Robert Burn ANDERSON - Fanes Horse - died as a Prisoner of
War - 27th September 1860
He was captured on the 18th September. Born 18 Oct. 1833, son of John Anderson, a merchant of Glasgow. Served with 1st Bombay Fusilieers. During the Indian Mutiny he was posted to Hodson's Horse. Volunteered for China and posted to Fanes Horse.
Henry L. Barker - HMS Tribune - killed at Fatshan Creek - 2nd June 1857
See memorial to HMS Tribune above.
Captain William Thornton BATE - Royal Navy - killed at Canton - 29th December 1857
Killed while looking for a position to place scaling ladders against the city walls.
Memorial in St. Anne's Church, Portsmouth - "Sacred to the memory of Captain William Thornton Bate RN who was killed under the walls of Canton at the storming of the city December 29th 1857 in the 37th year of his age. His distinguished career of professional service, the conspicuous gallantry, consistent piety and Christian values which adorned both his public and private life warmly endeared him to a wide circle of relatives and friends who deeply mourn his loss occassioned to them and to his country by his untimely death. His fiends in China add to a monument which they have erected at Hong Kong this simple memorial of their respect and affection for his memory."
Frederick BOWEN - 59th Foot - wounded at Canton, 29th
December 1857 - died of wounds 10th January 1858
Aged 21. Son of Revd. Thomas Bowen, of Leamington, Warwickshire.
BRABAZON - Royal Artillery - believed beheaded in the Tartar
Camp during the Battle of Palichian - 21st September 1860
Son of Major Brabazon, 15th Hussars.
DANVERS - 70th Bengal Native Infantry - wounded at storming
of Namtow, died same day - 12th August 1858
Gunshot wound in chest.
Memorial at Queens Chapel of the Savoy, London - "Also of Robert William Danvers, their third son, Born 30 July 1833, Lieut. in the 70th Bengal N.I. He was Interpreter to HM 5th Fusiliers during the Mutiny in India 1857-58, served with the Regt at the 1st Relief of Lucknow by Gen. Sir Hy. Havelock KCB and in the Defence of the Residency. After the 2nd Relief, he joined the Force under Gen. Sir J. Outram GCB and subsequently went with his Regt to China where he was accidentally killed on the 12th Aug. 1858 after the capture of Namtow. He was buried at Hong Kong."
Frederick HACKETT - 59th Foot - killed in action at Canton -
29th December 1857
Aged 29. Son of Francis Beynon Hackett, of Moor Hall, Warwickshire.
Major Thomas John
KEARNEY - Quartermaster-General to China Expeditionary Force
- killed at Fatshan Creek - 1st June 1857
Formerly 15th Hussars and Horse Guards. Killed by a 32-pdr cannon shot aboard Commodore Keppel's ship, reportedly 'tearing him to pieces.'
Memorial at Christ Church, Cheltenham - "Sacred to the memory of Major Thomas John Kearney, formerly Capt. in the 15th Hussars, and late Deputy Asst. Quartermaster General at the Horse Guards, who was killed by a cannon ball at Fatchan Creek in a gallant boat attack on war junks on the 1st of June 1857, while performing the duties of Deputy Asst. Quartermaster General to Her Majesty's forces in China. Beloved and respected by all who knew him in life, and in death most deeply mourned by his sorrowing family."
LAMBERT - Royal Engineers - wounded at storming of Namtow,
11th August 1858. Died 12th August 1858
Gunshot wound to left thigh.
Surgeon Robert Welbank
Macauley - Bengal Army - died at Talien - 15th July 1860
Born 4th March 1823. MD 1844. Served in the Indian Mutiny (medal & clasp).
Memorial at St. Pauls Cathedral, Calcutta - "Sacred to the memory of Robert Welbank Macauley MD Surgeon of the Bengal Establishment who died on the Hospital Ship Mauritius at Talien when in the North of China on the 15th July 1860 when proceeding on service with the China expeditionary force Aged 37 years. This tablet is erected in affectionate remembrance of their former comrade by the officers of the 1st Regiment Sikh Cavalry Probyn’s Horse."
