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Old 08-03-17, 03:28 PM
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Default THE OCCUPATION OF NORTHERN CHINA,1901-1902

THE OCCUPATION OF NORTHERN CHINA BY THE EIGHT-NATION ALLIANCE, 1901-1902

© IWM (Q 88155) Detachment of the Royal West Kent Regiment in the British Garrison at Tientsin.



© IWM (Q 88154)Detachment of Scottish troops in the British Garrison at Tientsin.
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Lower photo Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
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Excellent photos ! Thanks

However, I think the IWM may have got their dates wrong.
The Royal West Kents arrived in November 1905,
The Queens Own Cameron Highlanders in Apr 1908
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Excellent photos ! Thanks

However, I think the IWM may have got their dates wrong.
The Royal West Kents arrived in November 1905,
The Queens Own Cameron Highlanders in Apr 1908
Do you know which battalion of the Royal West Kents?
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2nd Battalion.
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2nd Battalion.
Thanks for that.

It is just possible that one of the men in the photo is my great uncle, my grandfathers oldest brother.

Of course, given the size of a battalion, the odds are against it. In any event, I have never seen a photo of him anyway.

He was born in 1879- and was a regular soldier. I have not yet found him in the 1901 census. However, by the time of the 1911 census was a sergeant in 2nd Royal West Kents in India.
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