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George Walter Baldwin
Birth: 1830
Death: Nov. 21, 1864

British naval officer, a victim of the infamous "Kamakura Incident. Baldwin came to Japan and was stationed in Yokohama. For foreigners living in Yokohama, Kamakura was a favorite day-trip site. On November 21, 1864, he visited the Great Buddha together with his colleague Robert Nicholas Bird on horseback. On their way from the Great Buddha to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, they were attacked and killed by two local samurai with swords probably because the officers did not understand appropriate etiquette when encountering a samurai. One of the assailants was caught and executed. The other escaped, but reported to the police a year later. He too was executed. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) 
 
Burial:
International Cemetery
Yokohama
Kanagawa, Japan
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
Record added: Oct 20, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9682883


- Pipedreamer
 Added: Nov. 21, 2014

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: May. 4, 2014
I'm sorry you and your friend were taken from us so tragically, George Walter. Rest in Peace. See you both in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Feb. 24, 2014
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