Thomas MACKENNA - 1st Royals - killed during the naval attack
on Pei-Ho forts - 25th June 1859
He was killed on board HMS Plover.
Henry THOMSON - HMS Sansparell - wounded in assault on
Canton - died 30th December 1857
Aged 16. Son of Capt. Thomas Sparke Thomson, RN, of Hayes, Kent.
Memorial at St. Mary's, Hayes, London - "In memory of Henry Thompson, Midshipman of HMS Sanspareil who fell mortally wounded in the assault on Canton on the 29th Dec 1857 and died on the following day, aged 15 years and 11 months. This window was erected by some friends in the neighbourhood on Oct. 30 1858."
Memorial at Happy Valley Cemetery, Hong Kong - "Erected by Captain .... the Officers, Seamen and Marines of H.M.S. Sans Pareil in memory of their shipmates who departed this life on the East India and China Station. William Bowden Ord. Singapore Drowned July 2nd 1857 William Barnes Ord. Calcutta Died August 6th 1857 John Garland Pt. R.M. Calcutta Died October 6th 1857 John Hutchins Stoker Calcutta Died October 13th 1857 George Blackmore A.B. Calcutta Died October 13th 1857 John Twoney Ord. Calcutta Died October 14th 1857 Thomas Deacon Pte. R.M. Calcutta Died October 15th 1857 Joseph Hackwell Pte. R.M. Calcutta Died October 16th 1857 Isaac Hawkins Pte. R.M. Calcutta Died October 23rd 1857 John Alderman Bom. R.M.A. Calcutta Died October 25th 1857 Robert, Lane Pte. R.M. Calcutta Died October 26th 1857 James Andrews Pte. R.M. Calcutta Died October 27th 1857 Geo. Stephenson 2 Cap. M.T. Calcutta October 28th 1857 Edward Earl Cap. Cook Calcutta October 30th 1857 George M. Lane Boy 1st Class On Board November 3rd 1857 John Williams Gun. R.M.A. On Board November 9th 1857 James Green 2 Cap. F.T. On Board December 2nd 1857 Richard Harris Ord. 2nd Class H.K. January 13th 1858 John March Ord. 2nd Class H.K. January 28th 1858 Robert Reader Gun. R.M.A. H.K. January 29th 1858 John Palmer Carp. Mate On Board February 20th 1858 James Cragie A.B. H.K. March 4th 1858 Samuel Hobbs Leading Stoker H.K. March 5th 1858 James Tomlinson A.B. H.K. March 8th 1858 James Arnall Bandsman H.K. March 11th 1858 John Milton Bandsman H.K. May 6th 1858 Frederick Page Ord. Canton River June 7th 1858 William Halford Ord. Canton River June 21st 1858 Henry R. Crofton Lieut. Died November 16th 1857 aged 36 Edward H. Joll Assist. Clerk Died December 7th 1857 aged 18 Henry Thompson, Midshipman who was killed under the walls of Canton, December 29th 1857 aged 17 years. His body is interred beneath this monument. His memory will long survive."
Nicholas VANSITTART - Royal Navy - died of wounds 17 July 1859
Memorial at St John's Church, Shottesbrooke, Berkshire - "To the memory of Captain Nicholas Vansittart RN CB who died 17th July 1859 of wounds received at the attack on the Peiho Forts. This window is erected by his brother officers and friends as a token of their esteem and admiration."
Herbert W.H. BEYTS - Royal Marine Artillery - killed at
Hsi-ku - 23rd June 1900
Served on HMS Centurion. Killed while defending the Imperial Armoury.
Robertson BROWNING - 4th Punjab Infantry - killed at Tai Tao
Ying - 20th April 1901
Son of Colin A.R. Browning, CIE. Born 12th February 1860. Served Zhob Valley 1884, Hazara 1888 (medal and bar), Waziristan 1894 (bar).
