Shanghai Municipality China
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1862- 1865. Remains of 305 Officers and Men of British soldiers who died in the Taiping rebellion when military reinforcements were stationed in the settlement. A few others also buried at the cemetery, The site of the original Soldiers' Cemetery was at Nantao, adjoining the wall of the Old Chinese City. In 1938 owing to the state of decay into which the cemetery had fallen, due to age, it was decided to re-inter the remains in a site selected in Hungjao Cemetery. Re-interred on October 3rd, 1939. From the inscriptions on the tomb-stones removed it was seen that the remains are those of Officers and men of the Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, the 31st (1st Bn. The East Surrey Regiment) and 67th Regiments, the 19th Baluchi Regiment, and certain Departmental Units.