2nd Battalion The South Wales Borderers embarking on the SS 'Shuntien' for Tsingtao, 19 September 1914
Photograph, World War One, Far East (1914-1918), 1914.
2nd Battalion The South Wales Borderers, along with a detachment of the 36th Sikhs, formed the bulk of the British troops sent to assist the Japanese in capturing Germany's naval base at Tsingtao (Qingdao) in China. Both units were then garrisoning Tientsin (Tianjin) in northern China.
From an album of 65 photographs compiled by Brig N W Barnardiston, commanding British troops in North China, 1914.
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