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Sergeant, Sinner, Saint & Spy. The Taranaki War Diary of Sergeant William Marjouram, R.A. By Laurie Barber, Garry Clayton and John Tonkin-Covell. In Dust Jacket spine a little faded, First Edition 1990, Black and White plates, illustrations, 102 Pages, Published By Random Century Auckland.
A Very Good Plus Copy.
'William Marjouram, a Royal Artillery non-commissioned officer, was involved in New Zealand's First taranaki War 1860-61. An ill-disciplined hard drinker turned Methodist lay preacher, he was a reliable ' Centurion of the Empire', Arriving in New Zealand in December 1855, Marjouram served primarily as an Artillery senior sergeant, acted as a spy on covert operations, and as the creator of an army signals system, until his medical evacuation to Britain in 1861. During his stay in New Zealand, he kept a fascinating diary recording his day-to-day life as a soldier and lay preacher in frontier colonial New Zealand. This book presents an edited version of that diary, together with an introduction, explanatory text, and illustrations' Please click here to ask a question
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