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War record Donald Burlingham (Hong Kong Police)


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Could a member kindly help me with the Great War service of Donald Burlingham?  Prior to joining up he achieved local fame in Hong Kong by killing the Sheung Shui Tiger which had killed one Hongkong Police Officer and injured another. His active service would have started mid 1915 on.

Many thanks

Yperman

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12 minutes ago, yperman said:

he achieved local fame in Hong Kong by killing the Sheung Shui Tiger which had killed one Hongkong Police Officer and injured another

Found the picture

'Sheung Shui Tiger' shot by Donald Burlingham in 1915  (No Longer Available)

Is this his MIC on Ancestry?

Name: Donald Burlingham
Regiment or Corps: 1/55 Cokes Rif FF, Imperial Army

 

 

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from 55th Coke's Rifles (Frontier Force) - Wikipedia

The 55th did not serve abroad during the First World War but the regiment—which comprised companies of Afridis, Punjabi Musulmans, Sikhs and Yusufzais—saw active service on the North-West Frontier for the duration of the war, fighting many of the numerous marauding tribes that populated the area. Many men of the regiment did, however, see service abroad during the war while attached to other units. 

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You might find him mentioned in Indian Army Lists.

For online editions, see the FIBIS Fibiwiki page

https://wiki.fibis.org/w/Indian_Army_List_online

You could see whether he is mentioned in Hong Kong newspapers. The are some free ones available, see the FIBIS Fibiwiki page Hong Kong. You could also try searching in the online Hong Kong Government publications (Hong Kong Gazette/ Blue Books)

https://wiki.fibis.org/w/Hong_Kong

There is also the FIBIS Fibiwiki page 1st Regiment of Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force for  some general background

https://wiki.fibis.org/w/1st_Regiment_of_Infantry,_Punjab_Frontier_Force

Maureen 

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The medal roll itself confirmed period of service in East Africa 

 

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7 hours ago, jonbem said:

Found the picture

'Sheung Shui Tiger' shot by Donald Burlingham in 1915  (No Longer Available)

Is this his MIC on Ancestry?

Name: Donald Burlingham
Regiment or Corps: 1/55 Cokes Rif FF, Imperial Army

Thank you all very much. There is a photo of him in 1919 after returning to the Hongkong Police and he looks a shadow of the man in the tiger photo. Yperman

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2 hours ago, MaureenE said:

You might find him mentioned in Indian Army Lists.

For online editions, see the FIBIS Fibiwiki page

https://wiki.fibis.org/w/Indian_Army_List_online

You could see whether he is mentioned in Hong Kong newspapers. The are some free ones available, see the FIBIS Fibiwiki page Hong Kong. You could also try searching in the online Hong Kong Government publications (Hong Kong Gazette/ Blue Books)

 

Thank you MareenE for the links I am fascinated (as ex-RHKP) by the 1920-30s  tiny conflicts, piracy  and micro wars off the south coast of China. The links are really helpful. Yperman

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Thank you very much  Helpjpl that is the man. Yperman

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