"C" Battery, 4th Brigade Royal Artillery
with 6 guns, served in New Zealand under Captain Mercer, in March 1861 in
the final stages of the First Taranaki War. Captain Mercer again led this battery in the Second Taranaki War until he died
leading an unsuccessful attack on a Maori redoubt at Rangiriri in November 1863. In January 1864 "I" battery, equipped
with the "New pattern" of 24-calibres, arrived in New Zealand with another 6 guns. The guns from Victoria were employed
from January 1864 onwards to reinforce "C" and "I" batteries. At the end of the war these guns apparently remained in
New Zealand where they were used to equip the militia.