I am researching New Zealand forgotten American Civil War veterans and I have discovered one that lived and died in Christchurch. His name was Percy C. Calkin and he may have had a family relation named Samuel Richard Calkin of Wangarei.
I have discovered that Percy Calkin served in the American Civil War, as possibly did Samuel Richard Calkin, but have been unable to find any information at all on either of them. I am hoping you can provide information on the birth, life and death of both of these individuals. If I can acquire enough information on them they will join a number of other New Zealand veterans on the Australasian Veterans Memorial website, www.acwv.info
. In addition, if I can find where they are buried, and if they have no grave marker, I would like to provide one at no cost to anyone.
Any help will be greatly appreciated, so we can again recognize these individuals as New Zealand war veterans.
James M. Gray, Cmdr.
William Kenyon Australasian Confederates Camp 2160
Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc.
Australia/New Zealand firstname.lastname@example.org
07 3801 3400