University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: FB02-12. An "x" marks Sergeant Bleasdale. The man on the far left in a boater, has a camera. This photograph was taken on 19 September 1914, during the departure from Tianjin of the 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers, on ss Shuntien, bound for Qingdao. The 2nd Battalion The South Wales Borderers, along with a detachment of the 36th Sikhs, formed the bulk of the British troops which were sent to assist the Japanese in capturing Germany's naval base at Qingdao (Tsingtao) in China. Both units were then garrisoning Tianjin (Tientsin). See http://www.nam.ac.uk/online-collection/detail.php?acc=1969-06-31-19. See FB02-07, FB02-08, FB02-11 and Sw01-006.
2nd South Wales Borderers, on ss Shuntien, at Tianjin, bound for Qingdao
Saturday 19 September 1914
Black and white photograph