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Information - my great great grandfather RMLI killed Tientsin
Posted by: Phil Ely (ID *****7165) Date: June 18, 2006 at 16:39:34
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I am trying to find out what happened to my great great grandfather.

He was was killed June 17th 1900 at Tientsin (according to military record, Kew). His name was Henry Robinson, Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry.

I really want to find out as my late great grandmother never knew what happened to her father and it troubled her a lot.

His name is on the memorial at Queen Elizabeth Park Portsmouth. He was on HMS Barfleur, later HMS Orlando.

Having read up on the Internet, I think he must have marched to Tientsin with Seymour from Taku but remained in Tientsin in defence of the city as he is not recorded under casualties of Seymour's line on the memorial.

According to a telegraph I have found on the Internet he was the only Royal Marine killed on that day (17/06/1900) and I was hoping to find the circumstances but hours of Internet searching have drawn a blank.

Any help on where i might look next would be very much appreciated.

I also have a photograph of him and several other fellow marines from the ship, in Deal, prior to departure from Portsmouth.

Many thanks,


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