Memorial: M274

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

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