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An ambrotype portrait of Sgt. William Hancock Bosworth, who fought in the New Zealand Wars and the Crimean War. Bosworth married Elizabeth Bourns in 1847 when stationed in Ireland with the 49th British Regiment. He transfered to the 57th Regiment prior to the Crimea War and the family was posted to India and then to Taranaki in 1861. On retirement from the army Sgt. Bosworth opted to remain in New Plymouth where he became gaoler and governer of New Plymouth prison which he had built using convict labour, while Elizabeth worked as the matron.

Bosworth is seated and is wearing his military uniform. He is looking away from the camera. Contained in a leather case with double clasps on the right hand side. Inside of lid is lined with embossed velvet.
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