Memorial at St. Augustine's Church, Kohat - "In memory of Major Arthur Robertson Browning 4th Punjab Infantry killed in action at Tai Tao Ying, North China April 20th 1901. erected by his brother officers in token of their regard and esteem."
Midshipman DONALDSON - HMS Aurora - mortally wounded at Tientsin 19th June 1900. Died 3rd July
Frank Samuel Drake ESDAILE - HMS Barfleur - wounded at Tientsin -
July 1900. Died 7th July
Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Cothelstone, Somerset - "In dear memory of Francis Samuel Drake Esdaile midshipman H.M.S. 'Barfleur' who died July 7th 1900 of wounds received in action at Tientsin aged 17 years. Also Edward Jeffries Shelly Esdaile who died May 16th 1898 aged 21 years. This tablet is placed here by the brothers and sisters who deeply mourn the loss of their dearly beloved companions."
- 1st East
Surrey Regiment (attached 1st Chinese Regiment) - killed at
Tientsin - 18th September
Killed in an explosion while removing Chinese gunpowder from a temple.
Memorial at St. Peters Church, Wimblington, Cambridgeshire - "In memory of Captain Arthur Joseph Hill, 1st Battalion the East Surrey Regiment, accidentally killed in China on Sept. 18th aged 37. This tablet is erected by his brother officers."
H.T.R. LLOYD - Royal Marine Light Infantry - killed at
Tientsin - 13th July 1900
Served on HMS Aurora.
Captain OLLIVANT - 1st Chinese Regiment - killed at Tientsin - 13th July 1900
Captain Bernard M. STROUTS - Royal Marine Light Infantry - mortally wounded, Defence of the Legations, Pekin - 16th July 1900
- Royal Engineers - murdered at Kuei-hua-cheng -
Philip Nithsdale WRIGHT - Royal Navy - died of wounds 27th June
Memorial at St. Nicholas Church, Churchstoke, Powys, Wales - "Commander Philip Nithsdale Wright RN Born 3rd Feb 1871, Died 27 June 1901 in consequence of a wound received on the 19th June 1900 during the siege of Tientsin, China. To his organisation of the whole defence and to his exertions the safety of the town was largely due. Erected by his sorrowing father."
Memorial at Victoria Park, Portsmouth - "Taku Forts, Tientsin, Defence of Legations, Pekin. H.M.S. Orlando North China 1900 Commander P.H. Wright, died of wounds received at Tientsin. Killed Sir E. Seymour's Column W. Gingell Srgt R.M.L.I. N. Berry Ord. Killed at Tientsin J.W. Johnson Lt. SMm R. Wheeler A.B. H. Mills A.B. F. Hussey A.B. E. Craddock A.B. N. Robinson Pte R.M.L.I. Legation guard died of wounds A.G.Sawyer Pte R.M.L.I. This bell was taken at the capture of the North West Fort, Taku June 17 1900 and brought home by H.M.S. Orlando. The memorial is erected by the Officers and Men in memory of their comrades who lost their lives during the commission. Captain James T. Burke C.B. died at sea 12th May 1902. Mr E.A. Govett, Midshipman. Benj. Green Chief Stoker. E.C. Holloway P.O. 2nd Cl. R.J. Halls A.B. J. Harding Stoker. W. Snelgrove Ord. F. J. Boulton Boy."
Memorial at Happy Valley Cemetery, Hong Kong - "This stone was erected by the Engine Room staff of H.M.S. Aurora in loving memory of Joseph Alfred HARDY, Leading Stoker, who died in the Royal Naval Hospital, Hong Kong on the 11th May 1901 aged 27 years also of James SPILLARE, Stoker, Killed in action at Tientsin, 27th June 1900 and of John Morgan, Stoker, who died at Pekin, 26th August 1900. All of H.M.S. Aurora."