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My grandfather was Joseph Pierce Walsh and in 1901 he was aboard the U.S.S. Wilmington stationed in Hong Kong. One of his shipmates died there June 13, 1901. My grandfather saved many picture from the time he was aboard the Wilmington one of them was of his shipmates burial memorial. It was for Seaman August John Krohn he died 13 Jun 1901 of typhoid fever. On June 14 the logbook of the Wilmington noted, ” Notice was received from the Government Civil Hospital of the death by typhoid fever, of August Krohn, serving on board this ship, at 4:45 am June 13. ” The following logbook noted, ” At 9;30 the commanding Officer, three wardroom officers, bugler and six boby bearers went ashore to attend the funeral of late A. J. Krohn, Seaman USN, of this ship. The internment took place in English Cemetery, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, Grave 6396. The colors of this ship and of the U.S.S. Bennington were half masted during the funeral. the funeral party returned at 11:10 am.”
My guestion would be when they refere to “English Cemetery, Happy Valley, Hong Kong” were they refering to what is called Hong Kong cemetery? I can send you a picture of the burial place if you would like.
Thank you so much for your help
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