I have his service records.
Just states 'DD' Hongkong.
He was serving aboard HMS Encounter at the time.
I assume he died of disease or natural causes.
He was not involved in the Taku forts event. View attachment 5745
My little family display. His ship, a crew phot and a 2nd China war medal.
That's smart Steve. My brother (he inherited because he was the oldest) has something similar with my old fella's medals etc.