Rev. Walker, Chaplain to 2nd South Wales Borderers, on the ss 'Shuntien', Tianjin
© 2013 Jan Jessop
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: FB02-07. An "x" marks Rev. Walker (i.e. the man on the left, his face obscured by his hand). Photograph taken on 19 September 1914, during the departure from Tianjin of the 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers, on ss Shuntien, bound for Qingdao. The 2nd Battalion The South Wales Borderers, along with a detachment of the 36th Sikhs, formed the bulk of the British troops which were sent to assist the Japanese in capturing Germany's naval base at Qingdao (Tsingtao) in China. Both units were then garrisoning at Tianjin (Tientsin). See http://www.nam.ac.uk/online-collection/detail.php?acc=1969-06-31-19. See FB02-08, FB02-11, FB02-12 and Sw01-006.
Saturday 19 September 1914
Black and white photograph