"Col. Russell 57th Regt."

Production date
Circa 1900
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Copy photograph of an original portrait showing a Colonel Russell of the 57th (Middlesex) Regiment, possibly Hickman Rose Russell who went on to become Chief Constable of Ipswich Borough Police from 1879 to 1907. He is shown seated on a chair with his legs crossed, wearing military uniform and is holding his hat with a '57' badge on it in his lap. Russell has a small moustache and very full sideburns. The photograph is included on page 39 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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Production date
Circa 1900
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PHO2015-0198
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Hi, I have an image from a newspaper of Hickman Rose Russell, who was Chief Constable of Ipswich Borough Police 1879 to 1907. He is definitely the person who served in the British Military in New Zealand, and was mentioned in dispatches several times and was promoted Brevet Major for these actions. I have compared the image that I have with your one, and their is a good likeness. Would it be possible to have permission to use your image? I am a retired Police Officer and have been interested in the biographies of former Chief Officers of police forces in the UK for over 40 years.

- Tom Murphy on 20-11-2017 12:21:00

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