The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Montrose, Charles
Montrose, Charles, is a native of Kent, and was born in 1840. He served in the navy as a midshipman, and was present at the final bombardment of Sebastopol. He was afterwards for nine years In the British army, and went through the New Zealand war, during which he was specially mentioned in despatches by General Sir D. Cameron. He retired from the service in 1869, holding Crimean, African and New Zealand medals. He has since been engaged in journalism, and has published "Picturesque New Zealand," a work on "Strikes and their Remedies," and is now connected with the Melbourne press.