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Maj Edward Bamford
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Birth: May 28, 1887
Highgate, England
Death: Sep. 30, 1928
Pok Fu Lam, China

Died on board the HMS Cumberland enroute to Hong Kong. He was an officer in the Royal Marine Light Infantry and won the Victoria Cross on April 22-23, 1918 at Zeebruge, Belgium in WWI. His VC Medal is kept at the Royal Marines Museum in Eastney Barracks, Southsea, Hampshire, England. In this battle he landed from the HMS Vindictive with three platoons and stormed a battery on the right and then the left during heavy fighting. He was also award the DSO for his actions on the HMS Chester in the Battle of Jutland.

Other medals he was awarded were the DSO, Victory Medal, Officer of the Legion of Honour from France, Knight of the Order of St Anne from Russia, Order of the Rising Sun from Japan.

A photograph in the RM Museum shows his grave in the 1930's. However during the "Cultural Revolution" the Red Guard destroyed cemeteries containing the remains of foreigners in China. Not even a brick remains and a shopping center was built on top of the cemetery.

There are memorials to him including Bamford House at the Eastney Barracks for Royal Marines. 
 
Burial:
Bubbling Well Road Cemetery
Shanghai
Shanghai Municipality, China
 
Created by: Ash Montagu
Record added: Mar 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34357486
Maj Edward Bamford
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