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Robert Nicholas Bird
Birth: 1841
Death: Nov. 21, 1864

British naval officer, a victim of the infamous "Kamakura Incident. Bird 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 senior officer and friend George Walter Baldwin 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) 
International Cemetery
Kanagawa, Japan
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
Record added: Oct 20, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9682901
Robert Nicholas Bird
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- 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, Robert Nicholas. You were so young... Rest in Peace. See you both in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Feb. 24, 2014
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