Japanese school children greeting Major-General Barnardiston and British contingent, December 1914.
Photograph, World War One, Far East (1914-1918), 1914.
Barnardiston commanded the British troops sent to assist the Japanese in capturing Germany's naval base at Tsingtao (Qingdao) in China. The port fell to the Allies on 7 November 1914. The following month Barnardiston and several other officers visited Japan where they were received a warm welcome from the population.
From an album of photographs compiled by Brig N W Barnardiston, commanding British troops in North China, 1914.
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