44th Essex Officers at Start of China Campaign 1860
The China War of 1860 began after the Emperor refused to ratify a treaty that had been agreed between China and Great Britain.
5 Companies of the 44th embarked from Madras in the troopship Pearl landing at the Gulf of Pecheli.
On July 5 1660 Major Faussett, Lieutenant MacGuire and 91 additional men from the reserves left Deptford on board the White Star for transport to China to Reinforce the Regiment.
The Officers arriving in China were.
Lt Colonel MacMahon
Brevet Lt Colonel Browne
Bower, Gregory , , Walters and
, Walters andMansergh
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,McDowell and Orton