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Hong Kong Cemetery, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, China, Rest of the World

Memorial in Hong Kong Cemetery commemorating H.J. Nicholson d. 1911

Location

Hong Kong Cemetery, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, China, Rest of the World

Transcript

'Erected by friends to the memory of H.J. NICHOLSON, aged 48, who was killed while defending his ship the 'Shui On' against a piratical attack in the West River on the 24th. November, 1911'

Details

Description: Base of cross with kerbs round the graves. Badly damaged.
Type: Cross
Vessel: Shui On

People

Nicholson, H. J.
Age: 48
Date of Death: 24/11/1911
Cause of Death: Murdered
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:

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Hong Kong Cemetery, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, China, Rest of the World

Memorial in Hong Kong Cemetery commemorating Thomas Guy Pocock d. 1890

Location

Hong Kong Cemetery, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, China, Rest of the World

Transcript

'I AM THE RESURRECTION / SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / THOMAS GUY POCOCK / WHO WAS BRUTALLY MURDERED BY CHINESE PIRATES / WHEN IN COMMAND OF STEAMER 'NAMOA' 10TH JANUARY 1890. / THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED / BY HIS LOVING WIDOW. / AND HIS COMRADES IN THE SERVICE / OF THE DOUGLAS STEAMSHIP CO. OF HONG KONG'

Details

Description: Cross on stepped plinth.
Type: Cross
Vessel: SS Namoa

People

Pocock, Thomas Guy
Age:
Date of Death: 10/12/1890
Cause of Death: Murdered
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Screw steamer, owner Douglas Steamship Co, built 1872, in Aberdeen, 1375 GRT.
Bibliography: Frena Bloomfield 'Scandals and disasters of Hong Kong' 37-41. (South China Morning Post).
Recorder: Christine Thomas