This bewhiskered Sergeant Instructor of Musketry wears the New Zealand medal for service in the later conflicts with the Maori people in New Zealand. He was a member of the 2nd
Battalion, the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment Foot. There were at least two campaigns during the 1860s in which the 2/18th Foot took part. Along with his battalion, he took part in either
or both the Invasion of Waikato and the Second Taranaki War (1863-1866). In the later campaign a member of the 2/18th - Captain Hugh Shaw - won the Victoria Cross. His battalion
was the last Imperial battalion to serve in New Zealand. The photo dates from after 1869 - the year the medal was issued.

Carte de Visite
F. Elderfield - Photographer
3 Albert Terrace, Victoria Road, Aldershot, England
c. 1870s