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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]

Captain J. H. Rogers-Harrison

Captain J. H. Rogers-Harrison, Late Of Her Majesty's 58Th Regiment, Was A Veteran Soldier And Sterling Old Colonist. He Was Born In Hertfordshire On 26Th Of December, 1820, And Joined The Chatham Division Of Marines In 1839, But Bought Out His Dis-Charge, And In 1842 Joined The 11Th Foot, With Which He Sailed For Sydney In 1846. He Was Transferred To The 58Th Regiment And Came To New Zealand In 1847, Was Promoted To Ensign In 1851, And Received The Queen's Good Conduct Bounty Of £100. He Served In The Bay Of Islands From 1853 To 1855, Then Proceeded To Taranaki As Paymaster And Quartermaster Under Major (Later General Nugent. He Accompanied The Regiment
The Late Captain Rogers-Harrison.

The Late Captain Rogers-Harrison.

page 431 Home in 1858, and retired from the service in June, 1859, when he returned to Auckland and received a captaincy in the militia. At the outbreak of the Maori war, he was sent to Sydney to recruit for the Waikato regiments, and, subsequently, was appointed acting-quartermaster-general to the Colonial forces. He was a commissioner to adjust accounts between the Imperial and Colonial Governments, after which he retired into quiet private life. Captain Harrison died at his residence, Franklin Road, on the 24th of February, 1898, at the age of seventy-six years.