Sir William Fenwick Williams (1800–1883), hero of the Crimean War (1853–1856), returned to Halifax. He was born in Annapolis Royal and became a renowned military leader for the British during the Victorian era, serving in Turkey at Constantinople and in Anatolia. His gallantry was in defence of the town of Kars against the Russians in the Crimean War. Though defeated and imprisoned, he was released at the end of the war in 1856. He also served in the British Parliament and from 1859 to 1864 served as commander in chief, North America. He served as the first Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia under Queen Victoria from 1865 to 1867.