The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Issue: 22409, Page: 2861, reads:
“William Odgers, Leading Seaman of Her Majesty’s Ship Niger.
On the 28th of March, 1860, William Odgers displayed conspicuous gallantry at the Storming of a Pah during operations against Rebel Natives in New Zealand; having been the first to enter it under a heavy fire, and having assisted in hauling down the enemy’s colours”
He is buried in St Stephens Churchyard, Saltash, Cornwall
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