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William Bowman - Photographer
Natal Colony, South Africa
Born at Taunton in 1844, Henry Cornish's military career began in 1866. Prior to the Transvaal War he had served in the 2nd Anglo-Afghan War, being attached to the 10th Hussars.
He received a Mention in Despatches for his services and would have been entitled to the Afghan War Medal although I have not been able to find his entry in the appropriate medal
Surgeon-Major Cornish photograph and biography appeared in Sydney H. Shadbolt's The Afghan Campaigns of 1878-1880 (London, 1882) and is reproduced in whole below: