. Statement of Services of Thomas Rawlings Mould of the Royal Engineers with a Record of such Particulars as may be useful in case of his Death, p. 102
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Crawford, J A B. "Thomas Rawlings Mould". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography . Ministry for Culture and Heritage . Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  3. 1 2 Dix Noonan Webb (28 February 2018), "Single Orders and Decorations", An Auction of Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria, London: Dix Noonan Webb, p. 82
  4. "Hawke's Bay Herald". Hawke's Bay Herald. Vol. 22, no. 7522. 24 August 1886. p. 2.
  5. 1 2 3 Connolly, Thomas William John (1898). Richard Fielding Edwards (ed.). Roll of Officers of the Corps of Royal Engineers from 1660 to 1898. Chatham: The Royal Engineers Institute. p. 24.
  6. "New Zealand Gazette". The New-Zealander. Vol. 16, no. 1459. 11 April 1860. p. 6.
  7. "Married". The New-Zealander. Vol. 18, no. 1735. 25 October 1862. p. 3.
  8. "New Zealand Gazette". The New-Zealander (Supplement). Vol. 14, no. 1223. 6 January 1858. p. 1.
  9. "New Zealand Gazette". The New-Zealander. Vol. 16, no. 1485. 11 July 1860. p. 5.