The European Inﬂuence on Hong KongIn the cemetery, we observed the fact that a lot of graves had British people’snames on it; i.e. Albert Jameson, Arthur Noying, and Edward LadbrookThe men died young on the H.M.S (Her Majesty’s Service), which were military naval ships.The youngest person was 18, and the oldest 45. Some were cooks, ironsmiths, etc The Hong Kong Police had European Members
The Ossuary In 1975, the Hong Kong Government announced the building of the Aberdeen Tunnel. The highway towards the tunnel plowed through the cemetery, and 3,000 corpses had to be moved and cremated.Some graves were so old, they didn’t know who the body belongedto. They marked these ossuaries (below) unknown.
Why They DiedWe saw an erected memorial. On it was etched:Died of feverJune to September 30th, 18489 sergeants, 8 corporals, 4 drummers, 67privates, 4 women, 4 children Also, there was an outbreak of cholera in 1883