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Shanghai, China - 67th Regiment of Foot

The 5th Company H.M.B., 67 Regiment of Foot (South Hampshire) were based in Shanghai from 1862 to 1885. During that time various members of the Regiment died and also some relations who were with them. This memorial recognises these deaths. The 1/67th had been stationed in India ever since 1805. When they returned to England in 1826, George IV recognized their 21 years of faithful if unspectacular overseas service by granting them the right to add the Royal Tiger and the name “India” to their Colours. This distinction gave the 67th Regiment their nickname “The Tigers”. Back again in the Far East in time for the outbreak of what was tantamount to a trade war with China in 1860, the 67th earned the unusual Battle Honour “Taku Forts”, winning their first four Victoria Crosses in the process. One of these went to Ensign John Chaplin, who despite being severely wounded several times, managed to hoist the 67th’s Queen’s Colour above the enemy ramparts, at which sight the Chinese defenders promptly gave up what had until then been a fierce resistance.The actual location of the memorial here is not currently known but a transcription has been made. The names for the soldiers who died have been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of reading and research.

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN
OF
NO. 5 COMPANY, H.B.M., 67TH REGT.
WHO DIED DURING THE STAY OF THE REGIMENT IN SHANGHAI
1ST MAY 1862 TO 1ST JULY 1865

 

BROWN

J

Lance Sergeant

CONNOLLY

J

Private

GIFFORD

E

Private

HANTON

J

Private

HENDERSON

T

Private

HOPKINS

J

Private

HUNDEY

H

Private

LYNCH

P

Private

McGRATH

J

Lance Sergeant

MOODY

J

Private

O'LEARY

D

Corporal

PINDER

E

Private

RHODES

J

Private

ROBINS

P?

Private

SHAE

D

Private

STOREY

J

Lance Sergeant

WARWICK

H

Private

ALSO ONE WOMAN AND THREE CHILDREN

JENNINGS

Hannah

Mrs

IRWIN

J J

Child

OLOULOW

F

Child

IRWIN

E

Child

ERECTED BY THE NON-COMMISIONED OFFICERS
AND MEN OF THE COMPANY
AS A TOKEN OF THEIR RESPECT AND ESTEEM

THIS ON HIS STRENGTH THAT WE RELY
AND HOPES AND FEARS AT ONCE DEFY
SO HAPPY SO CONTENT WE LIE
ALONE YET NOT ALONE

Last updated 31 May, 2014

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