Memorial: M268

Memorial in Hong Kong Cemetery commemorating officers of HMS ‘Cornwallis’ who died during the First China War 1840-42


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


'This monument was erected by / the Officers of H.M.S. 'CORNWALLIS' / and Marine officers on the expedition / Sacred to the memory / of / Major James UNIACKE / Senior officer of R.M. / who died at the capture of Chin-Kiang-Foo / 21st. July 1842 / His remains were interred in Golden Island / Also / to the memory of / Lt. C. HEWET / R.L. Marines / who was killed at Woo Sung / Also / to the memory of / Lt. W. ATCHERLEY / who died in the Yang-Tsz-Kiang / 1842'


Description: Urn on tall plinth, steps at base.
Type: Memorial
Vessel: HMS Cornwallis


First China War

Event Date


Event Category

19th century conflicts in Asia


Atcherley, William
Date of Death: 1842
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Hewet, C.
Date of Death: 6/1842
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RM
Organisation: Royal Marines
Uniacke, James
Age: 51
Date of Death: 21/7/1842
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Major RM
Organisation: Royal Marines


Notes: Opium Wars. The Cree Journals records the death of James Uniacke as due to sunstroke.
Recorder: Christine Thomas